One Piece Chapter 1012 Review/Recap
Welcome back to One Piece, everyone! The series was on break last week due to it being Golden Week in Japan, but now the show’s ready to continue. As you recall, last chapter ended with Big Mom unexpectedly attacking Ulti and Page One for the Beast Pirates destroying Leftover Town. On the surface, it seems like she’s on the Alliance’s side, but I said that this wasn’t likely. However, that’s not the big moment for this chapter. That honor falls to Nami, as she reminds us why angering her is one of the dumbest things you can ever do.
No, really. You do not want to make Nami mad!
Across Onigashima, the members of the Alliance continue to move throughout the island. As the Scabbards head to protect Momonosuke, Kin’emon notes how their forces remain stretched thin. As a result, the Scabbards split up to reinforce their allies. Kin’emon heads to Shinobu and Momonosuke; Kiku plans to take out Kanjuro, while Izo and Kawamatsu will seek to aid their friends wherever they’re needed. Nekomamushi goes with a few Minks to find Perospero and avenge Pedro’s death.
Across the island, several other events are occurring. Sanji came across a badly injured Zoro and has been hauling him around on his back to the Live Floor, only to run into Izo and Kawamatsu. As for Yamato, he leaves Momonosuke and Shinobu in a crawl space while he draws everyone away. That, and he gives Momo his father’s logbook.
While all of this is going on, Big Mom’s still pissed at the Beast Pirates for destroying Leftover Town. However, she makes it clear that she’s not on Nami and Usopp’s side. In the meantime, Otama tries to flee with Komachiyo, only to get whacked by Ulti. And when Otama tries to defend her friend, Ulti slaps her across the face. BIG. MISTAKE. Big Mom is already mad, but at this point, Nami loses any fear she may have. As a result, she gives Ulti some much-deserved lightning karma.
Like I said: you don’t want to make Nami. Bad things happen to people who make Nami mad!
All joking aside, I’m glad to see that Nami’s finally going to face down the pirate that’s been causing her grief for who knows how many chapters. However, I’m also concerned about the fact that Big Mom is still going to tear Nami and Usopp limb from limb. If Nami is lucky, Big Mom may end up deciding to spare her as thanks for protecting Otama. Though, I doubt she’ll be that fortunate. Also, Big Mom remains the enemy, and she needs to go down.
While it’s unfortunate that this chapter did not show us any of the fight between Luffy and Kaido, it’s necessary to move the rest of the arc along. With a fight as big as the one on Onigashima, Oda has to juggle a lot of big events. However, I don’t mind that; heck, I think that it’s a great thing. This is the biggest arc that Oda’s done thus far, and it deserves a legendary climax. Plus, at the rate things are going, Nami may end up getting Zeus back for good.
I Give “Itch” a 3/5
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