One Piece Chapter 1024 Review/Recap
All right, Oda. Just what game are you playing at here? Ever since we got to Wano, we’ve been getting more and more hints that Zoro has some sort of connection with the country. Then, last chapter revealed that he has a lot in common with the last Daimyo of Ringo, Ushimaru. This, chapter, though, makes the connection even more relevant when we get a look at the former Daimyo of Wano as Yamato’s past comes to light.
As Zoro and Sanji battle the two All-Stars, the Alliance throws everything it has into making sure the enemy can’t get to them. Firstly, Usopp lies and claims that he took down two of the Flying Six and knocked out people with his Conquerer’s Haki. Franky and the others throw everything they have at the Beast Pirates to force them back. Meanwhile, on the roof of the Skull Dome, Yamato and Kaido’s battle reaches a fever pitch with neither holding back. In the midst of all this, Yamato remembers back to when he was a child.
Not long after Oden’s death, Yamato began calling himself Oden, much to Kaido’s dismay. As punishment, he basically grounded him by sealing him with the other captured Daimyo inside a cave for a month. Rather than fight, the Samurai, who say they’re “nobody important” offer Yamato their food and teach him how to read Oden’s logbook. Then, after ten days, they decide to sacrifice themselves by going off to fight Kaido, giving Yamato the chance to survive. In the present day, Yamato renews his resolve and continues to fight for Wano’s freedom, now fighting his father on even terms.
Seriously, Oda! I know that you never do anything without a reason. I knew that you didn’t mention Hiyori at random, and she turned out to be Komurasaki’s true identity. So, why does the former Daimyo of Ringo look just like Zoro?
At the moment, the only answer I can think of is that Zoro’s somehow connected to Wano, not just through his swordstyle, but his bloodline. Either that, or he’s the reincarnation of the Lord of Ringo. Either way, this isn’t a coincidence.
At any rate, I can say that Yamato has every right to oppose his Dad. He took Wano’s freedom and Yamato’s freedom, and he needs to be brought down. If the two keep fighting on now even terms, though, Yamato will likely still lose. However, Kaido will be so exhausted that Luffy and Momo will stand a good chance of beating him. Watch out, Kaido. Your reign over Wano ends tonight!
I Give “Nobody Important” a 3.5/5
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