One Piece Chapter 1048 Review/Recap
Orochi, please just die already. No, really, I want that parasitic tyrant to keel over and go to Hell where he belongs already. We have seen how horrid a person he is throughout the Wano Arc, yet he just keeps coming back. He’s a like a cockroach in snake form! As the Wano Arc reaches its ultimate climax, Luffy and Kaido are about to face each other down. However, as long as Orochi remains alive, Wano will not know peace.
The clash between Luffy and Kaido is about to reach its ultimate climax. Luffy’s punch could crush Onigashima if it hits the island, but Kaido isn’t done yet. He manages to set his entire body on fire, hot enough to melt Luffy if he gets near him. Fortunately, all the Haki training Luffy did means he doesn’t have to touch him. The two clash in a battle of Haki as everyone below cheers for Luffy to win, and drive Kaido out of Wano.
In a flashback, we see the extent of Orochi’s cruelty towards Wano. Thanks to Kaido backing him, he’s able to suck Wano of everything. The rivers become poisoned, the crops won’t grow, and the people are worked until they die. Yet so long as Orochi has Kaido, he cannot be stopped. In the present day, Orochi, ablaze with fire, prepares to kill Hiyori. However, Denjiro suddenly appears and cuts off the tyrants remaining head. In the Flower Capital, the people send their wishes to the sky: they want Orochi to disappear, and for Wano to be set free.
I don’t know how he does it, but Oda’s so good at making the best villains. By best, I mean the kind of villains that we love to hate with every fiber of our being. I thought that Akainu was my top villain in One Piece, but Orochi might be a close second.
Seriously, ever since we’ve come to know Orochi, I’ve been counting the days until we see him die. However, he keeps coming back and it’s driving me crazy! That man deserves death for his crimes, and while I wanted him to face Justice first, now I just don’t care anymore.
Oda, for the love of all that’s holy, please let Orochi be dead for good. It would be very poetic to have Denjiro be the one who avenged his master’s death, after all.
As long as we don’t get any flashbacks into Kaido’s early years, then it looks like this fight will soon be over. Then, comes the celebration. It’s not a victory if the Straw Hats don’t throw a party, after all.
I Give “20 Years” a 4/5
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