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Cross Guild to the Marines: We’re Coming for You!

One Piece Chapter 1056-Buggy the Clown and Cross Guild

One Piece Chapter 1056 Review/Recap

The story in Wano’s almost over. Kaido and Big Mom were beaten, the Beast Pirates thrown out, and the Navy Admiral sent packing. In other words, it’s almost time for the Pirates to head out. The world they’re heading into, though, isn’t the same one they left. And a big part of that is due to the new Yonko, Buggy, and his new alliance, Cross Guild. 

I had the biggest grin as I read about this.

One Piece Chapter 1056 Cover Page
Source-TCB Scans, Shonen Jump, Viz Media

Recap

In the Shogun’s Palace, Raizo and Shinobu are left weak and emaciated thanks to their beating from Ryokugyu. Worse, Momonosuke and the Scabbards admit that without Kaido, they will have to be diligent against outside threats. To that end, Nekomanushi and Inuarashi decide to stay in Wano, picking Carrot to be the new leader of the Minks. 

Life continues, though. Shinobu recovers and takes Tama on as her apprentice, with Luffy promising to let her join him once she gets stronger. As for Momonosuke and Hiyori, they have a tearful reunion with their grandfather, Sukiyaki, overjoyed that they still have family left. 

One Piece Chapter 1056-Who Will Go Where?
Source-TCB Scans, Shonen Jump, Viz Media

A few days after the victory celebration, Momonosuke goes looking for the Straw Hats, only to find that they’ve all left for Tokage Harbor without telling him or Kin’emon, with Yamato planning to join them. In fact, the Straw Hat, Kid, and Heart Pirates are all leaving. After arguing over which route they take (with Law playing both of them,) the three pirates acknowledge that from here on out, they’re rivals in the race for the One Piece. 

Oh, and there’s also the fact that Buggy’s formed a new alliance, Cross Guild. And that alliance now has Crocodile and Mihawk in its ranks.

…..I’m sorry, what?

Review

Okay, there’s a lot to unpack in this chapter, but let’s start out with the biggest elephant in the room: Buggy, the Clown who pretends to ooze Giga-CHAD energy. I don’t know how, but he managed to get Crocodile and Mihawk, both former Warlords, to work for him. They’re probably just using him, though, since they know how weak he is. Regardless, that explains why Buggy is now a Yonko. That, and his new alliance, Cross Guild, might be the Clown’s magnum opus. 

Cross Guild is Freaking Brilliant!

One Piece Chapter 1056-Marines Now Hunted
Source-TCB Scans, Shonen Jump, Viz Media

In a move that only a madman could pull, Buggy’s new group is now putting bounties out on Marines. No, you didn’t read that wrong. Buggy. Is Putting. Bounties. On the Marines! HOW AWESOME IS THAT?

This is the biggest piece of news to come out of this chapter by far. Until now, the general rule of thumb for most Pirates has been to avoid fighting the Marines unless they have to or are strong enough to do so. Now, Buggy’s basically putting the hunters in their position. And given what we’ve seen of some Marines, they deserve bounties on their heads. I feel bad for Coby and Garp, but Akainu and Ryokugyu will deserve it! 

The writing’s on the wall for the World Government. They’re being backed into a corner, and everyone knows it. Their day of reckoning is coming, whether they like it or not. 

Let the Race Begin!

As for the rest of the chapter, it’s great to see that Momo and Hiyori learned that their grandfather was alive. The two siblings have each other, but they clearly still want a parental figure in their lives. I’m happy for them.

Also, Shinobu is skinny and pretty again. Talk about a glow-up!

One Piece Chapter 1056-Caribou's Plans
Source-TCB Scans, Shonen Jump, Viz Media

As for Pluton, it will remain hidden until the day when it is needed. Luffy doesn’t care about it…but Caribou does. Now Caribou knows about two of the three Ancient Weapons, and plans on telling a certain person about them. Whoever this person is, they cannot be good for anyone. 

One Piece Chapter 1056-Yamato Prepares to Set Sail
Source-TCB Scans, Shonen Jump, Viz Media

With Shonen Jump on break next week (I think), we’ll have to wait two weeks to see Luffy and the Straw Hats off. However, I’m looking forward to seeing if Yamato finally joins. She’ll be the perfect final member of the crew, and many fans think so, too. Here’s hoping Luffy let’s her join!

I Give “Cross Guild” a 4.5/5

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