One Piece Chapter 1058 Review/Recap
So, as the Wano Country Arc was winding down, we got some big news from the outside world. Not only was Luffy one of the Yonko, but Buggy, of all people, got declared one! In addition, Buggy’s the head of this Underworld group, Cross Guild, that’s put bounties on the Marines. On top of that, Sabo got blamed for killing King Cobra of Alabasta at the Levely. In other words, a lot happened while Luffy and the others were fighting Kaido and Big Mom. As One Piece enters what might be its final arc, it’s time to take stock of everything. Firstly, Buggy and Cross Guild.
After Luffy’s stunt trying to leave Wano almost killed everyone, Nami puts him on time-out. In a cage. That gets overshadowed, though, by the news of the new bounties for the Straw Hats:
Elsewhere, Crocodile and Mihawk are “meeting” with Buggy, demanding to know why he’s being called a Yonko and head of Cross Guild. In a flashback, the events that took place are revealed.
After the Warlords got dissolved, Crocodile gave Mihawk a call and suggested they team up to form a new group. Afterward, they waste the Marines sent after Buggy, because Buggy owes Crocodile money. Since he’s broke, though, Buggy offers his organization to help Crocodile start up his own group. There’s just the matter of why everyone’s calling Buggy the head of Cross Guild. Turns out, Buggy’s people made him look the coolest on the posters before sending them out worldwide. Thus, the Marines assume he’s the one who’s leading Cross Guild.
In truth, though, Mihawk and Crocodile let him be their puppet so they can do what they want from the shadows. Thus, Buggy’s trapped in an impossible situation.
Meanwhile, in the Kamabakka Queendom, the Revolutionary Army’s dealing with the news regarding Sabo, who separated from everyone else after they rescued Kuma. As everyone processes the news, they get a call over the Snail from none other than Sabo himself!
If it wasn’t before, then now it’s official: Buggy the Clown’s the Mr. Satan of One Piece. By that, I mean a character that the majority of the world considers extremely powerful, while those who know him understand he isn’t. The sad thing is, with his Chop-Chop powers, he could be powerful if he wanted to.
It’s hard not to feel bad for the poor clown, knowing how badly he’s in over his head. However, knowing that alongside Mihawk. It might not seem like much, but that’s a big development for two reasons.
Firstly, Hawkeye Mihawk’s the best swordsman in the world. Zoro’s goal in life is to surpass him, so there’s little chance Oda will end One Piece without the two having a rematch. Secondly, the high odds of this rematch means that the Straw Hat’s might lock horns with Cross Guild, and thus Crocodile, when that happens. It would be pretty cool to see Luffy and Crocodile fight once more.
Side note, Buggy might have a higher bounty than Luffy right now, but that won’t last. Luffy’s eventually going to get the highest bounty as he gets closer to Laugh Tale; higher than even Gol D. Roger.
Then, there’s things with the Revolutionary Army. It’s confirmed that they succeeded in rescuing Kuma. Whether they can return him to what he once was is another matter, since he’s now a machine. However, the bigger issue is what happened with Sabo and the Nefetari’s. Dragon does say that he won’t forgive Sabo if he killed Cobra, though. That at least proves that Dragon doesn’t hate rulers who actually care about their people.
Regardless, we won’t learn the truth about what happened at the Levely for another two weeks. One Piece is back on break, but that’s fine. Oda’s earned the right to rest as much as he wants.
I Give “New Emperor” a 4/5
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