You guys ever hear the story of Momotaro? It’s an old Japanese tale about a boy born from a giant peach. In the legend, Momotaro goes to Onigashima to defeat the demons residing there. And during his journey, he convinces three talking animals to join him in exchange for the Kibi Dango he has. The four beat up the demons, take their loot, and come home as heroes.
Why am I bringing this up? Because the latest chapter of One Piece made me realize that cute little Otama’s the manga’s version of Momotaro.
For those of you who enjoy One Piece for the sheer amount of action that it has, then you’re going to love this chapter. It’s nothing but action and fight scenes in what could end up being the most epic fights in shonen history. On one side, we have the Yonko, Kaido and Big Mom. Their opponents, from the New Generation of Pirates: Luffy, Zoro, Killer, Kid, and Law! Can our underdogs take down the monstrous Yonko before they destroy Wano? I don’t know, but I’m going to love seeing this!
At the end of my review of last week’s chapter, I said that Kaido had not yet begun to fight. That he had only been holding back against the Red Scabbards, which is why they were able to get in so many hits. It’s a standard trope in Shonen stories: the bad guy treats the heroes like an annoyance because only the main protagonist can stop them. It turns out that I was right to be worried for the Scabbards, as Kaido stops messing around and starts fighting seriously. Get ready for blood.
In the last chapter of One Piece, the story finally returned to the present. We learned that Kanjuro was a spy for Orochi the entire time. Worse, the Scabbards got surrounded by the Beast Pirates and Momonosuke was captured. It looked like the end for the Alliance. However, we know better than that. Sure enough, the Straw Hat, Heart, and Kid Pirates showed up in their ships, ready for battle. The opening salvos of the war to liberate Wano are about to be fired!
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Act Three of the Wano Arc begins, but despite everything that Luffy and the Alliance have done, has Orochi beaten them to the punch?
Sorry I didn’t get to this in the last two weeks, but I was busy. Anyway, here’s the latest two chapters of One Piece. The Alliance is starting step up its game as they gain new allies and new weapons.
In this chapter, the Alliance gains new recruit’s, Momonosuke learns to step and up and be a leader, and Luffy’s sick as a dog.
This is one of the best chapters of One Piece in the last few weeks, and Zoro gets some badly needed time in the spotlight.
This is a double feature: Chapters 930 and 931 at once! In this one, Big Mom arrives in Wano! She really, really, REALLY hates Luffy!
The escape plan begins to come together, and we get a glimpse at Komurasaki’s true nature.
The Straw Hats just can’t seem to stay out of trouble, can they?
Like I said, Luffy and Kid became the top dogs in Udon Prison.