YOSH!!! One Piece Chapter 595 IS OUT + 594 Breakdown And Discussion! New Demotivational Poster Included And A New Age Pirate Vs. An Old Age Pirate! ;)
Read Chapter 595 here!
-One Piece Chapter 594 Breakdown-
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YOSH!!! Welcome WRA to the One Piece Chapter 594 Breakdown! I thoroughly enjoyed this chapter for so many reasons but mainly because the story is moving forward at such an exponential pace! We are now back on track into breaking into the New World folks! For the first time ever we get a good look at the second half of the Grand Line and just how treacherous it is. Everyone is headed for the final leg of the race and no one wants to get left behind. Hell, I think even Buggy is headed for the New World again! I’m really excited, more than I was for when they first reached the Grand Line, to see the crew reach the New World. A whole new set of islands full of adventure, discovery, and peril. New enemies and alliances to forge, and perhaps one more crewmate. That is if they don’t pick one up in Fishman Island. ^_-
Here’s the new weekly video feature; Funny One Piece Shorts! Plus, the usual BOPP!
*jumps into the breakdown*
So this is their retirement plan!? Not bad…not bad at all…>_>
While many people may have Luffy’s hidden message to his crew on their minds it’s easy to forget all the other information and goodies this chapter provided. One being, which particularly made me happy, was the revealing of (Former) Fleet Admiral Kong! Remember he was introduced to us in Chapter 0, the man who Sengoku and Garp were reporting to 25 years ago. My conclusion, Kong looks badass thus he is badass! Even retired he looks like he can kick your ass while having a heart attack. Now all we need to see is the man Magellan was reporting to 20 years ago and one more mystery from Chapter 0 will be peeled back!
After a 300+ chapter absence (199 if you count the Ohara flashback) we get to see the Gorousei again and we’re back to the theme of “balance” in the One Piece world. It seems discussion of whom to put in the 3 absent Shichibukai slots is afoot and they want someone more “influential” *cough*BUGGY*cough* to fill in at least one spot. Excuse me…but didn’t someone just get a letter from the World Government after his roles in Impel Down and the war at Marineford? A pirate who has been able to influence many high bounty pirates to follow his lead in taking Whitebeard’s head…
Back to Sengoku and Garp we find out that Sengoku is retiring from his position as Fleet Admiral and offering his position up to Aokiji. This comes as a surprise to many but some, like Xdt0ks, predicted Sengoku could be giving up his position after this war. What came as a surprise to everybody I believe is the added revelation of Garp also stepping down, in fact he did so before Sengoku.
Now, who will be taking Sengoku’s spot as Fleet Admiral of the Marine forces? Will it be Sengoku’s recommendation, Aokiji, and that’s the final answer? Sengoku’s suggestion can always be overridden and I don’t believe he has the final say. I think the Gorousei do and the admiral that showed the most success in the war was undoubtedly Akainu. The man who blew off half of Whitebeard’s face and succeeded in executing Ace. For all intents and purposes I would prefer Akainu to take over as Fleet Admiral. Aokiji and Kizaru are far too lackadaisical and laissez-faire. They won’t get things done! Ok, Kizaru isn’t so lazy as Aokiji but Akainu will throw everything and anything at the Strawhats to have them captured dead or alive. He will enforce unprecedented “Absolute Justice”. He will makes things even more chaotic than they are now! For the betterment of the manga I think that the best entertainment would derive from this situation. Besides, it’ll make his downfall and defeat all the sweeter. 😉 Oh, and not to mention Aokiji may follow in Garp’s footsteps and deny the promotion. >(0_0)> Smoker on the other hand is doing anything to get up in position as long as it leads him to his prey.
Just a few more tidbits revealed to us; Mantra is confirmed as an offset of Haki. Maybe they’re just the same thing with different names but it’s always been obvious they had a connection. Coby used Mantra at the end of the war, Coby has Haki. Also, apparently anyone of Vice-Admiral level has Haki so that confirms a few more people who have it. For anyone who thought Haki was rare you should note that nowhere in the manga does it say or even imply this. Just like it never says DF are that rare. From observation you can see many of the Kuja Warriors on Amazon Lily have and use Haki. The only rare Haki is a particular type of Haki (Haoshoku Haki) and you could even go as far and say perhaps certain skills of Haki are rare. Not Haki in general unless you’re comparing with the general populous.
Alright, now for the juicy part of the chapter which I will spend short time on. Luffy’s actions and apparent hidden message to his crew. Let’s break it down.
1. With Rayleigh and Jimbei by his side he reinvaded Marineford and sailed one ring around the island. The ritual for “A Burial At Sea”.
2. Solely pushed his way into the plaza and rung the “Ox Bell” 16 times.
3. Threw a bouquet of flowers over the many war wounded and performed a silent prayer.
That was basically it and I was happily surprised! The whole world captured his actions and I can safely say nobody guessed Luffy’s actions fully. ^_^
That spares everyone the embarrassment of being wrong because we were all wrong. ~_~ The ringing of the bell twice represents a disaster. The ringing of the bell 16 times represents the end of something old and the beginning of something new. Usually, it’s done as a Marine tradition at the end of the year. 8 rings to end the year and another 8 rings to bring in the new year, but the time of the year is obviously not right. So people are now taking it as the end of the ‘Great Age of Pirates’ (Whitebeard’s Age) and the beginning of ‘The New Age’ (Luffy’s Age?). The Marines see this as a declaration of war. The Supernovas see this as a challenge.
Alright so let the theories roll. The new tattoo on Luffy’s shoulder. 3D2Y? Cross out the 3D (3 days) and leave 2Y (2 years) to mean ‘Meet in 3 days is off, meet back in 2 years’. Ah, how about the ‘X’ as that long forgotten symbol of comradeship? Meet back at Arabasta? Showing Vivi reading the newspaper as appropriate foreshadowing? Then again, the tattoo could just be in memory of Ace and have nothing to do with the message. What’s left is the words in the article which we only know a few of. Those being the 3 points written above. Luffy’s actions which were unlike him. The message could be hidden in there. I can’t figure it out from what has been written. Then there’s the simplest of all theories. He was just showing his crew he’s ok and to put the past behind them and look to the future. I’m sure there’s more theories but if I didn’t mention them it’s probably because I forgot about them, gomen. >_> Just remember, the message is something only the crew would understand and is hinted at by Luffy’s uncharacteristic actions. I’m just saying it now I’m in favor of the Arabasta theory which I did come up with on my own btw! Of course others have thought along the same line. ^_-
Lastly, besides the revelation of Luffy’s actions the most exciting part of the chapter for me was a glimpse of the New World!!! Plus updates on a few of the Supernovas. Btw, one Supernova has already been taken down by Blackbeard. Candidates; Bonney, Apoo, X Drake, and Law! The rest have been shown to be ok, besides Capone who’s being sucked up (not by Blackbeard or Enel :P)! Anyway, the New World looks awesome and fun to explore. The Supernovas are already making it their stomping ground especially Kid and Hawkins *says a silent prayer for Brownbeard-sama* T_T. I just can’t wait for the Strawhat Crew to make it there but first Fishman Island!
That ends this week’s breakdown! What? It’s after 12 isn’t it…>_> *blames it on something* Here’s your requested debate! New vs. Old. Luffy had his chance now it’s his brother’s turn.
Portgas D. Ace vs. Shiki the Gold Lion! Will Ace’s logia ability give him the upper-hand or Shiki’s power to manipulate gravity?
Here’s your demotivational poster. Comment, predict, and enjoy! 😀