One Piece Chapter 599 IS OUT + Chapter 598 Breakdown And Discussion. Seriously, It’s Real…
Read Chapter 599 here!
-One Piece Chapter 597 Highlights Below-
YOSH!!! Welcome WRA to a breakdown! A One Piece Breakdown! Yes, I know, I thought they were extinct too… Thank God I found a lost island full of them! Let’s go!
I sorta, kinda, definitely neglected the chapter 597 breakdown. Whoops. Well, here are the highlights!
1.) The cover page is pure badassedry!
Whitebeard and Roger posing side to side as two friends even with the intense rivalry between the two that had them fighting constantly while they were both alive. They set an example for all the future generations of pirates to come. It truly is the end of a great era. R.I.P. Edward Newgate and Gol D. Roger.
2.) Zoro bows to Mihawk.
I wonder if he learned how to make Mihawk’s sammiches just how he likes them. Tch, obviously I’m not too big a fan of Zoro training under Mihawk but both men do have some balls.
Zoro: “Teach me so I can grow stronger and take your head.”
3.) Rayleigh trains Luffy and the 3 types of Haki.
A.) Haki to sense “presence.” The Haki with the “color of observation.” This is the Haki that allows you to predict attacks and sense others around you. It’s called Mantra on Sky Island.
B.) Haki of “fighting spirit.” The Haki with the “color of armaments.” This Haki allows you to deflect attacks and effectively hit DF users that can’t be hurt by normal means! You’ll get yours Logia users!!! This power can also be imbued in weapons increasing their strength.
C.) Haki of “intimidation.” The Haki with the “color of the conqueror.” A very rare Haki that only 1 out of a million people possess. This Haki allows the user to…well…intimidate the opponent. Trust me, I’m making it sound much more underwhelming on purpose. This Haki can not be strengthened. It’s only measured by the user’s spirit. The user can only be trained to control it properly.
We learned a few good facts about Haki this chapter. For one thing everyone has the first 2 types of Haki lying dormant their beings. It’s really a matter of realizing it and pulling out this ability. Most people can’t, won’t, or don’t do it. Lastly, most people gravitate to one color of Haki they’re naturally skilled in. The more you train your Haki the better the possibilities they will provide
4.) A little bit o’ Strong World canon.
Luffy is to train on an island full of animals that are incredibly strong and would give even him a run for his money. Animals he couldn’t beat even if he went Gear Second or Third because Rayleigh specifically said he couldn’t beat over 500 animals on the island in his current condition. His injuries were healed by then. Before the movie ‘Strong World’ I couldn’t imagine there being an island of animals that would give our protagonist Luffy trouble in battle. I think ‘Strong World’ gave believability to the animal challenge provided on that island. Also it was credible foreshadowing. Of course, there’s also this.
5.) Oda never forgets.
Are those the three scratches from Buggy’s attack 579 chapters ago?
If the hat was stretched out when Buggy attacked it and then later stitched together by Nami (which it was) then it probably is.
Fast forward 4 weeks!
-One Piece Chapter 598 Breakdown Below-
Yay~, we’re all caught up now! I know after all this time we’ve grown stronger from this long wait. Thank me later. =)
Now I don’t know how resistant straw hats are but that’s one resistant hat to resist the elements of weather on that island for 2 years. 48 seasons in a year and the seasons change once a week. Not a sign of wear or tear damage on the thing. Shanks must have imbued that hat with Haki. >_>
Luffy is done his training and actually learned all the basics of the 3 types of Haki 6 months earlier than planned. That’s 1 ½ years of training with Rayleigh who then left because he had nothing more to teach him. What was Luffy doing on that island alone for 6 months then? Training of course but what? Basic strength, honing his Haki abilities, developing a new Gear? ^_^ But that’s all unimportant, I know what you all want me to really talk about. LUFFY’S GAR SCAR!!!
It’s freaking beautiful (no homo)!!! *_* I say that in the manliest gruff way possible. *takes a shot of apple juice*. Remember he got that scar from Akainu’s attack on his chest while Jimbei was holding him. Wow, not only did Akainu kill his big brother but he scarred him for life, marked him! Akainu is making sure he makes his MARK on Luffy’s life, eh? Lol, ok enough of that. Of all the appearances though I do like Usopp’s change the best. I think he turned all of that fat into pure muscle and awesomeness. Robin looks as beautiful as ever and Nami grew some in her own lovely way, oh yeeeaaah. Brook and Chopper really didn’t change much, besides a change of clothes. What happened to your purple pimp cane Brook with the sword in it!? That was freaking awesome! Oh well, awesome shark guitar will have to do. Sanji manages to look even more perverted with that goatee, lol, and his LEFT EYEBROW swirls to the right! 😄 Do you have any idea how this makes Sanji look? Both of his eyebrows go in the same direction! No wonder he always covers one eye, that unlucky bastard! 😄
I saved Zoro and Franky last because we haven’t seen them in the recent chapter. Honestly, we can’t really judge them fully just from this cover page. We can see their changes clearly but it’s only one picture and it may not tell the whole story. Zoro first, he did not lose his arm! *gives Kisu the evil eye* I don’t think he even lost his eye. He just got a manly eye scar and his badass bandana is now just wrapped around his left arm which is covered by Luffy’s body. Really looks like a young Rayleigh. Lol, remember this? Yeah, his scar should definitely be healed by now. ;P Last but not least…Franky…*sigh* Oh Oda, what the hell did you do to Franky? His hair…i-it’s not…SUPEEEERRRR!!!!!! T_T Franky is not Franky without the hair! Its been 2 years so surely he’s not still growing it back so that means it’s short on purpose. What happened to his arms!? They’re huge-er than normal!!! Does he still have those stars so he can go SUPPPERRR ^(0_0)^? If you can’t tell already his change of appearance is the only one I don’t like. The only good change I like about his is the number 37 on his shoulder! Which is a nice homage to his other 35 Battle Frankys and his old body (the 36th Battle Franky).
Holy crap, we haven’t even gotten to the meat of the chapter yet! Not to worry, I’m going to summarize the hell out of it. ;D When I first saw the “Straw Hat Pirates” were recruiting I thought it was a method of distraction. Like they were going to gather up all of the recruited in one place and while the Marines busted that place the real Straw Hats would make their escape on the Thousand Sunny. But alas, they’re just asshole fakes.
As the chapter goes on we get updates of the crew members who have made their way to Sabaody Archipelago. Brook is now a famous rock star of soooouuuul music! LMAO!!! If Brook didn’t have the best change of appearance he surely wins best reappearance. From singing in cages to singing on worldwide stages and making his captors millions. I can’t wait to see how people react when they find out he’s on the Straw Hat crew. One thing I’m confused about is the quote, “The TD sales are at their highest right now, in the millions!” Does TD = Tone Dials? If so how are their millions of them? I thought those artifacts from the sky were extremely rare.
Moving on to Sanji, HE’S NOT AN OKAMA, yahoo~! In fact he flips off the rest of the okamas, lol. That’s the second middle finger we’ve seen in the series. I love the okamas but Sanji isn’t Sanji unless he’s perving on girls.
Over at a bar we’re reintroduced to Nami and Usopp but not before we meet the fake out Straw Hat crew who are recruiting pirates with at least 70 million bounties on their head. Now I don’t know about anybody else but the Sogeking and Vasco Shot fusion creature looks the most dangerous to me out of the bunch of fake outs. Even more dangerous than the Caribou brothers with their 210 and 190 million bounties. I think the reason why they have such high bounties is because they’re known for killing Marines, it really doesn’t measure their strength.
Anyway, they start messing with Nami, who looks sexy in her long hair, and Usopp busts in to her unneeded rescue. His new attacks are awesome but did he attack without the use of any sort of slingshot? Did he throw the pop green? 😄 I like you’ve gotten stronger Usopp but bring out that Kabuto Slingshot, don’t throw things around like a monkey slinging his poo. ~_~ Overall, I like how Nami is still strong willed and unafraid of threats especially when it comes to joining someone else’s crew. Think of her stances against Enel and Bellamy. Lol, and I like how Usopp is still…Usopp.
Usopp: “Sogeking why!?”
Back to Sanji he reunites with Rayleigh, Shakky, and Duval who still sucks hard at winking. But I think he improved a little in the 2 years. Shakky reports the order of returns, 1st Zoro, 2nd Fra-wait what!? Zoro got here first!? Maybe he headed back 2 years ago… Anyway, 2nd Franky who has been working on the Thousand Sunny for 10 days now, 3rd Nami, 4th Usopp, 5th Chopper, 6th Brook, 7th Sanji, 8th Robin, and last but not least Luffy! I’m guessing on the arrival of Robin but since she didn’t check in with Rayleigh and Shakky I say she arrived 8th.
Speaking of Robin I really like that new look! @_@ Every crew member will have a new and exciting story to tell. You know what Robin’s will be?
Robin: “Luffy, from now on you have to call me mommy.”
Btw, Robin was hanging around Grove 12, the same area where the Straw Hat crew was dispersed 2 years ago.
Finally we have Chopper! “KAAWWAAIIII~~!!!!” AGH! Back off fangirls! *waves stick* There is so much wrong with that cucumber scene and every time I look at it I laugh and shudder.
So what was Chopper doing for 2 years? He was searching for that STICK of course! 😄
Let’s talk about the G1 Branch. Remember Smoker is at the G5 Branch. In the bar scene with Nami it was mentioned that the locations of Marineford and G1 were switched meaning Marineford is now in the New World and G1 is where Marineford used to be. It looks like Momonga is in charge of G1 and I don’t know if he has a new position so I’m still calling him Vice Admiral. Speaking of new positions there is a new Fleet Admiral, in place of retired Sengoku, and I wonder who it is. Did Aokiji get the position or was it handed to Akainu? Let’s find out Oda did a complete “WTF” and made Kizaru the Fleet Admiral. Anyway, Momonga starts to gather up the forces to handle the Straw Hat pirates who are “recruiting” in Sabaody Archipelago. Good job guys on being discreet.
Last but not least Luffy makes his way onto the scene with a giant pack of…meat? Most likely not but it’s funny to think about. I see a rape coming on!
That ends this week’s breakdown and believe me I know it’s long. I wrote it. ;D Just a few questions I have.
1.) Why didn’t the World Government seize the Straw Hat’s ship, The Thousand Sunny, while it was sitting in Sabaody Archipelago for 2 years? Surely Duval and Shakky could not have protected it from the WG. This is where Kuma comes in, I bet he had something to do with the WG’s lack of involvement with the Thousand Sunny.
2.) Speaking of Kuma, what happened between him, Shakky, Duval, and the Thousand Sunny?
3.) Regarding Zoro, seriously if he made it back to the Thousand Sunny first who escorted him? Mihawk or Perona? Perona…
4.) Regarding the bar scene again the “Yonkou” were mentioned. After 2 years the term Yonkou (The 4 Emperors) is still be used? What does this mean? Was Whitebeard replaced? Did Blackbeard finally take Whitebeard’s position?
5.) After these 2 long years have 3 new pirates replaced Jimbei, Crocodile, and Moria as Shichibukai and if so who are they? Speaking of Moria, what happened to him?
Alright, that be all. I’ll be around WRA more often to comment and do these breakdowns. Here’s this week’s demotivational poster! Comment, predict, and enjoy! 😀