One Piece Chapter 615 Breakdown + 613 And 614 Highlights! New Demotivational Poster Included!
-One Piece 613-614 Highlights Below-
YOSH!!! Welcome WRA to the One Piece Chapter 615 Breakdown! The plot is well into motion and you can tell Oda is done his “world-building” in the words of Takashid. Though, I don’t think Oda is completely done his world building because he’s always expanding and we have yet to reach the Sea Forest, but I couldn’t have said it better myself. The beautiful locations have been shown, the old and new characters introduced to their roles in the arc, and the shit has hit the fan. That’s all the ingredients for a brand new adventure! This latest chapter is a big leap in that direction. The Straw Hats are already enemies of The Ryuuguu Kingdom, the princess is out of the tower, and an alliance of baddies has been formed which will hopefully prove to be interesting antagonists for the arc. Only time will tell but the outlook is great!
Here’s this week’s One Piece Funny Short and BOPP!
Touching briefly on the past 2 chapters (213-214) here are their highlights.
Chapter 613; I really loved this chapter, so much happened and to me this is really where the arc started to pick up.
1.) A new Cover Story after more than 50 chapters and I’m glad to say it’s looking back at past characters and their reactions to the Straw Hat Crew’s fame. Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing what’s going on over at the Baratie (The floating restaurant) and Usopp’s village. Usopp has a hot doctor in training looking out for him and I want to see how she’s…improved…in the past 2 years…>_>
2.) Van Der Decken is introduced and there’s a mystery surrounding his status as a Fishman who needs a bubble to move around under the sea and his “curse”. Sounds a lot like a DF.
3.) Speaking of the curse it seems he can target a specific target from anywhere and hit his target. That is why the princess is behind closed doors 24/7 for 10 whole years. But the real question remains. Does she poop?
4.) The Straw Hats come under attack and they’re kicking ass! Mansopp makes a manly speech and Zoro takes on King Neptune! Hell, Brook was even about to take him on. Hoo-hah!
5.) Van Der Decken and Hodi Jones form an alliance to take over the Ryuuguu Kingdom and assassinate King Neptune. I’m looking forward to seeing how these 2 go on about doing it with their comparably meager forces.
Chapter 614; A slow chapter compared to the last and it didn’t feel it moved anywhere until the very last 2 pages when the princess escaped after the surprise attack on the tower.
1.) MAKINO HAS A BABY!? *_* If this is true and she hasn’t turned kidnapper (or holding a random person’s baby) then who’s the father? Shanks…where have you been doing these past 2 years…? >_>
2.) Lol, the Straw Hats take it a bit too far mayhap and defeat the entire palace security and even King Neptune. xD
3.) Prince Fukaboshi and his two fellow brothers (remember these 3 are the strongest of the Neptune Army) arrive and Fukaboshi tells them Jimbei’s message. What’s up with this “don’t fight Hodi” jibberish? I guess we’ll find out when Luffy talks to Jimbei. I doubt it’s because of Hodi’s drug induced strength.
4.) Kung Fu Reindeer!? Pro: Chopper has a new Point/Transformation. Con: I just don’t like how he looks. -_- It’ll take me a few to get used to it.
5.) A surprise attack on the princesses’ tower and the princess escapes riding inside Megalo! No jokes about gag factor from me on this one. But…all I’m saying is a few ladies can learn a thing or two from Megalo the shark… *whistles and walks away*
One thing that’s really annoying me though are the constant off screen battles. Even if the opponents are all fodder I would like to see at least a little bit more onscreen fighting that doesn’t involve just beat up people laying around. I understand though it’d be better to display the SH’s individual powers on 1 on 1 fights with seriously tough opponents.
-One Piece Chapter 615 Breakdown-
Awww~ Dadan and her family of mountain bandits care about Luffy and Ace so much they’re making scrap books. Look at how excited they are for every bit of news they get about Luffy! I have a feeling those giant books with ‘Ace’ on the binders are scrap books of newspaper clippings and photos of Ace when he was out pirating and making the news. Maybe some when Ace was staying with them on Mt. Corvo. Now they’re full attention and support is on Luffy and his adventures and as you can tell Luffy is damn well making them proud!
The chapter starts right where it left off from 614. Luffy has convinced Princess Shirahoshi to go out for a “walk” to the Sea Forest just in time for the Minister of Right and Brook to witness Luffy’s escape. When they check to see the princesses’ condition they find her to be gone. Now who’s the last person to be seen in her room and busting out riding her shark going “Wheeeeeeee lololol!!!!”? Luffy. Why do I have a feeling the SH’s will at least take part of the blame for this “kidnapping”?
Meanwhile the bloody humans are gathering around demanding that they open the connecting corridor that will allow unknown forces to invade the Ryuuguu Palace. They are acting out of fear from the threat of being killed by “them”. Alright, so let’s deduce this. We know Decken threw them and we now know how his powers work. He has two hands (too bad he doesn’t have multiple hands like he has multiple legs) and can only memorize 2 targets at a time. Coolio, and we know he only uses one hand (his left) to memorize any new targets and probably to touch himself at night because otherwise he’d mess up his sync with Princess Shirahoshi.
Now how do the humans feel threatened when they’re…relatively safer behind the bubbles of the Ryuuguu Kingdom? They can just explain that Van Der Decken targeted them at the Princess and they were sent to open the connecting corridor but hey, they’d rather just return home now! Hell, the jail would even be better than being threatened and killed by the New Fishmen Pirates. There’s no other way that they could have gotten here and from the Princesses’ explanation of Decken’s power the palace seems to know what Decken can do. How do the humans feel threatened when only the last person to be thrown should have been memorized by Decken’s targeting system? All the other humans should be safe from any targeting once the next person was picked up and thrown. If the connecting corridor is closed then the New Fishmen Pirates can’t even invade the place so really the humans don’t really “have” to listen to Decken at this point as they think. Unless…the New Fishman Pirates have something else up their fins…
Anyway, we catch up with Sanji and Chopper who just kicked a lot of ass and lo’ and behold they find a bloody Hachi! Lol, why am I not surprised? Every time we see Hachi ever since Arlong Park the man is either bloody or captured. The first time this happened to him we were like, “Yeah, awesome job Zoro!” The second time we were like, “Damn Tenryuubito!” Now the third time we’re just like, “What the hell Hachi? Just stay inside and arm wrestle with yourself.” ~_~
Nah I’m just kidding, Hachi’s a cool guy and well known too as we find out when he reminisces on the past and we get to see exactly what happened. Apparently Hachi ispretty famous for being on Arlong’s crew and being one of Arlong’s officers. He was “looked up to” by Hodi himself actually. Now though they think he’s gone weak and sympathizes with the humans. Hachi makes a great point here though.
If Fishmen are so superior to humans then why did one (Arlong himself) lose on a 1 on 1 fight to a human? Luffy beating Arlong was what really opened Hachi’s eyes to this. I have a feeling Hachi was already convinced humans were good people because he was fraternizing with Shakky and Rayleigh since he was a kid. When he was with Arlong he might have liked humans like a man likes his dog but looked at them as a inferior species. Not anymore.
Also, you know that cool drunken swordsman that has been superior to Hachi since forever? Hachi was talking about him hundreds and hundreds of chapters back.
This is a really interesting group. A group of Fishmen who looked up to Arlong and learned from his mistakes. A group composed of people who were too young to go out pirating and of people who were offered the chance but refused because of their own personal reasons. I wonder what Arlong would do if he was here. I really want to see what’s up with that guy now. I wonder how he would feel towards fellow Fishmen who attacked one of his fellow officers. I wonder how he would feel towards Hachi who “sympathizes” with humans. On a side note this attack reminds me of the multiple arrows that struck Luffy in the 6th movie.
Hachi survives of course because if he died now how could he could he be bloodied and beaten in the future? He also, like Jimbei, is trying to warn the SH’s of some impending doom coming from the New Fishmen Pirates. I’m really curious as to why they’re so much of a threat. If Jimbei with the combined forces of the SH’s get together should they not be able to destroy the New Fishmen Pirates? Not to mention the Neptune Army.
Lastly the chapter ends with Princess Shirahoshi mentioning the reason for her wanting to go to the Sea Forest. It is where her mother, Queen Otohime, is buried. There’s something about an uproar on Fishman Island and an assassination attempt 10 years ago. For 10 years the princess has been behind closed doors because of her Van Der Decken. Do these events coincide? Most likely yes.
That ends this weeks breakdown. Here’s your demotivational poster. These things take time to think of. xD Comment, predict, and enjoy! 😀
1.) Kid Hachi with young Shakky: Chapter 0 page 19; http://www.mangafox.com/manga/one_piece/v58/c565.5/19.html
2.) Hachi the 2nd Strongest Swordsman On Fishman Island; Chapter 84 Page 17; http://www.mangareader.net/103-2191-17/one-piece/chapter-84.html