One Piece, Luffy and Sanji’s heartbreak


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One piece is renowned for it’s over the top characters and humorous tone, but it’s when we see the more serious side of the series that makes it worth reading. While its clear that Sanji needs to reject Luffy due to his unfortunate situation and he’s not serious, it’s still difficult to watch. Part of what Sanji said to Luffy was truth, it is against his best interest to leave with them at this time.

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Sanji vs Luffy

Regardless Sanji’s begins to attack. Luffy announces that he is unwilling to fight back, Sanji attacks with a barrage of his signature moves. After fighting Cracker for almost a day, Luffy doesn’t have much left anyway. Throughout the assault images of Luffy and Sanji’s first meeting and early adventures are flashed.

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Luffy’s sacrifice

When Luffy is temporarily knocked out, Sanji returns to his family and they begin leaving. Luffy awakens and gives one of his powerful speeches. He tells Sanji that he will not leave until Sanji returns and will go on hunger strike as well because without Sanji he can’t become pirate king. It’s helpful to be reminded that a pirate can’t become king without his/her crew. 

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Sanji’s isn’t serious

While Sanji’s insults were cruel, I found it hard to believe that either Luffy or Nami would by that. Considering all that they’ve been thorough together, I found it unconvincing that they would quickly believe he had changed. If Sanji’s did anything he impressed his family with his brutality and power. Considering the fact that his family doesn’t know him well that seems plausible. It may seem silly to some but Luffy’s hunger strike is a big deal considering his love of food. This chapter reminded me that Luffy may be the main protagonists but he’s nothing without his crew.

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4 thoughts on “One Piece, Luffy and Sanji’s heartbreak

  1. Definitely an intense chapter, but I disagree with Luffy’s decision here. Not moving or eating is basically leaving the ball completely in Sanji’s court instead of helping out. Imagine if he had done that with Robin in the CP9 arc and hadn’t gone to greater lengths to save her. Sanji’s not really in a position to let himself join Luffy yet and after all these years of being together, it would have been nice for Luffy or Nami to have noticed and either pretended to leave or come up with some kind of plan. Good to see more showings for how durable Luffy is though. Even though he was already at his limit, Luffy was able to stand up to Sanji’s strongest attacks.

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    1. Luffy’s physical strength is only matched by his mental fortitude. However, I think someone else will likely rescue Sanji. Chopper, Pedro, Brooke or even his sister. Sanji is trapped, I’m not sure Luffy alone can save him.

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      1. You’re right, it’s definitely gotta be a group effort here. I’m just annoyed that it looks like Luffy won’t be contributing this time around. I think Brook may be pivotal in this one. He’s about due for a big moment and he and Pedro may uncover some kind of bargaining chip or they can possibly get Zeff to safety somehow by warning him away or getting some powerful help.

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