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One Piece Chapter 1053: Ryokugyu arrives, Luffy get’s a new bounty, and Buggy levels up

In my last review of One Piece I predicted that “Kid, Luffy, and Law will become official Emperors.” In One Piece Chapter 1053 the government loses control of the narrative as Morgans Newspaper scoops them and releases news before they can be stopped. Morgans claims that “Cipher Pol’s transmission from Wano broke off right after they spotted Big Mom’s ship,” suggesting he has them bugged. Regardless, he won’t allow the worlds “propaganda” to become the main story. The people learn that Big Mom and Kaido were both defeated and that Luffy, Law, and Kid are responsible. As a result, the government issues Law, Luffy, and Kid the identical bounty of 3 Billion.

While everyone continues to party, Nico Robin meets Kozuki Sukiyaki (Oden’s father) in the basement of the castle. The former shogun of Wano, Kozuki is ashamed of himself and can’t bare to face Momo. Robin informs him that the Ancient weapon Pluton is “somewhere in Wano.” Elsewhere, we finally see Ryokugyu in action (briefly). He impales the Beast Prates with wood, seemingly defeating King and Queen without much effort. His Devil Fruit abilities seem to include all manner of plant life and he can absorb liquid through his wooden branches. Ryokugyu wants to impress Sakazuki, claiming that he “digs his style,” and is “itching to get his approval.”

One Piece Chapter 1053 reveals Law, Luffy, and Kid have new bounties

Really, Buggy

This is bad. At least for pirates as Sakazuki is brutal and has questionable ethics. His goal is to take Luffy’s head. He walks towards the celebration as everyone parties. I doubt there will be another fight so close to last one, so someone is likely to interfere. I would guess Drake or one of the Numbers. Finally, the new Four Emperors are revealed, Red-Haired Shanks, Blackbeard, Straw Hat Luffy, and The Bombastic Clown Buggy.

The first three are givens, but BUGGY. I’ve never like this character and I find the fact that he falls ass backwards into power irritating. Buggy has always been at the right place at the right time and has managed to gain from other pirates exploits. I’m not sure what he did to reach Yonko level but it’s unlikely he actually responsible. When we last saw Buggy he was being chased in Chapter 956 by the Marines after the dissolution of the seven warlords system. I’m now more curious what happened. One Piece is infamous for not depicting what happens off page but hopefully we’ll get some information.

2 Comments

  1. What Buggy is still around?! I’ve only read like the first 100 chapters, but I totally thought Buggy was out of the series. After all that he’s been through, kudos to him for surviving it all. I mean, he’s still pretty evil, but evidently he’s quite tough! (He is still evil, right?)

  2. “@$$ Bakwards-” Ha! He DOES end up falling into success, doesn’t he? Being in Marineford is certainly helpful to his reputation- even though I think he’s probably sh!tting bricks seeing the news now. The Admirals are coming for you, Clown!!
    Though it is a real shame that Kid and Law- despite their best efforts- aren’t Emperor’s. Kid’s gonna rip Luffy’s d@mn throat out, but Law might be like “You know what? FINE.” He knows Luffy by now; there’s nothing he can do about what just happened. So- “Make Peace With It.”
    And then there’s PLUTON. What does Robin plan to do once she finds it? And what does Sukiyaki know about it?

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