Fire Force Full Anime Trailer

A longer trailer for the upcoming anime of Fire Force (Enen no Shouboutai) was released. The series created by Atsushi Ookubo (Soul Eater) will debut July 6th this summer. While I liked the manga I haven’t been able to keep up with it. The animation for this series looks great so I’m excited for it.

The synopsis of the series is:


Year 198 of the Solar Era in Tokyo, special fire brigades are fighting against a phenomenon called spontaneous human combustion where humans beings are turned into living infernos called “Infernals”. While the Infernals are first generation cases of spontaneous human combustion, later generations possess the ability to manipulate flames while retaining human form. Shinra Kusakabe, a youth who gained the nickname Devil’s Footprints for his ability to ignite his feet at will, joins the Special Fire Force Company 8 which composes of other flames users as they work to extinguish any Infernals they encounter. As a faction that is creating Infernals appears, Shira begins to uncover the truth behind a mysterious fire that caused the death of his family twelve years ago.

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FunimationNow to stream Fire Force Anime series

On Monday, it was announced by Funimation Entertainment that they will be streaming the anime of Fire Force this year. IGN posted a subbed teaser trailer. The series focuses on Shinra, ” a boy who possesses the unique power to run at the speed of a rocket, leaving behind the famous “devil’s footprints.” Created by Atsushi Ohkubo, the series is currently has over 15 volumes.

Fire Force anime to premiere in 2019

Fire Force (Fire Brigade of Flames) is becoming an anime later this year, according to Atsushi Okubo the creator. Yuki Yase at David Production (JoJo’s Bizarre, Cells at Work!) will be handling the direction for the series. Yamato Haishima will be handling the scripts, with Hideyuki Morioka doing the design for the characters.

Fire Force is a manga series that’s was created by Atsushi Okubo, published by Kodansha and serialized in the Weekly Shonen Magazine. Fire Force is set in a world where human ” spontaneously ignite and turn into flaming demon-like creatures, a disease most feared and known by the name “Human Body Ignition Phenomenon”. The series focuses on Shinra Kusakabe, who joins the Special Fire Force Company 8 to fight the Flame Humans.

I wrote an introduction to the series back in 2015, here. Despite likely Okubo’s art style I wasn’t able to maintain my interest in the manga, however, sometimes the anime is more enjoyable than the manga or vice versa. Regardless, I’m gonna give the anime a chance. It’s looks good:

Fire Force teaser

Benimaru faces off against Haran

Fire Brigade of Flame

Chapter 049 – The Fighting Festival

Fight Festival, begins with the demon Haran, attacking Shinra and Arthur with a successive attacks. The first attack knocks Shinra and Arthur to the ground, the second attack is directed at Shinra. He uses his flame to propel himself backwards to avoid taking full damage from Haran attacks. Arthur strikes with his sword, Excalibur, Haran blocks it with his horns. Haran remains unharmed by Excalibur and strikes at Arthur leaving scratches across his chest.

Arthur verses Haran
Arthur verses Haran

7th Commander of the Special Fire Brigade arrives

Benimaru uses his brooms wrapped in fire and seems to halt Haran in its tracks. Shinra and Arthur both seem so surprise at Haran’s power. Shinra acknowledges that Excalibur failed to damage Haran at all. Arthur questions Benimaru about whether Haran is a normal flame person or not. Benimaru explains that two years ago “flame humans with horns have arrived,” he orders Shinra and Arthur to stay out of his fight.

Hika and Hina
Hika and Hina

Searching for Hikage and Benimaru verses Haran

Hinata, Tamaki and Maki search for Hikage in the streets of Asakusa. A large burst of flames suddenly erupts, Hika and her sister appears and activates their Ignition ability. Their bodies are covered in flames resembling Kisune. Meanwhile, Benimaru and Haran begin their fight. Benimaru claims to “feel a shiver down his spine,” as Haran attacks him. Benimaru easily handles Haran physical attacks and responds by striking it in the chest. He comments on the hardness of its skin, he mentions that Konro “blasted a giant hole into the ground fighting one.” Benimaru believes that he will need to replicate the fire power Konro used.

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Benimaru faces of against Haran

Konro comments on the battle raging between, Benimaru and Haran, seeming confident that Benimaru will prevail.  Benimaru anticipating a great deal of destruction, aims to change the environment. Konro notices that Arrow is attempting to attack Benimaru. Konro suggests that Benimaru will not survive if he is hit by the arrow. Benimaru and the Haran battle has just gotten started, I think that the battle will be exciting. I highly doubt that he will be hit by the incoming arrow, I’m banking on Arthur saving him.

Arrow attacks Benimaru
Benimaru attacked by Arrow

Weekly Shonen (02/17/16)

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Fire Brigade of Flames

Chapters 17

Shinra vs Hibana

The “3 fifth angels three” are defeated by Maki Oze and Hinawa. Shinra storm’s into Hibana’s house. He is quickly attacked by 3 Angels of the fifth. He defeats them quickly. Hibana recalls her life with Iris. Shinra interrupts them and challenges Hibana. Iris warns that Hibana is a Battalion Commander and he can’t defeat her. She uses her “Heat Syncope,” and Shinra collapses. Hibana explains her power and Shinra suggests that it’s all in his imagination. He also says that he will use his imagination to become a hero as well. Hibana uses her iron fan and her Clematis ability. Shinra and Hibana prepare to fight.

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Chapters 18

Clash

Hibana attacks Shinra with her ability. He becomes dizzy and falls backwards. Hibana’s Cherry Blossoms begin to exploded on contact with Shinra’s skin. Iris begs her to stop, Hibana response that if she wanted that she needs to pray to her “phony God.” Hibana tells her that her “ideal of true salvation, using other people for personal gain, looking down at the flock while you thrive, referring to her personal experience of all the Sisters of The Holy Sol Temple burned, falling to the phenomenon, while Iris and Hibana were salvaged.”

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Shinra gets up and Hibana attacks him with Sakura Blizzard. Shinra doesn’t fall to the ground, shocking Hibana. She reminds that Shinra that “she doesn’t believes heroes exists”. He says that he will become a hero today and strikes her across the face. Shinra and Hibana’s battle wasn’t that interesting, though we do get some background of both Iris and Hibana. However, i think that Shinra isn’t ready to defeat her yet and will likely be save by someone. 

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Fairy Tail

Chapter 473

Red Lightning

As Laxus clutches his chest, Wahl takes advantage of this and attacks. He uses a series of attacks, Missile Bombardment, Anti-matter laser, then Rail-gun Bombardment. Wahl accidentally uses an electric type attack that energizes Laxus. Laxus speed increases and he counters Wahl’s attacks. Wahl’s system receives and error and Laxus collapses. He begins to cough up blood, Wahl prepares to kill him with a Etherion blast.

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Laxus activates a Jutsu Shiki barrier. Wahl tells Laxus that “Jutsu Shiki are ineffective as well,” and he uses Magical Barrier Particle Nullifier. He unknowingly cures Laxus in the process. Laxus uses a red lightning that Wahl can’t analyze. He has a flashback to a conversation he had with Mavis regarding his great-grandfather, Yuri, and “how they look similar and act similar.” he finishes Wahl with his Mercury Fulminate: Red Lightning. This chapter ended the fight between Laxus and Wahl rather quickly, and I was a little disappointed. However, Laxus was clever and is now completely healed so that’s good.

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Weekly Shonen (2/4/16)

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Fire Brigade of Flames

Chapter 016

The Knight’s Folly

Arthur faces off against a demonic Flame Person. The cone head shaped member of the 5th Special Fire Brigade, calls the 8th Brigade “cowards.” He claims that his research has enhanced Setsuo. Setsuo attacks with a powerful attack. Arthur manages to successfully counter his attacks. Hibana asks “What’s the situation.” Princess Hibana states “that she wants to find the secrets of the Human Body Ignition Phenomenon and that worms like the 8th don’t deserve to know.

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Setsuo gets the advantage over Arthur. Arthur fails to land any hits on Setsuo, who attacks him for being “weak.” He feels that something is “off.” Setsuo just says that Arthur is simply weak. Arthur releases that he has been wielding Excalibur in his left hand instead of his right. He attacks Setsuo with Violent Lightning Sword Flash, killing Setsuo. Arthur is a weird character to begin with, but I don’t know how to feel about the fact that he was so absentminded that he forgot that he was right handed. Anyway, a lot wasn’t revealed in this chapter but the fight was entertaining none the less. Hopefully, we will have more fights in the next chapter. 

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Fairy Tail

Chapter 471

Until the battle ends

Acnologia arrives on the battlefield. August and Jacob conclude that it wasn’t in their best interest to fight him. They decided to head to Fairy tail to obtain the Fairy Heart. Meanwhile, at Fairy Tail Natsu is still unconscious. Ezra and the other rest up, Laxus disappears. Gray finds Laxus clutching his chest. He reveals that due to absorbing too much Magical Barrier Particles. He says there’s no need to worry, and they need to keep it a secret.

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Gajeel is unable to sleep and is joined by Levy, who is nervous about the upcoming fight. He manages to comfort her. During the morning, Kagura’s forces attempt to take over Hargeon. Dimaria targeted Sherria because she is a “healer,” but Wendy protects her. The members of Fairy Tail shows up to help their allies. Gray and Juvia to help Lyon, and Ezra teams up with Kagura. Wahl watches from a distance, as Laxus attacks him from behind. The fights are being set up and I’m excited to see how they will proceed. The “Sky Sister’s” should be entertaining, but the fight between Laxus and Wahl should be the most fun. Can’t wait to see his rampage. 

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Weekly Shonen (12/4/15)

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Fire Brigade of Flames

Chapter 010

A Sentient Flame Person

Setsuo Miyamoto uses his new powers as a sentient flame person to kill the citizens in the courtroom. He asks the judge “who said you could up and decide my fate.” The judge responds that he “pronounced him innocent.” Setsuo tells the judge to “shut up”, then he kills him with flames. The Fire Brigade is alerted of the presence of a flame person. Hinawa chastises Arthur and Shinra for leaving the to sell balloons.

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Maki apologize for basically lying and suggesting that she didn’t tell Hinawa the truth. Shinra leaves and Arthur grabs onto him. They pull up next to Hinawa while he’s driving to the scene. He tells them to go ahead and stop the murderer. Meanwhile, Setsuo is leaving the courthouse while he drags his lawyer by the mouth. Setsuo says that he now “owns” his lawyer after “saving” him.

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Shinra surprises him and kicks him, stopping short knocking Arthur off of him. Arthur recovers and strikes Setsuo in the face. Together, Arthur and Shinra kick him in the face again. Setsuo responds that they must have a “death wish.” A female civilian asks for help and Setsuo says that they are “not here to save her, they are here to kill him.” He tells her to “quit your her whining”, and attacks. Maki saves her, saying they have “come to save everyone here.”

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She counters his flame attack using Pusupusu Comet. The Brigade surrounds Setsuo, he claims to have given up. He tells them to “make a liar out of him”. He says that if they aren’t killers the will let him go. Maki suggests that he’s a mass killer. He counters that he was “declared innocent” in a court of law and that they could kill him in cold blood. Takehisa shoots him in the head, saying that he lacks the “virtue required to forgive trash like him.” Setsuo flees and Hinawa tells Shinra to go after him and kill him.

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I really enjoyed this chapter. Setsuo becoming a mass murderer wasn’t surprising considering how he behaved as a regular human. I think that the most interesting aspect of this chapter is the theory that Setsuo made that the Brigade are “just murderers.” Setsuo’s argument is faulty regarding his non-guilty verdict. After he was given the verdict he then proceeded to kill more people, so Maki is correct. However, I do think he has a point. If a sentient flame person is created and doesn’t kill, would the Brigade kill them? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

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One Piece

Chapter 809

Master Nekomamushi

The Strawhat crew is shocked to hear that Ceasar’s Poison Gas weapon was used. Inu-Arashi tells them about Master Nekomamushi. He says that he meet Shanks on a journey with Nekomamushi and then abruptly falls asleep. Wanda explains that Inu-Arashi and Nekomamushi have a contentious relationship. For this reason, they rule during shifts. Nekomamushi rules during the night and Inu-Arashi during the day.

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The Straw Hats notice that the nurses Miyagi and Tristan also fell asleep. Sicilian says that “all the minks in the fort are affected by this schedule, with the minks in the Whale Forest taking over everything, including combat duties.” Sicilian remembers the invasion of Jack. The Gifters attack, the Musketeer Squad arrives and began a fightback. Inu-Arashi single handily stops an attack from Jack. Jack’s subordinates are shocked. They were still supportive of their captain and sure of his victory as he was given the bounty of 1 billion beli. Jack told Inu-Arashi that “he would only stop attacking once Raizo stood before him and that he loved destruction.

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Inu-Arashi and the Musketeers battle against the Beasts Pirates, but the fight ends when the clock strikes 6:00 and Master Nekomamushi’s roars. Inu-Arashi orders the Musketeers to retreat as the “moron of the night has awoken”. Nekomamushi and the Guardians arrive and quickly engage the Beast Pirates. Nekomamushi says that he will not “show mercy to intruders.” Nekomamushi attacks Jack, grabbing Jack’s trunk, and flips him. Nekomamushi tells Jack that “if a samurai did step foot on Zou, he would already be digesting in his stomach.” Jack returns to his human form and prepares to attack. Nekomamushi looks badass. I like his look and his attitude. Clearly, he is defeated somehow but I hope we get to see some of his and Jack’s power.

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Bleach

Chapter 654

Deadman Standing

Lille begins to literally rain down. Nanao collapses into Shunsui’s arms. Shunsui prepares to leave as he also collapses. In the Seireitei, Lille crashes through the barrier and crashes to the ground. Aizen and several (Shinigami fodder) notice the crashes. Lille kills one of them and transforms into a completely different form. Lille angered at Shunsui vows to get revenge and attacks the Seireitei. Several clones of him begin to appear.

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Lille begins to attacks but Kira cuts one of their heads in half. He notes how annoying he finds them and identifies himself as a “dead man.” Kira is surrounded by many of the clones and seems prepared to fight them all. Meanwhile, Gerard is thrown by Renji into rubble. Renji tells him not to “fucking underestimate them”, suggesting that Gerard defeating him and Byakuya. Gerard seems fine as he grins and says that “doing so would be considered a miracle.

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There wasn’t a lot to this chapter, but I wasn’t surprised that Lille survived. I’m hoping that Aizen kills him, but it looks like Kira might. To be honest Kira is a weak character and I don’t know why Kubo bothered resurrecting him. The most important aspect of this chapter is the fight between Renji, Byakuya and Gerard. I’m hoping it’s going to be epic and we’ll finally get to see Byakuya’s “new” Bankai.

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Weekly Shonen (11/27/2015) Part 1

Fire Brigade of Flames Chapter 009 Cover
Fire Brigade of Flames Chapter 009 Cover

Fire Brigade of Flames

Chapter 009

What the 8th Chases

The “Special Fire Brigades” commenced an investigation of the “intruder”, Joker. Meanwhile, at the 8th Special Fire Brigade, Akitaru watches a newscast. He comments that “no news of Joker”, was to be “expected.” Shinra responds that the brigade “is hiding something.” He questions whether the “Fire Brigade organization” is actually “fighting on behalf of the people.”

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Akitaru tells Shinra the origins of the fire brigades. The Brigades were formed from three organizations the Fire Defense Agency, Tokyo Military, and the Holy Sol Temple. He reveals that each organization has its own “power dynamic”. The 1st squad, the power of the holy sol temple is centered around members of the temple. The 2nd squad reports directly to the military. The 5th squad is a company, Haijima Heavy Industries.

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Haijima provides the Fire Brigades with all the weapons. The company has a monopoly on the manufacturing of these weapons and vast wealth, with substantial resources. Each and every squad is still responsible for the “souls of the Flame people“. The squads don’t share information with each other. Akitaru concludes that the organizations generally are “just.” However, he maintains that he has suspicious of them as well.

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Shinra asks the purpose of the 8th squad. Akitaru says that the 8th squad was “forcibly created with members from the fire defense agency”, they’re purpose is to investigate squads 1 through 7. Shinra begs to “work on the investigation”, Akitaru says he’s glad that Shinra was assigned to the 8th squad. Takehisa Hinawa reveals the results of the powder that Joker used. He concludes that the powder is “ash” from the flame people.

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Meanwhile, Joker discusses the events of the tournament. His associated say’s that the 8th squad is different from the other ones. The 8th squad receives a call of a “dog in the tree.” They discovered that the “dog” was Mamoru from 119. He flies down and tells Shinra that he “was passing out balloons at a local event” and, “some college students took him for a ride“. He discusses the serial killer who was a firefighter. The firefighter, Setsuo Miyamoto is released due to his insanity. The family of the victims are understandably angered.

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Miyamoto thinks to himself that the “laws are such a farce”, and the “very foundation of this country would be in trouble if a firefighter like me were found guilty”. He instantly bursts into flames and screams for help. The families mocked him and he kills them with the flames. The 8th brigade is informed of the new flame person, who appears to have maintained his mind. This chapter has added a great deal of information to the story of the series. I’m curious about the other brigades that weren’t mentioned. This chapter managed to answer several question while bringing up some new ones. I’m excited to read the next chapter.

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Fairy Tail

Chapter 463

Black Carpet

The members of Fairy Tail are shocked with the actions of Natsu. Laxus thinks he was being “hot-headed”, and Gray considers changing their plans. Ezra stops them, telling them to let “Natsu handle Zeref.” Gray questions her sanity, but she has confidence in Natsu ability. Gray say’s that she “puts too much trust in him.” She wonders why Gray “thinks so little of Natsu” after all they been through. 

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Lucy stops them, and they decided to rely on Natsu. Meanwhile, Natsu and Happy arrive in front of the army. Natsu attacks the army head on. Natsu easily dominates the soldiers, and uses his “Roar of the Blaze Dragon King.” He defeats 973 soldiers according to Zeref, but 999,027 remained. Zeref and Natsu are prepared to face off. 

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This chapter didn’t add much, but the quickness of the Natsu and Zeref encounter was surprising. I imagine that Natsu and Zeref fight will be saved till the last moment. It’s more likely that we’ll go through all the other fights before we conclude with Natsu versus Zeref.

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Weekly Shonen (11/20/15)

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Fire Brigade of Flames

Chapter 008

Searching for the Truth

As Joker leaves he offers Shinra an invitation to join his Brigade. Shinra tells Arthur and Tamaki to run because the room was going to explode. Shinra picks up the two unconscious Fire Brigade members and he tells Arthur to “cut through the ceiling with his Excalibur so they can all escape from the roof.” Arthur does what he’s asked. His cuts fail to collapse the ceiling, Tamaki steps up and uses her Nekomata to push the ceiling up. Shinra flies up, Tamaki and Arthur grab him. Comically, Tamaki accidently grabbing onto Shinra’s private parts. The room explodes, as they escape.

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Arthur and Tamaki begin to fall as they lose their grip on Shinra. Burns appears, and catches Tamaki. He tells Shinra to “land with the other Officers safely.” Arthur, continues to falling, he asks “what about me“, but Burns say’s “it’s out of his hands since he can’t fly.” Akitaru and the two other 8th Brigade members catch him with a blanket. Arthur lands in the blanket and hurts himself as his fellow Brigade members can’t hold his weight.

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The officers check the building, Commander Burns thanks Shinra for saving Tamaki. She contends that “she could have saved herself“. Akitaru runs toward Shinra to check on him. Burns tells Akitaru that he “has a mighty fine subordinate“. He then demands Tamaki to provide him with a brief of what occurred. Shinra explains everything that occurred in the building. He suggests that the Special Fire Brigade “might be hiding something him.” Akitaru says, “he will let him on the secret of why the Special 8th Brigade was really formed.

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Bleach

Chapter 652

The Theater Suicide Scene 6

Nanao reveals her Zanpaktuo, Hakkyouken Shinken. Lille criticizes the sword for being too bright and “tacky.” Nanao response that the sword, “reflects the ability of the God it faces off against“. She says that Hakkyouken Shinken is diffusing the “light Lille is emanating“. While, pleased for being called a God, Lille is confused by Shinken’s powers. Nanao attacks him as we flashback.

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We flashback to when Nanao’s mother gives Shunsui, Hakkyouken Shinken. After her mother dies she goes to live with an elderly couple. She reveals that she couldn’t “make the asauchi she was provided her own“. Despite applying to the Kido Corps, she was placed in the 8th division. Meanwhile, in the present Nanao strikes Lille with her sword. He parries the attack much to Nanao’s surprise.

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Lille mocks her efforts, telling her that he “never imagined that her sword would cut him anyway.” He prepares his attacks, proclaiming that “this will be the last thing she sees.” From the shadows, Shinsui begs Nanao to, “allow him to protect her“. This chapter failed to clear exactly why Nanao couldn’t master her Zanpaktuo. Maybe, we’ll get more flashbacks that will explain further. As for her sword, it clearly isn’t meant for combat. I wonder how Shunsui will help her learn to use it. She’ll need to learn quickly.

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One Piece

Chapter 807

Ten Days Ago

On the Thousand Sunny, Kin’emon, Kanjuro, and the monkey give up on climbing up to Zou for the day. At the Right Belly Fortress, Zoro, Luffy, and the other Straw Hats enjoy a meal with the Minks. Brook happily greets his crewmates. Brook apologizes to Luffy, for what happened to Sanji. He reveals that “Momonosuke was cooped up in his room due to a conflict with the minks, though he says that could be for the best.” Luffy asks “where Kin’emon was“, Brook warns him “to not mention samurai or Wano Country here, or they may incur the minks’ wrath.”

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Chopper asks Luffy “where Law is, and Luffy says he is in the Whale Forest“. Nami asks Luffy and Zoro “what they should do about Sanji“, but they didn’t seem too concerned angering her. Robin asks Nami to “clarify what happened in the last 11 days.” Nami tells them about the encountered with Big Mom Pirates. She recounts that the crew was confronted by the Big Mom Pirates. They were led by “Pekoms, Tamago, and their ally Capone Bege.”  They were targeting Caesar Clown. It was clear to the crew that the “Sunny could not outrun them.” Brook suggested “they use Coup de Burst“, but no one could operate it.

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The Big Mom Pirates began firing cannons. Brook responds by using Soul Solid to freeze them. Chopper collects them in a cloth and “threw it upward,“. Sanji then used Diable Jambe, and kicks them back at the Big Mom Pirates, causing massive damage. Nami uses fog to cover their escape. The Straw Hats are impressed and Nami says that they reached Zou the day afterward. Robin notes that “this happened after the city was destroyed,” and Wanda confirms this, and “that if they had not arrived, everyone in Mokomo Dukedom would likely have been wiped out.” A mink reports that “the prince has awakened,” and the other Minks celebrate.

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Prince Inu-Arashi would like to meet the Straw Hat Pirates. Luffy asked, “who Inu-Arashi is.” Wanda him that he is “one of the two kings of the Mokomo Dukedom along with Neko-Mamushi; he is the King of Dawn while Neko-Mamushi is the King of Dusk.” Inu-Arashi had been rendered comatous since the city was destroyed. Meanwhile, Law meets up with his crew. Wanda explains that “the invasion started 17 days ago.” A mammoth ordered the “minks to hand over Raizo of Wano Country.”

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So far this arc is unraveling slowly, but I’m enjoying it. I’m glad everyone in the Straw Hat crew is alright. We finally got some clarity regarding how the Straw Hat survived Big Mom and her crew. Most of the blanks in the story has been filled and I was satisfied with what happened. This arc is getting more and more interesting, and I can’t wait until next week.

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Weekly Shonen (11/05/15)

Fire Brigade of Flames

Chapter 006

Malice to know the truth

Shinra faces off against a mysterious man who claims to have knowledge of his mother and brothers death. At first Shinra believes he may be a trap in the tournament. However, he quickly dismisses the assumption. He demands that no harm comes to the brigade members. The man activates his power as he threatens to “kill” them. Shinra responds by attacking him.

02The man is unharmed by Shinra’s assault, he tells him that if he can “entertain” him he’ll tell him about the fire. Meanwhile, outside we see a new member of the second Brigade. This new member admits that he is actually “afraid” of fire, and that is why he joined the Brigade. His hands light on fire and in a panic he releases a barrage of missile like fire. He destroys the floor of the building, resulting in Mika falling on to of Arthur.

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Elsewhere, Shinra and the mysterious man continues to fight. Shinra is surprised by the man’s use of “sand”. The sand explodes and the man dominated Shinra in combat. As he is about to “kill” Shinra, the eerie smile Shinra has appeared on his face. This causes the man to conclude that the “fight” was “better than expected”. He rewards Shinra by telling him, that his brother is still alive.

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I not too familiar with these characters yet. Some I’m not really invested in the revelation that Shinra’s brother is still alive. This chapter did introduce some intrigue. How does the mystery man’s sand explode? Is it really gunpowder? Why is the new recruit afraid of his own fire powers? Is Shinra’s mother still alive? Why is his brother? I’m excited to see what the answer are.

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One Piece

Chapter 806

At the Belly Fortress

Zou erupts with water, Robin warns Law and the Strawhat crew the they are in danger and they should gain higher ground. Kanjuro and Kinemon use a cat to climb the leg of Zou. They panic as the water comes rushing toward them and the cat begins to melt. Meanwhile, in the whale forest Wanda tells Luffy that the “eruption” is the elephant Zunisha bathes itself in water twice a day.

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The “rain” is really just “seawater” and the cities have “filtration devices” that carries water into aqueducts. Carrot notes that fish usually gets sucked up in the water. This means they often don’t go without food. Bepo tells Luffy to inform Law of their whereabouts. Carrot tells Luffy while she bites his ear that Bepo is a native but also a pirate so he’s being watched and can’t leave.

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Meanwhile, in the Claw city Usopp is panicked by the sharks found in the flood water. Franky and Robin deduce what Wanda already confirmed about the elephant and it’s behavior. Usopp searches for the others, he locates Luffy as Carrot bites him and panics. Wanda remembers what Jack did while in search of someone. She explains to Luffy that Jack was responsible for an attack on four ships escorting Doflamingo. He was presumed dead and has seemingly survived.

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Law uses Shambles and teleports the rest of the Strawhat crew ahead of Luffy and Wanda. The head to the fortress and enter. Chopper wakes up Nami ecstatic that Luffy and the others have arrived. She appears to be sleeping on a large sheep like Mink. Luffy and the other Strawhats are meet with cheers, much to their surprise. Wanda explains that the Minks aren’t “human-hating”, they actually just see humans as “hairless monkey mink’s”. Nami runs towards Luffy and beings to reveal what happened to Sanji.

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This chapter was well done. The story progressed nicely and I’m glad that we didn’t have twenty chapters to get the Straw hat crew back together. The character of Jack is an interesting character and it’s unclear when he was “killed”. Not to mention who he’s searching for. I think there’s no chance that Sanji is dead. While Nami was tearful, she wasn’t before she hugged Luffy and neither was Chopper who is very emotional. Overall, another great chapter can’t wait till the next chapter.

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Bleach

Chapter 650

The Theatre Suicide Scene 4

Lille transforms into a more grotesque, but I think better-looking form. Shunsui notes that he didn’t image that Lille would have survived his throat being cut. He seems to resign himself to his defeat. Lille appears to enjoy the “despair” he sees Shunsui. He says that “weapons cannot kill” him, that “he’s immortal” and “he’s invincible”. He believes himself to be “God’s instrument of divine privilege”.

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He attacks with an arm he manifests and attacks with a devastating beam of light “Sabaki no Koumyou” toward Shunsui. Lille notices that Shunsui still managed to dodge his attack. Shunsui calls to Sakuranosuke and tells her they may need to escape. She responds that Lille is immune to the Karematsu Shinjuu and they are left without any options. Shunsui appears to fall asleep as someone call for him to “wake up”.

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Nanao appears telling Shunsui “not to speak”. She tells him to “bring out her Zanpakutou”, and that there is “no time to hesitate”. She tells him to “forget the promise he made to her mother”. Lille appears behind Nanao and attacks. Both Nanao and Shunsui escapes again, as Lille claims that his “eyes are drying out” and closes them. Shunsui is surprised to hear that Nanao knew about her mother. Shunsui agrees to “give back her Zanpakutou”, Kyoukotsu.

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This fight between Shunsui keeps getting more and more exciting. I knew that Shunsui wasn’t going to die, but I’m surprised to the degree that he can still move. Since the second Zanpakutou wasn’t his how could he use it. Does Nanao have a Bankai? Clearly we’ll get some answer next chapter. At least the transformation of Lille into a Dragon with an owl head was better than his previous form. However, that should tell you how bad that form looked.

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