One Piece Chapter 912 Review: Amigasa Village

This chapter reminds us of Ace’s and the Whitebeard pirates influence. Ace was one character in One Piece that didn’t have much characterization. One of the small problems of One Piece is the shear volume of characters. This often leaves a lot of characters unknown. Regardless, Oda does seem to be adding to these characters during this arc. Ace apparently was once stranded on the Island where Amigasa Village is located.

As a result of X Drake destroying the village and killing the samurai protecting them, the village became a “lawless wasteland.” When Ace arrived, Amigasa Village was going through a famine, they stole the food from Ace’s ship. Ace got free, but decided to stay with the villagers, growing close to Tama. Luffy takes Tama and goes in search of a doctor, food and water. Luffy is given a kimono and takes a “cursed” O Wazamono-grade sword.

Tama awakens, she continues to accuse Luffy of lying about Ace’s death. As Luffy heads for the weapons factory, he hears someone chasing a woman in the distance. At first he thinks it’s Sanji, then it’s revealed to be Zoro. He’s been hunting animals (that are poisonous) and eating them. This all gives him a stomachache, but it doesn’t stop Luffy from eating. Finally, Basil Hawkins arrives stating that “to survive in Wano Country, they can only either follow the strong or live in hiding.” Luffy and Zoro prepare to fight.

It’s interesting to see how some of the pirates that were billed as Luffy’s equals, Hawkins and X Drake have been bullied into submission by Kaido. They were all apart of the “Worst Generation” the top rookie pirates that had bounties over 100 million beli. I think this speaks to their character or lack thereof as I couldn’t image Luffy working for Kaido. Zoro and Luffy getting together again is exciting, I can’t wait to see how they compare to Hawkins.

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One Piece Chapter 903: Is Luffy now the fifth emperor?

The 903rd chapter of One Piece, “The Fifth Emperor” focuses on the aftermath of the Strawhat’s battle with the Big Mom pirates. One Piece is one of if not the best action anime/manga out there and it’s often a pleasure to read those chapters. However, Oda does excel at telling a story that effective builds the One Piece universe, reminding the readers what’s at stake and how large the world actually is.

After a major arc many pirates receive different amounts in what’s called a bounty. For those who may not know, a “bounty is issued by a government official or by the Marines.” It’s amount is determined by the strength or the danger level the pirate presents.

Most pirates actually like bounties as it’s potentially high amount is a symbol of their strength to the world. The bounty is a tangible symbol of the stories progression. For example in the beginning of the series Luffy was excited to receive his first bounty, which after defeating several top pirates in East Blue was 30 million berry.

Watching his bounty and his crew-mates bounties increase represented their grow both in strength and experience. In this chapter Sanji’s bounty increases to 330 million berry, he’s joyful because it has surpassed Zoro’s 320 million berry bounty. However, he’s not so happy that his bounty seemed to increase due to his familial connections.

Another tool that Oda uses to expand the world and basically recap the recently ended arc is the newspapers. This chapter shows several major characters reading about the exploits of the Strawhat pirates, one of the first news items the paper reveals to the masses is that Luffy now “commands” a fleet of 5000 subordinates, called the “Straw Hat Grand Fleet.” This fleet is formed by seven organizations that have pledge to serve under Luffy.

The fleet’s membership includes, seven divisions, the Beautiful Pirates are First Division and are commanded by Cavendish. The Second Division is led by Bartolomeo and features his Barto Club, the Third Division features the pirate crew, the Happo Navy, the Fourth Division, the Ideo Pirates lead by Ideo, the Fifth Division is headed by the Tontatta Tribe, and their armed forces the Tonta Corps.

The New Giant Warrior Pirates are a five member pirate crew that make up the Sixth Division, lead by Hajrudin. Finally, the Yonta Maria Grand Fleet that features 56 ships, they’re the Seventh Division. We see that Dalton, Dr. Kureha, Crocodile, Cavendish, Bartolomeo, the Firetank Pirates, Blackbeard, Van Augur, Doc Q, Avalo Pizarro and Princess Vivi.

We get to see Koby and Helmeppo as they save the Riku family. I’ve been excited to see the progression of these two, the series obviously focuses on pirates not marines and only in conflict do we get a since of their strength. Helmeppo now possesses Kenbunshoku Haki, and Koby is strong enough to deflect torpedo’s underwater, he’s now a Captain.

The series now heads into the “Reverie Arc,” the 13th story arc of the series and will focus on the royalty gathering for Reverie. This chapter revealed so much and I would recommend reading it, some highlights included Sanji receiving a Raid Suit, Zeus abandoned Big Mom for Nami, Kaido is angered at Luffy for ruining his operations, Big Mom is angry that Morgan (the newspaper writer) suggested that Luffy had defeated her.

The World Economic Journal calls Luffy the fifth Emperor, placing him in the league with the Yonko, Shanks, Big Mom, Kaido and Blackbeard. Brook reveals that he made an error in reporting Luffy’s bounty earlier, and that it’s actual 1.5 Billion berry bounty, the largest known so far in the series.

One Piece Chapter 880 Review: Chance of Escape: 0%

The Substitute Wedding Cake

Sanji, Pudding, and Chiffon arrive at Chocolat Town on Cacao Island and begin the preparation for the wedding cake. The top 31 chef’s of Whole Cake Island are present and Pudding extracts a roll of memory from head chef Buche, erasing the memories, ” of the wedding incident and led them to believe that the two of them got married smoothly; the reason that the cake was destroyed was because of bad weather.”

Meanwhile, Sanji sketched the new wedding cake, to the surprise of the head chef’s. They are impressed by Sanji’s ability to craft the “perfect” cake. I think that considering the likely inability of Strawhat’s defeating the Big Mom pirates, the new cake will be the peace maker. Big Mom is so irrational regarding cake that this substitute cake will not only stop her, but will probably love Sanji and by extension the Strawhats, letting them go.

The Strawhat’s are in deep trouble

In the Mirro-World, Katakuri is surprised that Perospero is still alive. Perospero then mocks Pedro’s sacrifice calling it “pointless.” Luffy is floored after being damaged by Katakuri, Brulee awakens as he tells her to send more troops to the Sunny to burn it down. Their sisters Mascarpone and Joscarpone have mirrors that lead to the Sunny, Luffy attempts to destroy those mirrors, but fails.

 

Katakuri continues to dominate Luffy with mochi leg, Luffy manages to dodge. He grabs some shards of a broken mirror calling out to Nami on the Sunny. He tells them to break the two mirrors that remain on the Sunny. However, Carrot points out to Nami that Big Mom has created a massive homie out of a wave. Seeing the wave Nami tells Luffy the they “might be done after all.” The Strawhat’s are in an impossible position, they’re outmatched and outsmarted. I don’t think that Luffy is capable of beating Katakuri. However, I’m certain that either, Jimbe will fight Big Mom buying them time or Brooke will use the Coup de Burst escaping immediate danger.

 

Sanji and Luffy reunite

This chapter mostly centered on Sanji, finally finding Luffy. Sanji tells a emaciated Luffy that “he never told Luffy to wait there.” He gives Luffy the bento box and Luffy eats the food. He claims that the food is “delicious,” noting that Sanji put all the favorite foods of the crew in the bento box. Luffy regains his strength and Sanji tells him that he should leave.

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Luffy tells Sanji that he should return with him, but Sanji says that there are three reasons he cannot return. First, “he attacked and disrespected Luffy, his captain, despite the latter coming to save him.” Second, “Zeff is still being held as a hostage,” and finally, “he still does not have the conscience to let his family be murdered tomorrow.” Luffy becomes upset and slaps Sanji into King Baum’s remains. He asks Sanji to “tell the truth,” and Sanji finally relents, stating “that he wants to return to the crew.” Luffy tells Sanji that they can work together to wreck this wedding.

Chapter notes:

  1. Pekom is still alive
  2. Bobbin is ambushed by unknown assailants
  3. Jinbei informs the Strawhat’s that the wedding will not go a planned

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My Hero Academia

Chapter 110 – Rescue Maneuvers Continued

Yoarashi Inasa, aka Gale, uses his wind powers to move rubble with surgical precision. However, he is penalized for being too reckless. He response favorably and ends his technique. The students continue to discuss what they should or shouldn’t do in regard to the situation. The exam is clearly designed to teach the students to work together and hone their quirks. If he students learn the scope and limitation of their quirks, so that they can be more effective heroes.

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However, according to one civilian the students “waste too much resources” and aren’t likely to pass as a result. Katsuki runs into two civilians with arm injuries, he rudely tells them to keep moving. He concludes that “refuses to help them since they can still move their legs.” He is actually not penalized for not helping them, but for his rude language. Izuku brings another injured child to the healing shelter, meanwhile, Gang Orca arrives, adding another problem onto the current situation. The testing has gotten more interesting and it seems that the students aren’t doing too well.

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It’s important that the students learn to work together, and even some of the student’s have decided to work with other classes. With, Gang Orca now an additional problem has increased the difficultly. I wonder how the students can balance the injured civilians with Gang Orca. I can assume that some of the more fight oriented students like, Katsuki will fight and students like Izuku will save the civilians. It will be interesting to see which behavior is ranked higher.

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Fairy Tail

Chapter 505 – Trump Card

Eileen, the scarlet despair, uses her “enchant,” spell to change the soldiers into “berserker’s.” The soldiers abilities are enhanced, but they lose their ability to reason. Ezra attacks the berserker, to no avail as they are impervious to injury. With the large number of soldiers the Fairy Tail guild, is in trouble. Makarov accessing the situation aims to end the fight with the use of Fairy Law. The members of Fairy Tail are excited at the use of this spell and they feel that the battle will be won as a result.

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Mavis arrives and informs Makarov that she has a plan that can save everyone. Makarov tells her that he will sacrifice himself for his “family.” He enacts his final spell, “Fairy Law.” His sacrifice has all the fairy tail members in tears. I think that Makarov’s sacrifice was hasty, as Mavis may have had a plan. He also seemed to think that Mavis didn’t love or care for the members of Fairy Tail. Anyway, his death will likely turn the tide of battle in their favor.

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One Piece

Chapter 842 – the Power of Fullness

Luffy continues his consumption of the biscuit soldiers as Cracker creates more. Nami comes to Luffy’s aid by using rain to soften the soldiers. Luffy seems full and Nami tells Cracker that Luffy has “unlimited hunger.” Luffy continues to eat the soldiers, meanwhile, at Sweet City, the civilians are shocked when they see Chopper and Carrot running through the mirrors. In Germa Kingdom, the preparations for the wedding is ready and Sanji is healed by his sister.

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Sanji and his family begin their trip to Whole Cake Chateau. We return to the Seducing Woods, where we see that Luffy has reached his limit. Cracker believes that this is his opportunity to attack Luffy. Luffy uses his current size to reveal a new form of Gear Fourth, Tankman. Cracker is unimpressed and attacks Luffy with Pretzel. His attacks are absorbed by Luffy, a long with Crackers entire body. Luffy shoots out Cracker like a cannon ball.

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The story feels like it’s reaching toward a climax. Sanji is finally coming to Whole Cake Chateau, while Chopper and Carrot seem to be heading there as well. I think Cracker has finally been defeated and with Nami’s new found power over the homies, they would be heading there as well. I like that Nami got to be more effective in this fight. I wonder how far the homies will follow her.

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Weekly Shonen (09/03/16)

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My Hero Academia

Chapter 105

Shiketsu High Creeps Up

Ochaku is isolated after the earthquake. She aims to find her classmates, to stand a chance. Izuku faces off against a female student. He uses his ability and dodges the ball she throws at him. He is surprised when she disappears. He realizes that it must be her Quirk. She reveals that all she is doing is actually is “simply hiding.” Izuku escapes her grasp, but takes the opportunity to throw a ball at her.

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However, someone with a web that comes from the ground. Izuku is surrounded by other classes and uses his ability to evade them. Ochaku and Izuku reunite. Izuku uses his iron shoes to escape the other students with Ochaku. While hiding with Ochaku is distracted, when she attempts to attach a ball to him. Izuku reveal to her that he never fell for the deception.

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He tells her that the real Ochaku would be able to float and that she would also have a plan. The impostor begins to dissolve the “Ochaku,” disguise. The impostor reveals that she was the female student Izuku fought earlier. She finds him interesting and wants him to tell her about himself. This chapter was really good. I find the female student that Izuku is facing to be strange, even before the shape-shifting. I’m also concerned that Ochaku was defeated. Regardless, I think this chapter introduced a potentially good fight.

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One Piece

Chapter 838

Choniki

I appears that the name Cracker is in reference to the fact that his ability is the Bisc Bisc no Mi. This allows him to generate and manipulate biscuits at will. It is a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit. Cracker can shape the biscuits into realistic humanoid and use them to make them into shields. Luffy is further taunted by Cracker whom states that he won’t see Sanji again.

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Meanwhile, Nami and Pound travel through the Seducing Woods. Nami flashes the vivre card, Lola gave her. Chopper and Carrot explore the mirror’s interior. Chopper decides that they could use the mirror to their advantage. Brooke and Pedro hid themselves within a biscuit solider and plan on waiting till it returns to to Whole Cake Chateau. The following day, Big Mom is receiving an update on wedding cake and Strawhat’s.

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She is concerned with the Vinsmoke siblings and wedding cake. She is told that they have just arrived. Vinsmoke Ichiji and Vinsmoke Niji  arrive and Sanji watches in displeasure. The story is moving along nicely and the wedding seems close. The Strawhat’s are currently separated and I think Big Mom is underestimating them. Chopper and Carrot may be able to use the mirrors to get closer to Sanji. I have lost track of the number Vinsmoke siblings at this point and they look exactly alike.

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I imagine that some of them will end up being cannon fodder for the Strawhat’s. Cracker’s abilities are kinda silly on it’s face, but Oda can make the weirdest and simplest abilities seem cool. Anyway, the biggest issue seems to be the battle between Luffy and Cracker. Luffy has already used Gear 4 and didn’t even manage to defeat Cracker. Luffy has a lot of stamina and heart but he doesn’t look like he can beat Cracker. However, Cracker mentioned that he “hates pain,” I imagine that if Luffy got a moderate hit on the no armored Cracker he’d lose easily.

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Weekly Shonen (07/24/16)

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Bleach

Chapter 683

The Dark side of two worlds ends

Yhwach destroys part of Sokyoku Hill, he questions why Ichigo didn’t have Orihime heal him. Renji attacks him and activates his Bankai, Sou Zabimaru. Yhwach quickly severs his arm and destroys his Bankai. Aizen appears, attacking with Kyoka Suigetsu intervening. Yhwach teases him for fighting for the “losers.” Aizen uses Hado #99, Goryutenmetsu. A large dragon destroys the ground surrounding them, he them rushes forward. 

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Yhwach points out that Aizen sword is cracked, then sends him flying backward with an energy blast. Ichigo appears behind him and Yhwach blows his arm off and single handily stops his Zanpakuto. He notes that even Aizen was ineffective. He shatters Tensa Zangetsu and blows a hole into Ichigo’s chest. However, it appear that this was an illusion and Aizen made it appear that he was Ichigo. 

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Aizen is interested in this development, considering the fact that Yhwach was so certain that he wasn’t susceptible to the effects of Suigetsu. Ichigo impales Yhwach from behind and uses a powerful, Getsuga Tensho. This chapter was all about Aizen, fans have been anticipating an Aizen, Yhwach clash. Unlike most of the Shinigami, I believed that Aizen would be a challenge for Yhwach. This fight is already more interesting than Ichigo initial fight with Yhwach.

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My Hero Academia

Chapter 100

Special Moves

Class 1-A are excited about getting to create their own special moves. Cementoss explains that the Gamma Gym was created by him and he can use his Quirk to alter the gym to fit the needs of the students. Shouta explains the need for special moves. He explains that the “Hero License Exam,” is designed to test the “aptitudes” in “intel gathering, judgement, mobility, leadership and communication.” However, fighting ability is the most important. 

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Midnight gives an example of a special move, like Kamui Woods, Lacquered Chains Prison. Shouta decides that during the summer break the students will spent developing there Quirks and special moves. He suggests that they update their costumes to accommodate their new abilities. Cementoss prepares the gym and Ectoplasm clones himself to spar against the students. Izuku is confused, he’s unsure what his special ability should be. 

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He decides that he will focus on his costume, instead of his special move. He thinks that he could upgrade his costume to protect his arms. Tenya and Ochako head to the development studio. Ochako wants to improve her ability to help her with her floating ability so that she could be more effective in hand to hand combat. Meanwhile, decided that she wants to minimize the effect of his, Recipro Burst. An explosion from the development studio sends Izuku flying. Mei Hatsume is responsible. She lands on top of him, surprising Izuku.

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I’ll be interested to see what special moves the students come up with. It appears that Izuku will always have difficulty with his Quirk. I still believe that Katsuki will become a bad guy or anti-hero eventually. I also happy to see new costumes because the old ones weren’t that good. 

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One Piece

Chapter 833

Vinsmoke Judge

In the Germa Kingdom, several Germa 66 agents are excited to see Sanji and Jajji fight. Yonji tells an engineer that he “told Sanji off and he attacked him leaving a dent in his head.”The engineer uses his “press machine,” to fix Yonji’s face. The Germa 66 agents are surprised by Sanji’s strength. Sanji kicks at Jajji, who blocks the attack. Jajji uses his lightning spear to attack Sanji. He states that the only reason he return was to protect his crew.

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Jajji tells him that reneging on their pact with Big Mom, will cause her to seek vengeance. Sanji recalls his troubled childhood. He remembers the abuse he received at the hands of his brothers and his father indifference to it. In the present Jajji attacks Sanji with his spear. Sanji blocks it with his, Busoshoku Haki. This surprises Jajji and the Germa 66. Jajji leaps up and Sanji counters with Diable Jambe. 

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Jajji blocks and grabs Sanji. He slams him to the ground and kicks Sanji with his electrified foot. He uses his shoe blaster against Sanji. Sanji uses Diable Jambe again, as Jajji commands his men to create a wall to block it. Sanji hesitates and Jajji takes advantage of the situation, piercing his agents body sending Sanji flying backward. Reiju aids Sanji, healing his wounds. Jajji tells him that the Germa 66 would give up their lives for him. 

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Jajji explains that the alliance with Big Mom, is a guarantee of  their conquest of the North Blue. He reveals that he doesn’t want to lose his most “precious sons,” and he rather sacrifice Sanji. While distracted, Sanji is trapped by Reiju. She places a “World Noble,” collar on his wrists to prevent him from escaping. This chapter of One Piece was well done. I was shocked to see that Sanji has learned Haki. His relationship with his family seemed obviously due to childhood abuse. I wonder if Sanji will sacrifice his hands for his freedom. I don’t think Luffy will allow it. 

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Weekly Shonen (5/2/16) Recap & Review

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One Piece

Chapter 825

The WE times comic strip

 

Vito explains Germa 66 

Monster Gun “Vito” explains how he admires Germa 66. He reveals that there is a comic, Sora, Warrior of the sea. It is published by the government in the “World Economic Times.” He implies that the comic is likely a source of government propaganda, design to manipulate young children into idolizing the Marines.

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The Strawhat’s need Sanji

It can be easy to forget that the Strawhat’s travel by sea. Mainly, due to the fact that they spend most of their time on land. However, Sanji’s value is reveal in how Luffy massively, failed to make a satisfying meal and used too much food to do so. Furthermore, when Luffy catches a large fish, his ignorance of cuisine leaves the crew in danger as they consume the poison skin of the fish.

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The story has been progressing slowly in this chapter, however we get some more information regarding the Germa 66, the Firetank Pirates and Big Mom’s ship. Luffy becoming poisoned is clearly going to become a hindrance to the Strawhat’s success. Sanji’s seems to have moved past his “love” of his soon to be bride, and declares that he will not be marring anyone. Overall, another good chapter.

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Bleach

Chapter 672

Son of Darkness

Gerard lives

Gerard has taken a beating from three captains and still lives. This latest form appears to be his last. Hitsugaya and Kenpachi seem at their limits, however, there are other Shinigami left to fight mainly Byakuya.

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While I’m confident in Ishida’s ability, I never though he would fail to lay a scratch on Haschwalth. Anyway, there’s no way he dies so it will be interesting who comes to his rescue.

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The final battle begins

Ichigo and Yhwach are going to start their inevitable battle. What surprised me was Ichigo apparent belief that Orhime is going to be important to his victory. I highly doubt that she will factor in that much. However, he powers were always unique and may help in blocking Yhwach’s ability to “see” the future.

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I already predicted that Gerard would die yet. I was right. While Kenpachi and Hitsugaya may be exhausted, I think Byakuya has more than enough strength to continue. I’m excited to see his “new” Bankai. Shinji, Rukia and Renji are also still able to fight. I think that they may not be necessary but could help if needed. While, I usually dislike switching from fights, I think in this case it was refreshing. The main question I have remaining is, What’s Orihime suppose to do?

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Weekly Shonen (03/10/2016)

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Fairy Tail

Chapter 476

Bid fairwell to the mage girls

Ultear explains the effect of the “Third Origin,” to Wendy and Sherria. The ability to “tap into the power of the future.” She tells them that they must sacrifice their ability to use magic if they want the power. Wendy and Sherria bicker on who will make the sacrifice. Meanwhile, Chronos attacks causing Ultear and Wendy to decide that she will make the sacrifice. Ultear uses the “Third Origin,” on Wendy. She attacks Chronos with Sky Dragon’s Claw.

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Chronos counters with Age Scratch, and Chronos appears to be unaffected by Wendy’s attacks. She then begins to dominate the fight against Wendy. Sherria protects her just in time, revealing that she was the one that actually used the “Third Origin.” Sherria dominates Chronos, as she remembers what magic meant to her. She uses her final attack, Heavenly Gathering of Clouds. She defeats Chronos, and time returns to normal. Wendy begins healing Carla, as Sherria says that “magic doesn’t compare to love.”

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The fights that are appearing in this arc seem to simple. Actually, too simple. I don’t think they all need to be long, but they all shouldn’t be this short. Anyway, I don’t feel too bad about Sherria losing her magic, she is clearly sad about it. However, i doubt she will lose her friendships because of it. 

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One Piece

Chapter 819

Momonosuke, Heir of the Kouzuki Clan

The Straw Hats realize that Kaido and Captain Jack were after Momonosuke, Kinemon, Kanjuro, and Raido, for information regarding the island of Raftel. They say that Oden didn’t tell them the where about’s of the island, to keep them safe. They express their desire to kill Kaido, they enlist the Minks and Straw Hats to help them. However, Luffy refuses to help, shocking everyone.

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He demands that Momonosuke stand up for himself. He “remembers how Kaido killed his father and mother, Momonosuke states his desire to take down Kaido and asks the Straw Hats for help.” Finally, Luffy accepts Momonosuke and forms an alliance with the minks and Wano country. Luffy decides that he needs to get Sanji first from Big Mom. Luffy tells the minks that they shouldn’t worry about him fighting against a Yonko.

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The minks prepare to throw a celebration in honor of Inuarashi and Nekomamushi becoming friends again. Meanwhile, Jack and his subordinates return to Zou. However, Jack has decided that instead of killing the minks, he will kill Zou instead. I’m hoping that Luffy and the others face off against Captain Jack. Even if he attacks Zou it will likely not die instantly. There’s a lot on the plate of Straw Hat crew, first they have to save Sanji, then find the location of Raftel, by stealing it from the two Yonko. First things first they need to defeat Jack.

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Bleach 

Chapter 665

The Princess Dissection

Kisuke acknowledges that Askin has forced his hand, revealing his Bankai. Askin is shocked at what he’s seeing. He acknowledge’s that there wasn’t any Intel on his Bankai. Kisuke responds that he has never revealed his Bankai before. Askin asks “what power his Bankai has.” Kisuke Bankai splits the arm of Askin in half. Askin immediately moves backwards, impressing Kisuke for his foresight. 

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He says that his Bankai’s ability is “restructure anything it has touched.” Kisuke attacks Askin, and they clash. Kisuke regains his eyesight and seems to separate his own hands and fingers. Askin is overwhelmed with Kisuke power, and responds by using the Gift Ball Deluxe. Kisuke say’s that Askin has “missed something,” and a fist pierces threw his chest. Kisuke explains that Askin’s “Gift Ball,” was described as being “inescapable,” not “impenetrable.” He was able to create a path with his Bankai, showing Grimmjow their location. 

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I’m still confused by what Kisuke’s Bankai actually does. Clearly, it repairs through stitching, but why did Kisuke cut up his own arm? Did he get stronger because of it? Anyway, Askin appears to finally have been defeated. He was a extremely powerful opponent considering the fact that it took at least four (captain level) Shinigami and Arrancar to kill him. Hopefully, I’ll get more clarity regarding his Bankai next chapter.

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Weekly Shonen (02/11/16)

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Fairy Tail

Chapter 472

Laxus vs Wahl

Laxus strikes Wahl sending him flying. Wahl counters by fusing copper and zinc into nine bullets. He fires them at Laxus, who destroys them with lightning. Gray and the others notice, Wahl analyzes Laxus and notices something regarding his organs. He asks him, “how is he still alive”. He claims that lightning will do nothing to effect him. Ezra and Kagura head to the “port”, to defeat one of the 12 Spriggan.

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The Sky Sisters faced off against Dimaria, she claims she could kill them both with a “snap of her fingers.” Wahl and Laxus continue to battle and he completes his analyzes of Laxus. He concludes that he is “afflicted by large quantities of magic barrier particles”, however, Laxus is still top tier in Fairy Tail. He transforms into his assault mode and estimates that it would take only 90 seconds to defeat Laxus.  As Assault Wahl begins his attack while Laxus clutches his chest in pain.

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It seems apparent that Laxus is destined to die during this war. I don’t know why but I have a good feeling about this. He of course is going to defeat Wahl. I think that this fight could be epic. As for the other fights have been set up and look to be interesting. Anyway, I can’t wait and wonder how cool Red Lightning is going to be.


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One Piece

Chapter 816

Dog vs Cat

Franky, Robin, and Brooke rush to stop the Samurai. Meanwhile, Duke Inuarashi is alerted to Samurai from the Bariete’s bells. He heads to the Capital, as the Samurai assume the bell is to welcome them. Kinemon and Kanjuro meet up with Momonosuke. In the Whale forest, Luffy and the others are running to stop the big trouble that results from when Master Nekomamushi and his army clash with the samurai. Nekomamushi arrives in Claw city looking for the samurai.

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However, Nekomamushi and Inuarashi spot each other. They become distracted, allowing the Straw Hats to reach the samurai. Inuarashi and Nekomamushi exchange barbs, then blows. Kinemon shouts for them to stop, revealing himself in the process. He asks them “where Raizou is,” Nekomamushi and Inuarashi stop fighting and bow in front of Kinemon. They state that “Raizou is safe,” shocking the Strawhat’s. The minks apologies to the Strawhat’s for lying, but they were willing to allow their kingdom to be destroyed to protect their friend.

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Bleach

Chapter 662

God of Thunder 3

Askin decries the fact that he can’t die. He asks Yoruichi her opinion as she is clearly in disarray. He reveals that she was caught in a “giftball”, of Reishi, oxygen, and nitrogen. She appears to be unable to breathe and can barely move. Askin is surprise that she is still living at all. Yoruichi believes that Askin was going easy on her. He denies this, implying that she is just that powerful. She looks toward her brother who clearly isn’t in good shape. Askin gets close to her, proving her inability to move.

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Urahara arrives just in time and comments on her ass. She responds by kicking him in the jaw. She chastises him for objectifying her, he concedes that he was vulgar. Askin and Urahara exchange pleasantries, as Askin reveals that Urahara is one of the “exceptional ones.” Yoruichi, springs into action, Askin is unsure what Urahara did. He remembers that Yhwach told him that “there are 5 battle powers belonging to exceptional individuals.” Ichigo has a “latent ability,” Kenpachi has “fighting strength,” Ichibee has “wisdom,” Aizen has “reiatsu,” and Urahara has “means.”

13 (3)

Askin calls Urahara the “variable strategist of perpetual adaptation.” Yoruichi asks Urahara what he did, he response sheepishly “it’s a secret.” He gives her “5 mins”, she uses her Raijin Senkei Shunkou. Urahara quickly appears behind her, telling her she should “it.” She refuses to use the “form,” calling it indignant. Urahara calls her decision unfortunate. However, Yoruichi isn’t able to do much of anything towards Askin. Urahara comically presents a sign that reads, “as soon as I peel this off, you’ll transform.” He does and she transforms into Flash God Super Transformation.

17 (5)

Urahara returns finally. It seems that Yoruichi should have been able to defeat Askin on her own, especially considering that she has the Flash God Super Transformation. Although she has been know to be stubborn. The comedy of this chapter was great. I love the dynamic of Urahara and Yoruichi. Askin will likely transform. Whether this results in Urahara being needed to fight or not remain to be seen. However, I really want to see both Yoruichi and Urahara’s Bankai’s.