Welcome to Bakura Town! The Pasadena of Wano!
A plot inching chapter. Mostly getting characters where they need to be in order for big events to happen. Before that, Bellamy’s a master dyer now? That came out of nowhere. Not sure whether Oda will make it stick or not. Depends on whether we continue his cover story. Doesn’t matter, I can always see him helping out in the world war at the series’ end, even if it’s only a few panels of him defending his dyer friends from whoever.
We meet Holdem, who probably wants Otama to tame his lion face. How does a zoan generate a separate lion face? Artificial devil fruit or not, that’s wacky. In any case, Holdem doesn’t seem like much of a threat for our lion devil fruit debut. I guess Speed will be our loyal high-level opponent in Bakura Town.
This guy screams future ally/neutral character. All he needs is a good butt whopping to put him on the right track. Will he end up with Okiku? Maybe. Don’t care either way really. I do wonder how Oda will handle the class system. Specify, will the post-Kaidou regime get rid of it?
Again, things a moving forward, but I want to get to the fights and characters I care about. Not usually about just the fights, but Wano isn’t exactly interesting. Overall, it may be the most boring country setting for a major arc since the Straw Hats entered the Grandline. Dressora and Totto Land certainly blows it out of the water. Water… I miss Jinbe. *sniff*