A website called Claymore. Yeah, I think that was the name. I clicked on a short video clip of Luffy punching Captain Kuro. The art style in that video was nothing I’d ever seen. The punch was satisfying too. That, y’all, was my first exposure to One Piece back in…2004? 2003? Somewhere along that time.
Fast forward buying cheap, badly subbed anime episodes to buying Japanese volumes to look at while I read chapter translations online to actual scanlations. To, finally, reading official English Translations the same day it comes out in Japan! If you told me that’s how I’d be reading One Piece one day I’d think you were nuts.
So, here we are, One Piece chapter 1000. I gotta say, I enjoyed it. Mostly because we’re getting to the actual fight between Luffy and Kaido. But, it’s bigger than that. It’s Luffy, Zoro, Kid, Killer, and Law VS Kaido and Big Mom. It’s gonna be quite the fight!
Hm…Will that be the only line-up though? I don’t know, but I get the feeling Zoro won’t be the only Strawhat besides Luffy facing Kaido. Or, maybe I’m wrong. I can see Sanji beating Black Maria then fighting King. Maybe even Chopper and a few Strawhats beating Queen. Well, whatever the final match-up against Kaido is it’ll be a good fight.
And, I can’t ignore Big Mom. That’s why I think many of the current group going up against BM and Kaido will go down just taking her out the picture, leaving room for the full Strawhat crew going against Kaido.
There was some stuff with Yamato and Ace. Ace unknowingly talking about wanting to meet his hated father Gol D. Roger because he sounded like Luffy was cute. Not sure how Od*n’s journal will ultimately play into things. Maybe it holds the location of Wano’s Red Poneglyph.
This was a good chapter. We’re starting off the final fight which is nice, even if we’ll be cutting between that and all the other 87 battles happening at the same time. Oh, Oda. For better or worse, you never change. That’s probably why One Piece isn’t my favorite manga anymore, but that’s okay. It’s still entertaining despite it’s formulaic and sexist flaws. Sorry, I just can’t help taking jabs at ole One Piece. We’re like an old married couple who always argues but still, somehow, loves each other. Happy 1000 chapters, Oda! May you write 1000 more. No, wait. On second thought, wrap this damn series up before 2040, will ya? I’d like to see Luffy become Pirate King before I’m old enough to retire.