Robot VS Dinosaur. Cyborg VS Man-Beast. Bikini Briefs VS Kilt. This chapter has it all!
Franky VS Sasaki happened. It was a Franky fight, meaning it was completely over-the-top, and I loved every minute of it. A flying triceratops, Y’all. Oda gave Sasaki the ability to fly! Crazy, just crazy. I was entertained throughout the battle. Franky may not be my number one Straw Hat (*waves at Nico Robin*) but he’s pretty darn close, especially after this fight.
Wait a minute… Something’s…not right. Oh! I know what it is!
Much better! Anyway, I like what’s hinted at by Sanji going up against a rapid laser firing Queen. It’s only a matter of time before Franky gains the knowledge to do that too. And with the General Franky wreaked from the fight this chapter, I think it’s time for an upgrade. Both for the giant robot and its cyborg creator.
Oda even threw in Franky’s overwhelming desire to help his friends when Sasaki attacked the Headliners. It was a cool nod to Franky’s anger after the Straw Hats beat up the Franky Family after they hurt Usopp back at Water 7. Look, this wasn’t the greatest fight ever, but it was fun. Just fun. And sometimes that’s all you really need.
Switching gears, we see Zoro and Luffy are slowing getting back into the game. Not exactly breaking news, but I should mention it.
Also, what’s Yamato’s zoan animal? Well, guess what, dear readers? After hours of painstaking research I’ve…no idea. The only thing I can assume is that it’s an ancient mythical zoan. Hmm…I wonder what Kaido was originally gonna do with the fruit? Who in the world would he give that fruit to? Or, maybe it isn’t a question of who but why? WHY did Kaido want that specific fruit? Does it have a certain ability he needs to accomplish something? Hmm, indeed.
This was a great chapter. While not a fan of Sasaki, he came through this chapter against Franky. The fight was dumb, absurd, and made little sense. But that’s what was so great about it. Well…I guess Robin and Brook VS Black Maria is next. Gonna be hard topping this fight, but I think it’s possible. Put Brook in some sexy bikini briefs are we’re already halfway there.