I have been waiting for this chapter where the focus shifts towards the Beast Pirates and Oda-sensei highlights the scope of the force Kaido leads. There are more divisions within the Beast Pirates than I expected and this isn’t even including Orochi’s forces and the Big Mom Pirates. Fortunately the larger an army Kaido has the more focus the Straw Hat Pirates will receive in regards to each individual member battle potential. It has been a long time since we had such an arc where the individual members within the Straw Hat Pirates get their own battles to be focused on but if there was any arc for that to happen again, it definitely is within this arc. With the Beast Pirates introducing many named characters within the divisions who have been highlighted as being strong, the stage is being set for these named characters to be matched up against the individual Straw Hat Pirate members.
Monthly Archives: April 2020
One Piece Chapter 976-977 – The Helmsman Of The Straw Hat Pirates
How unreal, how thrilling, how satisfying, how joyous, how exhilarating – it is about time that the Knight of the Sea, Jinbe, joins the Straw Hat Pirates. For over a decade many have been waiting for Boss Jinbe to join being teased on several occasions by almost circumstances but finally, it is official! The Straw Hat Pirates have their helmsman and onward to Onigashima Island to take down Kaido and Big Mom. If Oda-sensei has any other plans for introducing any future Straw Hat Pirate members or developing them, this is the moment to do it in with at least one Yonko about to be defeated.