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One Piece Onigashima - Straw Hat Pirates VS Beast Pirates


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[Analysis] One Piece – Onigashima: Straw Hat Pirates VS Beast Pirates

One Piece Onigashima - Straw Hat Pirates VS Beast Pirates

The underlying theme behind the deconstruction of the Beast Pirates is the realignment of their forces allegiance. What initially began as a group of fighters that constituted two pirate crews, a few Samurai, a ninja and the Mink turned into hundreds than an army of thousands before the raid on Onigashima. Such a theme carried forward through the story of Onigashima with it still continuing. The disparity in numbers between the two forces continues to close with the Samurai Rebellion on the path to growing larger than the Beast Pirates force. It has been set-up to happen. And it will happen. The whole Onigashima story has been building up toward Luffy taking Yamato away from Kaido.

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One Piece chapter 998 - Yamato recalls her encounter with Ace three years ago


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One Piece Chapter 998 – The Tobiroppo: Ancient Zoans

One Piece chapter 998 - The Tobiroppo's Ancient Zoan transformation

Unleash and exceed. It is time for the Straw Hat Pirates to put their two years of training and their experience within the New World to use with the strongest opponents they have faced now standing against. Despite their initial attitude, with Kaido moving Onigashima, the Tobiroppo finally decide to take action and combat the enemies before them. Each and every single member of the Tobiroppo including the former member, X Drake, have transformed into their Ancient Zoan forms ready to annihilate any they consider an enemy.

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One Piece chapter 997 - Kaido lifts Onigashima Island up into the sky with his flame clouds


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One Piece Chapter 997 – Kaido, The Strongest

One Piece chapter 997 - Kaido lifts Onigashima Island up into the sky with his flame clouds

The shadow of destruction. The reflection of uncontrollable. The terror of possibility. The dragon of chaos. And the strongest creature there is. It took a while to get their but we finally begin to see what makes Kaido so OVERWHELMING. A distinct force that staggers any who seek to stand before him. Implausibility reckoned within mortal form. Now, with the plan in motion, Onigashima trembles.

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One Piece chapter 990 - Inuarashi and Nekomamushi transform into their Sulong forms


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One Piece Chapter 990 – X Drake And Luffy

One Piece chapter 990 - X Drake takes down a Number

Isolated and attacked, the lone soldier undercover within the den of beasts cast his lot in with the renegades insane enough to challenge the reality of the status quo. X Drake despairs yet finds hope within the chaos the Straw Hat Pirates represent against the crew of the Strongest Creature in the world. How will Luffy respond to the plea directed at him? And will Drake escape the wrath of the Beast Pirates?

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One Piece chapter 988 - Franky rides over Big Mom and Brook slashes Zeus


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One Piece Chapter 988 – Straw Hat Pirates VS Big Mom

One Piece chapter 988 - Franky rides over Big Mom and Brook slashes Zeus

As the full moon envelops the night sky with its radiant embrace amidst the flakes of snow blanketing the land, the winds of freedom echo across the halls of destruction unhindered by the chaos erupting before it. The Soul King and the Freedom Rider have arrived! And beneath their platform of announcement lies the concussed Big Mom interrupted partway through her act of annihilating the target of her ire. Now injured on top of being enraged, will the Straw Hats have to engage to prevent further devastation? Or will disorientation take hold of Big Mom and dissipate her memories once again?

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One Piece chapter 987 - The Akazaya Nine face off against Kaido with the Full Moon present


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One Piece Chapter 987 – All Out War

One Piece chapter 987 - The Akazaya Nine face off against Kaido with the Full Moon present

The raid has begun. The assault on Kaido and his forces has been signaled by the actions of the Akazaya Nine as they overwhelm Kaido and force him to the ground of Onigashima. Within the shock running through Kaido’s body at the presence of shadows manifesting themselves in front of him after twenty years, memories of Oden reverberate through his mind uncovering a feeling he had thought buried. Across the distance of twenty years, the scar left by Oden on Kaido begins to pulsate in response to the injuries suffered from the Akazaya Nine as they drive their wills through the man responsible for their Lord’s death and the suffering of the land they swore to protect. Kaido acknowledges the actions of the Akazaya Nine and in reply to Luffy’s declaration of war against the forces of Kaido, Big Mom and Orochi, he accepts Luffy’s challenge. An all out war has begun.

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One Piece chapter 932 - Orochi's Yamata no Orochi form


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[Analysis] One Piece – Kurozumi Orochi

One Piece chapter 932 - Orochi's Yamata no Orochi form

With the revelation taking place in the most recent One Piece chapter (985) that featured the severance of a two and a half decade old partnership, how will the reality of that weight affect the state of mind of the current Shogun of Wano Kuni?

Contrary to how Oda-sensei portrayed the scene, Orochi is not dead. The flow of the Wano Kuni story demands Orochi to be alive. And if we follow all that Oda-sensei has set up, the development now serves as an awakening moment of clarity for Orochi and a catalyst for his ultimate intentions.

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One Piece Chapter 985 – Kaido’s Endgame

One Piece chapter 985 - Luffy and Yamato rush to save Momonosuke

Blinded by the lust for chaos. Drunk from the feeling of invincibility. And oblivious to the reverberations of the human heart. Kaido along with Linlin set their plan into motion. A plan marked to change the very fibers of piracy. An age of piracy designed to engulf the world in fear. A world in which the reality of order submits to the violence of chaos. A reality in which the Ancient Weapons are used as the tool to reign supreme over all where war becomes the lifestyle humanity will be plunged into. One Piece has become their goal. The Ancient Weapons their pillars. And the world on fire their path. The New Onigashima Project begins.

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One Piece chapter 980 - Luffy and Zoro assaulting Onigashima Castle


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One Piece Chapter 980 – Assault On Onigashima Castle

One Piece chapter 980 - Luffy and Zoro assaulting Onigashima Castle

Unable to bear the ire welling up inside at the sight of precious food being wasted that is desperately needed by the residents of Okobore Town and those like them, Luffy has expressed his abhor for the actions of the Beast Pirates by unleashing on them. Expectantly, Luffy’s actions has drawn attention to himself including the curiosity of Zoro who amusingly liberated himself from his restrictions and consequently sliced a building apart that was blocking his straight-line path to the source of the chaos. Luffy and Zoro’s behaviour in turn have attracted the perception of Scratchmen Apoo, who after having identified the two proceeds to attempt to capture them. Unaware of how Apoo’s abilities work, Luffy and Zoro fall prey to his sound attacks and as a result of fighting too much uncertainty the two decide to avoid direct confrontations and instead opt to force their way through to the Castle. What this chapter has demonstrated wholly is how unprepared Luffy and Zoro are and why the inclusion of Jinbe, someone who educates himself on the knowledge of the situation and his opponents, was such a necessary development.

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