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‘One Piece’ Chapter 864 review: Judge loses face. Wow!

Fans of the “#One Piece” manga can rejoice, as chapter 864 has been released early this week. After a 1-week-break, readers can finally find out what happens to Luffy and his pirate alliance after Brook destroyed Mother Caramel’s picture.
All in all, chapter 864, titled “The #Vinsmoke family slaughter plot”, is a fast-paced, breathtaking, and action packed experience. We learn more about two of Big Mom’s children, Daifuku and Oven, and their powers, as well as #Judge’s emotional frailty and his children’s complete lack of emotion.
Big Mom realizes what Brook has done
Chapter 864 kicks off a brand new cover story, focusing on the numerous members of the newly formed Straw Hat Grand Fleet.
The first part of this series features Cavendish and his Beautiful Pirates as they sail the ocean on their magnificent ship. The story then picks up right where it left off two weeks ago. A furious Big Mom attacks both Luffy and Jinbei, but the pair is able to dodge her fiery attack. The Yonko then realizes that Brook had destroyed the picture of her beloved Mother Caramel.
Subsequently, Brook, who was disguised as Luffy, reveals his true identity by tearing off his poorly made mask. The crowd is absolutely shocked and disgusted by this revelation, as they believe that Brook had just torn the skin off his face.
Brook is outraged by their reaction but immediately turns his attention to Big Mom, who suffers a major meltdown. At this moment, Luffy and Jinbei are attacked by Big Mom’s underlings.
Pudding’s potential change of heart and Daifuku’s and Oven’s powers
The scene transitions to Sanji and Pudding, who is desperately trying to shoot her husband-to-be. Sanji easily dodges all incoming bullets thanks to his Kenbunshoku Haki, but Daifuku intervenes and showcases his powers.
The third son of the Charlotte family is a lamp-man and has the ability to summon a spear-wielding genie, whom he, evidently, strengthens with his Busoshoku Haki. We finally get to see Sanji in action as he begins an all-out battle with Daifuku. Pudding also reveals that she may not be as evil as she thought.
When Sanji implied that she may have been deceiving herself all along, Pudding, once again, tears up. In the meantime, Pedro picks a fight with Oven, who has the ability to manipulate his body heat thanks to the Netsu-Netsu No mi.
Both Daifuku and Oven show just how powerful and versatile the members of the Big Mom Pirates are. While Sanji is capable of holding his own against Daifuku, he seems to struggle and is seen bleeding in a later panel.
The Vinsmokes are outnumbered and outgunned
In an article about the Vinsmokes, I questioned the powers of Sanji’s family. Many fans of the manga were predicting that Judge and his children would somehow get involved in the fray.
Instead, they’re easily incapacitated by Big Mom’s henchmen, who have surrounded the family and have their guns pointed at their heads. Reiju previously revealed that her brothers, barring Sanji, were incapable of feeling any emotion due to their genetic modification. As such, they are utterly unfazed by Big Mom’s betrayal and remain calm in the face of death.
Judge, on the other hand, completely breaks down and even starts to cry. Subsequently, the crowd of onlookers begins to laugh at him. This scene may turn out to be a significant moment, as the president of the World Economic Journal, “Big News” Morgans, is also present at the wedding.
Morgans reacts to Judge’s crack-up by gleefully screaming: “This is big news!” While the Vinsmokes will most likely survive this chaos, Judge’s reputation will surely suffer and, consequently, influence the future of the Germa 66.
The chapter ends with Capone Bege ordering the alliance to equip their ear-plugs in preparation for Big Mom’s scream. As Katakuri approaches Luffy, Bege finally reveals his true intentions and taunts the Sweet Commander.

Action-packed chapter, but the climax is yet to come

Compared to previous arcs of “One Piece”, the current arc is very fast-paced. The pacing definitely has its perks, though, and the plot moves along very quickly and smoothly. Unfortunately, this means that readers only get see brief scuffles between the numerous characters that were introduced in this arc.
The author, Eiichiro Oda, previously promised that 2017 would be the year of Sanji. While the entire plot is clearly centered around Sanji, many fans would love to see the cook in action. After the time skip, Sanji has been somewhat neglected, and whenever he fought powerful characters, such as Vergo and Doflamingo, he was practically humiliated. Nonetheless, fans of Sanji must’ve been delighted to see the cook in a fight with Daifuku.
Overall, chapter 864 was truly intense and exciting but with Big Mom still to release her powerful scream, the climax is yet to come.

One Piece Reveals What Would’ve Happened If Ace Lived

It’s been years since One Piece fans were forced to face the death of Luffy’s adopted older brother. Ace D. Portgas met his untimely death at the hands of Akainu in a bid to save his younger brother. Luffy never fully recovered from the tragic loss, and the ordeal ultimately pushed the would-be Pirate King to train harder than ever before. So, of course, fans are stunned to learn they’ll find out what would’ve happened if Ace hadn’t been killed.

One Piece is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and creator Eiichiro Oda has plenty planned for the event. The artist has said several big projects will be unveiled in 2018 to commemorate the milestone, and one of those gifts will be a special 3-part manga titled “Luff.” The ‘what-if’ spin-off will reimagine One Piece as if Ace did not die saving Luffy, and its preview artwork will make fans cry an ocean.

Over on Twitter, user @YonkouProds recently shared one of the special’s first spreads. The work hasn’t been translated into English, but fans will recognize the panels. The art shows Sabo rushing Ace and Luffy before Akainu can skewer either of them with his fiery fist. Sabo, the pair’s other adopted brother, seems relieved to have saved his family – and Ace looks like he can’t believe what just happened.

For now, there is no word on how “Luff” will progress in the aftermath of Ace’s rescue, but fans are already hyped to see how the special turns out. Otakus everywhere are already pleading for Toei Animation to give the one-off an animated special down the road, and Ace may just get such a revival if readers don’t give up their petitions with the studio.

Viz Media’s synopsis for One Piece can be read below:

As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally gained the power to stretch like rubber—at the cost of never being able to swim again! Years later, Luffy sets off in search of the One Piece, said to be the greatest treasure in the world…

Eiichiro Oda began his manga career in 1992 at the age of 17, when his one-shot cowboy manga Wanted! won second place in the coveted Tezuka manga awards. Oda went on to work as an assistant to some of the biggest manga artists in the industry, including Nobuhiro Watsuki, before winning the Hop Step Award for new artists. His pirate adventure One Piece, which debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1997, quickly became one of the most popular manga in Japan.

READ MORE One Piece Announces 10 “Big” Anniversary Projects

One Piece is turning twenty this year, and the franchise is going all out with its celebrations. Eiichiro Oda’s pirate-centric series stands as one of Japan’s biggest cultural exports of all-time. And, now, the franchise will be getting ten “big projects” to ring in its anniversary.

Shueisha announced the new plans for One Piece in its 31st issue of Weekly Shonen Jump this year. The magazine told fans a total of ten projects will be created especially to honor Oda’s Straw Hat Pirates. For now, details about the projects are being kept quiet, but Weekly Shonen Jump is expected to reveal details about the ventures on July 15th.

A few anniversary events for One Piece have already been announced, so fans can go ahead and mark their calendars. July 22 will mark the manga’s 20th anniversary, so Shueisha will release a commemorative issue of Weekly Shonen Jump that week to celebrate. The publisher has said another surprise will also be announced on July 22, but no specifics have been released as of yet.

When August rolls around, One Piece will debut a two-hour anime special to honor its anniversary. “One Piece Episode of East Blue: will air on August 26 and be a completely new work. The special will follow Luffy as he reflects on how his four main mates came to join the Straw Hat Pirates, and it will include reanimated scenes from the beginning of One Piece up until now.

Viz Media’s synopsis for One Piece can be read below:

As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally gained the power to stretch like rubber—at the cost of never being able to swim again! Years later, Luffy sets off in search of the One Piece, said to be the greatest treasure in the world…

Eiichiro Oda began his manga career in 1992 at the age of 17, when his one-shot cowboy manga Wanted! won second place in the coveted Tezuka manga awards. Oda went on to work as an assistant to some of the biggest manga artists in the industry, including Nobuhiro Watsuki, before winning the Hop Step Award for new artists. His pirate adventure One Piece, which debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1997, quickly became one of the most popular manga in Japan.

Can Zoro cut everything?

It has been mentioned after Zoro’s fight with Mr. One, that he will be able to cut everything and everyone one day. e managed to cut steel and Pica, who had a strong devil fruit.

There is still diamond that he didn’t cut, but he sure will, because it is the strongest material out there.

Caesar for nakama?

Many fans agree that Caesar has changed and that his story will soon be revealed. He would fit perfectly into the goofy crew and moreover they don’t have anyone who can be a scientist.

Caesar did many bad things, but it would be funny to have him on the thousand sunny.

Who cried?

Sabo lost his memory and had no idea that he has two brothers. After Ace died, it came all back into his mind. He suffered for weeks and then finally decided to get Ace’s devil fruit and continue his will.

Ace’s power is now safe and in good hands. Sabo will use it to achieve their dream.

Can it be worse?

Zoro had been caught in a running gag – he is constantly getting lost. He might go in one direction, but soon he somehow wanders of and loses his way.

Again, for an unknown reason, he comes back at the right place before anyone else and saves everyone. It is still a mystery how he does it.

Who would be the best teacher?

Sabo had to go through a lot of learning and combat learning skills before he could be Dragon’s right hand man.

He needed to be good in both thinking and moving. Now he has a set course and will bring down the system of the one piece universe. How will he do it?

Who is the scariest?

When something serious is about to happen, we can always see the straw hats make a serious face. But there was this one scene where they looked scary and determined like never before.

They looked as if they have seen a ghost and are ready to kill. Who looks the scariest?

Is it really like this?

Every One Piece character has something he cares deeply about and something that makes him go freaky.

Luffy always makes heart-shaped eyes when he sees food, and he is filled with joy when he hears that someone is going to prepare a banquet. Sanji is crazy about girls and Zoro only about his swords.

Who will win?

Zoro is said to be as strong as Luffy, and that has a lot of sense, because he is his first mate and his right hand man.

Zoro should be able to defeat any member of the crew and maybe even Luffy, with a bit of luck. But can he win in arm wrestling against all of them? What do you think?