While we wait for the new chapter, here’s a beautiful LawLu to tide you over.
I am not an emotional person…
It usually takes a lot for me to cry. I don’t usually cry when I see people die of cancer or some other terminal illness in a drama/movie. I don’t cry when I read about families breaking up in novels. I don’t cry when lovers fall apart in a story.
But when I saw this, it caught me by surprise and tears just slipped out without warning. There was no feeling of extreme sadness before the tears started to form, no pooling of them in the eyes, and no trying to hold it in. I suppose it’s because I didn’t read the manga, which is why I didn’t expect it…but…
One Piece always has the power to break me apart. And it was the first and only anime to truly do so. Sure there may be a lot of fun and crack, but it will also punch you in the gut and rip your heart out. I had never expected to see Ace again here, and seeing Luffy’s words just brought back all the hurt from the battle at Marineford, the way Ace covered for Luffy, the thanks he gave to everyone for loving him….and….
I don’t think I can continue anymore…not when I want to cry just remembering it and typing this out.
Reader: Helloooooo! I’ve got a serious question despite the Question Corner’s reputation for lowbrow jokes! In volume 46, Usopp said that there are no two powers that are the same in the world. But this seems to be a bit different from what was being said in a question corner in volume 45. Since the Gum-Gum Fruit is in the encyclopedia, that means the one Luffy ate couldn’t be the first one of its kind! Beautiful and intelligent Eiichiro Oda, please clarify this for me!
Oda: You’re pretty sharp. But it’s okay. I haven’t said anything contradictory. Here’s a hint for you: I’ll put what Usopp said in a slightly different way. “In this world, no two powers exist at the same time.” Is that easier to understand? There is a certain scholar who will appear in the upcoming story who will explain what the Devil Fruits are. Soon.
Reader: Oda sensei, I know you must be busy, but I have a question. In volume 46, Nami’s pants are a different color in chapter 446 than 445. Did something happen? Thriller Bark is full of mysterious phenomena.
Oda: I can’t do it. I don’t think I can go on. I wanna die. Maybe those pants were made of fabric that faded easily. No, I’m sorry I tried to make excuses. If I were to be reborn, I want to be drool, and drool all over the place.