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第119回:Oh Come My Way!

2019/02/20

I was surprised to get a fan letter from a former student of mine! O-kun, I hope you’re enjoying Wano every week in JUMP!

COMIC

Oh Come My Way!

Looks like Wano has its own bustling transvestite community! Check out this bearded fellow decked out in a feminine kimono waiting in line! I guess we’ll never know if Sanji would have had a flashback to his Kamabakka days if this fellow made it to the front of the line!

Toko is easily my favorite child character in One Piece since Chimney. That’s not to say I don’t adore Tama’s pure-hearted nature, it’s just that Toko’s mile-a-minute train of thought matches that of so many real children! That’s as opposed to a character like Tama who is *adorable* but seems more admirable than many adults I know in real life!

Also, I wonder if Toko’s design, spirit and wit are partially in tribute to the recently departed Sakura Momoko’s seminal character, Chibi Maruko-chan!

Weekly Shonen Jump #2 Ch.927

One Foot in the Ohaka

Ouch. What a personality, huh? Only one thing, I don’t buy it for a second! I bet this diva has a heart of gold and we’ll see that she’s gathering money from those who could/should be better using their money for a cause that will eventually serve the entirety of Wano!

And while up until this point I believed that Tama was Momonosuke’s sister, Hiyori, the conclusion of this chapter leads us to believe that Komurasaki is in fact an adult Hiyori. But is it really that simple? There’s that whole ‘fool me once’ saying, right? I’m still a little suspicious. Sure, I’m willing to accept that Komurasaki is in fact Hiyori, but now I’m even *more* curious about Tama. Was there *another* sister even Momonosuke didn’t know about? You can never be too sure with Oda-sensei, he loves to keep us guessing until the end!

Poor Hyo gets a lot of flak for being old and I was wondering why Oda-sensei seemed to be running the joke into the ground when I took a closer look at his design! His hair is actually shaped like a Japanese soul so it looks like his soul is already pouring out of his body! Poor guy! No doubt he’s a character to keep in the back of your mind to come to Luffy’s aid when he’s in a pinch!

Weekly Shonen Jump #2 Ch.926
Weekly Shonen Jump #4・5 Ch.928

ANIME

Greased Lightning

HOLD THE PHONE! Did you notice this detail during Mom’s transformation!? Napoleon became a freaking LIGHTNING SWORD! She’s using her body as a conduit from Zeus to infuse Napoleon witch electricity. What a beast!

TV Anime #863

Choose Your Poison

I can’t help but think that Katakuri’s anime-only move ‘Mochi Hadan’ is even an even more deadly technique than the Lucci’s Six Powers’ Finger Gun technique ‘Bachi’. At least that move didn’t leave you with a gross piece of mochi sitting in your body after it hit. What a nightmare to get out and clean!

TV Anime #864

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