I’m Sorry, Higesori
The tattoo on our miscreant friend here appears to read ‘KATANA HIGESORI’. A ‘higesori’ in English would be a razor, as in a razor used for shaving a beard. So does the bearded one here use his katana for fighting AND shaving!?
Weekly Shonen Jump #35 Ch.950
A Different Wavelength
A great moment for fans as we see two current Emperors clashing, something that last occurred way back in 2006 in Chapter 434. Let’s talk about that scene for a minute. When Shanks and Whitebeard clashed onboard the Moby Dick they split the sky and at the time we started to speculate that it may have been the still-mysterious ‘haki’. After Whitebeard’s Devil Fruit ability was revealed many (myself included) assumed that Whitebeard split the sky with Gura Gura power.
But NOW! The clash between Kaido and Big Mom reveals a strikingly similar phenomenon which takes us back to the original assumption that haki was indeed the cause of the sky-splitting spectacle.
Curiously, although similar, comparing the two scenes reveals that this break in the clouds appears to be a much less even line. Does this represent the unstable nature of Mom and Kaido’s ambition!?
Weekly Shonen Jump #36+37 Ch.951
One Piece Vol.45 Ch.434
The Katana God
This is twice now we’ve heard Ryuma posthumously referred to as a ‘Katana God’. This makes me wonder… Back in Enies Lobby, Zoro channeled Ashura and took on the physical appearance of the demon. I wonder if Zoro might be able to channel the soul of the ‘Katana God’ while he’s in Wano!?
Weekly Shonen Jump #38 Ch.952
One Piece Vol.43 Ch.417
The Fox Rings a Bell
In a twist-ending, Gyuukimaru is revealed to be the human form of Gyuukimaru and while it’s almost certain that a Devil Fruit is at the core of this, the question remains, which was the original form?
Is Onimaru a Koma Kitsune who ate a Hito Hito Model Daruma Fruit?
Or did Gyuukimaru eat a Inu Inu Model: Bake Kitsune Fruit?
Also, Onimaru’s swirly eyebrows seem to change shape according to his mood and I’ll be darned if his ‘happy’ form don’t look exactly like swirly ‘naruto’ in ramen. Little bit of an homage perhaps???
Weekly Shonen Jump #39 Ch.953