ONE PIECE 596 Spoiler 「ワンピース ネタバレ」

2010 August 9

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Trivia: The Thousand Sunny’s lion figurehead being mistaken for a sunflower is part of a running gag involves sunflowers and lions. The gag first appeared with Nami’s dress when she was young. The dress originally had a sunflower design but Bellemere stitched on some eyes and a mouth in order to make it a lion. This gag is also featured in the cover art of a chapter with Zoro trying to capture a lion who is hiding behind him among a bunch of sunflowers.

934 Responses to “ONE PIECE 596 Spoiler 「ワンピース ネタバレ」”

  1. Mr.MS - August 19, 2010 at 6:50 am #

    yall need 2 pay attention or go bacc some chapters cause they never showed the death of sabo or said he was dead an that picture resembles like three characters shown in a lot of regions of the grand line

  2. kvn - August 19, 2010 at 7:03 am #

    ace tattoo on his arm is written in the correct way o.o

  3. Hachibukai - August 19, 2010 at 7:20 am #

    Hang on guys, what makes you think sabo is alive?? and can someone please show me the chapter where you guys said that dragon saved sabo from being fired by a cannon?

    • ngwarrior - August 20, 2010 at 1:48 am #

      watch episode 324

  4. Mangareader - August 19, 2010 at 8:47 am #

    One Piece Chapter 596 ->

    • crocodile - August 19, 2010 at 10:44 am #

      thts only a cover page,..(

  5. Schematic - August 19, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    Yeah and Ace is not dead too thats why he is on the cover with luffy at an age when Luffy was already a captain and ace was already with WB. Get real, Sabo is dead. If he were to suddenly be alive that would be amazing… but as it stands right now there is NO evidence remotely that he could be alive. Other than that I really like where the manga is goin… I can’t wait to see how strong everyone gets by the time they get back. Truly a crew of legend like GOl D. Roger’s crew perhaps… that means zoro has to be at least stronger than Rayliegh lol and Luffy strong as strong as Roger himself. Which is unfathomable and funny at the same time.

    Also… I’d like the see Coby join the crew as well one day. for some strange reason I see that happening. Maybe he gets disallusioned with the marines and see them for what they truly are. A bunch of hypocrites who support a dictatorial regime that talks about justice then enslaves ppl and kills anyone who they feel like at will.

    • thajoker - August 19, 2010 at 10:58 am #

      you dont know if luffy cant get stronger than roger i mean roger couldve been at the same level as luffy when he started luffy is like only a year in on his adventure roger was atleast 30-40 but we still dont knw when or how long roger became king luffy is 17 theres still alot of time where he can get to rogers level or even stronger and zoro samething he can proably surpass mihawk in a year or 2 u never knw its an anime

  6. Schematic - August 19, 2010 at 10:33 am #

    Yes infact I believe WB will come back to life as well. Him Ace and Sabo will get tired of being Dead and decide that dieing is just not their thing… you know.. lol. You guys are hilarious. Sabo is dead. Ace is dead. I wish it weren’t so. But you guys are in serious denial. At least your not as bad as the people who believe Obito is still alive lol.

    • thajoker - August 19, 2010 at 11:04 am #

      wtf obito is alive hes tobi i believe its true just cause he got half his face blown off dont mean hes dead

      • Schematic - August 19, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

        Lol your right… look WB got half his face blown off and he still lived….. for 10 minutes. lmao. The only thing that was keeping Obito alive was the fact that the Rock was preventing him from bleeding out. In an injury such as that, once you remove the rock.. everything it crushed would leak out. Also its not only half his face was crushed. His entire body was crushed. IN AN AVALANCHE. People tend to forget that the rocks finished their job and completely caved in on him crushing the rest of his body. But alas people can dream can’t they.

    • JigsawJosh - August 19, 2010 at 11:43 am #

      I’m still waiting for the day people say Roger is coming back lolz. p.s Sabo could still be alive, he had a very open ended “death”

      • pieceofone - August 19, 2010 at 9:58 pm #

        It’s feasable that Sabo is alive. We never saw him die, just that his ship was destroyed. The only facts we have about his death is that the ship was destroyed and he didn’t return home. He was running away from home as it is.

        That being said, it does appear that a few Sabo fans are playing “where’s Sabo” with him by trying to point out any character that looks like him. It’s completely reasonable that we’ll see him again, but there’s no proof he’s alive. There’s really no proof that he’s dead either, it just appears that way so far.

  7. JigsawJosh - August 19, 2010 at 11:15 am #

    This chapter was great by page 4.

  8. stean - August 19, 2010 at 11:15 am #

    I believe at e end of e series! People through out e world will know the truth about the world government. There probably will be a massive war inclusive of all new world pirates,marines and revolutionalist. I believe marines as in sengoku, garp and couple more will be on luffy’s side. It’ll probably end up with garp dying or somewhere along e line.

    Rational of story – Gov corupted = people suffer. People do not know truth as facts are hidden(they believe pirates are the cause). Marines think they are right as the gov uses media and brain washing techniques as an influence. Only high ranking officers know the truth. But that doesn’t mean all pirates are good. Everyone has their own perspective

    but e main pt i’m trying to bring across is one piece is about a corupted gov trying to keep all power to itself. Revolutionalist(common goal to help people) revoke as they do not like the unfair system. Pirates are various ppl who have diff goals. Luffy wants to sale around e world without laws but bb wants power for himself. I think e story will end with luffy bringing equality to e world. Something everyone else wasn’t able to do

  9. stean - August 19, 2010 at 11:17 am #

    The small sky island of Weatheria

    researchers: We can’t forgive this thieving cat!! We should strip her of everything and expel her from this nation!!!
    Nami: I’m sorry I’m in deep regret
    researchers: No, we can’t trust you!!
    Nami: To show my regret I’ll dive into the sea…. please forgive me in the next life.
    researchers: Nooooo we made her cry!!! Don’t be so hasty lady, we don’t mean to persecute you to that extent!!
    Don’t choose death at such age!! We’ve said too much, sorry!!

    Nami: Oh ok, I’ll forgive you!! I’m gonna study about the weather here, okay?
    researchers: huh!?
    Nami: Oh, and my name is Nami. You can call me Nami-san. Oh, and I need a house to live in!
    Nice to meet you, sky grannies! Time to get busy!
    researchers: Huh!? How come it’s us that needs to be forgiven!? That makes no sense!!
    Damn, what just happened!?

    Haredas: This Weatheria floats the sky as the wind blows, and sometimes even go down to the Blue Sea to gather both supplies and information to continue our journey.
    Nami: information?
    Haredas: Well, such as records of the weather from all around the world.
    With the Grand Line as its center, there are many phenomenon of unbelievable weather! The world is massive!
    Nami: Rains of lightning…? Is this for real?
    Haredas: That’s an island in the New World. If you plan to travel that sea… you’ll have to think outside of the box even more!
    Nami: Mr Haredas, tell me about the weather in the New World! Everything you know!
    Haredas: You sound desperate
    Nami: Of course I am!!

    Nami: The entire crew’s life depends on me!! I’m the navigator!! I have great responsibility while we’re out on the sea!!
    I have to be able to take them wherever our captain wants to go!
    Luffy wants to be the Pirate King, then I can’t just be ANY navigator!!
    Haredas: What a lucky captain he is, to have his crew look out for him so much!
    Nami: I can’t help it…
    Haredas: It can’t be helped?
    Nami: Yeah!! He always talks big, but he knows nothing about the sea!!

    Nami (flashback): Luffy… help me…

    Luffy (flashback): OF COURSE!!!!

    Nami: …. he’s always so reckless. If I leave him be, he’ll die. He’s so stupid, I have to take care of him.
    Haredas: Hohoho, sounds like a disastrous captain!
    Nami: That’s why I have to help him! (It’s my turn to!)

    Nami: So tell me about the weather ball!
    Haredas: It’s not so easy!! This is a great invention of the Weatheria!!
    In the wrong hands, it could create chaos to the entire world!
    Nami: ……. so could you make a weapon out of it?
    Haredas: Hey now, don’t say such dangerous things!! No!! And wipe that grin off your face!

    Grand Line, The Pin-holder (Kenzan) Isle, Teena Geena Kingdom

    announcer: Come see for yourself!! Look at his appearance, it’s that of a skeleton!!
    And he only has one joint on his arm!! Is there a stranger creature than this in the world!?
    crowd: Hey, stop with the fake, exhibitioner!!
    announcer: huh? Is there a problem?
    crowd: He’s not moving at all!! That’s just a figure!!
    announcer: Huh!?
    Brook: (Luffy made up his mind…!!)

    Brook: (Then I have to do something too!)
    exhibitioner: Hey skeleton! Stop screwing around!!
    Brook: I can’t just sit here….
    exhibitioner: (Oh good! You understand!! That’s right move!! Otherwise this wouldn’t be a show!)
    Brook: What is there I can do to be of his use….
    exhibitioner: (We just want you to move!! That’s all, just move!!)

    Brook: (Even when you saw me, you weren’t afraid, and you asked me to join)
    Luffy (flashback): I don’t care about that, just join my crew!
    Brook: (flashback): Sure, no problem

    Brook: (That was such a joy after sailing the dark sea for 50 years…)
    Brook (flashback): My shadow has been stolen by someone
    Luffy (flashback): Hey, don’t hesitate like a stranger!! I’ll get it back for you!!
    Brook: (You have no idea how much you looked like a bright shining light to me… my 50 years of waiting for a miracle was finally paid off!)

    Brook: 40 degrees!! Oh, too hard!!
    exhibitioner: Whaaat!? What the heck is that!?
    crowd: It moved!! It’s really talking and moving!!
    crowd: That’s gross!! What is this creature!?

    Brook: If I lower any degree from 45, I slip and fall….
    crowd: The skeleton is moving!!! Gyaaa!!!
    Brook: (But when I finally over come this, perhaps I will be more of use to Luffy….!!
    ….. no wait, maybe I should look for something else.)

    crowd: …!!! He has a guitar!! What is he doing!?
    Brook: For show? Sure, why not, say whatever you want. My dictionary no longer has the word “lonely” in it.
    Anyways, aren’t you people bored of just watching?
    Listen to my new single!! “Bone to be Wild”!!!

    East Blue, the massive bridge

    Revolutionary: What made you change your mind?
    We’re glad you did though, Mr Dragon has always wanted to meet you.
    Revo shipmates: [We’re getting on the ship, and escorting Nico Robin to Vertigo!]
    Robin: If I knew there were people like that, I wish they’d come see me earlier.
    Revo: I…. am sorry, we didn’t have the information that you were with Crocodile…
    Robin: Fufufu, it’s just a joke. I’m teasing you. I’m sorry, but I’m glad it ended up this way.
    Revo shipmates: We’re set sailing!

    (flashback): Kill that child!! She shouldn’t be alive!! She’s a survivor of the demons of Ohara!!
    (flashback): You monster!!
    (flashback): How much do you think is on that kid’s head?
    Robin (flashback): Why did you come to save me!? I said… I want to die!
    Spandam (flashback): Are you insane!? Don’t you think you’ll survive declaring the entire world as your enemy!!
    Luffy (flashback): Bring it on!!!!

    Revo: Ms Robin, please come inside. It’s cold out here.
    Robin: No, I’m fine here. I’m a pirate… and you’re revolutionaries…
    I can’t trust you that easily to walk into a room with nowhere to run…
    Revo: Please, we mean you no harm!
    Robin: Please leave me be. When I was alone, I lived this way all the time…
    Revo: …..!! I’m sorry, I understand.
    Bring her tons of blankets!! And warm food and drink as well!!
    Revo: But… we have them ready inside….
    Revo: Just hurry up!!!

    Robin: (Luffy, if I leave myself under your father’s wings in the turning tide of the world… I wonder if I can be a little stronger.
    I’ve never felt this way before, wanting to be stronger for someone else…!)

    Revo: Also bring a windshield!! And a sofa!!

    Grand Line Karakuri isle, Future land of Balgimore

    Marine: [Yes, that is correct. It is most likely the biggest loss of this century.]

    Marine: What do you know?
    Marine: After a gorilla-like intruder infiltrated the lab, the explosion happened shortly after.
    Marine: To come to this island, you have to have a fairly large ice breaker ship.
    ….. and no one has seen one.

    Gorilla: The Marine stationed on this island says the intruder was the “Cyborg Franky” of the famous Strawhat Pirates,
    but there are many cyborg gorillas on this island, and there’s a strong possibility they mistaken it for him.
    He was lasxt seen less than a month ago at Shabaody Archpelago, and it’s unknown how he could hav gotten to Balgimore.
    Marine: Captain Gorilla!! The search party for the mountain is leaving!
    Gorilla: I see, I’ll go with them, uho.

    boy: With that explosion, the entrance has been (too blurry. revealed, perhaps)
    old man: I’m surprised… we didn’t know about this either…
    that there was another lab…
    Franky: It looks like this is where the Cyborg Animal laborers were created.
    The lab that blew up had outrageous “cultural” inventions….
    but What I really wanted to know what these weapon inventions.
    This is amazing…. he researched anything from battleships to human cells.
    I wonder what’s inside his head…!

    Franky: Ok, I’ve decided. I’m gonna live here.
    boy & old man: What!? Live here!?
    Franky: I’ll come down the mountain once in a while to get cola, so stock some up in your house please.
    As long as you guys keep your mouth shut about me, me living here shouldn’t cuase trouble….
    boy: Gyaaaaa don’t look this way!!
    old man: Your face!! It’s frightening!!
    Franky: Stop yelling for just seeing my face!!!

    Franky: How about this? Tiger fur rug
    boy & old man: *sigh of relief* Oh, that’s better….
    Franky: It’s cold, let’s put fire in that fireplace
    old man: Why don’t you wear pants?

    Franky (flashback): Would you guys… ride the ship I made?
    Luffy (flashback): If you want me to give your underwear back, join us!!
    Iceburg (flashback): It’s time you should live your own dream…
    Franky (flashback): When it reaches the end of the ocean…!! It’s called a ship of dreams!!

    Franky: (Hey Luffy…!!! The Sunny hasn’t shown everything it can do yet! You’re the captain that can make Sunny the ship of dreams..!!!
    I’ll gain the technology to make it withstand even harsher adventures!! So Luffy….)

    old man: Hey, the tiger fur is burning!!
    Franky: huh?

    Franky: Gyaaa!! Hoootttt!!!
    Gorilla: !!? What is that, a monster!?
    Franky: GYAAAA!!!!
    Marines: !!? GYAAAA!!!!!! IT’S A MONSTER!!!
    Franky: GUOOOOOO
    Marines: GYAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!

    Franky: (So Luffy, we’ll sail over even the harsh waves of the New World!)

    Narrator: And this became the legend of the burning monster, spoken for generatons in Balgimore.

    Grand Line Bouin isles

    Herculesun: What now, Usoppnn!!?
    Usopp: First, I’m gonna get slimmer!! Then get muscles!!
    Herculesun: Yeah… well that’s better
    Usopp: And get stronger!
    Herculesun: Yeah… if you don’t you can’t get out of the islandnn!!
    Usopp: And get even stronger!
    Herculesun: Yeah that’s good too!
    Usopp: And get even more stronger!!
    Herculesun: Oh…. that much, huhnn?

    Herculesun: You suddenly got riled up, what was on that news papernn?

    Usopp: Hah… hah… *cough* A message from our captain was on it!!
    Herculesun: Message…!?
    Luffy (flashback): Hurry up and get on. You’re my crew now.
    Usopp (flashback): He won!!!
    Usopp (flashback): What are you doing Luffy, Get up!!
    Luffy (flashback): We win this fight!!!

    Usopp: Somewhere in my heart….
    Herculesun: !?

    Usopp: I felt Luffy is someone… who will become Pirate King on his own, just by me watching him…
    Luffy (flashback): After going around half the world more, we’ll see this wall again… and when we do, I’ll be the Pirate King!!

    Usopp: But I was wrong… There are many enemies even he doesn’t stand a chance against…!!
    Even Luffy can lose…!! He was forcing himself…!! He was screaming…. that’s why…. HE NEEDS MY STRENGTH!!!
    Usopp: Herculesun… I want to get stronger!!

    Usopp: Hey Herculesun-sensei… I’ve been wondering about your weapon…
    Herculesun: Huh? Sen…. teachernn!?
    Usopp: Yeah, with your awesome skills living in this dangerous island, I want to learn many from you!
    Herculesun: Awesome skills? Am I awesome teacher?
    Usopp: Yeah, you’re the awesome teacher!
    Herculesun: And my name is Herculesun!
    Usopp: Yeah, awesome name!

    Herculesun: Ok, my apprentice Usoppnn!! This forest has many violent and fast growing plants called Pop Green. These are the seeds for them.
    Usopp: Pop Green!?
    Herculesun: Each one of these have its usefulness, and…
    Usopp: yeah….

    Usopp: (Wait for me, Luffy… So you can be the Pirate King… I will become the true Sniper King!!)

    596 end

    • crocodile - August 19, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

      wow nice blog,….)

  10. SilentRaider52 - August 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm #

    I really hope if they have a timeskip, that it won’t be too long, but I do hope they get some some new powers and strengths.

    • Akainu has Best Devil Fruit - August 19, 2010 at 1:07 pm #

      of course they will faggot

  11. Nate - August 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm #


    • crocodile - August 19, 2010 at 4:31 pm #

      im nate biggest fans now,…hahaha

      • Akainu Has The BEST DEVIL FRUIT - August 23, 2010 at 11:11 am #

        eat shit – croc bitch!!

  12. 1piece - August 19, 2010 at 1:22 pm #

    so it is clear now that what Urouge experiencing in one island in the new world was not God Enel it was just a weather phenomena called Lightning rain after all..

    • ItchyHole - August 19, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

      Yeah…state the obvious why don’t ya.

  13. stean - August 19, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    please read

    I believe at e end of e series! People through out e world will know the truth about the world government. There probably will be a massive war inclusive of all new world pirates,marines and revolutionalist. I believe marines as in sengoku, garp and couple more will be on luffy’s side. It’ll probably end up with garp dying or somewhere along e line.

    Rational of story – Gov corupted = people suffer. People do not know truth as facts are hidden(they believe pirates are the cause). Marines think they are right as the gov uses media and brain washing techniques as an influence. Only high ranking officers know the truth. But that doesn’t mean all pirates are good. Everyone has their own perspective

    but e main pt i’m trying to bring across is one piece is about a corupted gov trying to keep all power to itself. Revolutionalist(common goal to help people) revoke as they do not like the unfair system. Pirates are various ppl who have diff goals. Luffy wants to sale around e world without laws but bb wants power for himself. I think e story will end with luffy bringing equality to e world. Something everyone else wasn’t able to do

    • The Realist - August 19, 2010 at 4:32 pm #

      Your Right! I Think Oda Is Well Aware Of The Fact That Our World Is The Same.

      This Story Is Not Just About Looking For One Piece!

      It’s About How Shady The Goverment Is!

      I’ll Leave It At That, Because There Is Too Much Truth In This Manga For Me To Mention.


    • Grim - August 21, 2010 at 2:24 am #

      “sefu” is the new “stfu”! pewpewpew

  14. The Realist - August 19, 2010 at 4:40 pm #

    Ah Yes, Finally!

    As You All Can See I’ve Been Right So Far In My Prediction, Regarding Franky, Chopper And Lysopp Becoming Stronger In Their Particular Ways!

    And If You Have Doubts That I Have Predicted It Read Some Mangaspoiler Chapters Back And You’ll See For Yourselves!

    Now Everyone Is Starting To Help Luffy In Becoming The Pirate King! Somehow I Think They Won’t Be Needing Any Crew Members Anymore! If Oda Is Planning On Making A Time Skip, I Think It Will Be Some Months Or At Least 2 Years!

    But What’s The Deal With Robin!? Is She Trying To Get At Dragon?^^ She Had A Weird Smirk On Her Face, Like She Can’t Wait To Meet Him! (I Don’t Know In Which Way She Wants To Meet Him, But It Lookes Kinda Strange^^)

    Or Maybe It’s Just My Nasty Fantasy! HeHeHeHe

    (Please Only Comment If Your Serious And Polite)


    • crocodile - August 19, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

      i just want hancock 2 join d crew so badly,…(
      if d spoiler above is d right one and d conversation bout croco is right i think crocodile is a former revo,..
      im agree if d time skip just about a month or two,…but 2 years? oh cmon thats so long,.(the other supernova already have their name n succeed in NW),…n remember d SHs first journey untill now mybe only taken 1 year (brooke n franky mybe hv only 1 month as a crew),2 years time skip is much longer than their journey as a crew,…

      • pieceofone - August 19, 2010 at 10:03 pm #

        In regards to the time skip, I think the message could be interpretted as meeting at the new year or meet in 1 year, but I highly doubt it was longer based on the 16 bell meaning.

    • pieceofone - August 19, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

      I wouldn’t say he doesn’t need any more crew members. BB just increased his crew by a few members, and I think Luffy could use 1 or 2 more. 1 more would be right in line with what he originally wanted (10).

    • Mr. McDonald - August 20, 2010 at 2:55 am #

      @Realist, I gotta say U R a prick. I was right about everything I predicted, including Robin, Sanji, & Nami but only a prick would go around saying they were right lyk dat.

      And there’s no way their B a 2yr timeskip at the least, when the crew hasn’t even been 2gether 1 yr.

      • thajoker - August 20, 2010 at 11:02 am #

        proably does mean meet in one year cause didnt franky be like i guess ima be living here for a whiler

  15. The Realist - August 19, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

    I think robin is mad? DOn’t u all?

    • The Realist - August 19, 2010 at 7:52 pm #

      I Didn’t Write That! Somebody Stealing Names Like A Bitch!


      • The Realist - August 20, 2010 at 2:16 am #

        Hmm.. I think I did write that.

  16. crocodile - August 19, 2010 at 7:13 pm #

    its out on mangastream,….)

  17. crocodile - August 19, 2010 at 7:22 pm #

  18. Gear 4-10 - August 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

    Almost every single upgrade that the strawhats get will effect the entire crew.

    Nami- She will control weather and make it safer in the new world.

    Usopp-He’ll be able to shoot at more long ranges with more heavy artillary (Franky’s upgrade to the ship)

    Sanji-He’ll cook for the crew to make them stronger.

    Chopper-He’ll have steroids that strengthen the crew without harming them in any way. Or something along those lines.

    Robin-Will find many treasures in the new world because of the ponyglyphs or something.

    Franky-He’ll get an upgaded body and will make the ship bigger and stronger. (bigger for upcoming crew members)

    Brook-Will make music that makes the crew stronger just by listening to it.

    We havent seen what Luffy and Zolo intend to do yet. SO after the next chapter or so we will see the time skip and see the major upgrades. And I am positive there will be another member.(Hancock) or (Jimbei)If not them than maybe Hatchan for the fishman and/or perona. But they do need another girl on their team.
    Please Reply…..

    • =) - August 21, 2010 at 12:44 am #

      Cool predictions, I hope Oda doesn’t just stop with one new crew member either. So yes it would be nice to have another female member as well.

  19. jubei - August 20, 2010 at 1:35 am #

    Man i am just curious about the the mystery guy with luffy and ace on the front page of chapter 596.

    • elcamellitoazul - August 20, 2010 at 1:46 am #


    • ItchyHole - August 20, 2010 at 2:11 am #

      What’s wrong with you? If you read the previous chapters you would know that is the grown up version of Sabo from Grey Terminal.

      • jubei - August 20, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

        Sabo is said to be “dead” why bother with a grown up version of him unless Dragon save his ass. Other than that why show Sabo all grown up.

  20. oldmanscoup - August 20, 2010 at 3:30 am #

    This is my first time to post here, so I apologize for the length of this comment/discussion. I wanted to talk about what I would like to see happen next. However, I wanted to acknowledge that I agree with the person that said that time will probably only skip a year. This is consistent with the explanation provided by Killer which denotes a timeframe (an old year ends and a new year begins). With that said, I think that the time skip should be at least 3 years. Here a few reasons for this in my mind.

    The “New World” to me should highlight a renewed focus on Luffy becoming pirate king (we can tell that’s the direction in general of the manga). (A) However, we already know a lot about the Straw characters. This timeframe allows them time to create there own new stories while still being realistic. Example: It’s not interesting to me for Zoro to be a master swordsman in one year. It’s a slap in the face to the veterans of one piece who run the world currently in this case “Hawk Eye”. (B) Next, Luffy has been 17-18 for a loooong time. You haven’t really seen much character development up until this point. In some senses that is good, however, any good story has a character that grows (not just in strength but other areas). My thought is keep Luffy a playful character, but make him 20 – 22. This is a good time to do it, because he realizes now that he can’t become Pirate King on “will” alone. He needs hard work. A couple other little thoughts, It would be cool to give Luffy a weapon (a staff maybe). Also, they could give the character a deeper voice. This makes the character more interesting, because we wouldn’t know what all his new abilities were and how he’s matured through his training with Rayleigh. Also, it’ll play into the idea that maybe he had a relationship with Hancock during that time (we wouldn’t know… adds intrigue). Finally, the Luffy character would not have to be aged again for long time. (C) The other characters in One Piece need time to move. Blackbeard and the rookies need time to get stronger and established a foothold in the new world. The Government can be restructured, so that younger people are in power at the top. Smoker will have already moved to the New World and be feared. Luffy’s friend who is a marine will have learned to control his haki and have become stronger. Finally, Dragon will have made his move to change the order of the world government. (D) I think this is the key step in the development of the story. Luffy sees that a lack of freedom, whether it be from the government or revolutionaries, is wrong. This will put him in direct conflict with the government and his father. This obviously would be a good way to introduce Sabo who has become Dragon’s right hand man. He becomes one of Luffy’s main enemies. It also give us a chance to explore whether he has any thoughts about his father or question about his mother (wouldn’t a normal person be upset or inquisitive or something).

    The additional years gives Luffy a chance to mature which is important for the story. Currently, he doesn’t eve know how to become the Pirate King. It allows him to face new enemies and realistically be able to face the challenge (more physical power and more experience). It restores emphasis to his search for “one piece”. It’ll allow the reader to not just focus on the next upcoming enemy, but the over arching goal. Freedom to sail the seas as on sees fit.

    • vazelos3 - August 20, 2010 at 6:12 am #

      Luffy wont get serious or mature or crap like that.roger was pretty much an idiot too and yet he made it.if Luffy’s basic characteristics change its gonna be a failure…
      imagine him seting out strategies before the battles instead of just rushing in, or solving equasions in his free time lol.

    • Akainu has Best Devil Fruit - August 20, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

      I think you are entitled to your opinion… but loads of hot shit air came from your direction – dude ?!! ODA is a genius by the way he constructs his characters and develops them subtlely – which is different from BLEACH and NARUTO!!

      — I like the way ODA does it… because
      explanation is not always needed. Makes the reader think instead of being force fed shit all the time.

    • ARCEUS - August 20, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

      Are you crazy man? 3 years? Then Oda will have to explain these 3 years….It took him so many years to make the Strawhats travel for one year!!! Can anyone imagine Luffy mature and serious person? HOLY SHIT!!!!


      • kusokage - August 20, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

        luffy will mature and get stronger without losing his retarded personality like all other anime characters, and 3 years is too long.

      • Akainu Has The BEST DEVIL FRUIT - August 23, 2010 at 11:12 am #

        get over yourself … loser

  21. Akainu has Best Devil Fruit - August 20, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

    I still want to know what happened to Shakky and Rosy life Riders …. when Kuma Arrived at the scene where THousand Sunny is??

    • ARCEUS - August 20, 2010 at 7:40 pm #

      That will be a very big surprise……..

  22. Ryuu - August 20, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

    just wondering and can possibly be a stupid question…… does anyone believe that maybe Big Mom is Lola’s mother?

    • jaygal - August 20, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

      No dude.. Big Mom is Lebron James’ mother.. hahah!

      • Gear 4-10 - August 20, 2010 at 5:27 pm #

        Then keep Delonte West away from her.

      • vazelos3 - August 20, 2010 at 7:29 pm #

        hahahhahaha funniest comments i ever read i this forum! hahaha

  23. Gears 4-10 - August 20, 2010 at 5:31 pm #

    Zolo will vow to defeat Hawk eyes before he leaves and will be the curent master swordsman.

  24. The One and Only - August 20, 2010 at 5:43 pm #

    Hello all One Piece fans. I love to read the comments here on the forum, and i hope meine wont be so stupid. Btw my english isnt that good.

    Okey well lets get down to buisness.
    To the comment over me i do belive that Lola´s mother is Big Mom but im not sure. I think Big Mom is kinda like Whitebeared, and is like the “top” of the family.

    Sabo is alive thats for sure just look at:

    First of all its the same day as when the Cellistal Dragon arrived who “killed” Sabo. So whats the indjury their talking about at Dragons ship probably Sabo, cous Dragon isnt hurt in the picture and he ate the Logia Wind Fruit in my oppinont. So i guess he saved him.

    I dont know if this was a dream or not but i remember Jimbei said something a man Luffy had to meet (a friend of Jimbei).
    He had to meet him cous you need someone with an ability (like navigate) in the New World and my guess it is Sabo. So now Luffy will have hes 10 man crew like it was supposed to. But i really hope Jimbei and Boa Hancock will join the crew to!

    Cheers! :D

  25. theshittyrestaurant - August 20, 2010 at 6:38 pm #

    In chapter 594 message page 9 did anyobody else notice luffy now has the same tatoo ace had before he died!

    • vazelos3 - August 20, 2010 at 7:31 pm #

      yeah its been discussed about already here.i think its not exactly like ace’ has both A and S crossed out but i cant make out the rest of the letters.