One Piece Chapter 1019 | Spoiler’s
|luffy once crammed down his rubber throat
We have Franky versus sasuke this is every bit as bizarre as i expected it to be however the source of the weirdness did not come from who i expected it to come from what the in regards to the fight however i do love the various techniques on display but i’m really hoping that this isn’t the end of the matchup it’s very much visually depicted as potential match point for Franky because sasuke has the classic white eyes in his final close-up and also this is part of a beautiful two-page semi-spread with Franky using the radical beam stunning artwork there i love the framing i love the lighting it is such a satisfying action shot plus this fight did do exactly the thing i wanted it to accomplish which was to rip Franky out of general Franky and have him fight with his own body and yes it was only briefly admittedly but it was a pretty damn epic ending i think that the standard Franky body makes a much more interesting art than general Franky but if this is the end i would still honestly be left a little bit disappointed by sasuke because right now he feels like a little bit of a gimmick opponent by which i mean we’ve only really seen one kind of attack from him which is the spiny stuff and i guess i just wanted to see a bit more variety from you know a toby roper member i mean i get it he can spin he can spin very well even but is that really all there is to sasuke right now sasuke feels to me a bit like Jaya Arc. Bellamy the Hyena guy who only had one attack and when that attack was broken there was no other substance to him now obviously there’s much more to Franky versus Sakazuki because this has been happening for a while off screen but that final glorious Franky attack aside i’m slightly underwhelmed although to be fair I’ve been slightly underwhelmed by Sakazuki’s general existence ever since he was introduced so look it’s not a big deal still i probably shouldn’t jump to conclusions yet because there’s a chance that it might not be the end i don’t think it’s a good chance but i have to say it would be incredibly cool if from here Franky had to slug it out with sasuke and have Franky really pushed in a way that we have never seen before oh you know what Sakazuki’s ability it reminds me of um what’s his name buffalo once again oh and by the way sasuke he can he can technically fly right so that makes him what the 20th overall flying devil fruit user so you know what let’s let’s do the list yeah i love doing the list in case you’re unaware Oda.
|statement in the alabaster
Once made pearl make a bold statement in the alabaster claiming that there were only five devil fruits in the world that granted flight which is one of the rare instances of inconsistency within one piece because look let’s just go ahead and count them we have Marco Kaido pel king buffalo the bug Zoan. Caesar Clown as well as all of the propulsion logiest actually potentially Lafitte is also the toyotori no mere model albatross consumed by big news Morgans although he cannot fly for whatever reason so we’ll let him off the hook there and now sasuke who at the very least is acting thematically as he is a member of the flying six none of the other flying six can actually fly so good on sasuke for that but there you go that is all five flying devil fruit users so i’m going to go ahead and agree with the appropriately named general Franky on reddit when he says that the five flying devil fruits is a plot hole meanwhile incredibly minor detail approaching but more praise for the way that Oda fluidly structures these chapters it can often seem a bit like his scene choices are fairly random but his storytelling in chapter 1019 is quite masterful on the very first page we have a bit of a catch-up of the Sanji gang on the performance floor and Sanji himself has a nice line about Franky it’s kind of weird hearing Sanji talk about Franky because i like the two straw hats that almost never interact for whatever reason but this simple statement from Sanji acts as a primer to the reader very much consciously or even subconsciously preparing us for some sort of Franky focus later on this section is even better than that though because it ends on the doctors treating Zoro about to inject him with the the mysterious magical mink cure but it’s brilliant because this scene of doctors treating Zoro then transitions into the heart pirates treating luffy aboard the polar tank so nothing in this chapter is random everything has a thread that connects to other parts of 1019 which is more often than not the case for most one-piece chapters it’s these small decisions and cohesive tissue that make one piece such a satisfying experience to read on a weekly basis and that sort of clear directorial structure is what a lot of Shonen series lack in my personal opinion having brought up zoro though it looks like he’s about to spring back into action any moment and that now begs the question of exactly what does he do from here exactly what does he do from here he had a very clear purpose before which was to defeat Kaido on the roof and i do wonder if that’s maybe going to change because the other worst generation members kind of got bored with the whole Kaido quest and then got distracted doing all sorts of other things like fighting straw men and morbidly obese mothers in terms of options for Zoro though i only really see two one of which is that he does go straight back up to the roof and assist Yamato and another is to stay on the performance floor and either team up with Sanji to be queen or even Marco to be king I’d prefer not though because i think Sanji in particular really needs his moment of soloing queen that’s really the thing though there aren’t actually all that many opponents left to beat Onigashima.