ONE PIECE #603 - - Special Review

| Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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ONE PIECE #603 - - Special Review

I hate ‘plothole spotters’ as much as you do, but it’s impossible not to
step back for a moment and chuckle at the silliness of how this episode’s big twist
hinges on the Strawhats being dim enough to need reminding about their own powers. Seriously, Franky’s
been chained up this whole time, and he doesn’t think to use his heat vision
until Law brings it up.

After that, it’s just… ZAPP! And everybody’s free from
Caesar’s clutches in a matter of seconds.

Then again, maybe that’s the most sensible plot development of all. All
you need to do is watch a few episodes of reality TV to see how human stupidity has no limits. It’s maybe more unrealistic to expect characters to be
making logical decisions in most situations they find themselves in. (I
feel like any guy who dresses like Franky probably has to be missing a few
screws, anyway

== TEASER ==

Once more, the show has a lot of villains bumping without making any reintroductions.
I don’t have much to say because I don’t much have much context here, and that’s
all right - - I know this is a long-running serial, and it bogs things down to
constantly be dolling out exposition. However, this right here is a solid piece
of evidence to demonstrate that any otaku who point fingers at superhero comics for
being impenetrable due to continuity are pots calling kettles black.

Actually, I do want to note that I’m pretty tickled over how Killer’s
design is basically Guy Manuel de Homem Christo with a MAD MASK make-over. There’s some chart
floating around which breaks down all the celebrities that Oda modeled various
ONE PIECE characters after. I can totally see how Franky is basically a
super-heroic version of Ace Ventura, but getting from a Daft Punk DJ to a psycho
pirate seems like a more zig-zaggy line of inspiration.

Watch this
the Counter Attack! Luffy and Law's Great Escape!here and decide for yourself, then read my comments about the previous episode here.

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