One Piece 480 – Engagaed!
Posted December 1, 2007on:
The chapter begins with the zombies celebrating the defeat of Oz.
The zombies then explained that in order for the Strawhats to get back their shadows, Moria has to personally command the shadows to return to their original masters, or else the shadows won’t return. A short while later, they were all taken aback by the sudden revival of Oz. The zombies exclaimed that Oz was immortal and Zoro regained consciousness a while later. The zombies were all shocked that Zoro could still stand up after being heavily injured by Oz, and thought that he was immortal too.
The next few scenes showed that the rest of the Strawhats, including Brook, have all regained consciousness and were all ready to enter battle. They then began their counterattack. Their plan was something like this:
The first step was Nami using her Perfect Clima Tact to create rain around Oz. Next, with the combined efforts of Franky and Usopp, they managed to freeze the rain and Oz was trapped. Sanji then tied a heavy metal chain around Oz’s neck and Zoro used one of his strongest sword techniques, Three Thousand Realms (The same attack he used against Mihawk) on Oz’s belly. Sanji was then able to activate the machine and it pulled the chain around Oz’s neck up, thus straightening Oz’s spine. Chopper explained that a man’s spine is originally S-shaped, and this will reduce the damage created by shocks. However when the spine is fully straight, that person will take the full damage of every attack, and the result is disastrous. With the help of Robin, Luffy and Brook managed to reach the top of a tower. Luffy then asked Brook to toss him over to Oz’s side. With his Gear Third activated, he sent an earth-shaking power hit right at Oz’s face.
Zoro can’t be killed!!!
It seems that Nami can be quite useful at times…
Hooray!!! Oz is trapped!!!
Taste Luffy’s authentic Gear Third with your stinking face!!!
This whole battle with Oz is starting to annoy me. It’s as if the main antagonist in this arc is Oz and not Moria. I had expected to see some great fighting scenes between Luffy and Moria but it turned out that Moria is just a piece of shit who is only capable of controlling others to fight for him.
Also, it’s quite irritating to see how the Strawhats picked themselves up over and over again after being utterly thrashed by Oz. That was twice I guess. I can’t imagine a team of 8 whose total bounties exceed 600 million beri losing to a single zombie.
The only thing which I’m curious about is how the Strawhats are going to get their shadows back. In order for this to happen, Moria must personally order the shadows which he has stolen to return to their original masters. I doubt Moria will do that even if he’s about to die. He’s the kind of person who will drag as many other people with him together to hell if he were to die. Unless he has a change of heart, I really can’t think of how Moria is going to return the shadows back to the Strawhats.
Well, we just have to leave it to our great author, Eiichiro Oda, to finish this Thriller Bark story arc soon. I can’t wait for the next story arc to begin.
P.S. I don’t understand the title for this week’s chapter. What does ‘Engagaed’ mean?