One Piece 486 – Ace is imprisoned in Impel Down!!!
Posted January 27, 2008on:
The chapter begins by showing Absalom and Hogback celebrating their escape from Thriller Bark.
They read from the newspaper that Ace was brought to Impel Down by Blackbeard, and thought that the World Government has found themselves a trump card.
The next day after Moria was defeated, the Strawhat pirates were stocking up on provisions and jewelleries on their ‘Thousand Sunny’. Chopper then exclaimed that this was the first time he had ever seen so many wounds on Zoro’s body. Usopp was also surprised by how energetic Luffy was after that major battle on the previous day. There were two zombies who witnessed the entire situation and Sanji brought them to a secluded place and asked them what exactly happened.
After explaining to Sanji, the two zombies wanted to tell everyone else about it, but was stopped by Sanji. He was worried about Luffy’s reaction if he found out the truth. Unknown to everyone, Robin actually eavesdropped on them with her ability and besides Sanji, she was the only other Strawhat pirate to know about the truth behind this incident.
The party then began. Zoro was still unconscious amidst all this noise. Brook offered to play ‘Wine in Pink’, an old pirates song, using the piano available. Luffy then asked Brook to be his nakama.
Brook told Luffy that he had to fulfill a promise first, if not he is not fit to be a man. Luffy knew he was referring to Laboon, and thus, he told him all he knew about Laboon. Brook was touched to tears upon knowing that Laboon was still waiting for him.
Flashbacks were then shown of Brook and his fellow pirate crew members meeting a small and cute whale on the vast ocean. They thought that the whale was lost, and thus decided to play a song to cheer him up. They succeeded.
This is indeed a miracle.
The young Brook
The young Laboon. So cute!!!
Great!!! It’s now time for a new story arc!!! Gaining themselves a new nakama, the Strawhat pirates are now ready for a new adventure!!! Though this time, I feel that Brook is actually kinda weak, and may be even weaker than Franky… I do hope that there will be a Logia Devil Fruit user on Luffy’s crew. This will certainly increase his crew’s strength exponentially.
So the result of the battle between Ace and Blackbeard? Ace was defeated and was sent to Impel Down. I suppose this spells trouble for Blackbeard. Whitebeard, being a pirate who values brotherhood a lot, is bound to kill Blackbeard now. I bet this time, he wouldn’t be as stupid to send Marcus, the 1st Division Commander. He should just jolly well go and kill Blackbeard himself. The battle of the Beards is one which I guess everyone is waiting for.
Since this is already headline news, I suppose Luffy should know about this sooner or later. When he hears about his own brother being captured in Impel Down, just imagine what he’ll do. There’s no doubt he’ll hunt for Blackbeard himself. I suppose (and hope) that the next story arc is about Luffy’s hunt for Blackbeard.
But I suppose Whitebeard would rescue Ace first by charging into the World Government. This should be quite an easy feat for him since he is one of the Yonkou. Maybe Shanks will aid him just this once? If that’s the case, the World Government is doomed for sure! They certainly can’t handle two of the Yonkou at once. That’s for sure.
I’m really excited now!