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Eiichiro Oda, One Piece: For Whom the Bell Tolls (ViZ, 1997)
The Usopp storyline comes to a close, and the crew heads off to find a ship's cook. Where better to do so than a floating restaurant? The only problem is that on the way, they meet a Navy Marshal, who attempts to sink their ship, and Luffy, in deflecting the ball, sends it right into said floating restaurant-- so now he not only has the navy to contend with, but very angry restaurant owner. What to do? Another fun episode. ****
on July 12, 2012
Usopp's pirates, protecting Kaya, are chased by the hypnotist/pirate captain Django, while Klahadore, the false butler, faces down Luffy, Zolo, and Usopp. He thinks he has them where he wants them, but Zolo shows that the Meowban brothers are no match for him, although Usopp goes down, and cannot rise. No problem! Zolo will carry him, leaving Luffy to deal with Klahadore.
As Luffy and Klahadore battle, the pirate butler's plan becomes apparent--annihilation for all, including his trusty crew. He wants to get rid of anyone who knows about his past. He reminds them of the circumstances that caused him to quit the sea, and his desire to take the riches from Kaya and go where no one will ever find him. Naturally, this does not sit well with the crew. Luffy manages to half-declaw Klahadore, even as Django is working on hypnotizing the stubborn Kaya to get her to sign the will in favor of her butler, but to no avail--she refuses to open her eyes.
Klahadore has had enough of Luffy and his insults, so he decides to let loose one final attack, although his crew begs him not to--his out-of-the-bag attack! Luffy doesn't see the big deal. "He's only slouching..."
Famous last words, as the attack begins. Can Luffy counter it?
In the aftermath of the battle, Usopp exhorts his little band of pirates, as well as Miss Kaya, to say nothing of what has happened, to allow the village to live in ignorance of what has occurred in order to maintain their peace of mind. And to let them keep on believing that he is a liar. It's a hard thing to do, but they agree that it is in the village's best interest, as well as Usopp's. Kaya offers Luffy and his crew a ship--a caravel. Not the best, but a sight better than what they had. Of course, Kaya has ulterior motives, which quickly become apparent.
Having added a new crewmember, Luffy's crew sets sail and raises their own standard for their new ship, the Merry Go. Luffy knows what needs to be done next--they need to find a ship's cook, and quickly!
Can it be as easy as it sounds? With this bunch, not likely!
This is the last volume concerning the fight with Klahadore and his band and the saving of the village. Great fun, much bravery, and spectacular fights. Luffy gains a new crewmember, one who is worthy to be part of his crew. Very satisfactory, while leading into new territory with the search for the ship's cook, and we meet some interesting people onboard the Baratie, an ocean-going restaurant.
With One Piece, the fun never stops. It's a good read for all ages, and I highly recommend it!
on January 17, 2014
The story has hit is stride now for me. This volume continues the story of the battle against Captain Kuro started in Vol. 4. This plays out; we are given background material on the new characters; and let into Kuro's real dastardly objectives. The battles continue and this storyline comes to an end. Unfortunately as I had hoped would not happen in the last volume Ussop does join our major characters as a member of the crew. My favourite is Zolo though, and I just love him when he puts the bandanna thingie on his head, he looks so awesome! The last few chapters start a new storyline as the crew sets out to sea again and several new characters are introduced; Luffy gets them in a bit of trouble and they find themselves in a situation which turns out to be more than it first appeared. I'm enjoying this series now and glad I continued on past the first 3 volumes.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 13, 2006
It was great!!My favorite part was Sanji!!Aaaahhh,he's so cool.Captin Kuro's cool too!Yep,Oda's out done himself agian!!Hehe:)