Men also cry, the gods also bleed and Oda is wrong too. That is what One Piece chapter 1057 has come to show, in which we have said goodbye to Wano with a bittersweet feeling. Go ahead this has been a memorable arc. An arc full of great fights and power upwith one of the best flashbacks, more deaths than ever, important discoveries and advances in the plot, as well as characters and moments to remember. And yet the end of it is that, one of the most bittersweet and disappointing endings of the entire series. To the mangakawho knows if due to pressure, the desire to finish or the desire to surprise us, he has not thought of anything better than throwing away everything he had been building for the last two years and has decided to leave Yamato ashore. The Thousand Sunny sets sail and does so without a new nakama on board.
Two years and nearly 100 chapters (86, to be exact, since its appearance in 971). That is how long we have been seeing Yamato wanting to leave Wano to go on adventures with the Straw Hats. He had said it himself by active and passive. What is the dream of him, that if he made a promise with Ace, that he has been years waiting for luffy, who wants to follow in Oden’s footsteps and find out what he said in the torn pages of his diary… etcetera, etcetera. Hell, if she even showed up to the crew and said “From now on I will sail with you”. And it’s not like Luffy objected. On the contrary, he was delighted and offered her a place on board. But nothing, what Eiichiro Oda’s wires have been crossed and in the end, from one chapter to another, Yamato feels more like staying and sightseeing around Wano. Ridiculous, poorly written and without justification.
It is impossible not to think that Oda has wasted Yamato. In recent years, the character has stepped on all the puddles there have been and for havingand on top of that he has done it without rain boots (that is, splashing water in the eyes of his haters). Kaidou’s daughter, Ace’s friend and transgender iconYamato is a oni with features of a woman who identifies himself with masculine pronouns. We have seen him share confidences with Luffy, fight one-on-one with his father, the King of Beasts, and go through half of Onigashima protecting Momonosuke. And that’s not to mention the flash back so cute that he dedicated the anime to him, where filler and canon embrace. If he was even the protagonist of episode 1015, for many the most beautiful chapter of the anime. She had it all. Even the most staunch Carrotism they had surrendered to the evidence. His popularity rating placed Yamato among the most beloved of the band and, honestly, we doubt that the Japanese government had not already commissioned a statue of him in Kumamoto. But that. No. That it’s over. sansefinished. Laugh at laugh.
Wano’s big misses
Such a jug of cold water has opened a new schism in networks that has served to review other big inconsistencies of Wano. Because there have been few. Zunesha’s little walk “to say hello”; the smoke bombs of Marco, the Navy and the pirates of Big Mom, who simply disappeared; the appointment of Carrot (Carrot!!) as regent leader of Zou; Zoro’s and Chopper’s way of ignoring his principles, wasted as well; the baits of Franky or Hawkins… The list does not stop growing. Ode he has opened so many doors that he has forgotten about half of them. And as Chekhov’s famous pistol rule goes, “if you show a rifle hanging on the wall, someone has to take it down sooner or later. If he’s not going to be shot, he shouldn’t have been there.”
Will Yamato join later, as Jinbe?
Yamato fans are hopeful that it will be another jinbe case and later join the mugiwara, but there is no time left nor is it the same. Luffy invited the fish-man to join the crew in chapter 648, back in 2011, and this one ended up being incorporated in 976, in 2020. With Oda insisting that wants to finish the manga in three yearsand seeing his first hints of rush (or what is the same, to shelve certain issues abruptly and hastily), it doesn’t matter if he fails in his predictions for one, two or three years. The point is that One Piece is heading to its final stretch And if you’re not present for the big moments ahead, it’s going to be hard to call yourself a Straw Hat no matter how much you make an appearance in the last battle. It is true that also there’s something romantic about the whole gang being pre-time skip, but Wano seemed like the perfect port to close out the group. Who knows what the future will bring.
And now that?
The laughter of Carrot fans can be heard from here, and the truth is that the situation offers a ray of hope for them and their theory that mink he’ll come back on board as a stowaway, but we should be assimilating the truth. Oda’s nose has swollen with so much fight between a fandom and another and has chosen to annihilate both. And watch out because the first cartographers have already come out indicating where is each crew headed of the Pirate Alliance. If the theories are true, Oda would also destroy our desire to see Usopp in Elbaf becoming the great sea dog that he has always dreamed of being. That destination would be for Law, while Kid would go to Hachinosu (Blackbeard’s island, beware of the possible Eustass vs. Kurohige) and Luffy and co. they would land at Sphinx, Marco Island and wherever they should be the tombs of Ace and Whitebeard. Another reason for Yamato to have gotten on the ship…
If we look closely at the map (the first is upside down with respect to the second), Law’s destination is Elbaf, Kid’s is Hachinosu (Blackbeard’s island) and Luffy’s is Sphinx (where Marco was), close to the island where Whitebeard and Ace were buried. #ONEPIECE1056 pic.twitter.com/6WBCTWBTrO
– Rosinante Donquixote (@RosinanteDQ) August 5, 2022
The first territory of the Straw Hats
But let’s stop crying for Yamato. wano have been 4 years and 149 chapters. The longest arc in One Piece and surely Top 5 (or Top 3) on most lists. It has had more good than bad, much more, and it will be difficult to forget. more when says goodbye with another moment. Luffy delivers the Straw Hat flag to a kingdom for the first time, making it a its first official territory (as much as we intuit as symbolic others like Arabasta, Dressrosa or Gyojin Island). If someone messes with Wano he will be messing with the future King of the Pirates. a gesture that mark a before and afterlike that of the Fleet mugiwara, and that shows how much our East Blue boys have grown. Hair like spikes at that moment and at Luffy’s phrase to Momonosuke in which he calls him out for being like a little brother, just the same thing Whitebeard said to Oden on his day. If that when he wants, Oda knows what thread to play…