Hey there, my lovely readers! It’s time again to talk about new chapters! The posts that I’m working on are going good; some of them might be ready to go out by the time this little break of mine ends, while others are going to continue to take a minute to work on. Sorry about that. This is the second to last “Dump Post” and I haven’t finished a lot of them yet. I’ll keep trying with all of my might!
This week’s chapters seem to be of the theme of “The Next Level-” the characters fighting are showing us what they can do and how far they’ve come. From Luffy realizing what he has to do to fight Kaido now to Asta showing Lilith and Naamah what Anti Magic can do. And every last chapter is nothing but a BANGER this week(Bangers all across the godd@mn Board). And we start with our King– One Piece!!!
One Piece Chapter 1010: “Color Of The Supreme King“
This week’s cover page is requested by User name “Matsu,” and it depicts Pudding and a few Homies(her 2 personal homies, a cake, and a tree) using eye drops. If you ever wondered how Pudding used Eye drops; she puts the first drop in the middle eye. I guess this is funny.
When we last left off; the Supernova’s had manage to separate Big Mom from her homies, and push her off of the Skull Dome towards the sea below(as we see this chapter(that is what was waiting for her at the bottom). She calls for Zeus to save her, but he’s trapped in Kid’s metal box. Prometheus tries to go and rescue Big Mom, but Zoro continues to hack him up. But the pain from taking the brunt of that last attack starts catching up with him. And in that moment; Kaido closes in to attack him. But a timely intervention from Law saves him from Kaido’s fury- while also letting Prometheus and Napoleon get away. Oh well; at least he saved Zoro.
Lw takes this chance to attack Kaido with “Injection Shot.” It makes Kaido hack up some blood, but it ultimately doesn’t do much to slow down the King of Beasts. Seeing as Kaido’s getting annoyed with him; Law uses “Anti Bacterial Curtain” to soften the blow. In the rubble; Zoro chastises Law for letting Prometheus getting away, to which Law says “The plan might as well be a Failure if anyone dies.” But they can’t deal with both Yonko- especially not right now. So Kid and Killer opt to intersect and stop Big Mom when she comes back up- Kid dragging all the metal he had collected up til now with him.
We cut down below to the sea of Wano- where Big Mom has been rescued by Prometheus. She praises her Sun Homie and berates the cloud for getting caught like that. Prometheus joins in on the sh!t talking of his brother, and takes the opportunity to ask a favor of his Mother. While up above; Kid and Killer are waiting for Big Mom to come back up when they notice that the clouds above them are stirring something fierce……..
Back at the main battle field; Kaido begins to laugh at the unconscious Luffy, who’s glaring at him just like he was after Kaido beat him into the dirt the first time. To make sure that the glaring stops; he plans to either gouge out his eyes, cave in his skull, or even simply crush his heart. But Zoro isn’t willing to let that happen. He tells Law that he has 1 attack left in him, and if he ends up dying because of it- it’s all on Law. using Haki on all 3 of his blades; Zoro displays to us a classic: “Demon Aura 9 Sword Style: Asura Blades Drawn- DEAD MAN’S GA~~~~~~~~~ME!!!!!!” The name is said to be a reference to an Edo Period work called “Hell Hakkei: Dead Play.” “Hakkei” can mean “Explosive Power,” but is often pronounced “Bakkei” or “Bare Blade.” Neat little piece of trivia.
The attack hit’s Kaido dead on(I almost feel like putting and emphasis on that “Dead”), and ends up leaving a scar on his skin. In much the same way Oden did all those years ago. Looking at the scar; Kaido asks Zoro a very INTERESTING question: “It can’t be………You Have Conqueror’s Haki, too?!” 1)Kaido has Conqueror’s CONFIRMED if that was ever a question in any one’s mind. 2)ZAH? Does this mean that……..? I mean; Zoro says he has “no idea what Kaido’s talking about,” but it’s like……it’s like: People want Zoro to have Conqueror’s because Rayleigh had Conqueror’s and he was Roger’s right hand man. I guess this scene is implying that he has the potential for it, but we’ll have to wait for the rest of the story to see where this goes.
In any case; Zoro explains that this was simply him “putting everything he had into that assault to knock Kaido down.” But it only left a scar, which Kaido says “should be more than enough for him to be satisfied.” He’s about to take out the downed Zoro when Law gets in the way, but a quick “Thunder Bagua” gets Law down and out. All seems lost, as Kaido laments that he would have liked for them to submit and join him. But then you see STRAW HAT MONKEY D LUFFY standing up once again. And he refuses to submit- to Kaido or to anyone. The boy stands up, and say “‘Join you?’ Like any of us would ever team up with the likes of you, idiot. We love the Samurai.”
As he vows to send Kaido flying by the end of this; he thinks back to what Hyou said to him about Ryuo: “Coating yourself in Haki should allow you to devastate your opponent from the inside. Stop forcing it- let the Haki flow into your fist.” Thinking back on it; Luffy realizes that all of his attacks thus far “still aren’t ‘it.'” He begins to put it all together and he realizes: Kaido’s infusing Conqueror’s Haki into his Kanabo and himself- making him indestructable. Kaido confirms as much– saying that only a “Handful of the Strongest” have been able to do this. But isn’t willing to give Luffy the time to hone this power in the midst of this battle.
Using the abilities that he already has at his disposal; Luffy dodges and blocks all of Kaido’s attacks. And even gets in a few hits of his own– one’s that do some damage. He takes the fight to Kaido without even touching the Dragon b@stard. And seeing as he’s making more headway than they had before; Luffy tells Law and Zoro to make their way down below- he’s about to knock Kaido’s head into the dirt. And THAT, boys and girls- Is How You Make A BATTLE Chapter. Also– One Piece Will Be On Break Next Week. I’m glad things are getting back to normal.
So people with Conqueror’s Haki are able to coat themselves with it? So someone else with Conqueror’s is able to damage another. Is Oda teasing us with the Conqueror’s reveal for Zoro?- AGAIN? We’ll see as the story continues in another week or so.
My Hero Academia Chapter 308: “Full Power!!“
This week sees the return of Kohei Horikoshi and his last ditch success story, “My Hero Academia!!” After a week away for health reasons; he’s returned to us and given us a real treat: Deku vs Muscular Round 2!!! Hearing the voice of the kid who beat him and got him sent to prison in the first place; Muscular is all but Elated at the prospect of fighting him again. Izuku remains silent, however.
Izuku looks down at Muscular- smoke coming off of him like smoke bomb– as Muscular’s joy gets the better of him and he leaps at Izuku and ending up smashing apart the building the boy wonder was standing on. Unfortunately; it was right next to the building where those civilians were held up. Tatami rushes out of the building to Shindo’s side. Izuku brings him to her, and tells her to give him immediate care. He also promises to keep the collateral damage as low as possible from now on. Because of the smoke; she can’t see him, but she at least recognizes his voice.
Izuku speeds off- creating more smoke. That’s right, ladies and gents; Izuku has unlocked the 6th users Quirk: “Smoke Screen” He creates smoke from his body. So he uses that to blind Muscular’s line of sight while he thinks of a plan. But En-User #6- comes into his mind and tells him not to get too used to this power- to not let “One For All dictate his actions,” but keep it under control and use it sparingly. Izuku listens to En, and begins to use float to ascend above the smoke screen he created, and uses “Danger Sense” to avoid Muscular’s flurry of crazed attacks.
Izuku manages to wrap Muscular up in Black Whips, and throws him down into a nearby river. With the hedonistic killer momentarily restrained; the Crybaby hero takes this chance to ask Muscular where All For One and Tomura are hiding. His response: “Don’t know– they just told me to ‘go wild’ and left me on my own!!” He takes this chance to berate Midoriya for not fighting “like last time-” using all these “cheap tricks” to subdue him and avoid fighting him like they did in the Forest Training camp. He just wants to Fight. So Izuku tries out his newest technique: Talk No Jutsu.
He asks “Goto Imasuji” why he goes on rampages like this. Goto responds that he wants to “live life without any regrets,” which include “Not being able to fight Midoriya again.” He breaks free, and tells the boy flat out to “peddle that ‘therapy cr@p’ somewhere else” and fight him. No “redemption arc” for this guy! Which is fine; not every villain introduced in the story needs to switch over to the good guy’s side. And Izuku has to learn that.
Seeing as the talking has failed; Izuku thinks back to Kota, and begins to think about trying to understand his enemies more. He thinks that if he’s able to understand Tomura better, than he can “save” him from himself. He charges forward, and Muscular that this rematch is “pointless,” as his muscle tendons begin to unravel. You see; Shindo’s “Tremoring Earth” did cause Muscular some damage- it just took a while to kick in. And when it did; it caused his tendons to “pull,” and his muscles began to retract back into his body. Which is why he didn’t jump straight at Deku earlier; he couldn’t– and he felt that. But he wanted to fight anyway because it’s Midoriya, so………THIS Happened.
This chapter served to show how much Izuku has grown- from a quirkless loser to someone who has a whole 7 quirks, as well as showing how strong he is with them in his arsenal. I had the feeling En’s quirk was smoke related(“En” translates literally to “Smoke” in English), but I didn’t know what it was. I’m curious to see what else this “Smoke Screen” can do. Maybe a high pressure shot of smoke from his hands or something? That’d be cool to see! And I mean; Horikoshi incorporated it for a reason. Maybe he has a plan for it beyond just making Izuku look “Kick @$$.”
Black Clover Chapter 289: “Freezing Sun“
In this week’s chapter of “Black Clover;” the fight against the Supreme Ranked Devil’s Lilith and Naamah goes to another level! After using “Casualty Break” from the Demon Destroyer Sword to force the twins back into their physical forms; Asta takes the Demon Slayer sword and cleaves Naamah in 2. Lilith gets in the middle of the attack and freezes Naamah in place- saving her somewhat.
I say “somewhat” because she didn’t do this to save her brother- She wants a Fusion. And she seems to be happy that he got Naamah first. So she begins the merging process to become one, creating a monster like they’d never seen before- and much stronger than Nacht had ever imagined. As he states that it’s not “1 + 1-” no; this thing is SO RIDUCULOUSLY STRONGER than the sum of its parts. And the power is driving Nacht crazy. Fortunately; Asta doesn’t have the ability to sense magic, so he doesn’t have any idea how strong this Devil is. Just that it is.
“Laamith” we’ll call this thing, puts its power on full display by creating twin pillars of Fire and Ice that fall towards Asta. He hacks them apart and starts flying at Laamith. But the Fusion Devil ascends to the sky(giving us an overhead shot of the Spade Kingdom that let’s us know how much the Tree of Qliphoth has grown), and creates the name sake of the chapter: A Freezing Sun. One high enough in the sky that it doesn’t interfere with the growth of the tree- and large enough that Asta can’t dodge it.
Asta takes to the sky(How much time does he have left?), and makes the Demon Slayer sword larger than it was in chapter 230– and SLAPS that sh!t right back at them. Seeing it brings back a certain memory of a certain someone- who’s back to show us what he’s learned from a fellow common- Magna and Zora show up; I don’t know why the h#ll I’m dancing around the topic when I’m just gonna show you the image.
Seeing how much the tree has grown; I’m worried. Another stronger Devil could pop out at any given moment, and Asta only has another 2 minutes to literal seconds left in his Devil Union mode. I don’t even know if he’s gonna be able to completely deflect this attack properly. Hopefully whatever Zora and Magna learned doesn’t need power to make it work!
Edens Zero Chapter 139: “White Flash“
After a 2fer to celebrate the release of the anime; we return to our regular singular chapter. Yeah; not even a break between double chapters. Hiro Mashima puttin’ in that WORK, I’ll tell you what!! This week; we see the beginnings of the “Aoi War” to decide the fate of all machines in the Aoi Cosmos- as well as its future as a whole. And I get the feeling that 2 SPECIAL guests will be a little “Tardy To The Party.” But they’ll be there- just you wait. Man; this is Foresta all over again, isn’t it? GREATNESS.
Picking up where last chapter left off; we see the opening of the battle on Planet Nero 66- where the All Link System is located. It’s the Nero Empire’s fleet of 3,200 against Oracion Seis Interstelar Eraser’s fleet of 250. I’m not digging on those numbers, fam. Justice gets on call with his fellow Oracion Seis, and tells him not to do anything before he and Jaguar arrive. But that ain’t how the Interstelar “rolls,” as we learn that there isn’t a “chain of command” in Interstelar- they are all allowed to do whatever it is that they think is right(as Justice had explained to Shiki back on Foresta).
Justice reminds him that he’s going up against the Aoi Empire- The Largest Organization In The Oracion Seis Galactica. But Eraser responds that he’s not actually fighting Nero himself; just his “punk kid.” And besides: “He’s not the scariest member of Galactica that he(Eraser) knows.” God; I picked THE WORST chapters to pull a Hiatus, d@mmit all. Jaguar asks what their forces look like, and Eraser responds that Shura sent out around 3000 ships, but their could be more. But in any case: He’ll “Erase” EVERY LAST ONE OF EM.
Down below on Nero 66; Shura and Ijuna walk into the command center. Ijuna informs her boss that the intruder is none other than “White Flash” Eraser of the Oracion Seis Interstelar. Shura calls his epithet “stupid” and enter the Command Center like he’s Darth Vader. Even pulls a similar move on a guy later on in the chapter.
All at once; the soldiers stand in attention, and the General tells Shura “All of our troops are in position.” He says that they’ll never be able to break through the planets defenses, but Shura doesn’t care and just wants the situation dealt with- taking a seat and kicking up his feet. While up in space; Eraser’s “Hot Eyes” Commando Carrier(Justice’s is the “Angel Feather” I believe), where Mr “White Flash” gives the order to break past the enemies defenses. Interstellar Battle Breaks Out- causing an untold number of explosions.
Ships on both sides are destroyed one after another- but neither side wants to give in to the other. But whereas Eraser feels legitimately sorry about putting so many of his comrades in danger- Shura feels like a kid watching fireworks. The General vows to eradicate the enemy, but catches eye of Ijuna. He respectfully asks that “Prince Shura’s consort” leave the control room. Shura says that Ijuna is his secretary so it’s fine, but the General recalls that they used to be a “thing.” But Shura doesn’t want to talk about whatever this is, so……….
Now annoyed and irritated; Shura orders “more fireworks-” which is the pompous @$$hole way of ordering his minions to send in the BIG Guns. Out of nowhere; a giant mechanical Krakken ship- dubbed a “Krakken-class Cruiser” and one of the Empire’s “Capital Ships-” comes along and DESTROYS a vast majority of the enemy ships in a singular shot. Having lost so many soldiers; Eraser decides that it’s “his turn” to take on Shura.
He exits the ship- sitting atop his Commando Carrier in the void of SPACE, and activates his Ether Gear. And in a similar fashion; Eraser wipes out a vast number of enemy ships- including the Krakken Class Cruiser- instantaneously. And he doesn’t stop at just one shot- he fires continuous blasts that rip through every ship in his path. And with all of them out of the way; he and the rest of his fleet are ready to charge at Shura Full Force.
While Eraser and his men are preparing to charge into Nero 66; we see the Edens Zero and the Oasis Battleship have left Sandra, and hear word of Shura’s battle against Eraser. Goodwin thinks that this is the optimal time- their Best Chance– at getting to and destroying the All Link system. And with their alliance now cemented; both ships head off to Nero 66 for the Battle Of A Lifetime.
I like how Mashima is getting from point A to Point B- Foresta made most of these characters aware of one another, and set up these future conflicts. And while I think we could have done with a little more relic finding, but I’m liking how fast this War arc is coming up. It’s like a larger scale Foresta except lacking Elsie……for the moment. I definitely expect to see Elsie and Ziggy show up later on in the battle- Elsie to assist Shiki and stop Shura(as well as keep the Union Army off of the Edens Zero’s back). And Ziggy’s most certainly coming for the All Link. Though he may just let Shiki and Shura exhaust themselves first. Or……. He COULD Try To Take Out Nero While This Battle Is Going On. Just a thought.
Four Knights Of The Apocalypse Chapter 12: “It’s Showtime!!“
Sorry to debut a new series on a “Dump Post,” but if I don’t talk about it now, then the “Catch Up” post I’m working on will only get longer. That post will cover the first 11 chapters of the series, so look forward to it. And, without further ado- Nakaba Suzuki’s sequel to the wildly popular “Seven Deadly Sins: Nanatsu No Taizai:” Four Knights Of The Apocalypse!!! And what a doozy of a chapter to drop in on.
Picking up from last week’s chapter(will be discussed later); Talisker the Amber Knight has decent upon the Echo Gorge along with the Gorge’s former Physician Ordo- now a giant 2 faced monster. Percival- enraged that such a fate befell someone else’s grandfather after having lost his own a few days ago- activates his “Hero Type” magic and begins to overflow. Like last time; smaller, cuter Percival’s begin to swirl up and around his aura, and even starts to float. Much to the surprise of Nasien’s- Ordo’s adoptive grandson- who had just done several experiments on Percival a while ago.
Everyone stands in amazement at Percival’s overflowing magical power, and Sin the Fox can’t wrap his head around this magical power. But Talisker doesn’t seem to think too much about it, and attacks by raining down magic blasts on them. But Percival’s aura just Eats it. Like; a “Chibi Percival” head forms and heats the blasts, then spits them out like Watermelon seeds. The aura succeeds in knocking Talisker off his feet, and make him role backwards.
Percival- without a care in the world- walks on up to Talisker and points at him(It’s impolite to point at someone), and tells him flat out: “FIRST I’ll land a blow so you’ll reveal everything, and I’ll beat so you’ll turn Nasien’s grandpa back to normal!!” Talisker refuses to let a “brat” talk back to him like this, so he swings at Percival with his axe. But the boy’s aura CATCHES IT before it even reaches his skin.
Enraged; Talisker leaps up and starts bringing his axe down on Percival with unrelenting force. But it doesn’t even reach Percival through his magic. And when Talisker taunts that Percival can’t attack without weaponry; the boy makes a Giant Hand to SLAM Talisker into the dirt!! It feels like the force of Gravity Itself is pressing down on him, as Percival claims victory and demands an explanation.
Talisker- defeated- explains that Ordo was a Sinner guilty of healing other races that aren’t human. He says that King Arthur wants “a land where Humans live in peace,” and these other races are apparently getting in the way of that somehow. He had originally just given Ordo a warning- for taking in a Giant child- but Ordo refused to listen to him or anyone else. So this is “punishment” for not obeying King Arthur- he’s become a monster that spreads poison and rots away Echo Gorge.
Talisker gets out, and Percival scolds him for his actions done for “such a silly reason.” Talisker doesn’t see it as such, so he summons his Magical power: “Calamity-” the ability to control the weather. He starts changing the weather to create a storm cloud to strike Percival with lighting. “Riot Piercer” hits the boy dead on. But what he did not expect is for Percival’s magic to absorb the lighting and super charge himself. Hearing Talisker’s mockery of Ordo; Percival’s fury overflows and he rushes at Talisker with all his might.
It is here where Talisker realizes who exactly he’s up against: One Of The “Four Knights Of The Apocalypse.”
Thinking about how young and inexperienced the boy is; Talisker thinks that this is his best chance at wiping out the “threat” before it can even come to pass. So he pools his magic into making a Roc Bird- shaped blast. But because it was a Roc Bird; Percival knew ex-ACTLY what to make with his magic: His grandap’s cutting knife. You’ll have to read chapter 1 to find out more. He chopped up the bird and even ended up cutting up the Gorge in the process. In the soon-to-be Immortal Words Of Talisker: “And There Are 4 Of These MONSTERS?!?!?!!”
This chapter built off of chapter 5(I believe), when Percival first activated his magic. This one showed us what he can do with it: Magical Constructs. It seems to be all predicated on his mind. Which is something you could pick up on when he fought that other Holy Knight. Wicked sick, my guy- WICKED Sick.
And there you have it, my lovely’s: Every new chapter(that we’ll be talking about) this week!! Which one is your favorite? And are you excited to begin talking about a new series again? I’ve been wanting to talk about Four Knights Of The Apocalypse for a while now- I just love the 7 Deadly Sins franchise! But for whatever reason- I decided against it until it got too late in. So you may be a little lost going forward until that post I’m working on comes out. Even so; I’m SUPER HYPED to talk about this series!!
And what do you think will happen next in each respective story? Let me know in the comments, and until the Final “Dump Post;” I’ll catch you all later!