Art by Ijen-Ekusas
Shanks blocking Akainu is impressive because of the context. Given the situation he showed up just at the perfect time. I agree Marco or Jozu can also block Akainu's magma fist. But still, we're talking abt a Yonkou here. Didn't you see his crew that dared to take on everyone on scene in MF. The most impressive crew introduction in OP to date. I bet my money that anyone in that panel is crazy monster
So true. I wonder who can take out him at the EoS if Luffy fights Akainu.
Sanji is a good match up, maybe Zoro to get revenge for what he did to him on Sabaody.
Hes not just a generic archetype swordsman. his haki has been shown to be so powerful that it caused structural damage to WB's ship just by him stepping on it , he has arguably the strongest haki of any character (alive) not mention we don't yet know the full extent of haki, so if we do see him fight i highly doubt it's just gonna be him slashing stuff with his sword. Kaido is the strongest beast alive , BB has 2 (or more) devil fruit's , and Big Mam has... something , Shanks will IMO have the all around best haki.
Zoro has Mihawk and Shiliew to deal with so I prefer Sanji or Franky (suuuuuperrrrrr beam vs Pika Pika no Mi)
Shanks vs Kizaru would be fun, too
I still don't think shanks is an actual swordsman. I'm hoping the swords just for blocking and basic attacks while the majority of his fighting style revolves around something else(I.e. kicking, or a df or something)