This chapter felt off somehow...... I agree that this chapter and the RA’s introduced were very underwhelming. They dont really seem strong or interesting. I didn’t really care for Weavels introduction either but he was still waaay better then this. Idk im at a lost for words. I love Dragon but this isnt making me excited for the Revo army. Honestly I’ve never actually liked Kuma or Iva’s design either and never was too interesed in them as part of the revolutionary army so i guess thats a common theme with all of them, except Sabo i guess
Wait will the Reverie arc be a real arc?! Their definitely setting up like it is. I thought it would be a chapter at most of jus dialogue. But now its seeming like itll be an entire full arc of fightin and everything. I would love that tbh. Like a whole arc without luffy. Dont get me wrong I love luffy but it would be nice to see an arc not focused on him but rather on dragon and sabo.
I was initially excited when I read the chapter's title but the actual content did not really live up to it.
Maybe it was shorter than usual. I think it would have been more exciting to introduce these new characters through Sabo and co instead of the generic heroes come to save a town from crying citizens. Oda pulled that off way better with Crocodile (who has been built up for 2 or 3 arcs before his reveal) and Coby because we already knew him.
I am under the impression that Oda intended to involve the straw hats with the whole Vinsmoke family being invited to Reverie but he literally brushed off that story element. Introducing a plot point that won't have any consequences on the plot is uncharacteristic from Oda's prime. I feel there is a missed opportunity of setting an epic meeting between Luffy and Dragon, or Vivi, and Chopper meeting Kurehara. Instead of dragging to hell DR and WCI, he could have saved these chapter for Reverie which so far seems a lot more exciting.
Maybe Oda did not want to draw another MF type arc and it would have been too exhausting but I just feel there is definitely a missed opportunity for not having the MC involved in that arc.
Edited by trafalgarlawisop, 11 May 2018 - 10:50 AM.