Title: “Onward to Onigashima”
One Piece chapter 974 revealed the true identity of the Kozuki Clan traitor, “Evening Shower” Kanjuro. On top of that, it also revealed Kanjuro to be from the Kurozumi clan. Eiichiro Oda sensei really did an outstanding job on setting up the story to reveal the traitor at this point of the storyarc. He didn’t just reveal the traitor simply like “Kanjuro is the snitch”, but he actually built a great backstory for Kanjuro which further proves how Oda is one of the greatest mangaka ever.
Orochi knew exactly what the alliance was upto all along. That’s why he was always a step ahead of them. Gotta give props to Kanjuro for acting so damn well that everyone was unaware about his true identity. Oda actually left a lot of hints to the readers about the traitor, but either we were too blind to see it or Oda is just a genius that he hid the hints so well.
On the final panel of the chapter, we get a double spread of the Worst Generation “Sabody Trio” ; Straw Hat Luffy, Trafalgar Law and Eustass Kidd making an epic entrance to save the scabbards and head on towards Onigashima for the final war against Kaido and Orochi.
This is a perfectly executed chapter with a great story and awesome art by Oda. We even got two glorious double spreads. This chapter has hyped me up a lot for the upcoming war and my oh my, I can not wait for the next chapter to drop.
Chapter 975 will be dropping out on March 22 (Sunday).
Rating: 10 out of 10.