Release date: app. January 22, 2016
There are two words. HOLY. SHIT.
There is so much action and information packed in with tons of emotion in just one chapter. I mean...damn. I must talk about every page.
Aside from that, his bride seems to be Big Mom's daughter. Seriously though.. how can she have so many daughters...
Even if Caesar had not said that, Sanji still shows his determination to not go to Big Mom's party.
Sanji is also not afraid at all to proclaim it will be Luffy, who will become the pirate king. Sanji might be a lady's man but there is no doubt about the fact his crewmates and Luffy, a boy who in a way inspired him to follow his dream, are very important to him.
This was definitely a not-okay moment. You say you will be back, but why is it that there is something about your smile that unsettles me, Sanji? These kind of smiles and these kind of words... many times they meant not meeting this person anymore. Bellemere and Corazon are one of those people.
I am going to use mangapanda's scanlation for this moment, because it is more "direct" - shorter, more ... sharp.
Brook has a feeling that Sanji has no intention of coming back... definitely not at this moment.
Sanji wants to deal with his situation, that is why he couldn't get out even if he wanted. He will not return before he settles the problem. Until then... who knows.
Back to what I wanted to say earlier... it seems to me that the "reason" behind Sanji's sudden change could be even more important for him than Luffy becoming Big Mom's subordinate. What I mean is, Sanji had no intention of going to the tea party and after that, be part of Big Mom's crew. However, Sanji still went in an attempt to settle issues with his family (presumably) but by doing that, he is risking him and the rest of SH becoming Big Mom's subordinates. It is possible he would cut ties with the crew after that. But by that logic, he wouldn't probably say something like he will be back...
Arghhh this is sending me insane! Either way, the next chapters are gonna be very interesting!
I don't know how many times I used the word Sanji... but I think it is understandable. He is the main topic of this arc after all.
This is a very important piece of... of...information!! That I found out via Junko, original from here. Thanks mate ^^
First of all, I want to say that Oda portrayed Sanji in a way I can't help but love him (...both of them). Oda always showed Sanji as someone who once sees or hears about a pretty woman, he throws every seriousness aside. We have seen many times than not Sanji fawning over an enemy female (Robin, Perona...). What is so different here though is that Sanji really really hates the idea of marrying a female, someone from Big Mom's family from the principle alone. I mean, even Big Mom looks fcking sexy from Sanji's imagination even though he had never seen her, it would be no surprise if Purrin also appeared as sexy (if not more) in Sanji's head.
This is to show no matter how flirtarious Sanji can be, or how shallow he is, once it comes to really serious business of his friends, crew and his captain, he doesn't give a fck about potentially marrying a beautiful lady. He is putting the crew's interest far before his own and I seriously love him for that.
The second point that needs to be seriously addressed (if it wasn't already), is the fact Sanji treats all his members equally here. He shows no big preference towards Nami over other male members. The reason why he yelled out Nami's name is something to be expected because unlike Chopper and Brook, Nami was attacked. It was a natural reaction and nothing a friend wouldn't do. Indeed, why I say "no big prefenrece" is that Nami is the one Sanji gave the letter to. But again I don't think it is supposed to mean anything romantic or something of the sorts. We all know Nami is someone who is very careful and reliable and it's not like Sanji could give such an important letter to a kid like Chopper, right? He also knows Nami longer, there is no doubt he would also trust her more. Besides, it would also be kind of strange if Sanji gave the paper to Brook, to a guy, right?
Then in the end, he didn't address just Nami or tell only her specially to give Luffy the letter. He addressed all of them and told them all to give the letter to Luffy, he showed no preference who will be the person to deliver it. And last... the goodbye smile Sanji gave was meant to all of them, not any special message for Nami over male members.