In the latest chapter Law attempts to rescue the defeated Luffy, but is attacked by Hawkins and shot with a nail made out of Seastone, and he is unable to prevent Luffy’s capture. It seems like something went on between Law and Hawkins, not just fight, probably a deal? How did Law escape?
Kaido notes that Luffy is still glaring at him, and tells his subordinates to throw him into a cell, saying that he will make a good subordinate once his will is broken.
However, as his subordinates move toward Luffy, they are suddenly knocked out by his Haoshoku Haki, and Shutenmaru recognizes it as an ability that Oden used. Kaido notes that Eustass Kid also used this Haki.
Luffy is brought into a cell, and the guards say that starting tomorrow they will work him until his will breaks and he pledges allegiance to Kaido. In the cell next to Luffy’s is Kid, and both of them swear revenge against Kaido, which causes them to notice each other as the curtains are drawn on the first act of the Wano Country Arc.
I really like that Oda ended the Act 1 by bringing Kid back to the story, it’s been a while and his spirit is still strong. That moment with Luffy and Kid saying the same thing is really cool.
The news about Luffy and Kaido’s fight circulates through Wano, and Franky, Robin, Usopp, and Zoro are completely aghast when they hear it.
Meanwhile, Inuarashi and the Musketeers discover the injured Tama, and head into the forest to treat her immediately.
At the ruins of Oden Castle, the Straw Hats and their allies have all survived, and Kiku prepares to tell them the current situation of Wano.
This chapter confirms the uninevitable Luffy, Kid, and Law is likely going to happen again and I am sure these individuals will also play a pivotal role in taking down Kaido. Kid having Conqueror’s Haki probably means Law either has it and hasn’t shown it or will have it soon.
So Act 1 of Wano arc is over. We’re heading back to Reverie or Act 2 is going to start in the next two weeks?!