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Chained Soldier Episode 8 Review

Chained Soldier Episode 8 Review

A Late-Night Visit from Tenka

Chained Soldier Episode 8 reveals what Tenka wants with Yuuki. She’s looking for companionship. She doesn’t want him because he can fight (with the help of Kyouka’s ability). And, she’s not particularly interested in making him the caretaker of the 6th Squadron.

All she wants is to be in a romantic relationship with him. He impressed Tenka with his loyalty to Kyouka. And, she thinks he’s pretty cute, too. In fact, she doesn’t even want to steal him from Kyouka. She’s fine with just being able to date him in their free time.

This episode changed my mind about Tenka. Before this, I wasn’t really interested in her. She has a cool peach ability. But, I wasn’t much of a fan of her personality or appearance. Now, though, I’m viewing her personality more favorably. She’s kind of cute.

Shushu interrupting Yuuki and Tenka from the anime series Chained Soldier Episode 8
Shushu interrupting Yuuki and Tenka

Of course, that doesn’t mean I want to see Yuuki end up with Tenka. I’m still on team Shushu, even though I like Himari a lot, too. Shushu’s relationship with Yuuki is the cutest and I want her to succeed. But, I also recognize that isn’t likely to happen. This looks like more of a harem situation.

Alright, so, at the start of Episode 8, Tenka makes a late-night visit to Yuuki’s room. This isn’t the first time she’s done this. But, it’s the first time she’s done it while Yuuki was awake. Previously, she entered his room and stared at him while he slept like a psycho.

Something I’m a little surprised about is how Yuuki rejected Tenka’s advances. He didn’t outright reject her. However, his reaction to her advances isn’t the same as his reaction to Kyouka, Himari, and Shushu. Kyouka and Himari are a bit different, though, since they’re compelled to “reward” him.

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Kyouka Loans Out Her Slave

I think in one of the earlier episode reviews, I mentioned how we’d only get “reward” scenes for Kyouka and Himari. At the time, I thought only Kyouka and Himari could use Kyouka’s Slave ability. Kyouka can obviously use it. And, Himari can use it thanks to her Learning ability.

Based on that, it seemed impossible for any other characters to become Yuuki’s “master.” And, that would mean that none of the other characters would have to give him a reward. However, that wasn’t exactly a problem. Shushu rewards Yuuki anyway because she likes him.

We now know that other characters can become Yuuki’s master and be compelled to reward him. Apparently, Kyouka can loan out her slave to anyone she wishes. But, she didn’t realize that the person she loans her slave to is the one who has to provide the reward.

Shushu Suruga from the anime series Chained Soldier Episode 8
Shushu Suruga

Since Kyouka’s still the one using the Slave ability, she figured she’d still have to reward Yuuki. She’s still the one whose energy the use of the ability drains in this situation. As you might have guessed, though, that would be less interesting. It’s more interesting for more girls to reward Yuuki.

So, in Episode 8, both Nei and Shushu try out being Yuuki’s master. And, like when Himari took control of Yuuki, he changes into a different form for both Nei and Shushu. Yuuki’s Nei form enhances his senses and gives him X-ray vision. His Shushu form is slow but powerful.

Since it was only a test, the rewards Yuuki got here weren’t that exciting. Nei gave him a kiss on the cheek. But, you could argue his real reward for working with her was seeing through the other girls’ clothes. And, his reward from Shushu was her bandaging the arm she crushed.

Human and Shuuki Meeting

It turns out that the Supreme Commander of the Mato Defence Force wants to have a meeting with the Shuuki. Specifically, she wants to have a meeting between the MDF commanders and the humanoid Shuuki. But, why would she want this?

The existence of the humanoid Shuuki changed the situation within Mato. If there are humanoid Shuuki capable of speech, then they could be as intelligent as humans. And if they’re as intelligent as humans, war might not be the only solution. It’s possible that there could be a diplomatic solution to the Mato problem.

So, let me make a prediction. I think that there ultimately will be a diplomatic solution. But, that seems like it won’t happen until the end of the series. I’m predicting that Yuuki will be the key to this because his sister is one of the humanoid Shuuki. And, you know, because this is a harem series.

Shikoku watching the Mato Defense Force from the anime series Chained Soldier Episode 8
Shikoku watching the Mato Defense Force

One big problem standing in the way of diplomacy, however, is what the humanoid Shuuki are after. From what I remember, we still don’t know what their goal is. Though, we know that Yuuki’s sister believes the Shuuki are on the correct side of history.

If the Shuuki’s goal is to eradicate humanity, then diplomacy can’t work. But, if it’s almost anything else, there may be common ground to be found. Who’s to say that humanity and Shuuki can’t live side by side?

Another problem is that not all of the humanoid Shuuki appear to be on the same page. Shikoku (the snake girl), for example, finds humans interesting. But, the other humanoid Shuuki we see with her in this episode doesn’t exactly agree. And, the male humanoid Shuuki we previously saw doesn’t like humans. So, there’s some internal politics going on.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of Chained Soldier Episode 8? Which of the girls would you most like to see Yuuki end up with? Do you like that Kyouka can now loan Yuuki out as a slave to others? And, do you believe the humans and Shuuki can find common ground?

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Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 8 Review

Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 8 Review

Here Comes the Lord Squad!

Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 8 formally introduces the Lord Squad of Enormita. Well, to be precise, the Lord Squad isn’t exactly part of Enormita. But, I’ll get to that in a bit. First, who are these new villains and what do we know about them?

First of all, these four are the founding members of Enormita. Their villain names are Loco Musica, Leberblume, Sister Gigant, and Lord Enorme. As you can probably tell, Lord Enorme is the leader. And, the organization appears to be named after her. She’s the one who’s seeking world domination.

We don’t yet know what Leberblume’s and Lord Enorme’s abilities are. But, we do know what Loco Musica’s and Sister Gigant’s are. Loco Musica fights using sound and Sister Gigant can turn into a giant. Even if we hadn’t seen them use their abilities, you may have been able to guess them based on their names.

Loco Musica from the anime series Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 8
Loco Musica

Now, what is Lord Squad? At first, I assumed it was just the internal name for these four within Enormita. But, that’s not the case. The founding members of Enormita actually decided to leave the organization. Their new group is Lord Squad.

But, why would they have left Enormita? It doesn’t make any sense. Enormita is their organization and it’s named after Lord Enorme. So, why not kick Magia Baiser, Leoparde, and Nero Alice out? Why let those three (and Venalita) take over Enormita by creating a new organization?

This split also shows us that Venalita’s role is a bit more complex. Did he grant the members of Lord Squad their powers? Or, did he join them after the fact? And, why is he now supporting Baiser’s group? I assume he founded Enormita and always intended for it to be what Baiser has turned it into.

Villain Power Levels

One of the seemingly important things we learned in Episode 8 is that there are villain power levels. From what we’ve seen, the more stars a villain has on her body (the head or neck), the stronger she is. So, with that in mind, who’s the strongest and who’s the weakest?

So, you may have noticed the stars on the Lord Squad members. In fact, Loco Musica even points hers out. She, Leberblume, and Sister Gigant all have three stars. Loco Musica’s stars are on her neck. Leberlume’s are on her right upper arm. And Sister Gigant’s are under her left eye.

Lord Enorme has four stars going down her forehead. So, from that, we know she’s the strongest of the group (duh). But, how do the Enormita girls stack up? That’s something that might surprise you due to how the Lord Squad girls spoke to Leoparde.

Leberblume from the anime series Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 8
Leberblume

Okay, so, the Lord Squad girls made fun of Leoparde for having no stars. From what I can tell, they’re correct. Unless Leoparde’s stars are hidden somewhere, she doesn’t have any. And, that would make her the weakest of the villains because Baiser and Nero Alice both do have stars.

Nero Alice has three stars across her forehead. This means she should be on par with the majority of the Lord Squad. That also makes sense considering how powerful Nero Alice’s ability can be if used right. What about Baiser, though? Her star count isn’t as clear-cut.

Baiser has one star under each eye. That’s two. But, her pupils are also stars. Do those count? If so, that’s four. And, her horns each have a star on them. If those count, that’s six. And, when she goes into her crazed mode, the single stars under her eyes multiply into four each.

Loco Musica the Idol

From the title of the next episode, it seems like we’ll be getting more Loco Musica content next week. But, let’s go over what we saw of her in this episode. As I mentioned earlier, her ability lets her fight with the power of music.

Why music? Because she dreams of being the world’s most popular idol. And, she believes that following Lord Enorme is her best way to accomplish that. Once Lord Enorme conquers the world, she’ll obviously appoint Loco Musica as the number one idol. At least, that’s Loco Musica’s logic.

Unfortunately for Loco Musica, she’s probably right about that being her best option. She’s definitely not going to become a popular idol the traditional way. She’s terrible at singing and can’t come up with good lyrics to save her life. But, at the very least, her performance gave me a good laugh.

Sister Gigant from the anime series Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 8
Sister Gigant

We don’t know how old Loco Musica is. Though, I suspect she’s also a middle school student like Baiser, Leoparde, and the Tres Magia. And, I’m going to guess that Leberblume is the same age, as well. Sister Gigant and Lord Enorme seem older based on their physiques.

Anyway, at the end of the episode, Loco Musica returns to HQ after failing to defeat Leoparde and Nero Alice. When she does, Lord Enorme punishes her by forcing her to strip and then whipping her. From this, it’s pretty clear that there’s a toxic work environment over at Lord Squad.

So, my prediction is that Loco Musica is going to split off. I’m not sure if she’ll join the Enormita girls — she might. But, I think she’s going to realize that being part of Lord Squad isn’t good for her. She’s not going to become an idol that way.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 8? Which member of the Lord Squad is your favorite, so far? How many stars do you think Magia Baiser actually has? And, do you think Loco Musica is going to defect from the Lord Squad back to Enormita?

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One Piece Episode 1091 Review

One Piece Episode 1091 Review

Don’t Underestimate the Straw Hats

One Piece Episode 1091 wasn’t the most exciting episode recently. But, something I liked about it was the interaction between Lilith and the Straw Hats at the start. Before getting into that, though, I guess I should explain who Lilith is.

Lilith is one of the Vegapunks. What that means exactly is still unclear. We know there are multiple Vegapunks, which I’ll get to later in this review. However, we still don’t know if they’re the same as the Germa 66 children or if they’re something different. But, we know Lilith isn’t the Vegapunk.

How do we know this? Robin says she’s never heard anything about Vegapunk being a woman. And, in response to that, Brook says something completely out of pocket. Confirming Robin’s comment, he says that Vegapunk is supposed to be the smartest guy in the world.

Lilith (Vegapunk) from the anime series One Piece Episode 1091
Lilith (Vegapunk)

I don’t know if anyone else took Brook’s comment this way. But, to me, it sounded like he was saying that a woman couldn’t be the smartest person in the world. I don’t think that’s what Brook meant. However, the way he phrased it really made it seem like that’s what he was saying.

Anyway, in response to all this, Lilith says that the one they’re thinking of is Shaka, a different Vegapunk. Is that the Vegapunk? That’s still unclear.

Anyway, what was the interaction between Lilith and the Straw Hats that I liked? It was when Lilith realized her mistake in underestimating them.

Well, she didn’t exactly realize it. Shaka told her she made a mistake. He pointed out how she was in range of both Zoro and Robin. Either of them could kill her if they wanted to. It doesn’t matter if the Sea Beasts can destroy their ship. They’ll kill Lilith before that happens.

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An Adventure on the Island of Science!

At this point, the majority of the Straw Hats are still on the Sunny. But, Luffy, Chopper, and Jinbe (and Bonney) make their way into the interior of Egghead Island. And, what they find there is like nothing they’ve seen before.

Bonney reveals that this isn’t the first time she’s been on the island. She was here once before when she was a child. Though, we can’t be sure how long ago that was since we don’t know her true age.

What’s clear is that the island wasn’t anywhere near as advanced as it is now when she was last here. Everything she’s seeing on the island is new to her. There weren’t giant holograms or vending machines that can create food within seconds. But, we have to consider the exponential pace of technological advancement.

Chopper, Bonney, and Luffy mad that the giant parfait is a hologram from the anime series One Piece Episode 1091
Chopper, Bonney, and Luffy mad that the giant parfait is a hologram

Look at how fast technology has advanced in our world. The Internet became widely available in 1993. And, only 14 years later, the first smartphones were released in 2007. 17 years after that, we have VR technology that can pin digital screens around your house.

So, even if Bonney had been away from Egghead Island for 15 years, a lot could have changed. That’s especially true when you have a scientist like Vegapunk working there. He’s responsible for most of the major technological developments in the One Piece world. Obviously, the island he lives on is going to advance even faster.

Unrelated, but I also want to point out Bonney’s relation to Kuma. She says he’s her father — and that feels familiar. That might not be new information. But, I get the feeling she’s not biologically related to him. He might be her adoptive father or father figure.

The Vegapunks

Alright, let’s talk about the Vegapunks. What do we know about them from this episode? What do we know about them from the OP? And, what assumptions can we make based on that information? You may be surprised by how much we actually know about these new characters.

First, let’s look at what we know from Episode 1091. We can be pretty confident that there are at least five Vegapunks — and we have the names of three of them. Shaka is Vegapunk 01, Lilith is Vegapunk 02, and Atlas is Vegapunk 05. So, we can assume there are Vegapunks 03 and 04, too.

The OP gives us even more information, though. Not only does it reveal what Vegapunks 03 and 04 look like. But, it also reveals Vegapunk 06. We see all six Vegapunks together twice in the OP. With that in mind, we can assume that there are six main Vegapunks.

Atlas (Vegapunk) from the anime series One Piece Episode 1091
Atlas (Vegapunk)

Why am I saying there are six main Vegapunks? Lilith’s Sea Beast Weapons and giant robot also have numbers. The robot is number 12 and one of the Sea Beast Weapons is number 15. So, are these also considered “Vegapunks?” That’s not yet clear.

In my review of Episode 1090, I also mentioned we saw who I assume is the real Dr. Vegapunk in the OP. One of the shots from the OP shows the six Vegapunks on a screen. Then, an old man with an apple on his head pops out in front of them.

This old man is who I assume the real Dr. Vegapunk is. His age lines up and the apple could be referencing his work on artificial devil fruit. Based on this, I’m going to stick with my theory that the six main Vegapunks are like the Germa 66 kids.

Final Thoughts

What do you think about One Piece Episode 1091? Were you surprised that Shaka considered Robin on a similar threat level as Zoro? Do you think Bonney is Kuma’s biological daughter? And, which of the three officially revealed Vegapunks is your favorite? Atlas has my favorite design, by far. She’s a giant sheep girl.

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Carnival Phantasm Review

Carnival Phantasm Review

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Carnival Phantasm

Fate Meets Tsukihime

Carnival Phantasm (カーニバル・ファンタズム) is a series that combines Type-Moon’s various works into one. The biggest of these works is obviously the Fate series. And, the second biggest is Tsukihime. So, if you ever wanted to see these two series smashed together, Carnival Phantasm might be for you.

Of course, Fate and Tsukihime aren’t the only two Type-Moon series. But, as far as I know, they were the only two with much content in Carnival Phantasm. I could be wrong about that since Fate is the only Type-Moon series I’m familiar with. I might have thought characters from another series were from Tsukihime.

But, I didn’t notice anyone like Shiki Ryougi from The Garden of Sinners. And, that’s despite her being listed as a supporting character for this series on MAL. So, I guess a lot of other Type-Moon series characters were in the background.

Gilgamesh messing with Artoria (maid) from the anime series Carnival Phantasm
Gilgamesh messing with Artoria (maid)

Now, as someone who hasn’t watched (played?) Tsukihime, those characters were interesting to me. They’re new and therefore fun. Arcueid is the least interesting, much like Artoria in Fate. But, the other girls are pretty cute — specifically, Akiha, Kohaku, and Hisui. There’s also Ren, but she didn’t have much screen time. She might have shown up once.

So, this is leading into one of my main issues with this series. Each character doesn’t get that much screen time because there are so many characters. The one with the most screen time might have actually been Cú Chulainn (Lancer).

Overall, though, it felt like the Fate characters were in the spotlight a lot more. And, that could be because there are so many more of them. But, for me, I already know all the Fate characters pretty well thanks to Fate/Grand Order. I’d rather see the “new to me” characters more.

Not What I Was Expecting

It’s time for the second major complaint I have about Carnival Phantasm. It doesn’t actually mix the characters from different Type-Moon series very much. For example, we never get to see Artoria and Arcueid interacting with each other. The main crossover interaction is Shirou and Shiki.

In many cases, episodes are dedicated to characters from one series or the other. There are Fate episodes and there are Tsukihime episodes. There are episodes with both. But, even those episodes tend to be split up into different segments built around one of the two main series.

That’s not at all what I was expecting from Carnival Phantasm. I thought it was going to feature all the characters mixed together. I thought I was going to see some wacky hijinks with characters who have never interacted before. But, that’s not what I got and it’s disappointing.

Souichirou and Medea from the anime series Carnival Phantasm
Souichirou and Medea

With that said, it’s not as if there isn’t wacky hijinks in the series. There absolutely is — that’s still what the anime is about. We got to see the Fate characters participate in a gameshow and a race. And, we got to see the Tsukihime girls play beach volleyball.

If you’ve seen Carnival Phantasm, what are your thoughts on this? Did you go into the series expecting there to be more crossover content? Were you fine with the lack of crossover content? And, which Type-Moon series were you familiar with before going into the series?

It’s possible that my opinion of the series could have been very different if I was more familiar with Type-Moon works beyond Fate. So, keep that in mind if you’re considering watching this series. It could be like Fate/Apocrypha, which I think is a lot more fun if you’re already really into Fate/Grand Order.

Focusing on the Good Parts

Alright, so far, I’ve said a lot of things I didn’t necessarily like about Carnival Phantasm. But, I don’t want you to think it’s bad. It’s not. I enjoyed it and I think it’s good. So, what’s good about it?

The first thing I liked is that the episodes are only half-length. They’re 14-minutes long including the OP, ED, and next episode preview. That’s bad when it comes to giving characters screen time. But, it’s good when it comes to keeping a series like this from getting stale. The episodes don’t overstay their welcome.

Something else I liked is that the series is funny. It would have been easy for it to try to play too much to the Type-Moon fandom. It definitely plays to that. But, not to the point that it stops being funny, which I’ve seen some other comedy series do.

Arcueid Brunestud wearing a bikini from the anime series Carnival Phantasm
Arcueid Brunestud wearing a bikini

The episode in which Heracles goes shopping for batteries was a good one. That might be my favorite of the series. It plays on inside jokes from Fate. But, the core comedy of the episode is something that anyone can enjoy. It’s absurdism and physical comedy.

My favorite skits from the whole series, however, are the Grail-kun skits. I think there were three of them in total. In these skits, a character comes to Grail-kun with an issue they need help resolving. And, in every case, Grail-kun’s solution is to give them a knife and tell them that violence is the answer.

Of course, I can’t leave out some of the more obvious things I liked about Carnival Phantasm. The OP is good — and fun. And, because this series is all about Type-Moon properties, it has a lot of cute female characters. That’s never a bad thing.

Final Thoughts

I gave Carnival Phantasm a 7/10. As I said, it’s a good anime. It certainly has things that could be improved. But, overall, I liked it and would recommend it to Type-Moon fans. Even if the only Type-Moon series you’re familiar with is Fate, you’ll still probably like it.

Watching this series also made me want to watch the newer Fate/Grand Carnival. From my understanding, it’s the same thing but focused on characters from FGO. So, I assume I’ll like that one even more. Who knows when I’ll actually get around to watching it, though.

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One Piece Episode 1090 Review

One Piece Episode 1090 Review

Koby the Captive

One Piece Episode 1090 uses a classic One Piece bait title. The title is “A New Island! Future Island Egghead,” but it doesn’t really have much to do with Egghead Island. It’s not the worst case of One Piece title bait. But, I felt like we hadn’t had a bait title like that in a bit.

Anyway, the first thing I want to discuss doesn’t have anything to do with Egghead Island either. See that? I can bait too. Instead, I want to take a look at what happened to Koby after the attack on Amazon Lily.

We know that Silvers Rayleigh got Blackbeard to back down. And, in exchange for Blackbeard and the Marines leaving the island, Boa unpetrified their men. That’s where things left off in Episode 1088. But, it turns out that everything didn’t end as nicely as I thought.

Helmeppo begging for help saving Koby from the anime series One Piece Episode 1090
Helmeppo begging for help saving Koby

Apparently, Blackbeard took Koby captive. Why though? What does Blackbeard get out of doing that? Koby doesn’t have a devil fruit. And, it’s not like he’s a super high-ranking member of the Marines. From what I remember, he’s a captain. So, not a grunt, but not even a Rear Admiral or Commodore.

My guess is that Blackbeard took Koby because of his title. He’s known as the Hero Koby. A kidnapped Captain might not be much leverage in negotiations. But, a Hero? Blackbeard might be able to get some concessions from the Marines for the return of a Hero.

With that said, the Marines aren’t very interested in rescuing Koby. They know how dangerous Blackbeard and his crew are. They’re not going to approach the island. Instead, they’ll wait to see what Blackbeard wants to do. If he comes to them with an offer, they might consider it.

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Future Island Egghead

The only part of Episode 1090 that has to do with Egghead Island is that it’s where Jinbe, Luffy, Chopper, and Bonney washed up. It’s not even like they ventured into the part of the island. They’re in a cave by the shore.

It’s here, though, that we find out Luffy doesn’t remember who Bonney is. That’s no surprise. But, I would have thought at least Chopper or Jinbe would know. I mean, Chopper was there for the events of Sabaody two years ago. And, Jinbe seems like he would know about the Worst Generation pirates.

Anyway, It’s no coincidence that the Straw Hats ran into Bonney near this island. Vegapunk is to Bonney what Doflamingo was to Law. Bonney even says that the reason she’s here is to confront Vegapunk. But, at first, I didn’t remember why that was.

Jewelry Bonney putting her top back on from the anime series One Piece Episode 1090
Jewelry Bonney putting her top back on

It was only during the post-credits scene with Chopper and Robin that I remembered. Bonney had some sort of connection with Kuma. And so she wants to get revenge on Vegapunk for turning Kuma into the Pacifistas. Unfortunately, we don’t yet know anything more about their relationship.

I doubt Bonney was a member of the Revolutionary Army. So, it’s more likely that she has some other connection with Kuma from her childhood. Maybe he saved her when she was younger or something.

It’s also important to note that Bonney no longer has a crew. She was separated from them when the World Nobles and then Blackbeard held her captive. So, if she’s going to get her revenge on Vegapunk, she’s probably going to need the Straw Hats’ help.

Of all the Worst Generation Pirates, Bonney’s the one I most want to learn more about. Everything about her is mysterious. Who is she, really?

Dr. Vegapunk Appears

At the end of Episode 1090, the Sunny and remaining members of the crew are “saved” by a giant robot. The giant robot fights off the Mecha Shark that attacked the ship. And, it even brings the ship and the crew back to the surface of the ocean.

But, the woman who steps out of the robot doesn’t claim to have saved the ship. She claims to be the one also behind the Mecha Shark attack. And, she claims to be Dr. Vegapunk. But, is she really Dr. Vegapunk?

We don’t know that much about Vegapunk. But, we know Vegapunk formerly worked alongside Queen of the Beast Pirates and Judge of Germa 66. So, with that information in mind, Vegapunk should be pretty old. This woman looks pretty young — like in her 20s or something.

A woman claiming to be Dr. Vegapunk from the anime series One Piece Episode 1090
A woman claiming to be Dr. Vegapunk

Now, it’s not impossible for this woman to be Vegapunk. She could have created a technology that allowed her to reduce her age. And, although I assumed Vegapunk was a man, I’m not sure if their gender has ever been revealed. So, it’s possible that Vegapunk is a woman.

However, I’ve also seen the new opening for this arc. There’s an old man with a fruit on his head in it and I assume that he’s the real Vegapunk. But, if that’s true, who’s this woman?

For now, my guess is that she’s Vegapunk’s version of the Vinsmoke children. Judge Vinsmoke created superhuman children as weapons. And, I wouldn’t be surprised if Vegapunk saw that and decided to replicate it himself.

By that logic, this woman could technically be Dr. Vegapunk. As one of Vegapunk’s “children,” her surname could be Vegapunk. And, we know she’s a scientist who created the giant robot and Mecha Shark.

Final Thoughts

What do you think about One Piece Episode 1090? How do you think Koby is going to escape from Blackbeard’s island? What do you think Bonney’s connection to Kuma is? Was it already revealed and I’m just forgetting? And, how do you think the woman at the end of the episode is related to Vegapunk?

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