[Manga Monday] Ok, Let’s Stand Up! (One Piece #10) ★★★★☆

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Title: Ok, Let’s Stand Up!
Series: One Piece #10
Arc: East Blue Part 10
Author: Eiichiro Oda
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Genre: Manga
Pages: 192
Words: 8K


From Wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_One_Piece_chapters_(1_186)

“OK, Let’s Stand Up!”

“Luffy in Black”


“Three Swords vs. Six”

“Heroism vs. Fish-Man Cruelty”

“It’s All Over!!”



“What Can You Do?”

The Straw Hats charge into Arlong Park. Luffy takes out the fish-men’s pet sea monster and most of the crew, but his feet become stuck in the ground. Arlong uses the opportunity to dig out the ground containing Luffy’s feet and throw it into the sea. Zoro, struggling with a severe injury received from Mihawk and armed with only one sword, fights the six-sword-wielding Hatchan and Sanji uses karate on the fish-men with swordfish-man Kuroobi. Genzo and Nojiko try to save Luffy from drowning, and further inland Usopp duels with the long-mouthed fish-man Choo. All of Arlong’s crew are defeated except for Arlong himself. With Zoro’s last bit of strength, he buys Sanji enough time to dive under and remove the rock from his captain’s feet. When he is free, Luffy takes Zoro’s place and his final fight with Arlong begins.

My Thoughts:

This was a solid shonen volume, with fights galore. Even Usopp grows some stones and takes on a fishman and wins (kind of). Luffy’s curse of not being able to swim or deal with water plays a major part in the fights and I hope this gives the crew something to chew on in regards to future fights. Luffy needs to wear water wings or something, hahahaha.

The other thing I noticed is that the little standalone pictures between chapters has moved on. In the previous volume Buggy the Clown (from volume 2) finally assembled his full body and got his pirate crew together. Now we seem to be following the 2 boys who joined the navy to become marines. So far, all they do is chores and scrub the ship. I find it interesting how Oda gets to tell another completely separate story, one panel at a time, and not only that he does it, but that he does it well. It does make me wonder if Buggy the Clown is going to make a comeback into the story at some point. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

15 thoughts on “[Manga Monday] Ok, Let’s Stand Up! (One Piece #10) ★★★★☆

    1. Well, it is Japan’s longest manga to date. Currently it is up in the 90’s? So while each arc has an overall plot (this is the East Blue arc), there’s a lot of side stuff stuffed in, as it were.


    1. I have not. That would make an excellent post some time. I shall have to go start a draft so I don’t forget, hahahaa 🙂

      Back when, I had read up through vol 30, so I know it stays good at least to that!

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        1. I was reading them as they came out back then and that was the point where the english translations really starting ramping up to catch up with the japanese releases. So they were releasing a volume every other month. I couldn’t afford that so I gave up.
          Now I’ve got digital and libraries, so I’m all set…

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