Rebellion ★★★✬☆

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Title: Rebellion
Series: One Piece #19
Arc: Baroque Works #8
Author: Eiichiro Oda
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Genre: Manga
Pages: 216
Words: 9K




“Rainbase, the City of Dreams”

“The Kingdom’s Strongest Warrior”


“Koza, Leader of the Rebels”



“Mr. Prince”



Karoo brings news of Crocodile’s treachery to the king, who decides to attack Rainbase and sends Pell (the country’s strongest soldier) to scout ahead. Smoker awaits the Straw Hats in Rainbase and chases several of them into Crocodile’s casino, where they fall through a trapdoor into a cage. After defeating Pell, Crocodile’s partner Miss All-Sunday captures Vivi and brings her to the casino; Baroque Works’ final plan is set in motion. The king is abducted, and the rebellion supplied with weapons. Mr. 2, impersonating the king, admits stealing the country’s rain. In response, the rebels attack the capital. Crocodile leaves the cage surrounded by his oversized crocodiles, while the room floods with water. Chopper lures Crocodile away from the casino, while Sanji enters it and fights the crocodiles. One of them spits out Mr. 3, and Sanji forces him to open the cage by creating a key. Smoker, aware of Crocodile’s plan, calls for reinforcements while the Straw Hats head for Alubarna. Luffy, however, stays behind to take on the warlord.

My Thoughts:

Vivi didn’t talk as much in this volume so I enjoyed that aspect a LOT more.

Baroque Works finally begin their big plan of destroying Alabastra (I’ll admit, I’m still not clear on the “why” or what Sir Crocodile hopes to accomplish by this) and that gives the Straw Hats a concrete enemy. Luffy is as brash and loudmouthed as he’s ever been and ends up leading the Straw Hats into a trap. Sanji rescues them and everyone but Luffy heads off to the capital to hopefully prevent a fight between citizens of the country. Luffy stays behind to fight Sir Crocodile.

While I had a decent time with this, circumstances going on around me definitely affected my enjoyment. I was doing my federal taxes and it didn’t go well. So maybe this would have been a 4star read at a different time? I don’t know. Life is too full to wait for “the perfect time” to read and sometimes a decent book gets overshadowed. That’s life.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

25 thoughts on “Rebellion ★★★✬☆

    1. I’m assuming you mean “payroll taxes”, where it gets taken out of your paycheck without any say-so by the fascist state? 😉
      Yes, that’s been the modus operandi for decades here in the US. Otherwise the government would NEVER get their money. No way people are going to budget 25% of their paycheck for taxes.

      But when spending goes up, the tax rate can change whenever so what you had taken out might have been fine before but it’s not nearly enough now. Not that I’m bitter or anything….

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        1. Here, everyone has to file taxes. Even if you don’t owe anything. It is one complicated and messy system. Every couple of years someone comes along to try to uncomplicate things, but the IRS is too entrenched and too powerful, so it never goes anywhere.

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    1. Unless you have the money and power to take on the behemoth of an unregulated government agency that acts more like the mafia than anything else, then bend over bucky. There is going to be a special place in hell for people who work for the IRS….


    1. For us, we usually get a little back, so I was kind of expecting that. I think last year we got about 200 back, which is a nice little “go out to eat at a nice place” treat. Not this year! First time I’ve had to pay extra in decades. Made me very grumpy….

      I suspect EVERYONE’S taxes are going to be going up for next year 😦

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      1. I never had to do tax till i got to the netherlands… i never earned enough in SA so its been quite an adjustment. Not that i have to do a lot for it now… just double check some figures.

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    1. I read volumes 1-29 from 2007-2010. Then I stopped. So I’m re-reading those. But it’s practically all new to me as I don’t remember the details now 🙂
      Right now, I have access to about 96 volumes and vol 99 comes out next month…


  1. Hi there ^^

    So, when I read this review I also started thinking of why Sir Crocodile is doing all this. In fact, I couldn’t remember a reason. I even asked a friend of mine if she can remember this but she also didn’t.
    (Well, in fact, we remembered something but we both agreed, that this cannot be his main goal because this is something he could have much easier…)

    So now I am also curious now about his plans. ^^”

    I am looking forward to the next review. 🙂

    ~ Misaki

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    1. Thanks for the heads up Misaki. At least now I won’t over analyze it and over think it.
      So here’s to hoping Oda-san makes it nice and clear for me 😀
      (somehow I doubt it though…..)


      1. Oh yeah, Oda-san is known for making things pretty clear (Spoiler: Nope, he’s not xD)

        However, I guess in Alabasta things will be clear, more or less.
        Maybe I really don’t remember details because it’s too long since I read or watched it. I hope so…

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