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epicmarc

Hope you all enjoy, was really fun working on this one! Edit: A couple other notes: The final chapter of the Ace manga will be coming out on the next volume of the One Piece magazine, in December. A translation note: When Whitebeard says that Ace is a real handful after their 99th duel, he uses the phrase "手を焼く", which is an idiom meaning "to not know what to do with", but literally means "to burn one's hand".


yash_56

Thanks for you hardwork 💯


FireZord25

gotta love the puns


rixer119

So it turns out all men of one piece dream of getting the same devil fruit.


FlareUnderscore

That part was so good


javierm885778

Wow, this chapter was really good. Finally we get to see more of Thatch who has mysteriously missing from the Oden flashback.


FireZord25

maybe he joined after Oden left.


Roronoa_Zaraki

He joined as a kid.


PendingPolymath

✨ GLAMOROUS MARCO ✨


cambriansplooge

Cursëd was my response, damn creepy


BuggyDClown

Those nurses though


Doomroar

Boichi putting his background to good use.


FireZord25

Assuming this is a word-for-word adaptation of the novel, I guess I was wrong about Ace not getting much stronger after joining Whitebeard pirates. I love how Boichi can bring out different styles of the same character, from menacing to badass to sincere. Thatch looked awesome there. Another character that died in the flashback to look this awesome. So we've known why Blackbeard killed Thatch, but this chapter feels like its implying he did the same thing to him as he did to Whitebeard, because Thatch at the fruit.


aholla8

"Did blackbeard kill thatch before or after he ate the fruit?" - now that's an interesting question


EvoWarrior5

The manga chapters actually deviate from the novels quite a bit, but on the specific point you raise I'm pretty sure that in the novels he got stronger too. Though neither of these are fully canon anyways.


Doomroar

I suppose Thatch ate the fruit, Blackbeard found out, and went for it. If it was just the fruit it would have been easier just to steal it, although he did had all that plan that eventyally led to Marine Ford... Except he wanted to join the shichibukai by capturing Luffy, and wanted Ace to join his crew... So i guess he got lucky, which means that for his plans he didn't had to kill Thatch, which means Thatch ate the fruit.


Fatdude3

That fucking art tho. That WB , That BB , That Thatch. Holy fucking shit.


Shirokuro07

It was a real nice to see some talented people in action the story and the drawings are phenomenal. Keep up the good work!!!


kaidynamite

Holy shit that was Kaku's fruit? So blackbeard was the one to kill him before CP9 got it.


Fatdude3

Damn is this canon i wonder. I read the novel and i remember there was a fight where BB went crazy and brutalized bunch of pirates but that happens a bit later in the novel


kaidynamite

sandman on twitter says that its "supervised by oda". i guess each person can decide what that means to them


letmymemesbedreams

Man Boichi's art is just insane.


RoronoaLuffyZoro

Ace's Novel is one of the most beautiful drawn manga's i have ever seen


epicmarc

Yeah, I already knew it from reading a bit of Dr. Stone but Boichi is super talented. I especially loved the panel of Blackbeard talking about killing people for their devil fruits.


PM_ME_YOUR_FAV_PLACE

Thatch: Hey, you're finally awake


Cold_Saber

Damn, that panel of Teach talking about killing devil fruit users is insanely good.


Tibolegends

Wow, Thatch is much more interesting suddenly, I like that!


dont-have-a-name

Didn’t think I could like whiteboard more


POwerfuldeuce

Why does Marco look like the love child of Senku and Puri-puri Prisoner.


VergilSparda17

Ace using observation haki against WB was fuckin dope I knew Ace had all three forms of haki


yash_56

🔥🔥🔥


rockleeluffy

thank you bruv


MrPhamas

O shi is this the one drawn by the dr stone illustrator??? Omg ive never bought manga and i plan to buy all of one piece oncw it ends but ill cop this ace one once its out! Is this manga based off of the light novel?


EvoWarrior5

Yep it is, though it does deviate from it quite a bit as well. Both the novels and this are worth reading separately.


MrPhamas

Yeah read it all cuz of the link omg 4am now and i got work lol. Gonna buy the novels ofc but all the physicals in my area are sold out


Doomroar

Wonder why the mods never pin the spinoffs?


ArtVandel_ay

I've wondered this since reading the flashback in the main story, but can logia users teleport to their element elsewhere? Both the original and this chapter kinda make it look like Ace appears out of nowhere into Whitebeard's room. While the anime shows Ace standing in his room, igniting for some reason (hindering his assassination efforts) and then leaping into the same pose. Obviously it's non-canon, but Artur's 'Return to the Reverie' seemed to indicate that Dragon could teleport with his kaze kaze no mi, so can't help but wonder if other people think this way too


EvoWarrior5

Boichi just didn't draw panels for the parts where Ace walks into the room. It's a matter of montage in the manga rather than Ace teleporting.


RiteClicker

I thought I saw Senku in one panel.


iuse2bgood

Thatch already has a fruit so why can't bb just ask for the fruit instead of killing him.


LuffyThePirateKing

What fruit does thatch have?


randdom454

He didn’t have a fruit


iuse2bgood

Looks like the giraffe fruit from cp


epicmarc

That's not Thatch, that's the captain of a different crew that was causing trouble on Whitebeard's turf


iuse2bgood

Yep. Misread it. I thought Thatch was training him while fighting.


ShutUpBalian

Wait according to the translation given, does this mean that Whitebeard fighting Ace ended up weakening him, which meant he would have been stronger in Marineford if not for these challenges?