Finished Act 1. I guess if I could summarize my thoughts, it'd be that Act 1 did exactly what it should've done: which was to lay the groundworks of the conflict. We knew Wano was a place that needed to be liberated, but we got to understand the ramifications of Kaido's rule.
Artistically, Wano has been top notch. The opening shot of the Flower Capital, while not to the same level of detail as Ryugu Kingdom, is a marvel to look at all the same. And it doesn't stop just there.
From the outset, I like how tranquil things are early Wano. Luffy meeting an innocent Tama off the coastline, heading into a Bamboo Grove, and Luffy meeting a Shugenja Tengu. I wouldn't mind if this lasted longer. Amigasa area of Kuri is underappreciated.
As someone who comes from a police family, I do not condone racial profiling and police brutality. Officers should not abuse their power to indulge in their aggression and intolerance. I value our law enforcement, but not at the expense of the security of the citizens. My heart goes out to those who've suffered from this. And to everyone here; may god bless you and your family in these trying times.
Kid, and to a lesser extent Killer and the rest of the Kid crew, are really starting to grow on me. I just like how genuine they are. They're like the Strawhats, a family, but one with more pirate spice. They're not just tryhard edgelords as I once perceived them to be.
They also feel like real contemporaries to Luffy and his crew because they actually had this grueling journey which paralleled the Strawhats'.