the pace is quite slow, I'm expecting to see Law and Luffy reunion. or at least Luffy to face this town boss (Holdem). but I guess we're still in early stage. Oda loves to show story building first...
anyway, I love the characters so far. the gifters, especially Holdem, are hilarious. half-human, half-lion. lol
and Kiku, wow, she's tall, beautiful and powerful! if Sanji is the captain of SH, he definitely force her to join
I wonder if Luffy will find the last crew in this arc. there's a lot of great characters with nakama material here.