Here I thought to get some general thoughts on the arc so far.
It’s been over a year now (time went fast) and honestly my initial thoughts on this arc are that it’s been a convoluted mess with its ups and downs. This feels like Oda’s baby as it’s a stand in for Japan and ironically it feels like another manga entirely with the amount of information and backstory, side characters etc he’s put in.
Perhaps it’s me and I’m just stupid but I have no idea what’s going on besides Luffy in Udon mine, Kaido and Big Mom and Zoro’s side quest. I feel Oda tried to do far too much and the result is a confusing scramble and hard to follow.
That said it’s still overall an enjoyable arc with interesting reveals, I’ve avoided spoilers here but that wasn’t intentional.