Re: One piece 597
Luffy: Here it comes!! Something's coming this way, Rayleigh!!
Rayleigh: Listen Luffy... Haki is a power found in every human being in this world....
"presence", "will", "intimidation".... it's no different from those common human senses.
.... however, majority of humans don't notice the power in them...
Luffy: Is that an elephant? It's a huge elephant!!
Rayleigh: .... or they try to awaken it, but fails to do so in their life time....
to "not doubt", that is your strength!!
Watch well.... Haki is roughly categorized in two types.
Luffy: Watch out!!!
Rayleigh: It's alright... the elephant is coming for my head from the right, using his nose....
Rayleigh: To feel the opponent's "presence" strongly. This is known as the "Color of Observation (Kenbun-shoku)" haki...
By training this, you can know the position of the target whose even out of your sight...
the number of enemies.. and even what their next immediate move is.
Enel (flashback): Kick with the left leg.... "Mantra"
Rayleigh: In the sky island of Skypiea, they call this Mantra.
Rayleigh: Next is the "Color of Armor (Busou-shoku)" Haki. For this, imagine yourself wearing an invisible armor...
Luffy: I.. know that move!!
Sentoumaru (flashback): Ashigara Dokkoi!!
Rayleigh: If your armor is strong, of course you can use it for attack. *boink*
Luffy: OUCH!! I'm rubber, and your hit hurts..!?
Rayleigh: This is what's so useful about this power
Rayleigh: Other than attacking their weakness, this Armored Haki is the only efficient power against Devil Fruit users.
Even though the Logia types intangible bodies may feel invincible, with this power you can directly contact their real body...
Luffy: So this is how you managed to touch Kizaru.... so I could even hit that marine Smoky and Aokiji?
Rayleigh: Have you seen the amazons' arrows? This power can be imbued into weapons.
Luffy: Yeah, I thought those were made out of steel!
Rayleigh: Color of Observation, and Color of Armor.. these two types are Haki.
....however, there are few rare individuals in this world that can use this following type of haki....
Rayleigh: This is the Color of Conqueror King (Haoh-shoku) Haki... the type of haki that can intimidate the opponent...!!
Those who become extremely famous in this world is often found to use this haki....
However... this Haoushoku can be controlled, but not trained.
This power is the will of the user himself...!! Its strength only grows as the user himself grows..
Luffy: It's the one you did at the auction house...
Rayleigh: You've already experienced it, your potential for Haoushoku has already been awakened
Until you can control it perfectly, you should not use it very often...
Else, you'll affect even the unrelated bystanders...!
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Rayleigh: ...what is it?
Luffy: Amazing...!! The crew of the pirate king can defeat such monsters without even laying hands on it...!?
Rayleigh: Wahaha, did you learn some respect for me now?
Luffy: ... but this Haki, I've seen it used many times
Rayleigh: I'm sure you have... but to learn it is not an easy task...
Although it's too short a time normally... you have great potential.
I'll do my best to teach you the basics of Color of Observation, Armor, and King in two years.
Rayleigh: ...however, most poeple lean towards a certain color depending on their forte.
You must discover it, and train the color you are best at.
If you can strengthen all the types, the more you can do with them
Luffy: Ok, gotcha!
Rayleigh: Now that I'm going to train you... I won't go easy on you, Luffy!!
Luffy: Yeah!! Bring it on!! ... oh wait a sec.
.... Pirate "Strawhat Luffy" is on a leave for a while.
This place is safe, right?
(Luffy puts down the strawhat)
Luffy: Oh, and this too
Rayleigh: Hurry up, I'm going to start now!!
Luffy: Ok, Thanks old man!!
Rayleigh: ... no, say it like this. "Thank you Mr Rayleigh"... no, wait, Rayleigh-sensei... or Master Rayleigh...?
Luffy: Ok! Thank you Rayleigh!!
Rayleigh: ..............alright, whatever...
Editor's note: One Piece will be on leave for four weeks. The next chapter will be in WJ issue 44.