I liked the plot, too, instead. Maybe because some of the characters in this arc become / are among my favourites (Jinbe, Shirahoshi, Otohime, Fisher Tiger and Koala). ^^ And I found the fanaticism and racism plus blood donation (even its symbolic meaning) quite well done.
Again, seriously, new favorite artist ever. Considering I have a pretty extreme phobia of fish and you somehow make me think "ooooh those fish be pretteh" I'm awarding you with my soul. I shall be your humble servant for life.
Omygosh it's just so pretty. ;-; It's seriously so beautiful it kind of makes me want to cry.
Wow this is stunning! You captured the atmosphere of this scene and the underwater forest perfectly. I had a similar idea myself with Robin and the Ryugu Poneglyph but I could never get it to this standard. Great work!