The longest arc of one of the longest-running Manga has finally reached its climax, all the pieces are in place. The war brewing for the past twenty years has finally been declared and battles have begun!

The long-awaited Battle of Emperors will begin in the upcoming chapters. With so many powerful characters gathered in one place, it will be epic; remember Marineford? Alas, we will have to wait for the next chapter a little longer as the next release will be officially available on 6th September 2020.

 

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Zoro in Wano
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And while we wait for the next chapter, let’s discuss some things we have been looking forward to-

  • What part will Zoro play in this battle?

Equipped with the sword Enma– one of the two legendary swords capable of harming the Beast Emperor, Roronoa Zoro is well-equipped to play a major part in the battle against Kaido. Anyhow, that’s a win there. I hope we get to see him in action very soon.

  • Will Shanks appear in this battle of the emperors?

Given Shanks connections to everyone involved in the war, we wonder if he will make an appearance to help the Straw hats. Considering the blood of one of the Roger Pirates being involved, will Shanks join the fight? Or Will the presence of foes like Big Mom, Kaido and Orochi make him hesitate?

  • What if Big Mom gets amnesia again in this battle?

Previously as seen in Chapter 988, the amusingly fabulous save of Nami from Big Mom by Brook and Franky when they arrive on Kurosai FR-U IV was an important highlight. In that scene, Franky wheelies his bike mid-air and hits Big Mom on her head. That raises the question if she will have amnesia again? And how will that affect the course of this war?

  • Will Sanji Vs. King happen?

The last chapter had Sanji and King facing off against each other as Sanji tried to rescue of Momonosuke. This matchup is looking very interesting given their similarities in both powers and their positions in the hierarchy of their respective crews. So far, from what we have seen, they can fly and use fire based attacks. We eagerly await the clash between them.

  • Who will fight Kaido?

We have been waiting eagerly for the confrontation between Kaido and Luffy ever since the first clash between them. The short and admittedly one-sided skirmish between them has done nothing but excite us for their eventual battle atop Onigashima.

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Onigashima: This is where the battles will entail.

There are many people gathered on top of Onigashima in the previous chapter 988, and it seems like Mr Oda has created quite the match-up as to leave no helping hand for Kaido for the imminent Battle of the Emperors. How will Luffy get away from Big Mom? Will Luffy rise to face the challenge once again after his resounding defeat against Kaido? Will Blackbeard make another surprise appearance and create upset again? We have been waiting eagerly for the answers to these questions and much more.

And quoting Gol D. Roger, I bid you adieu.

My treasure? If you want it, I’ll grant it! Search on! All the world had to offer, I left in that place!

Oda sensei has created a vast, diverse and fascinating world full of lively characters. Stay tuned for more! Until next time.

 

 

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