After a long break, Oda graces the fans with another impressive chapter and the revelations open up so many possibilities for the upcoming One Piece 980 chapter.
Fans are currently matchmaking, that is, debating over who will become who’s opponent. Theories are coming up, big and small. A prominent One Piece based youtuber has predicted that Luffy will be the One to face Jack. We also have theories about Sasaki fighting Queen.
What predictions have you made? Who do you think will face King? Tell us in the comment section.
One Piece is currently nearing the end of Act 3 of Wano Arc. Wano will be the conclusion of this Super Arc that encompasses the Fishman, Punk Hazard, Dressrosa, Zou, Whole Cake, and Wano arcs, and it’s named the ‘Versus Yonko Arc’ as the Strawhats are on their way to meticulously take down two of the four Yonkos.
Let us recap the last chapter, before getting into more discussions and theories and also checkout our articles on Kimetsu no yaiba 205.
One Piece Episode 930 has been delayed for now but we are expecting it to get released next month, so check it out as well. And The Spoilers have finally been released.
One Piece 979 Recap:
Orochi is completely tension-free since he believes he has foiled the Rebel plans. He is happily indulging himself in Onigashima, thanks to Kanjuro’s intel and the destruction of the Rebel pathway.
Little does he know that the Raid on Onigashima is still afoot. Kinemon leads the eastern forces and Denjiro leads the western forces. Law proceeds in his underwater submarine. The Beast pirates have no idea and are busy partying.
Kanjuro is seen at a some place in Onogashima, headed towards the castle. He wants to get to Orochi quickly but he isn’t recognized among the beast pirates, so he has to fight his way through the tunnels. As he ponders his next move, a tied up Momonosuke picks up a knife.
Franky unveils his Black Rhino bike model and Chopper uses the Brachio-Tank 5. Usopp drives the tank, Shinobu, Nami and Carrot tagging along. Sanji is denied entrance into it. Luffy has already went ahead to inform Kidd about the battle plan and Zoro followed him. Brook and Franky ride away on the bike. Jinbe and Robin advances on foot.
Inside Kaido’s castle, he converses with the Flying Six. Kaido wants to introduce them to Big Mom but she is still changing. King appears and says that it was he who summoned the Flying Six. He adds that he summoned them under Kaido’s name because Sasaki and Who’s Who, the former pirate captains, wouldn’t have paid attention to King’s commands.
The Flying Six have to find Kaido’s son Yamato, who has disappeared. The one who finds him will be able to challenge one of the All Stars. Victory will earn them the position of an All Star. The Beast Pirate is a meritocrat organization; the strong will get higher positions.
Bao Huang, a headliner, recites all of the tasks for the day. She announces the arrival of the Big Mom pirates, and the alliance of Kaido and Big Mom. It will be the strongest pirate alliance. After that, Kaido will make a very important announcement.
Luffy arrives at Queen’s concert area, searching for Kidd. He sees the Beast pirates wasting food and cursing the residents of Okobore Town. This makes Luffy angry, as the people of Okobore Town keep suffering due to lack of food and water.
This is where the One Piece Chapter 979 ended and now fans are eagerly waiting for the release of One Piece Manga Chapter 980 spoilers and raw scans.
One Piece Chapter 980 Raw Scans:
The Raw Scans of One Piece 980 will be arriving anytime between May 13th to May 20th. We will put up these scans as soon as they’re available. They are major sources of spoilers and contribute a lot to our theories. We urge you to keep an eye on our site and we will post them.
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Now let us get to the discussion section.
One Piece 980 Spoilers and theories:
Previously we assumed that Shinobu is chasing Kanjuro but that has been refuted. She has been with the main group all along and now is travelling in the tank. While this negates Shinobu’s revenge, it opens up the possibility of Momo’s development. Momo noticed the knife. What he will do with this is unknown but we believe he will injure Kanjuro and escape.
Someone is following Robin and Jinbe as they walked away. Who is this and how will they affect the story? This minor detail of this chapter might be a big issue later on, so we better take note of it now. We believe One Piece 980 will reveal that he is Yamato and is following the Straw Hats out of curiosity.
But this creates the angle for a Flying Six member to battle Jinbe. They are all searching for Yamato and finding him, they’ll notice Jinbe, a well known pirate. It is possible that a battle will break out.
The addition of the Flying Six is a double edged sword. While they do bolster Kaido’s ranks, they also pose a threat. If they battle an All-Star, we can count of two strong pirates getting injured, which in turn will prove beneficiary for the rebel army. We are also faced with the question of which All-Star getting challenged by which flying six member.
One Piece Manga 980 will probably be the chapter where we get to see a couple of matches. The Eastern and Western forces will face different sets of foes and the battle might start. Maybe we will finally get the chance to see how strong Kinemon and Denjiro are.
Elsewhere, both Law’s ship and the Big Mom crew are at sea. If they do face each other, a battle might break out. Or maybe they will miss each other and it’ll continue to be a covert operation.
We are also guessing that One Piece 980 will separate the strawhats – first squad being Sanji, Nami, Chopper, Usopp and Carrot, second being Franky and Brook, third being Jinbe and Robin. Zoro will definitely get lost and face his own opponent. Luffy will probably ruin the party and beat up a lot of low tier members.
Lastly, what will be Kaido’s big announcement? Will he attempt to find the One Piece with Big Mom? Its all so unclear and One Piece 980 will definitely wow us with lots of more interesting events.
One Piece 980 Release Date
One Piece is currently facing challenges due to the Covid-19 outbreak and it has become hard for Oda to drop chapters. We can expect One Piece to be nearly bi-weekly from now on until the lockdown ends.
So the Raw Scans for One Piece Manga 980 will be arriving next to next week, after May 20th, 2020. The fans translations will arrive pretty soon after that, on May 22nd, 2020. The official English translated version will be available on Viz, Mangaplus and Shonen Jump on May 24th, 2020.
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