Wano flashbacks are over and now we can’t wait to read One Piece 973 spoilers and raw scans releasing soon.
One Piece is an incredibly popular manga with the best sales in the whole world. It is a part of the Holy Shonen Trinity and it has been running for more than 20 years. It is written and drawn by Eiichiro Oda and is serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump of Shueisha.
It follows a young boy named Monkey D. Luffy on his quest to find the legendary treasure One Piece and become the Pirate King. He gathers his pirate crew, the Straw Hat Pirates and they sail from island to island on the tumultuous Grand Line, fighting other pirates, liberating nations and avoiding the Marine Corps.
Currently, we are in the Third Act of the Wano Saga. One Piece Chapter 972, marks the end of the legendary Kozuki Oden’s tale and bring us to an end to the flashback arc. It is rightfully published on Japan’s National Oden Day!
One Piece Chapter 972 Recap:
Chapter 972: I am Oden, And I was born to Boil
We start with Shinobu revealing the true nature of Oden and educating the people about his greatness. The people are in a state of shock, being unable to process such grave information.
Fukurokujo advises Shinobu against it, but she defies him and states that she is dedicated to Kozuki and wants to die alongside Oden. Still, she is hopeful about Oden’s survival. People of Wano start requesting Orochi to stop the execution and they are immediately shot with arrows.
Oden’s news spread like wildfire and as people start recognizing him, they’re surrounded by Orochi and Kaido’s men. An arrow with the message is sent to Oden’s castle. Noticing this new situation, Oden starts to address his people.
Oden reveals that he wants to open the borders of Wano. Years ago, due to a huge external threat, the Kozuki Clan had closed the borders of Wano. But they must be opened to welcome a certain individual, who is awaited by the world world. He further states that he will die on that day, and requests his people to open the borders on his behalf. Raizo declares that they will follow Oden’s dream.
30 minutes have passed and despite the temperature having exceeded 700’ C, Oden was alive. Orochi ordered the temperature to be further increased but Oden survived.
As the jubilant crowd cried out in joy, Orochi says that the method of execution has been changed to a firing squad, and all of Oden’s clan will be executed. With immense power, Oden throws away his retainers to a safe distance, who immediately run towards Kuri, safeguarding Oden’s final command.
As Kaido prepares to execute Oden, he warns Kaido not to underestimate the Samurai. Kaido apologizes for cheating in their battle and says that he executed the old hag. He also says that Oden will be remembered as a hero. Oden faces his death and bids farewell with the words “I am Oden!! And I was born…”. Oden is shot by Kaido and the people of Wano finish his final sentence “…Born to Boil”.
With a mysterious smile, Oden dies.
In Oden’s castle, Toki reads his letter. It said that if Oden failed to defeat Kaido, no one could do it for a long time. Wano will face years of misery but the future is not all dark.
In 20 years, a huge war will split the world and strong individuals will appear to strike down Kaido. Toki holds her tears, remembering how Oden passed on his swords to his children and looks ahead to 20 years in the future.
Thus the last chapter ended and now we can’t wait to read the One Piece 973 spoilers and theories.
One Piece 973 Spoilers and theories:
We still are unsure about how Toki’s power works. Many fans believe that Toki is still alive in the current timeline and she is a descendant of the rulers of the void century. But from the looks of it, they won’t be revealed in One Piece Chapter 973. However, in One Piece 973, we might get more clues on the identity of the traitor in the midst.
New questions have appeared. Is there a meaning to Oden’s mysterious smile? We believe, due to its surprising resemblance to ‘D’, it will be connected to the Will of the D, something that has been in question for a long time among fans.
Who is the individual Oden spoke of? We believe this individual to be the reincarnation of Joyboy who has been born into the perfect timeline. This person will probably be Luffy, who will find the One Piece and delve into the great war Oden mentioned.
What is the great external power Oden spoke of? Why did the Kozuki clan close the Wano borders to them and what made Oden decide against it?
One Piece manga 973 will be based on the present timeline and hopefully, we will get to see the situation of the Straw Hats. We will get to see the condition of the rebel army and the next stage of their plan. Currently, they are stranded and have to improvise, adapt and overcome.
But with Law imprisoned, who will orchestrate the new plans, how will lead the regrouping? We believe the scabbards will be able to use the messenger arrows to relay information and Luffy, even though he is not the sharpest guy, will be able to improve the morale of the rebels.
One Piece Chapter 973 Raw Scans:
Since it’s a manga, it is initially made in Japanese and after getting the raw scans, various scantellators translate them into English. It takes several hours and we are doing our best to get the scans to you as swift as possible.
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One Piece Chapter 973 Release date:
One Piece Chapter 973 will release its raw scans on 27 February 2020. The fan translations of Chapter 973 will be available on 28 February 2020 on ‘r/OnePiece’ subreddit.
The official translations of One Piece Chapter 973 will be available on Viz and Mangaplus on 1 March 2020.
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