It was fun to see Blackbeard after such a long time – it’s a simple frontispiece request but still, seeing that pirate again brings back great memories. The current chapter contained 2 very important occurrences and makes up hyped for One Piece 997. Let us discuss the chapter in detail.
Kaido has exhibited astounding strength so far – fighting Oden, one-shotting Luffy, clashing with Big Mom, and now, handling the combined force of all the scabbards.
With November nearly over, we are at the end of the Japanese fiscal year. Which means that Oricon And Shueisha will release its yearly manga sales. Where do you think One Piece will stand?
Last year, One Piece ranked 1 and 2 respectively. But 2020 hasn’t been the best year for the series; and Kimetsu no Yaiba is undoubtedly the leading title this year. We believe, One Piece will be in the top 5, alongside Yaiba and Kingdom.
The Battle at Onigashima is progressing splendidly. It is still encroaching towards the peak – we are seeing various clashing throughout the journey. While there haven’t been any complete fights so far and no major players got involved seriously (except Kaido vs Scabbards).
We have gotten a lot of exposition and power scaling. One Piece manga 997 will probably continue with this trend of setting up the field and progressing the characters.
One Piece Manga 997 Raw Scans Release Date:
Fortunately, there is no break next week. Before we get to the dates, let us explore a bit more. Oda took a break on November’s first release. Going by his 3 chapter schedule, chapter One Piece 997 will be his 3rd chapter in the month.
So, 998 and 999 should be on 9 and 16 December. 23rd should be the release of One Piece 1000, followed by Xmas and New Year Holidays. This can be bypassed is Oda doesn’t take a break after Chapter 997.
The One Piece chapter 997 raw scans will be released on 25 November 2020. These are the Japanese version and they can be rented off shonenjumpplus website legally.
The raws need to be translated and for that scanlators need anywhere between 2 to 3 days. We can expect the fan translations for the chapter to drop within 28 November, 2020.
One Piece manga chapter 997 official English scans will be released on 29 November, 2020. Please visit the Viz website or Mangaplus website or the Shonen Jump app to access the chapter for free.
Black Clover 273 and My Hero Academia 292 will also be released on the same day as the upcoming One Piece manga chapter on the Shonen Jump website.
One Piece 997 Manga Spoilers:
There are no promises of early spoilers this time. One Piece 997 spoilers will be available around 25 November 2020. We request you to keep an eye on our website so that you don’t miss them. Until then, try reading Ace’s story drawn by Boichi – it’s amazing.
One Piece Chapter 997 Discussion:
As the situation all over the place gets more serious, the fans get more hyped. Don’t get us wrong, the jokes and gags are hilarious. But at this point, fans are pining for the situation to get heavy – with the stakes being ‘do or die’, fans are expecting some major emotions.
The upcoming One Piece 997 manga will probably be a laugh-less chapter, just like the current one.
Can O-Tama save Usopp and Nami?
For starters, we have no idea how the kid reached Onigashima. How did he sneak two huge animals into an enemy ship. And if there was no sneaking, then who would bring a kid to Onigashima? Our guess is that the Big Mom pirates, whose ship was pushed off by Marco picked up Tama.
But more importantly, the lives of Nami and Usopp lies in her hands. Tama did instruct Hihimaru to hold off the Tobi Roppo. But we all know, it is impossible. Hihimaru is just a mosquito in comparison to Page One and Ulti.
One Piece 997 spoilers will show how these two react. It will be better if they loose interest in Nami and Usopp; instead, they can go on to hunt Momonosuke.
However, if Ulti and Page One do chase Komachiyo, then Hihimaru will be knocked out first. Komachiyo is fast but he can’t outrun two dinosaurs. Which means, there will be an interruption. But from whom? One Piece manga 997 spoilers might also show us the appearance of an ally capable of stopping the Tobi Roppo.
Does Yamato have a devil fruit?
In the latest chapter, Yamato’s actions were amazing. She acted very bravely and her strength is nothing to laugh at. She stood her ground alone, holding off the whole Armored Troops division. She kept protecting both Shinobu and Momo. And her power was great enough to finish off a major portion of the armored troops. Sasaki himself got ready to rumble.
One Piece 997 will probably show that Yamato has a devil fruit. We don’t know what model it is – we don’t even know if it is a SMILE. But listen to this rant from redditor ‘ZeusNami’ : Yamato has a Dragon devil fruit. In Chinese myth, there are 2 dragons – male and female, yin and yang. Outside the Ying-Yang is the 8 trigrams. So Kaido is one dragon and Yamato is the other. And both of them have 8 trigram moves in their arsenal!
And to top it all off, Yamato just dealt a fantastic blow to Hacha. Her Narikabura Arrow sent the gigantic Number flying. Remember, Yamato attacked from mid air to deliver such a critical blow! One Piece 997 might show more of her amazing power. She is really coming along as a character.
Who is Momonosuke?
This is the first key moment of this chapter. One Piece 997 may or may not focus on this but we will circle back to this point eventually. Momonosuke is special – not because he is Oden’s successor, not because he is the future of Wano, but because he will bring the dawn.
The Dawn of the One Piece world is a concept not yet explained but it is an important one regarding the endgame. Oden claimed that some outsider will come and Wano must open its borders.
We want to believe that is Luffy but he probably isn’t – he is probably the driving force. Some fans claim that Vivi is the reincarnation of Joyboy and she will bring the dawn. But now, Momonosuke is on the fray.
Whatever be the case, it is clear that Momonosuke has a big role in the final parts of One Piece. And never forget, Momo and Luffy could hear Zou, the kid could even control the elephant.
Who will Franky fight?
Probably won’t be One Piece 997 but pretty soon, we expect to see a good fight from Shogun Franky. He has the perfect opponent – the armored troops. With his amazing weapons, Franky can erase Sasaki’s entire troop.
But the real battle will probably be against Sasaki himself. And during this, if Hacha stands again, Franky will have a lot on his plate to handle.
How did Law find the Poneglyph?
What is the best to describe Trafalgar Law? He is a brilliant pirate and an amazing surgeon. Law can use his room and immediately teleport to higher floors and face Kaido. But he didn’t – Law took the second gate at the back of Onigashima and now, he has found a poneglyph. It isn’t a red one but it is relevant nevertheless.
A lot of fans thought that Law’s character arc is over and the best thing for his character would be to die for Luffy. But lo and behold! Once again, Law has found an intriguing purpose. The Will of the D is one of One Piece’s biggest mysteries.
Luffy isn’t interested in this stuff; but Law is. And through Law, this mystery can be solved. As for Robin, she will be the key to the forgotten century and whatnot!
One Piece 997 might show the next move for Law. Obviously, he has to take a rubbing of the poneglyph and deliver it to Robin. But what is next? Who will he fight?
Do the Scabbards have any chance of winning?
In Chapter 996, Oda smartly updated us on Law and Kidd’s standings – both are busy with their own roads. Kidd has been powering himself up – his lack of a hand won’t hold him back. Killer seems sturdy too – despite his SMILE, he is surprisingly ferocious and sane!
Through Kidd, Kaido’s strength is notified once more – he is the strongest pirate according to the supernova. And to back it up, we see Kaido ruthlessly beating down the scabbards. His swing knocked out Kinemon.
Despite Denjiro stabbing him again, Kaido kept beating. Raizo and Kawamatsu are down too! Very smooth storytelling on Oda’s part.
One Piece 997 will probably be the chapter where Kaido defeats all the scabbards. At this point, it seems nearly impossible for the scabbards to win. Neko and Inu, in their Sulong forms, seemed like the best bet against Kaido. But if the Yonko is clobbering the others, that means the Sulongs have been defeated as well.
What did Sanji notice?
He is obviously distracted by a woman. This is a character who responded to a woman’s dropping tears – no way is he gonna move on when a woman is supposedly getting harassed.
One Piece 997 raw scans will probably show that Luffy and Jinbei will move on to the fourth floor and Sanji will take a detour on the third floor because of his chivalry.
The question is who is this person? She sounds like a prostitute; maybe it’s a scheme from Black Maria. We hope this isn’t another gag to belittle Sanji. Sometimes his acts of chivalry are really amazing. And this also sets up the opportunity for Sanji to return at a key point and save the day!
Stay tuned and all the latest news regarding the spoilers and raw scans will be updated here once available. Don’t forget to read our articles on Tower Of God Season 2 and God Of High School Season 2 in the meantime.
Look closer at Sanji’s face. This is not his “I can hear a woman in trouble”-face, but the “oh shit, it’s the okama”-face. “NFUFUFU” is Ivankov’s laugh and the heart in the text box amplifies this for me. Some say it is Black Maria, but I am pretty sure it’s at least some form of Okama.