Warning! Massive spoilers for the final manga chapters of One Piece to follow! The latest chapter of the manga series has officially ended One Piece’s longest fight to date, as it looks like the fight between Luffy and Kaido in the sky above Onigashima has also officially ended. There are still so many questions about what to expect from the next chapters on the fallout of combat and what it means for the future of Wano Country as a whole, but what is immediately clear is that a new era of the series will begin. .
While Wano Country’s war against Onigashima was already the longest war in the series overall, it capitalizes on years of buildup between multiple arcs. The last time it happened on this kind of scale, the series kicked off a time jump and the New World era of the series which introduced a whole new level of friends and foes. which Luffy and the Straw Hats come face to face with. It’s the kind of milestone event for the series that will never be the same again. The question remains: what will really be the next threat to Luffy?
Chapter 1049 of A piece sees Luffy deliver the final blow to Kaido, and while the series has yet to crown him the official winner, it’s clear that Luffy has indeed defeated the Invincible Emperor. With Law and Kid also defeating Big Mom in a previous chapter before this finale, that means there are only two Emperors left floating in the seas. We wonder if Shanks or Teech will take the next step into the power vacuum, but that might be the wrong direction considering we’ll see Shanks in the next one. One Piece Movie: Red.
They may act, but what seems to be most important is the construction of the military threat. Not only did they go after the Ancient Seven Warlords after the daydream, but they tried to interfere with Luffy and Kaido’s fight because they feared what it would mean for Wano. The military prepares in the background as it gathers power and shakes up the state of the world outside of Wano, and Luffy just might have the biggest target on him yet when he’s officially crowned a new emperor for taking down Kaido.
But what do you think? Do you think the Marines are going to make their next move? Do you think it will be more Shanks or Teech? Who do you think will be the next big fight? Let us know all your thoughts on this in the comments! You can even contact me directly about all things anime and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!