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Whilst One Piece chapter 1048 is still several days away from launching, the leaked spoilers are teasing a rather brutal death for a major character.
The hype and excitement generated by the One Piece series is something hard to match in the manga industry. However, the online engagement is not only limited to a new chapter’s release, but the highly anticipated lead-up to a launch as spoilers leak online from the raw scans.
This is especially when the leaked spoilers make mention of a shock twist or major revelation…such as potentially a major character death.
After the One Piece manga took a short break for Golden Week, fans are reacting to the leaked spoilers that hint at a major (and brutal) ending for a certain character.
Spoiler warning: This article will contain potential spoilers for One Piece chapter 1048.
The next chapter from the One Piece manga, instalment 1048, may still be on the horizon, but that hasn’t stopped social media pages around the world from being inundated with posts relating to the iconic series.
On May 3rd, the popular and reputable Twitter page ‘OPspoiler’ shared the detailed look at the leaked spoilers for One Piece chapter 1048, which included hints that a major character is about to receive a rather horrible ending.
The title of the chapter is “20 years” and on the cover, reads the caption “The ones in Chocolate Town are probably the Germa!” In the opening pages, Momonosuke keeps moving Onigashima to try to avoid Luffy’s upcoming attack but is struggling to maintain the force needed to move the massive island, trying instead to create the infamous Fire Clouds to help.
Kaidou then transforms into a fire dragon, his body is now engulfed in flames to the point where the Onigashima horn is melted the second that it is touched by the dragon’s tail. Both Kaidou and Luffy then launch new attacks against one another; called Shoryu: Kaen Hakke and Monkey God Gun respectively.
Kaidou’s dragon then opens his mouth incredibly wide, to which Luffy puts one arm in front of his face to shield himself from the blast, whilst the other has the giant closed fist almost all inside the dragon’s mouth.
Inside the castle, Usopp is trying to pick the defeated samurai back up, who are begging him to take out Kaidou whilst there is still a chance. We then get a flashback scene after Kawamatsu remembers Oden’s execution 20 years ago.
In the flashback, Kaidou finds out that Oden had a son and that Kaidou killed the townspeople who tried to defend Momonosuke. Orochi says that they have permission to kill anyone who “dares defying the Shogun” with confirmation that they had already killed Oden’s wife.
They reveal that she was the only one who had escaped the siege, eventually leading to Oden’s castle being burned down by Kaidou and Orochi.
Still in the flashback, we then see the Wanokuni Daimyo band together to fight both Kaidou and Orochi; it’s Tonoyasu and the three samurai that Yamato met in the cave from a few chapters ago. Sadly, they are all defeated and the country starts to crumble as the populace are left to be enslaved.
Cut back to the present, Orochi is still on fire and trying to kidnap Komurasaki before he loses the last of his power. Suddenly, Denjiro arrives and cuts off the head of Orochi…
Seen high above the sky are the wishes of the people enslaved or killed by him, including “May Orochi disappear” and “I want to escape this hell”.
The chapter ends with Kaidou and Luffy preparing new and powerful attacks on each other.
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As previously mentioned, the One Piece manga audience will have to be patient for a little longer, with chapter 1048 being delayed worldwide for Golden Week in Japan.
Whilst the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is going on a break for the festivities, the global community is going to continue working on dissecting and discussing every nugget of information relating to chapter 1048.
According to the series’ official simulpub page on Viz Media, the new chapter will launch on Sunday, May 8th. Manga Plus’ One Piece page confirms that chapter 1048 is set to release at 4 PM BST (8 AM PDT/11 AM EDT) – you can find more information here.
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Unfortunately, the One Piece anime series was also on a break last week and did not release a new episode on May 1st as many fans may have expected.
The TV adaptation was on a short break for the same reason that the manga is absent, because of the Golden Week national celebrations in Japan.
However, fans of the series still technically got a ‘new’ episode in the form of another filler episode: A Special Episode to Admire Zoro-senpai and Sanji-senpai! Barto’s Secret Room 2!
The good news is that the main storyline is set to continue this week, with the resumption of the One Piece anime for episode 1016 set for Sunday, May 8th.
You can find more information about the next episode of the One Piece anime series here.
FILLER NEXT WEEK ONE PIECE 1016!?!! pic.twitter.com/i8GAWWJiWp
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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