The anticipation surrounding “One Piece” has reached unprecedented heights. Since the War of Wano began, the Straw Hat crew has been embroiled in relentless challenges. We’ve also been treated to an unprecedented influx of lore. In the anime, we recently witnessed the unveiling of Luffy’s Gear 5 and learned the true nature of his Devil Fruit. Meanwhile, in the manga, Eiichiro Oda generously shared a wealth of information with us, much to our delight.
Recently, we were introduced to the mysterious Egghead Island, where we had a long-awaited encounter with Vegapunk and his various creations. Given that Vegapunk has been a figure of intrigue from the very inception of the series, it was high time we received some closure on his character.
This new setting comes with its own set of challenges. We’ve seen CP9, Borsalino, the Straw Hats, the Pacifistas, and the Seraphims all converging on this enigmatic island. Something of monumental importance is on the horizon, leaving fans eagerly speculating about what comes next.
So, when can we expect the next chapter of “One Piece”?
As per the usual schedule, the official Shonen Jump translation is released every Sunday, alongside the latest chapters of other major weekly Shonen series like My Hero Academia, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Chainsaw Man. Luckily, this week is not a hiatus week, and the chapter will be available in the magazine on Sunday, Oct. 16. Without giving away too much, it’s safe to say that readers can anticipate significant developments in this chapter.
For those eager to get a sneak peek, spoilers and fan translations have already made their way to unofficial platforms, as the chapter was released in Japan on Oct. 11. I’ll refrain from divulging too much, but it’s clear that the upcoming chapters will play a pivotal role in shaping the story’s lore. The Egghead arc promises not only to delve into Vegapunk’s backstory but also to illuminate his creations, including the Pacifistas and Kuma. The future of “One Piece” looks more intriguing than ever.