Warning: Spoilers for One Piece Anime and Post Wano Manga ContentBrand new A piece The anime opening effectively pays tribute to the Wano arc, but it also hides many clues about major events that anime fans can expect to see after the Gear 5 Luffy battle. and Kaido ends. Wano is the longest arc in One Piece, creating four great opening arcs throughout the anime adaptation. Prologue 25 debuted with episode #1074, and eagle-eyed fans have spotted several hints regarding the series’ next battles that will change the world of One Piece forever.
While the anime is quickly approaching the climax of the incredible fight between Luffy and Kaido, manga readers know that Eiichiro Oda’s epic hasn’t slowed down after the Raid on Onigashima. Previous anime openings have sometimes contained hints and even significant revelations about future events of the series, such as showing Robin as a member of the Straw Hats in the opening. early Tuesday before the Alabasta arc ends. Thankfully, Prologue 25 doesn’t throw major spoilers in the viewer’s face. However, it also teases some highly anticipated moments that manga readers can’t wait to see adapted into anime.
7 Prologue 25 reveals who died during the raid and more
One Piece is a series that is often criticized for not killing off many characters, but Wano is a different story. Nearly halfway through the new opening there’s an effective ending to Onigashima’s Raid, showing the survivors enjoying their time in the land of the samurai. However, upon close inspection, some of Wano’s heroes are missing from the introduction, like the Red Scabbard: Ashura and Izo. Although characters such as Kin’emon, Zoro, and Luffy suffered significant damage in this arc, Ashura and Izo still did not recover from their injuries. This clearly explains why they went missing during the post-raid festivities. However, some vassals can be seen sharing drinks in memory of their fallen comrades.
6 Kaido’s fiery fate
Kaido proves to be the toughest enemy Luffy has ever faced in One Piece. He has outright earned the title of World’s Strongest Being thanks to the sheer amount of damage he suffered during the Raid on Onigashima. While the climax of One Piece’s Wano arc will be adapted in episode #1076, manga readers already know the Monster Pirate Captain’s ultimate fate. Prologue 25 even contains a brief scene of Kaido bathed in fiery light. Hot death befell Kaido after he was punched so hard by Luffy that he was pushed through the island’s underground to land in the lava lake below Wano. But soon the island was threatened again.
5. Wano’s next threat: Admiral Green Bull
Despite the Wano heroes’ best efforts to reclaim their lands, they only have a little time to recover before a fearsome new enemy appears. With Kaido out of the picture, the World Government’s newest Admiral, Ryokugyu (aka Green Bull), infiltrated the land of healing. The Admiral’s epic silhouette and his Jungle-Fruit power are featured in the latest introduction. While his original goal was to kill Straw Hat Luffy to gain the approval of the Navy Fleet Admiral, Sakazuki, his plans were interrupted by the new Shogun of Wano and the remaining vassals. his. However, the Admiral was surprisingly overwhelmed and threatened by another One Piece character who also appeared in the latest anime opening.
4 Shanks and his first mate Benn Beckham
The new Guardians of Wano have difficulty in their first test until the Admiral is hit with an overwhelming blast of Conqueror’s Haki from another character featured in the new One Piece anime opening: Shanks. The attack was carried out from the distant shores of Wano Island and went unnoticed by Luffy as he witnessed Momonosuke demonstrate his ability to defend their homeland. Shanks’ appearance marks the first time fans have seen Luffy’s teacher in canon in a very long time. However, the display of his power will only be a preview for an upcoming battle that will not go well for another Worst Generation Pirate, whose future pain is also teased. revealed in the new opening.
Disappointing future of 3 children
Kid, Law and their teammates played a key role in the success of the Raid, especially in taking down Pirate Emperor Big Mom in one of the best episodes of One Piece’s Wano arc, #1066. While that impressive victory was a big one for Eustass Kid, his luck lasted only a short time after leaving Wano and landing on Elbaf. Manga readers were shocked when Kid pulled up on Shanks’ Red-Haired Pirate-occupied island and were even more surprised at how effectively Shanks destroyed Pirate Kid’s dreams. The devastating change in Kid’s life is perfectly foreshadowed in his scene in opening 25, in which the character covers his face in grief despite the wild celebrations behind him.
2 Momonosuke’s adult human form
Oden’s 8-year-old son Kozuki Momonosuke has lost more than his share of family members and close companions throughout the series. To assist Luffy, Momo begged her retainer Shinobu to use her nine-nine fruit power to age him rapidly and help in the Raid as a fully grown dragon. This could be the last time fans see the character in human form, effectively building up to the reveal of what Wano’s next Shogan will look like. Near the end of prologue 25, viewers get a glimpse of how much Oden’s son resembles him as a 28-year-old adult. But that’s not the last interesting Easter egg hidden in Wano’s final anime opening.
1 Luffy hides behind the logo
With Luffy’s Gear 5 debuting and disrupting One Piece at the end of the Wano arc, it’s only fitting that there be a new form in the anime’s latest introduction. Awakened Human-Fruit Model of the Pirate Emperor: Nika gets his time to shine throughout prologue 25. However, aside from his flashy action sequence halfway through the intro, A miniature version of Luffy in his white-haired form can be briefly spotted in the opening credits. end of the introduction. Inside the iconic One Piece logo, Gear 5 Luffy can be seen surprised and running towards the left side of the screen. While it doesn’t necessarily tease the series’ future grand reveals, it’s a fun addition to the stylish and hint-filled introduction.
As the Wano arc of the One Piece anime comes to a close, it’s a fascinating prospect to look back at the series’ longest arc and reflect on its many emotional moments. That’s exactly what Opening 25 does, while also providing a nice look at the well-deserved rest that Luffy and company have earned. What’s surprising is that the hint-filled trailer for Green Bull, Kid, and Shanks doesn’t seem to reveal anything about the next adventure the Straw Hats encounter on Egghead Island. However, the new opening offers a moving look at the entertaining plot with interesting visuals that also tease what’s next in Eiichiro Oda’s pirate epic A piece.
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