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One Piece Episode 973: Will Oden Get Boiled To Death? See Release Date

One Piece Episode 973 is only two days away now. Are you ready with your fan theories? Let’s see which of those come true. It’s about time that Oden’s flashbacks finally come to an end. We will finally witness the Shogun of Wano up against the big man Kaido. On the other hand, Oden was all ready to take on Kaido and his entire army alone. But this is One Piece, and nothing can happen without a tragedy. 

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So, before the episode finally rolls out, let us collect all the details that have been roaming around. Hence, here is everything you need to know about the upcoming episode. We will take a look at the forthcoming spoilers, the recap, and the plausible release date. Let’s explore the odds.

One Piece Episode 973: Spoilers!

‘Boiled to Death! Oden’s One-hour Struggle!’ is the official title of this episode. We saw in the previous episode that the fight between Kaido’s forces and Oden and his nine retainers is on the verge of collapse. Shinobu arrives just in time to help Oden. Besides, she tells Oden that his trusted retainers have switched sides to Orochi. But this is no time for a shock as they are still in battle. King and Queen, Kaido’s most lethal subordinates, go for Shinobu and the Akazaya Nine. Although Oden is successful in killing most of Kaido’s soldiers, he has to face the big man now. Oden could only wound Kaido, which turns him into his human form from the dragon form. However, Oden gets distracted by a cheap ploy by Kurozumi Higurashi, where he poses as his son. In the end, Oden loses.

After the defeat, it is announced in the town that Oden and his nine men will be boiled alive. Oden proposes that if any of his companions survive this boil, they will be set free. The further plot remains in the slate of Episode 974. Whether Orochi will accept this proposal or not, we will find out in the next one.

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Previous Episode Recap

Episode 972 was titled “The End of the Battle! Oden vs. Kaido!”. This one was quite a tension-building episode as we saw Oden and the rest of the Akazaya Nine preparing for a battle against Kaido and his forces. Much to Oden’s surprise, Kaido learns about this attack and prepares a strong defense. Moreover, the episode has an epic battle scene between Kaido and Oden. A shocking betrayal is also revealed on Oden’s team. Overall, this was a successful episode in building the hype for the main battle showdown.

One Piece Episode 973
One Piece Episode 973

One Piece Episode 973: Release Date

So, One Piece Episode 973 is only two days away. The episode is slated to release on May 9, 2021, at 9:30 AM. You can watch One Piece online on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Netflix on a minimal subscription. And if by any means you fail to capture the easter eggs, we will be right here doing that for you.

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Are you excited to watch One Piece Episode 973? Do you think Orochi will accept Oden’s proposal? Please share your thoughts with us in the comment section. For more updates on One Piece, be sure to visit The Anime Daily.