As much as the fans are excited to read the next chapter of the One Piece Manga, the latest news may hit their hopes. Yesterday, the unofficial Twitter account of the Weekly Shonen Jump revealed that One Piece Chapter 1025 would not release on the due date. After that, fans stormed the comment section with messages of confusion and anguish. The manga is taking a break in its most critical point. Thus, fans were upset with the news. So, why is the manga going on hiatus? When will the new chapter come out? Here is everything you need to know.
One Piece is currently in the middle of the Wano Kuni Arc. This act is one of the most anticipated plotlines of the manga. The conclusion of this arc will determine who will hold the title of the King of Pirates. So far, Luffy and Momo have only reached the outside of the castle. The real action will commence when Kaido and Luffy come face to face for the last time.
One Piece Manga: Why The Hiatus?
For now, Shonen Jump has not officially announced the hiatus. But all the updates of the unofficial Twitter account of Weekly Shonen Jump have been true in the past. Moreover, neither Viz nor Shonen Jump has updated their release schedules for the upcoming chapter. Thus, it is safe to say that the official announcement is underway. The reason for the hiatus is yet unknown. But speculations suggest that author Eiichiro Oda is taking one of his usual breaks to build the story of the current arc.
In an interview once, the author and the editors at the Weekly Shonen Jump revealed that writing One Piece is a “hit and try” process. The team tends to change storylines if they do not strike the mark for the audience. Thus, it can be assumed author Eiichiro Oda might be working on the conclusion of the Wano Kuni Arc. Hence, the hiatus of the One Piece manga supports the same theory.
The Story So Far!
The story of One Piece manga is in the midst of its most compelling arc. The Wano Country (Kuni) arc is gaining much traction after Luffy’s comeback in the story. So far, Sanji and Zoro have triumphantly defeated King and Queen. As a result, the Gifters have also retreated their troops. On the top floor, Yamato and Kaido are in the midst of an epic battle. While everyone is well aware that Yamato can not defeat her father, she would certainly drain some of his energy. This will pose as an advantage to Luffy when he finally faces the serpent.
Fans have also seen the past life of Yamato in a heartfelt flashback sequence. Yamato narrated her life in Onigashima after Oden’s death. Moreover, she recalled all the horrors that the villain put her through at a young age. This motivation gave her the strength to put up a good fight against Kaido. Now, the next chapter only awaits the arrival of Luffy and Momo. The two have been crossing every hurdle to reach Kaido and save Yamato from the wrath of his father. Hence, the conclusion of the battle between Kaido and Luffy would mark the end of the Wano Kuni Arc.
One Piece Manga: New Release Date
The unofficial Twitter account of Shonen Jump has released authentic and trustable updates every time. Thus, we can be sure to believe that the One Piece Manga is only going on a hiatus for one week. Therefore, One Piece Chapter 1025 will release next weekend on September 19, 2021. Fans will find the new chapter on the official website of Viz Media and other MangaPlus platforms. Moreover, the chapter will also arrive in the Weekly Shonen Jump on the same day.