One Piece is officially bringing the Wano Country arc to an end before the final saga of the manga series begins, and the cliffhanger from the newest chapter of the series is teasing that new Emperors will be named heading into the future of the series! The end of each major arc of the series is almost as excited as when a new one begins as fans often get a major update for Luffy and the others following whatever exploits they were a part of during the arc. The last case this happened was for Whole Cake Island where Luffy was already being called the Fifth Emperor.
If what happened at Whole Cake Island was enough for Luffy to already be considered part of the Emperors of the sea, there’s probably even more of an upgrade now that the Wano Country arc has come to an end. With the newest chapter of the series continuing to explore the fallout of the massive battle on Onigashima, an update from the news around the world is teasing that Luffy and the others are getting new bounties along with some new pirates already being called the new Emperors of the sea.
Chapter 1052 of One Piece takes place some time after the battle on Onigashima had ended, and Luffy and the other pirates are well on the way to recovery. Eustass Kid is worrying about setting back out to sea because he knows that the seas will be looking for replacements for Kaido and Big Mom now that a huge power vacuum has been set in motion. It’s revealed then that Apoo has leaked the Wano events to the press, and now a new set of Emperors has already been crowned.
It’s yet to be revealed who exactly will become a new Emperor, nor what Luffy’s bounty will look like next, but it’s likely that Luffy, Law, and Kid now have some major power heading into the future. With the three of them taking down the Emperors, each of them is likely become an Emperor themselves. It will be official this time around, however, but it also raises the question of what Teech and Shanks will do about once they find out the news themselves!
What do you think? Who do you think will be One Piece‘s new Emperors now that Kaido and Big Mom have been defeated? What does this Emperor shake up mean for the future of the series as a whole? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!