- One Piece chapter 1046 in the manga continues to rush toward its climax
- This chapter focuses on a side character who should have a major impact on the arc’s conclusion
- There’s a break scheduled for next week
One Piece manga and anime fans alike will be missing out on content next week according to spoilers that dropped for One Piece chapter 1046 as the anime remains on indefinite hiatus due to the Toei Animation hack. As far as the manga chapter is concerned, after two extremely hype-heavy chapters in a row, this entry appears to be muted in comparison.
Spoiler warning for One Piece chapter 1046 as well as other recent manga chapters
‘One Piece’ chapter 1046 spoilers reveal the conflict between Luffy and Kaido will continue
According to spoilers from the One Piece subreddit, Luffy with his awakened Devil Fruit continues to fight against Kaido on the rooftop of the castle on Onigashima (that’s currently suspended in the air). After the major reveal in One Piece chapter 1044 that the Gomu Gomu no Mi is actually the Hito Hito no Mi: Model Nika, Luffy’s transformation has given him new life and a renewed determination to beat Kaido and liberate Wano.
In chapter 1046, we see that Luffy’s personality isn’t affected by the awakening of his Mythical Zoan fruit, as he boldly declared what he always does – that he’s going to be the man who will become the King of the Pirates. But Luffy and Kaido’s clash was only half of the focus of this week’s chapter.
Raizo’s showdown with Fukurokuju is finally over, and he’ll play a part in fixing a major problem
Kanjuro’s final act of betrayal included setting the castle on fire – a lot of fire. This plot point has been lurking in the background for several chapters now over the last few months, and it’s finally coming to a head. After being the central focus of the Zou arc, the ninja Raizo hasn’t had much to do outside of flashbacks to his days as a retainer for Oden. After winning his duel with Fukurokuju – the head of the Oniwabanshu and a member of the Beast Pirates – Raizo offers a solution to the looming fire problem in One Piece chapter 1046.
Noting that he regrets not being able to save the castle 20 years ago when it was covered in flames, he’s developed new ninjutsu that he uses in tandem with the newest Straw Hat member, Jimbei. Raizo supplies the water, and Jimbei makes sure it gets evenly distributed throughout the castle.
With this problem solved, Luffy can focus on the task at hand – defeating Kaido. Meanwhile, the adult version of Momonsuke and Yamato both need to figure out how to successfully land Onigashima without killing the residents of the Flower Capital. There’s a lot to figure out still, but we’ll have to wait a week to see what happens next.
There’s a break after ‘One Piece’ chapter 1046 – where will the story go next?
The official version of One Piece chapter 1046 releases on the Shounen Jump app on Sunday. Unfortunately, since we’ve received three straight weeks of outstanding chapters, the author Eiichiro Oda, will be taking his regularly scheduled break to make sure he doesn’t burn out and maintains his good health. This means that we likely won’t get spoilers for One Piece chapter 1047 until around April 19th, 2022. From there, we’ll likely get a leaked scan on the 21st or 22nd, with the official chapter releasing on Sunday, April 24th.
We still haven’t received a flashback that expands on Kaido’s backstory. Given how Oda has structured his story for the last 25 years, it’s fair to expect that to come sometime soon. In the next chapter, now that the fire situation has been resolved, it’s likely that we’ll get a chapter that combines more of the fight between Luffy and Kaido with Momonosuke finally finding a solution to successfully landing the island.
It’s fair to speculate that after that, we’ll probably get one more chapter to finish off the Luffy-Kaido fight either for good or for the time being. There’s only one way to find out, though, so we’ll have to wait and see when One Piece chapter 1047 spoilers hit the web.