One Piece Chapter 955 skips usual release slot, here's the new release date

Unfortunately for those who are always on the look out for new chapters of One Piece, we will have to wait a little longer as the manga is on break this week. We have seen a lot of progress in the story of Wano in the latest chapter of the manga (chapter 954), and many fans are thrilled to know what will happen next.

Many speculations arise as to how things are going to go in chapter 955. But in the meantime, let us review what happened in the previous chapter that led to those speculations.

Zoro agrees to return Shusui in Exchange of Enma

Seven days before the raid of Onigashima, Kawamatsu succeeded in obtaining a large number of swords their forces can use for the battle. Along with this, Zoro finally agrees to return the Shusui to the people of Wano in exchange of Enma. Princess Hiyori insisted on the return of the sword as they considered it a relic to the country.

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She expressed that the country of Wano has been in much tribulation ever since the sword was taken from them, and hopes that the return of Shusui will bring good fortune once again to the country.

Zoro probably agrees because of Hiyori’s tale that the Enma – her own father’s sword – was the only blade to ever injure Kaido in battle. And knowing Zoro’s interest in legendary swords, he would probably want to test if the tales were true.

Law defeats Hawkins, forms an unexpected alliance

The last time we saw Law and Hawkins’ confrontation, Law was at a great disadvantage as Hawkins took upon himself the lives of Law’s crewmen using the Stra-straw fruit. This means that Law would have to kill three of his subordinates first before he can get through Hawkins.

In chapter 954 however, we see Law in the winning side of the battle. After revealing Hawkins’ real purpose of joining Kaido, Law decided to help him as he must have felt that Hawkins also holds grudge against the Emperor.

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Luffy trains: Advanced form of Armament Haki

After suffering an almost immediate defeat against a battle with Kaido, Luffy determined to make himself stronger with whatever little time he has left before the raid. While a prisoner in Udon, he learned how to use Ryuo, an advanced form of armament haki he once saw Rayleigh use during their training in Rusukaina.

He then learned the principle of Ryuo from yakuza boss Hyogoro, under whose supervision he trains. His training includes punching a huge, thick slab of metal using Ryuo. Being almost helpless against Big Mom and Kaido, he must have realized by now that he has to be much stronger if he wants to win the battle against the Emperors.

Change in meeting place of the Pirate-Ninja-Samurai Alliance

On the other side of the Island, Kinemon gives instructions to make certain changes in the picture puzzle they distributed to their allies, signifying a change in their meeting place. Kinemon assures that changing their meeting place will nearly guarantee that their raid won’t be stopped by their enemies.

One Piece Chapter 954 Spoilers

Apoo returns to Wano with an army called ‘Numbers’

Near the end of the chapter, we saw Apoo arriving at Wano with a band of curious creatures called ‘numbers’. Kaido seems to be in shock hearing about this as he was not expecting them at all. This gives us an idea that Apoo might have some other plans in play that might give another twist in the plot.

Kaido and BigMom: An unstoppable alliance

Probably the highlight of chapter 954, Big Mom and Kaido’s unforeseen alliance shook the whole One Piece fandom. Their alliance is based on their common goal to take over the world and a common hatred towards Strawhat. With this, we might see the appearance of the rest of the Big Mom pirates already in Wano on the next chapter.

More epic events and revelations are highly anticipated in the next chapter of One Piece. Chapter 955 of One piece will officially return after a week and is expected to be released of September 16th in the weekly Shonen Jump issue.

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I am a university teacher who can't get enough of anime and manga. My class' group names are based on my favorite characters, especially from One Piece. I read manga or watch anime every chance I have. I started reading manga just a few years back and I was hooked the first day. I usually follow fan pages and am consistently given a Top Fan Badge. I also love baking and cake decorating and trying to make anime-themed cake designs.