Eiichiro Oda, the genius behind One Piece shared some shocking hints about series for the upcoming year 2020. This announcement comes from his statement during the latest Jump Festa 2020 held on December 21-22,2019.

Oda teased fans about the current Wano arc and what events may transpire during and after this arc. He hints especially about what will happen to the events following the Reverie. This includes the mysterious news about Sabo, Vivi, and the effect of Warlord’s abolition to Boa Hancock.

Jump Festa

Jump Festa is an annual exposition sponsored by Shueisha publisher of the various Jump anthologies which are Weekly Shōnen Jump, Jump Square, V Jump, Saikyō Jump, and Shōnen Jump Plus. The expo started in 1999 and has been annually held for 2 days every December.

During this event, updates on new and existing manga, anime, films, games, and merchandise are introduced. Jump Festa is highly anticipated by the One Piece fandom since, during these events, Oda reveals new things about the series.

For many years now, fans continuously anticipate bits of information that may reveal the plot of One Piece. Time and time again Oda teases fans with new details but keeps it to a minimum so as not to spoil the story. This year is no different, but his revelations tease fans big time.

Oda’s thoughts about the 20th anniversary of One Piece

Oda begins his message by thanking all those involved in the successful 20th-anniversary celebration of One Piece. Since this year marks the 2nd decade of the fan-favorite series, many events transpired as part of the celebration.

The main part of the celebration is the release of One Piece: Stampede on August 9, 2019. The much-awaited animation of the Wano arc has also begun this year. Apart from these, the storyline of the current arc continues to blow the minds of fans as Oda releases revelation after revelation. He was even worried that he might be spoiling the story a bit much.

Wano arc updates

Oda revealed that while he shows flashbacks of Oden’s life, Luffy and his gang in the present timeline also continues their plans. He said that they will be faced with the reality that sacrifices will be required to fight for what you believe in.

What those sacrifices are will be revealed soon as the story continues to progress. It is thrilling to think about how Luffy and their alliance will be able to execute their plans. It will be remembered that their plan did not go well as Momonosuke and his team are faced with a dire situation when they found their rendezvous place empty.

Oda also teased us what will happen after the Wano arc. He said that this will be grim and mentions Sabo, Vivi, and Boa Hancock. If we will recall, there was big news involving Sabo after the Reverie. We also learned from Garp that the Nefertari family, specifically Vivi, were involved in an incident. later in the story, the Warlord system was abolished and we saw Coby heading for Amazon Lily to cease Boa Hancock.

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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.

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