One Piece on break this week: Chapter 976 spoilers and official release date revealed

It’s that time of the month again when One Piece manga readers have to wait for more than a week for a new chapter. As expected, One Piece will be on break again this week. But this is no time to be sad. This will only give One Piece fans more time to enjoy the recent developments in the manga and anime.

Just last Sunday, One Piece finally had the first glimpse of Sanji’s raid suit. The animation of this scene has been anticipated since the release of chapter 931: Soba Mask. It is considered as Sanji’s major power up for the upcoming war in Wano country arc.

It may not be long before we see Sanji use this Germa tech again as the pirate-samurai alliance is now about to wage war with Kaido and Orochi.

What to expect in the upcoming chapters

There are many things to be excited about the upcoming chapters of One Piece. For one, Denjiro has finally revealed himself to Kinemon and the other Scabbards. The forces of the alliance also increased thanks to Denjiro’s cunning plans.

Also, upon hearing about the Yonko alliance between Kaido and Big Mom, Kid will most probably agree to work with the alliance to win. The hope of the other worst gen pirates joining the war can also be considered. Furthermore, considering the chapters before the long flashback of Oden’s life, we can expect more characters to enter into the equation.

Knowing Oda, multiple plot twists can be expected as the war in Wano progresses. Although Akainu firmly refused to get the marines involved, some hard-headed marines can still show up. I am talking about G-5 particularly Smoker. The involvement of Cipher Pol will also be an integral part of the story.

If the assumption of One Piece editor, Naito, is true, then Oda would have to continue the story at a faster pace. This could be true given the number of revelations in such a short period of time.

One Piece chapter 976 predictions

Regarding the upcoming chapter, there are a number of ways things could not go the way we expect. In the previous chapter, we saw the Straw hats together preparing for battle. It has been a while since this happened. However, the gang is not yet complete. Jinbei is yet to come to complete the Straw hat pirate crew.

Also, Nekomamushi with his recruits has not made their appearance yet. We may not see them ion Wano in the next few chapters just yet. But they just might make an appearance going to Wano in the upcoming chapter.

There is also a high probability that Law will call for some kind of final battle preparation meeting to conjure a new plan given the involvement of Big Mom. They would also have to take care of Kanjuro first and free Momonosuke and Shinobu.

One Piece 976 spoilers and release date

Things just get more and more exciting with every chapter. One Piece 976 spoilers will most likely be available on the first day of the month. Just be careful not to be a victim of April fools.

The official chapter will be released on April 5, 2020, in the Weekly Shonen Jump. While waiting, fans may enjoy rewatching One Piece Gold and One Piece Stampede which are scheduled to have a re-screening on March 27 and April 3, 2020, respectively across Japan.

Additionally, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 will be released this March 26, 2020. Dive into the world of One Piece and win the war in Wano with your favorite One Piece characters.

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Lambert Nathaniel

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.