Eiichiro Oda, the writer of the popular series One Piece, has hinted that a significant character may death happens around 2023.
During the One Piece panel at Jump Festa, the well-known mangaka, like he does every year, sent a greeting to his fans and gave a preview of what would happen in the series over the following 12 months.
Oda’s foreboding statements imply that 2023 may indeed see the death of one or more characters. The most well-known manga, including One Piece, is serialized in the Jump magazines, published by Shueisha.
Each year, Jump Festa is celebrated in Japan. The One Piece panel and the message Eiichiro Oda gives to his followers across the world each year are among the event’s highlights. Oda’s statements frequently foreshadowed events that transpired in the manga the following year.
Fans were even more eager than usual to learn what would happen in the future because One Piece had already begun the drive toward its (still distant) end.
What’s the Oda Message and Foreshadowing About the Major Death in One Piece?
Even if the message’s description of an impending massive conflict between several parties or individuals is thrilling, the message’s concluding phrase, “I hope no one dies!” truly grabs the reader’s attention.
Oda’s statements nearly always have a deeper significance, even though it is possible that they are only intended to build anticipation for the major battle royale. He urged followers to keep a watch on Luffy in his letter from the previous year, and sure enough, the Straw Hat skipper eventually awoke his Devil Fruit and made his Gear Fifth appearance.
Famous characters in One Piece are notorious for never dying, or for appearing to die only to subsequently return alive and well. Perhaps Oda has finally made up his mind to break this pattern and surprise his admirers in 2023 by putting a significant character to death.
Mayumi Tanaka, who plays Luffy’s voice, delivered a message that Oda shared. The mangaka welcomed JUMP Festa participants and said that with the conclusion of the Wano arc, the enormous success of One Piece Film: Red, and the popularity of the One Piece card game, it had been a terrific year.
He also expressed amazement that many new readers are turning into fans of the brand despite the fact that his manga series has been running for twenty-five years. Despite his assertions that this is the conclusion of the narrative, he acknowledged that there is still more to come. He reassures spectators that they may unwind and enjoy the show since it won’t abruptly stop.
What is the Fan’s Speculation About One Piece Deaths?
As soon as it became known that a character may pass away in the upcoming year, fans started to speculate on which character would do so. Despite the fact that several names were spoken throughout the webcast, including Red-Haired Shanks’, and Law stood out.
One of the Seven Emperors of the Sea and the captain of the Heart Pirates is Trafalgar D. Water Law. He last appeared fighting Blackbeard. Because Law possessed drawings of the Road Poneglyphs that Big Mom and Kaido owned, Blackbeard chased him.
The Laugh Tale island, where the renowned One Piece treasure is hidden, is marked by these Road Poneglyphs. The two then engaged in a heated fight, putting everything on the line.
The conflict was let to play out in the background as Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hats’ experiences on Egghead Island took center stage, in a true Oda manner. At the conclusion of the Egghead arc, the resolution of the war is anticipated to be made clear.
But for the purposes of the narrative, viewers are looking forward to Law’s demise at the hands of Blackbeard. Blackbeard is sly, strong, and avaricious. This makes him a fantastic opponent, therefore it would be odd to see him destroyed in the distance.
Fans had anticipated Law’s loss, but they had not anticipated Blackbeard’s execution of him. At this time, nothing about the warring characters or who would perish, if it occurs, has been divulged, thus it is definitely theoretical. Given that the victim would probably be a Straw Hats supporter, the death is nevertheless tragic and will have a significant effect.
Well still there is still a time when all of these mysteries reveals, So what are your thoughts on who’ll be the first one to die this year in One Piece? Let us know in the comments.