With the Wano arc of One Piece drawing near its conclusion, fans are eagerly anticipating episode #1076. While some recent episodes faced delays, episode #1076 is set to release without much wait. However, this prompt delivery raises concerns about the quality of the arc’s climax.
Scheduled for Sunday, September 17 at 9:30 a.m. Japanese Standard Time (JST), episode #1076, titled “The World That Luffy Wants!,” will be simulcast on Crunchyroll on September 18 in the U.S. For UK viewers, it will release on Sunday, September 17 at 3:00 a.m. British Summer Time (BST), with the English dub arriving later on Funimation.
In episode #1075, a major cliffhanger hinted at significant progress in the showdown between Kaido and Luffy. However, the episode mainly focused on the people of Wano. The Flower Capital’s citizens released wish lanterns, hoping for Orochi’s defeat, and Denjiro ultimately fulfilled this wish by defeating the wicked shogun.
With Orochi seemingly dead, few plot threads remain before the Raid on Onigashima concludes. The most prominent one is the epic battle between Luffy and Kaido, both visibly exhausted. Luffy must channel more Haki into his attack to break through Kaido’s defenses, but the outcome remains uncertain.
The absence of a delay before episode #1076’s release may raise concerns about the battle’s quality compared to previous clashes like Zoro vs. King. Nonetheless, fans hope for an epic showdown. Another ongoing plot point is Momo’s attempt to prevent Onigashima from crashing into the Flower Capital, crucial for his character development.
Once the Raid on Onigashima concludes, there will likely be episodes focusing on the aftermath, similar to One Piece’s other arc epilogues. These episodes may reveal the Straw Hats’ new bounties, unveil significant lore, and hint at their next destination.
Before delving into the aftermath, episode #1076, and potentially #1077, must bring Wano’s main conflict to a satisfying conclusion, leaving fans eager for the future of One Piece.