One Piece Chapter 1050 Review/Recap
Ten years. That’s how long we have waited for this day. From Punk Hazard to Dressrosa, Zou, Whole Cake Island, and finally Wano, we have seen Luffy fight against the forces of Kaido, Big Mom, and their allies. It all came down to freeing Wano from Kaido’s despotic rule. Last chapter, we saw Luffy deliver what looked like a knockout blow to the monstrous Yonko. Now, we can confirm it. The Yonko. Have. Fallen. WANO IS FREE!!!
Having been knocked into the ground by Luffy’s final attack, Kaido falls silent as the earth crumbles, sending him falling into a magma chamber deep beneath Wano alongside Big Mom. The day belongs to the Alliance: Kaido has fallen, and they are victorious. Against the backdrop of the lanterns of the Fire Festival, everyone celebrates and prepares for what comes next.
The remaining Beast Pirates refuse to surrender and wish to keep fighting, though Yamato puts them in their place. Chopper and the other medics work feverishly to heal the wounded, including the Scabbards and Zoro. Elsewhere, the shock of the Yonko’s fall into the magma causes the undersea volcanoes to reach their breaking point. It erupts where Onigashima once lay, shocking all in Wano.
Momonosuke, though, appears in the Flower Capital, along with Denjiro and Hiyori. There, Denjiro announces that Kaido has been defeated, and the volcano welcomes the new Shogun of Wano!
If this were the anime right now, then I would be jumping up and down like crazy. My mind is doing cartwheels right now thinking about what just happened. Luffy, Momonosuke, and all their allies did the impossible: they took down Kaido! There was never any doubt, but it’s still surreal to think this moment’s finally come.
There’s a lot that still needs to be done, though. The World Government still going to want to annex Wano (they won’t!), they have to save the wounded like Zoro, and the people of the Flower Capital will need to hear what’s happened. Orochi has fallen, Kaido has fallen, Big Mom has fallen. WANO IS FREE!!
However, Momonosuke tells Zunesha that he won’t open Wano’s borders just yet. That’s for the best, though. He needs to get his country in order before they can open up, lest another outsider group take advantage of them. As for Toko, she can smile for real, knowing that her Father did not die in vain.
Once everyone’s patched up, and word gets out, though, there’s just one thing left to do: party. We all know it’s coming. Every arc ends with the Straw Hats holding a massive party, and this will be the biggest one yet. I can’t wait!
I Give “Honor” a 4/5
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