One Piece Chapter 1051 Review/Recap
This is the moment that we’ve been waiting for since learned the truth about Momonosuke in the Zou Arc. All the hard work, training, and sacrifice had led up to this moment. The Beast Pirates have Fallen, Orochi’s possibly dead, and Kaido and Big Mom are trapped in a pool of magma. All of Wano gathers to hear that their nightmare is over. Now begins the dawn of the age of the Great Shogun, Momonosuke Kozuki!
In the Flower Capital, the citizens are stunned by the appearance of the Red Scabbards alongside “Komurasaki” and Kyoshiro, everyone assuming the former were all dead. Despite thinking that they all might be dead, they soon realize that this is really happening, and start broadcasting it across the entire country. Soon, everyone in Wano listens as history is made.
Meanwhile, Yamato introduces herself to the rest of the Straw Hats, saying that she’ll be joining them from here on out. The reactions are mixed, but so long as Luffy agrees, they have no objections. As for the Beast Pirates and Otama’s followers, they stay behind, either under threat or because of loyalty to Otama, who thinks about all the hardship she had to endure until now.
At the Flower Capital, Momonosuke makes a grand speech, thanking the citizens of Wano for enduring hell for the last twenty years since his father’s death. He vows to rebuild the land and undo what Kaido and Orochi did, thanking the Alliance for giving them this chance. After some encouragement, Momo then proclaims his name means “Peerless One,” and he will live up to it. This moment shall be known as the start of the reign of one of Wano’s greatest leaders, the Great Shogun, Momonosuke Kozuki!
Momnosuke, I am so proud of you. I’m so proud of everyone in the Alliance for all that they’ve accomplished. They did the impossible and took down not one, but two Yonko. They set Wano free! Momosuke reunited with his sister, and will become the Great Shogun and restorer of Wano he was meant to be!
There’s still a lot of work to be done, though. The remaining Beast Pirates must be either punished or exiled, the factories torn down, and food given to the people. Also, they have to get rid of the Navy Fleet waiting to annex the country.
This moment solidifies the Wano Arc as the biggest game-changer since the events at Marineford. News of Kaido and Big Mom’s defeat will throw the world into chaos. Luffy will likely get much of the credit and be officially considered a Yonko, which he is in terms of power. The bounties of every pirate involved will skyrocket to new heights, and Luffy won’t know what to do next. As for Yamato, given how she was a friend of Ace, Luffy might let her join.
For now, though, there’s only one thing left to do: party. Every arc usually ends with the Straw Hats throwing a massive party, and given how this is their biggest win yet, all of Wano will be there. I cannot wait to see it!
This was a very emotional chapter, but one worth the wait. Oda, you’ve done it once again. Long live the Great Shogun, Momonosuke Kozuki!
I Give “Shogun of Wano, Momonosuke Kozuki” a 4.5/5
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