One Piece is entering a new world with the upcoming Wano Country arc. Exploring an isolated nation that feels closer to feudal Japan than anything Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates have encountered, the gang with need some stellar animation to hit home what may be the greatest story arc in One Piece history. With the arc beginning on July 7th, fans are anxious to know as much as possible about the upcoming country of Wano, with this trailer giving audiences a much better idea of the stellar animation that they're in for.
Twitter User Murad posted a gif of some of the sword slashing action displayed in the trailer, proving that this new style is doing wonders for Zoro's already impressive sword wielding skills:
Wano Sakuga Soooooo goooooood 😭 pic.twitter.com/drJLHXmhcK— Murad (@0XMURADX0) July 2, 2019
With Zoro cutting through opponents as if they were nothing and Luffy managing to dodge cannonballs with ease, we couldn't be more excited to see the fast paced action of the Wano arc brought to life in this new style. Taking a page from the Dragon Ball franchise thanks in part to new director Tatsuya Nagamine, who worked on Dragon Ball Super: Broly, the latest episodes will clearly display the same level of action that was experienced in that feature length film.
Wano sees the reunion of the Straw Hat Pirates in full, all having trained after the time skip to get ready for new threats that are coming their way. The newest arc promises to offer several threats to Luffy and his crew, most notably in the forms of Kaida and Big Mom as they make their way to the island, fighting with one another to determine who gains the privilege of taking down the Straw Hats.
What do you think of this taste of animation that we'll be experiencing during the upcoming Wano Arc of One Piece? Is this the best the series has ever looked to your eyes? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and Straw Hats.
Nevertheless, fans will see soon for themselves as the Wano Country arc will officially kick off on July 7th. Eiichiro Oda's One Piece first began serialization in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997. It has since been collected into over 80 volumes, and has been a critical and commercial success worldwide with many of the volumes breaking printing records in Japan. The manga has even set a Guinness World Record for the most copies published for the same comic book by a single author, and is the best-selling manga series worldwide with over 430 million copies sold. The series still ranked number one in manga sales in 2018, which surprised fans of major new entries.