One Piece's War For Wano Arc was an epic battle for Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates, pitting the Shonen protagonists against Kaido and his Beast Pirates. In the final battle between the swashbuckling captains, Luffy was granted a new transformation in Gear Fifth, which has yet to make its way to the anime adaptation but has helped in creating an epic new statue. As the Final Arc approaches, expect Gear Fifth to emerge once again as its anime arrival inches closer.
Gear Fifth transforms Luffy into a living cartoon, granting him powers that allow the Straw Hat Captain to pluck lightning bolts from the sky, transform anything he touches into rubber, and allows him to grow to the size of a skyscraper. Needless to say, the arrival of this new transformation spelled serious trouble for Kaido and his Beast Pirates, though without going too deeply into spoiler territory, the battle is far from finished despite Monkey's power-up. Not only does Gear Fifth grant Luffy some wild new abilities, but it also changes his appearance by giving him a white-colored aesthetic and making him look far different from any of his previous forms.
One Reddit User shared the detailed new statue that puts Luffy's Gear Fifth front and center, celebrating the most powerful transformation which helped tip the scales in the fight against Kaido and his Beast Pirates during the War For Wano Arc:
IT FINALLY CAME from OnePiece
In the pages of One Piece's manga, the Final Arc has begun as the Straw Hat Pirates sail away from a very different Wano Country following the conclusion of the war. Eiichiro Oda himself has gone on record that he is planning on releasing around three more years of stories before Luffy and his crew sail off into the sunset, so we definitely wouldn't be surprised to see Gear Fifth front and center in these last installments.
One Piece: Red recently revealed that it will be arriving outside of Japan this October, with fans continuing to wonder if Luffy's Gear Fifth will make an appearance in the story that brings back Shanks.
What do you think of this new take on Luffy's Gear Fifth? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of the Grand Line.0comments