One Piece has officially returned for the final saga of the long running manga franchise, and the series is showing off the new Four Emperors line up with some special new cover art for the latest chapter! Eiichiro Oda had gone on break for the past month in order to get ready for the final saga of the series (along with celebrating the 25th Anniversary milestone of the franchise as a whole), and one of the major cliffhangers that fans had been stewing with over the Summer was the fact that a new group of Emperors had been named following the fight with Kaido and Big Mom.
With One Piece officially returning from its hiatus and kicking off the final saga of the series, Chapter 1054 of the manga has decided to start things off with a bang. Teasing the kinds of shake ups across the seas that fans will get to see over the rest of the series, the newest cover art for the chapter reveals a much cooler look at the new Four Emperors. While Red-Haired Shanks and Marshall D. Teech remain part of the line up, Luffy (in his Gear Fifth form) and Buggy have been added to the group to replace Kaido and Big Mom. Check out the poster below:
One of the final reveals before the manga officially ended the Wano Country arc was the fact that following Kaido and Big Mom's defeat, Luffy had been made one of the new Four Emperors of the sea. His bounty had been doubled following the fight as well, and now Luffy is one of the most notable faces in the sea overall. The surprising addition, of course, is Buggy as fans had last seen him scrambling against the Marines following the dissolution of the Seven Warlords system. He somehow worked his way into one of the highest positions in the seas overall.
Not only do fans need to see how Luffy moves forward as one of the new Four Emperors, but there are so many things happening outside of Wano that need to be explored with this final saga. Oda himself noted how he hopes to end the series in three years, but there's still so much left to explore that it's a wonder whether or not he will meet that prediction. But what do you think of the new Four Emperors line up? What are you hoping to see from the four of them next? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!0comments