'One Piece' Proves Why its New Heroine Shouldn't Be Messed With

One Piece's Wano arc has introduced fans to many new characters in the manga, but the one who took [...]

One Piece's Wano arc has introduced fans to many new characters in the manga, but the one who took fans by storm was the mysterious new female samurai O-Kiku. But the latest chapter proved just why you shouldn't take her too lightly.

After dealing with a gross Sumo Wrestler's advances, O-Kiku drops her guard and unleashes her hidden samurai strength.

Earlier in the Wano arc the Yokozuna of Wano, Urashima, had made advances on O-Kiku as he asked her to be his wife. When she, Luffy, and Zoro appear in Bakura Town and see Urashima's match, he takes this as a sign that O-Kiku truly wants to be his wife.

Sicking his men on her, she's kidnapped by Urashima's forces when Zoro refuses to cut down someone "half naked" (since Urashima's men are all sumo wrestlers in their traditional mawashi). Urashima then calls the people of Wano "subhuman" and says he could kill any of them in an instant. It's at this point when he tries to embrace O-Kiku, and she fights back.

Angered at his "subhuman" comment, she uses her katana to cut off Urashima's top knot (which is a big deal considering a sumo wrestler's chonmage top knot is a symbol of their status) faster than he can react.

Stating that Urashima must be joking because the only "vile" thing was his soul, she then lands gracefully before the chonmage even hits the ground. Now that fans have gotten a taste of O-Kiku's sword skill, they're definitely hooked to see what comes next.

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. Eiichiro Oda revealed some news about One Piece's future in a recent interview as well. Stating that he was about 80 percent done with the manga at this point with the Wano arc, fans are worried that the series may be coming to an end sooner than they thought. But it wouldn't be wrong to infer that the ending will most likely still be years away given how much of the world there is to explore.