The year 2022 is coming to an end and One Piece will only get another chapter on December 25, 2022 – then the manga year 2022 will be over for Luffy and the straw hat gang. If you sometimes think that too little is happening in One Piece, we would like to show you today how wild the year looks in retrospect. Because 2022 brought with it a number of developments that readers certainly did not expect in January 2022! We highlight the highlights of One Piece 2022.
One Piece 2022: What happened in the manga?
Just so you’re clear about which period we’re talking about: The manga year of One Piece began on January 3, 2022 with the release of chapter 1036. In this, Zoro defeated the initially invulnerable Lunarian King, while many samurai, straw hats and allies engaged in combat. Luffy himself let off steam in the fight against Kaido and even visibly enjoyed the challenge. What has happened since then?
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- Trafalgar Law and Eustass Kid defeat Big Mom: The unlikely pirate duo, with the ultimate release of their Devil Fruits, takes down the incredibly powerful Empress of the Seas – she is catapulted into a deep hole in the earth, isolated from her minions.
- Former Whitebeard Commander Izo falls fighting CP0 agents.
- Luffy unleashed his Awakened Devil Fruit after losing in battle against Kaido: He has no gum-gum fruit, but the human-human fruit – Mythical model: sun god Nika. This Gear 5 form transforms him into a snow-white warrior, transforming himself and his opponent into cartoon creatures. After a great effort, he defeats the Emperor of the Seas – Wano is free. Kaido himself ends up in a lava pool where Big Mom is too. First of all, they are history.
- Mononosuke – aged by Shinobu’s Devil Fruit – is now no longer eight years old but is at least physically an adult. He follows in his father’s footsteps and is the new ruler of Vanos.
- Yamato stays in Wano – despite plans to travel with the Straw Hats. She wants to explore the country first. After that, the new darling of many fans wants to join the crew at some point as planned.
- The new Four Emperors of the Sea are established: Buggy, Blackbeard, Luffy and (continued) Blackbeard. So, the manga’s hero has risen to a level that can only be surpassed by “Pirate King”.
- The Admiral Green Bull aka Ryokugyu springs into action and wants to storm Wano – he is stopped by the samurai, Momonosuke and the looming proximity of Shanks near Wano.
- Carrot becomes the new leader of the animal-like Minks on the back of the gigantic elephant Zous. So she no longer accompanies the straw hats.
The next page continues with the events to Wano and the new Straw Hats objective.