Warning, risk of spoilers: In this article, we’ll not only cover the end of the fight between Luffy and Kaido, but also give a brief look at upcoming One Piece content that hasn’t appeared in the anime yet.
The Wano arc in One Piece is already the location where we have been in the anime for the longest time: The Straw Hat Pirates have been in the land of the samurai since episode 892.
It’s also fitting that he now more than 190 episodes comprehensive arc also has the longest battle of all time. The record set by the duel between Luffy and Kaido applies not only to One Piece itself, but also to all anime series, as Twitter user kaneda471 notes.
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A real record fight
Here’s how the battle between the two titans of the sea kept fans hooked on One Piece a total of 61 episodes long in breath. For comparison: Battles like in Dragon Ball Z between Son Goku and Freeza “only” delivered 19 episodes back then.
Further examples include the Chunin exam in Naruto (47 episodes) or the Chimera Ants arc HunterXHunter (58 episodes).
Even entire anime series can’t keep up with the length of the Luffy vs. Kaido fight. Death Note, for example, has a comparatively short 37 episodes. Legendary anime like Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood can barely top the sheer size with a total of 64 episodes.
Just as colossal as the size of the duel was Luffy’s final blow, which was shown in episode 1079 and only brought the varied exchange of blows to an end:
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However: “Officially” the fight between Luffy and Kaido isn’t over yet.
In episode 1070, the duel was declared over prematurely by the unknown narrator. Luffy’s latest form has shown that this was a hasty conclusion: With Gear 5, the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates has reached the “peak of his powers”.
In the current episode, the narrator is still silent about Luffy’s supposed final blow. However, that should change in the upcoming episode on September 24th at the latest, so that the fight against Kaido will also have a confirmed end in the anime.
What happens next after the Wano arc in One Piece?
The exhausting battle in Wano is of course followed by a festival in which our heroes are duly celebrated.
Immediately afterwards, the alliance between Luffy, Eustass Kid and Trafalgar D. Law, founded in Wano, parted ways: Kid’s crew then sailed to the “Island of the Giants” Elbafto compete with Shanks.
Speaking of Shanks: The epilogue to the Wano arc also contains one of his rare appearances, which signals the start of the final saga – but he still won’t meet Luffy.
At the same time, Trafalgar D. Law goes looking for him next road poneglyphwhich he suspects to be the Blackbeard Pirates.
The Straw Hat Pirates, on the other hand, are chugging along egghead: On the island we finally meet Dr. Vegapunk, who will tell us some important details about the World Government and the Lost Age.
However, the trip to Egghead takes place without Yamato instead of. Contrary to his original plans, the “son of Kaido” initially refrains from joining Luffy’s crew in order to help Wano’s new shogun Momonosuke.
But who knows, maybe Yamato will join us at a later date. As is well known, a similar process existed with Jimbei, who was only added to the pirate crew during the Wano saga and thus a few hundred episodes after his announcement.