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One Piece teases that the manga’s next chapter will finally start reveal the truth about the biggest mystery of the series: the Void Century. Before continuing, it is worth mentioning that this article will contain spoilers, if you don’t want to ruin your experience, come back after reading the latest chapters available on MangaPlus by Shueisha. All this information is thanks to the publisher of the manga.
One Piece fans received more than one hint recently that Eiichiro Oda will finally start revealing the truth about his world’s past. In a July 2022 joint interview with Gosho Aoyama, the author of Detective Conan, Oda hinted that the Void Century was next on the list of One Piece mysteries to unravel. Now, an editor’s note (used to hype fans before an episode is released) for episode #1062, shared on Twitter by @OP_News2022, reads: “Luffy and his crew are shocked! At that time the world was…! ?”
EDITOR’S NOTE for Chapter 1062:
“Luffy and his crew are shocked! At that time the world was…!?”
— 𝑶𝑵𝑬 𝑷𝑰𝑬𝑪𝑬 𝑺𝑷𝑶𝑰𝑳𝑬𝑹 (@OP_NEWS2022) September 29, 2022
The mention of the world’s past immediately made the fandom connect the dots needed to understand the full story and raised the expectation that chapter 1062, for the first time in the 25-year series, the story will openly address the mystery of the Century. Empty. Now that the publisher of this piece is teasing that the 1062nd chapter of Eiichiro Oda’s best-selling manga will finally begin to reveal the truth about one of the series’ biggest mysteries, it seems the fandom can’t take it anymore.
The past of the One Piece world is shrouded in mystery, and fans have been waiting for decades to get their questions answered. One of the main attractions of this world is the fact that your world is riddled with secrets and mysteries. Most of them are connected with the Empty Century, which took place 800 years before the events described in the series and left no traces or records.
this could be getting interesting pic.twitter.com/uRtbpsTEdd
— Inmu (@xAramaki) September 29, 2022
The only thing that is known is that a great conflict took place during the Void Century, between the Great Kingdom and the kings who would later form the World Government and call themselves Heavenly Dragons. In fact, the World Government bans research into the Void Century and mercilessly persecutes those who might uncover its secrets, including Nico Robin of the Straw Hats, the last archaeologist from Ohara.
One Piece’s final arc will finally reveal the great mysteries of its world
It looks like One Piece’s current arc will be mostly dedicated to explaining the series’ lore, shedding light on the many dark spots that have vexed fans’ imaginations thus far. This was predictable, considering that the manga has entered its final part (although it is not yet clear how long this will last) and that Luffy and the other Straw Hats have finally met one of the key characters of the series: Dr. Vegapunk. The world’s greatest scientist holds the keys to many mysteries in the manga, including the secret of the *text muted* Fruits, and Oda himself stated, many years ago, that these would be revealed once Vegapunk appeared.
Although many fans agree that the editor’s note for chapter n. 1062 is teasing a reveal of the Void CenturyOthers believe the reference is to the recent Levely, the gathering of the world’s rulers, considering Jewelry Bonney who infiltrated the event recently met the Straw Hats. Whatever revelation shocks the Straw Hats, it will also be one more step towards resolving One Piece’s incredibly deep and mystery-filled plot.