Ever since the Wano arc began in the One Piece anime series, it’s undeniable that what fans have been eagerly anticipating the most is witnessing Luffy unleash Gear 5. After nearly a year’s wait, that moment is now on the horizon with Episode 1071. But just how many days left until this much-anticipated episode premieres?
When will Gear 5 finally be revealed in One Piece?
As shared, One Piece Episode 1071 is scheduled to air on Sunday, August 6th, 2023, at 9:30 AM (Japan Standard Time). For Vietnamese fans, this episode will premiere at 7:30 AM on the same day.
This means in just 5 days, One Piece enthusiasts will witness Gear 5 on their screens. This monumental event promises to mark one of the most iconic moments in the One Piece series, and indeed, the entire Shonen anime world.
What can fans expect when Gear 5 is unleashed?
For those not wary of spoilers, MGN.vn reveals that Gear 5’s debut will coincide with Luffy’s return from the netherworld, awakening his devil fruit’s latent power, also known as Gear 5. This awakening bestows upon Luffy the divine power of the One Piece world’s Sun God, Nika. Described by Oda-sensei, this power allows Luffy to fight freely beyond any limits one could imagine.
And what will Luffy do with this newfound power? Naturally, he’ll give the formidable Kaido a run for his money. Thus, in Episode 1071, we will witness a Gear 5-powered Luffy completely overwhelming Kaido in a comedic, Tom-and-Jerry-style showdown. Moreover, the episode might also feature Hiyori facing off against Orochi.
After Over a Year, Luffy’s Gear 5 Prepares to Debut on the One Piece Anime
As the One Piece anime edges closer to the climactic moments of the Wano Arc, Luffy, after enduring countless beatdowns, is finally on the brink of unlocking his latent power to challenge Kaido. Recent episodes show Luffy sustaining a life-threatening blow from Kaido. Yet, an unforeseen journey through the afterlife has awakened the true potential of his Hito Hito no Mi: Model Nika fruit. This awakening heralds the emergence of Luffy’s “God Nika” form, popularly termed Gear 5, a transformation fans have been clamoring for since its manga introduction. A recent teaser at the One Piece Day 2023 event offered us a sneak peek of this much-anticipated form.
Gear 5 made its first appearance in One Piece Chapter 1044, where Luffy awakened his Mythical Zoan-type devil fruit (Hito Hito no Mi: Model Nika) and morphed into Gear 5 to face off against Kaido. Oda, the series creator, describes this awakening as bestowing upon its user unparalleled power and the essence of “freedom.”
The teaser unveiled during One Piece Day 2023 not only provided our first glimpse of Luffy’s ultimate form but also pinpointed the exact date fans can witness this transformation on their screens. On August 6th, Episode 1071 of One Piece will air, and we can anticipate a game-changing showdown between Luffy and Kaido as Luffy reveals his pinnacle form.
Diving a bit into the Nika transformation, one significant ability it grants Luffy is the essence of “freedom,” allowing him to combat foes as he pleases. Luffy’s fighting style, reminiscent of animated action sequences (cartoons), draws heavy inspiration from the classic Tom & Jerry, especially when employing Gear 5.
Moreover, rumors suggest that Ole Loken, an animator who’s worked on iconic cartoons such as Looney Tunes and Space Jam 2, has contributed to the One Piece production team in Japan. While Ole hasn’t specified which sequences he’s worked on, fans speculate it’s related to Luffy’s Gear 5 awakening. Given that Oda once mentioned that the battle between Kaido and Luffy was inspired by Tom and Jerry, it’s expected that the cartoonish combat style Oda envisioned will be evident in One Piece’s most pivotal moments soon.
The unveiling of Gear 5 has been a long time coming for eager fans. Here’s hoping its anime debut lives up to the monumental expectations and captivates the One Piece fandom.
Luffy’s Gear 5th Unveiled in the One Piece Day 2023 Trailer
The annual One Piece Day 2023 has just dropped its trailer, putting Luffy’s Gear 5th transformation front and center. Given the immense popularity of the One Piece manga and anime, this event annually not only commemorates the series but also offers a treasure trove of revelations for fans. This year, Luffy’s Gear 5th, often referred to as the Nika transformation, is undeniably the star of the show.
While the One Piece brand has remained irresistibly captivating, notable projects such as One Piece Film: Red and the upcoming One Piece live-action series have been reaping significant success. The news that One Piece Day 2023 will be held at Tokyo Big Sight on July 21 and 22 further heightens fans’ anticipation.
The Gear 5th transformation, also known as the Nika form, augments the user’s rubbery physique. It bestows the ability to manipulate and reshape one’s environment. Luffy reached this state during his climactic battle with Kaidou on Onigashima.
Although many mysteries still shroud the Gear 5th, it’s hoped that One Piece Day 2023 will divulge more captivating details about Luffy’s Nika transformation. For One Piece aficionados, this is undeniably an event not to be missed.
The past year has seen One Piece showing no signs of waning, even achieving considerable acclaim with projects like One Piece Film: Red and the highly anticipated One Piece live-action. Coupled with the unwavering allure of the manga that, despite years and fierce competitors, has maintained its charm, One Piece Day is undoubtedly the grand annual celebration for Eiichiro Oda’s masterpiece. The freshly released trailer for One Piece Day 2023 features the spotlight-stealing Gear 5th of Luffy.
Ever since the manga by Eiichiro Oda celebrated its 25th anniversary, the annual One Piece Day was initiated, revealing a series of announcements, updates, and celebrations for all related ventures. This year is no exception, with many tantalizing revelations expected.
The Gear 5th or “Gear Fifth” is the awakened form of the Gomu Gomu no Mi (Hito Hito no Mi), enhancing the resilience of its user’s body. It also provides the wielder the capability to mold and transform their surroundings, akin to the awakened abilities of Paramecia. Luffy harnessed this power in his final duel against Kaidou on Onigashima.
The true identity of the Gomu Gomu no Mi is the Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Nika, granting its possessor unparalleled strength and freedom, allowing them to fight as they please. Dubbed the “Liberation Warrior”, it brings joy and liberation to those around, even considered the “most illogical power in the world.” In this form, Luffy’s heartbeat resonates as the “Liberation Drumbeat.” His hair and attire turn white, with his eyes shining, pupils resembling crimson rings, surrounded by floating white clouds.
With the enigma of the Gear 5th still looming, the focus on it for the upcoming One Piece Day 2023 event leaves fans hoping for some generous revelations about the Nika state from author Oda.