What date and time will One Piece chapter 1024 release around the world, and what spoilers for the upcoming chapter have been leaked online?
Despite being around for more than 24 years, this is a big week for the One Piece franchise. The series is about to reach a landmark 100 volumes, set to release in Japan on September 3rd.
A fantastic behind-the-scenes video on how Oda created three intertwining covers was posted in celebration of reaching its 100th volume, see below.
However, all eyes will be quickly back on the next chapter in the series and considering the recent news on Yamato dominating social media trends, we breakdown exactly when chapter 1024 will release and what we know about leaked spoilers.
One Piece chapter 1024: Release date and time
- One Piece chapter 1024 is expected to release around the world on Sunday, September 5th at 9 AM PDT.
The chapters release has been confirmed by Viz Media, with the new 1024th instalment in the hit manga series expected to be made available to read online at the following international:
- Pacific Time: 9 AM PDT
- Eastern Time: 12 PM EDT
- British Time: 5 PM BST
- European Time: 6 PM CEST
- India Time: 9.30 PM IST
- Philippine Time: 12 AM PHT
- Australia Time: 1.30 AM ACST
The first and latest three chapters are available to read for free but reading more will cost you $1.99 a month as part of the Viz Member programme.
One Piece chapter 1024: Spoilers and leaks…
Spoiler warning: This section will discuss the spoilers for OP 1024 that have leaked online.
Chapter 1024 will be titled ‘A Certain Someone’ and opens on the 2nd floor of the Onigashima castle.
A mysterious person stands at the back of the room and uses the Colour of the Supreme King Haki against Kaidou’s subordinates.
The mystery person is Usopp riding a giant crocodile, who says that “If you come with half-assed resolution, you won’t be able to keep your consciousness while standing before me!”
Nami sends a message to Franky on the Live floor, as Kaidou’s army starts to move against Law’s crew.
Cut to the 3rd floor, which is now entirely engulfed by fire, where we see Brook carrying an unconscious Robin across a bridge as some of the Minks watch on.
The fighting continues between Jinbe and Kaidou’s subordinates on the 4th floor, whilst the Kawamatsu and Yazuka leaders are holding them off on the Live floor.
Cut to the rooftop where Kaidou and Yamato are fighting, Kaidou lands a powerful attack that forces Yamato into some rocks.
We then see a flashback to 20 years ago, shortly after Kaidou’s battle with Oden. Yamato is chained to a totem pole, but as Kaidou’s subordinates start to fall down, Kaidou notes that “Colour of the Supreme King Haki…you have potential. But if you keep calling yourself Oden, then you must die Yamato.”
Kaidou chains Yamato to a rock in a cave where three samurai have also been imprisoned, he leaves three swords and some food, leaving the three to fight for their chance to leave.
Yamato thinks the samurais are going to kill them, but instead they feed Yamato and break the chains holding them in the cave.
The samurai says that “A defeated samurai has no name, so just call me ‘Nanigashi’ (a certain someone). The samurai resembles an older version of Zoro, with the leaks indicating that this person could be Shimotsuki Ushimaru, the daimyo of Ringo.
The three samurai reveal that they also love Oden and so will not kill Yamato, who shows them the journal. Over the next 10 days, they teach Yamato to read and pledge allegiance to help them survive until the battle 20 years in the future.
Cut back to the present, Yamato is screaming “Tell me! Why have you taken away my freedom? Why have you taken away this country’s freedom?”
The chapter ends with both of them launching Thunder Bagua attacks on each other, the collision creates an explosion of black lightning as we watch Yamato become equal to Kaidou.
Episode 990 release date and time…
Episode 990 in the One Piece anime will release at 10 PM EDT on Saturday, August 28th through the Crunchyroll streaming platform.
The episode is titled ‘Thunder Bagua! Here Comes Kaido’s Son!” – see below for a brief preview video.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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