Jump Festa is one of the most hyped up events of the year for anime and manga. It is basically the comic con for anime and manga. Every year there is a hosted event for new details about our favorite manga and anime to release and well, today we are going to be discussing one of those very important announcements that came from One Piece creator/mangaka/illustrator/writer, Eiichiro Oda. And that detail is that a legendary pirate from Whitebeard’s era will be coming to One Piece in 2018.
So to begin with, this announcement was teased from Eiichiro Oda as well as some other interesting facts from this years Jump Festa, however we will only be discussing this in particular detail that was given from him at the event. So at this year’s Jump Festa, Eiichiro Oda said something along the lines of a legend is going to join the series that will be one of the largest threats to the Straw Hat crew and that person will be related to Whitebeard. Whitebeard was revered as the strongest pirate of the world as he was also apart of Roger’s pirates back in the day of the old era. Whitebeard had possession over a devil fruit that allowed him the ability to create quakes on any medium of surface. He was said to have had the powers to destroy the world. That power was later stolen by Blackbeard.
It is speculated to be someone from Whitebeards crew or of Rogers crew back in the day. And with that said, it is rumored to be the golden lion Shiki. Now I will briefly discuss Shiki and why I think he is the legendary figure to be featured next year in the One Piece manga. Now, even though Shiki isn’t apart of Rogers Pirates, he is the captain of the Golden Lion Pirates. Shiki is the rival of both Gold D. Roger and Whitebeard, so it is expected for him to be in the same league as them two.
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