With One Piece 1030 spoilers out a bit late this week, we managed to get the manga transition into Big Mom’s fight. The last chapter hinted a bit at what will be happening next. But much focus was put elsewhere as we finally managed to see the defeat of Hawkins. This means that Kidd will be able to fight without interruptions marking the final stages of the Kidd and Law vs. Big Mom fight. Other fights, including King and Queen’s side, will not receive as many scenes, but they are not that far from the conclusion from what we have seen so far.
With yet another war looming in the background as the CP0 standby to see who will win. This should be interesting as the pirates seem to be taking each other out. Should the worst possible case occur, this would mean that Wano would fall into the hand of the world government. They have tried for so long, and this would be a once-in-a-lifetime chance. The defeat of Kaido would mean that Wano is left defenseless with the Samurai and the Pirate alliance showing exhaustion as the Onigashima raid heads to its end.
We will be able to get the next two chapters without any breaks, so we should get sufficient updates about the course of the raid as Onigashima approaches the flower capital. Luckily there are no longer as many battlefronts to show, and most of them are at their final stages. So next time, we should be able to get full updates from each fight with minor transitions.
One Piece chapter 1030 will be officially published this weekend with the manga looking forward to Big Mom vs. Law and Kidd; now that there are no apparent interruptions, then it should be a fight worth looking forward to.
Possible chapter title “Echoes the impermanence of all things” (Official translations might differ)
Chapter 1,030: “Echoes the impermanence of all things”.
Translation’s note: actual Japanese title is “諸行無常の響きあり” that is part of Heike Monogatari’s opening verse. Full-sentence is “祇園精舎の鐘の聲、諸行無常の響き有り” that means “The sound of the Gion Shōja bells echoes the impermanence of all things”.
In the cover, Brook is careful not to step on a line of ants that walk as if they were on a military parade.
The chapter starts in a room of the castle of Onigashima, where X Drake and Scratchmen Apoo speak without anyone seeing them. Apoo is sure that Drake is a “Marine spy,” but he says that it’s something that doesn’t matter at that moment. The problem is if Drake wants to kill Kaidou or not. Apoo offers Drake that they can join forces to take everything for themselves after the fight is finished, no matter whose side wins.
On an impressive double page, we see that Apoo and Drake are not alone because behind Apoo, we can see that Numbers 1, 2, and 3 are eating and drinking. Their names are “Inbi”, “Fuga”, and “Zanki” but for now we don’t know exactly who’s each of them. They seem considerably much more intimidating and strong than the Numbers we’ve seen so far.
One of them has an oval face with a goatee, wears sunglasses, and its horns look like pointed antennae. The biggest and big eater has very long horns and long curly hair (he looks like Ashura Doji). The last have “elf ears” with earrings, long hair, and a sizeable curly mustache (looks like a demon). Drake answers Apoo.
Drake: “You think I’d still trust you?”
Apoo: “Both of us aren’t to be trusted!! I’m offering you this because we can both profit from it!!”
Cut to the stairs that connect the 2nd and 1st floors of Onigashima’s castle. We see that Usopp and Nami’s group (with Tama, Speed, and Gazelleman) are going down to the 1st floor to escape from the fire. Hamlet is helping them; he carries Komachiyo.
Suddenly, they hear someone screaming that a mysterious monster is on the 1st floor, so Usopp and Nami prepare to fight. When they arrive on the 1st floor, they see that Kinemon’s lower body is chasing people while he calls for help. Usopp lunges at him and stops him by grabbing his leg.
Usopp: “Wait, wait, what are you doing!!! You are Kinemon right!!! “
Kinemon: “Ohh!! What’s wrong!! I’m Kinemon!! I’m looking for my allies!!”
Usopp: “I’m an ally!! I’m Usopp!!”
Usopp notices that Kinemon is bleeding a lot and asks if he’s okay. Nami tells Usopp that Kinemon can’t hear him, since he doesn’t have ears right now. Nami walks over to Kinemon’s legs and draws the “crescent of rebellion” mark with her finger. This way Kinemon realizes that they are allies and tells them what happened to him.
After hearing his story, Usopp decides to go help Kinemon. Usopp climbs on Hamlet, sticks Kinemon’s lower body to his giraffe’s back, and together they go looking for him. Kinemon tells them that they should go to the attic of the left tower through an entrance on the 1st floor and that they should hurry because his friends are badly injured.
Cut to the area where Kinemon is, we see that his body has been cut in half. We also see Kanjuurou on the ground and Kiku in blood. Kinemon is surprised to see that he is still alive despite being cut in half.
Kinemon: “The impact of the stab was very strong… The cut that Law-dono made on me… Maybe my body didn’t join correctly? It’s a “miracle”…!! If Kiku could be saved…”
Suddenly, a voice is heard coming from a Den Den Mushi.
Orochi: “Hey…!! Answer to me!!! Kanjuurou.”
Kinemon: “Is that Orochi’s voice…!? But Kanjuurou is dead…”
Kanjuurou: “Yes… Orochi… I’m still alive… But I’m at my last breath…”
Orochi: “Ohh… Congratulations for the terrific play you performed!!”
Kanjuurou: “Thanks for your words…!!”
Orochi: “Hear how they acclaim you…!!”
Kanjuurou: “… Me…?”
Orochi: “That’s right … But there’s still resentment…!!! Our ancestors are waiting… Paint something spectacular one more time…!! Paint it Kanjuurou… Paint the grudge of Kurozumi clan.”
Kanjuurou lifts his brush and, with his last breath, paints something on the ground.
Orochi: “Paint the deep-seated anger of the Kurozumi clan… End everything in this castle.”
Orochi: “To the abyss … Let it go to the abyss…!! The bottom of this dead-end will be our “graveyard”. Calm our soul…!! Calm it down Kanjuurou!!”
Kanjuurou: “Yes. I will give the audience the “last act” of the “Kurozumi Clan”!! “Kazenbō” (“火前坊 (かぜんぼう)” in Japanese, it’s the name of a Japanese demon)”
Kanjuurou finally falls but he has managed to paint a giant fire demon (it looks like Kanjuurou’s silhouette during his flashback with Orochi). The demon can go through walls and everything it touches burst into flame. Kaidou’s subordinates yell at their comrades not to touch the monster.
Updates on The Rest of The Fights in Onigashima
As they inform the entire Onigashima’s castle about the appearance of a fire demon that is engulfing in flames everything in its path, we get a brief of the general situation on the island. Momonosuke is creating little by little more of his “Flame Clouds”, in the “Flower Capital,” the festival usually continues.
We see that Brook and Robin continue fighting alongside the Minks. Marco, Izou, and Kawamatsu keep fighting as well. CP0 is no longer in the guest room, they are walking somewhere. We also see that Sanji, Luffy, and Zoro continue fighting Queen, Kaidou, and King, respectively.
Orochi is sitting in some kind of warehouse in the castle and starts talking while he laughs.
Orochi: “The Kouzuki’s alliance… The Emperor of the Seas…!! You’ve ridiculed me for too long…!! I know Kaidou… I know that in the basement of the castle there is a great arsenal…!! Weapons created by me!! Ignite it on Kanjuurou !! Make everything fly through the air!! Don’t be late, Fukurokuju!! We must escape!! I don’t care what happens in this war between pirates!!”
We see Yamato is running towards the weapons arsenal as Kaidou’s subordinates try to stop her unsuccessfully. In a small map we see that Yamato has already crossed the entrance of the giant skull (she has climbed the giant stairs of the skull’s mouth) and is on his way to the basement.
Suddenly, Yamato sees one of the castle walls explode thanks to a powerful wave of energy and hears someone screaming.
Big Mom: ““Ikoku” (Ikoku Sovereignty)!!!”
Kid flies out of the explosion, his giant skull metal robot is destroyed. Big Mom goes after him riding Prometheus and with Napoleon fused with Hera to finish Kid off. As Kid falls, we see a small flashback of a conversation between Kid and Law that has taken place minutes before.
Kid: “Hey Trafalgar…!! Has your ability “awakened”?”
Law: “I’m still not used to it … But I’ll use it in case of life or death… It consumes a lot of energy, so I keep it as a last resort!!”
Kid: “The same thing happens to me… But we cannot defeat her by fighting normally at this rate. We must use our ace up the sleeve!! “
Back to the present. While Big Mom is busy attacking Kid, Law uses a new technique.
With “KROOM,” Law creates a small version of “ROOM” (he can hold it with one hand). Then with “Anaesthesia,” he coats his sword with the “KROOM” that he’s created earlier. Then Law teleports right behind Big Mom and pierces Big Mom from behind (the tip of the sword comes out of Big Mom’s chin).
Law: “Thanks to “KROOM”… I can create “waves” from inside your body!! “Shock Wille” (Shock Wave – 衝撃波動 (ショックヴィレ))!!!”
Law sends a powerful shockwave into Big Mom’s body. Big Mom screams in pain, blood and smoke come out of her mouth. The Homies are shocked to see Big Mom bleed from her mouth. Big Mom turns to Law in anger; at that moment, Kid takes his opportunity to attack her.
Kid: “I’ll give you “magnetic power”. “Assign” (Assign – 付与 (アサイン))!!”
Kid has turned Big Mom into a giant magnet thanks to his “awakened” powers with this new technique. Napoleon’s body is attached to Big Mom’s head, attracted by her magnetism; the same happens with metal weapons of everyone in the area. But Big Mom not only attracts weapons, but she also attracts all metals that are around her.
In another amazing double-page, we see how all the nearby metal structures (like steel beams) crash down with great force on Big Mom’s body thanks to her magnetism. Kaidou’s subordinates escape from the area as the buildings collapse because they have lost their metal structures…
NO BREAK NEXT WEEK
Law and Kid Devil Fruit Awakening
This will be the third time in the manga so far we see a devil fruit awakening in a full fight. Usually, we heard about it in the previous fights and managed to see it in action for the first time in Dressrosa. Then after that, we saw it through Katakuri in Whole cake Island. It will be interesting to see how Law’s awakened ability will be like.
So far, there isn’t much that we know about it, especially when it comes to Kid’s ability as well. Since this seems to be their last resort, it means that their fight will be finally coming to an end. So if their awakened powers prove not to be enough to defeat Big Mom, then it will be their end.
We will also get to see Big Mom seriously wounded for the first time in the manga. Other than her tough body and amazing Haki prowess, she doesn’t seem to have anything else going for her as he powers solely rely on soul manipulation.
Most fans have been looking forward to Luffy, who has been taking the spotlight in the raid so far. But he hasn’t shown anything out of the ordinary yet as all the techniques he has shown were those he trained through in Udon. But now, with their awakening, it looks like Kid and Law will be the spotlight for the next few chapters of the manga.