One Piece celebrated arguably its biggest episode last week by unveiling Luffy in his Gear 5 form. The fan anticipation has never been higher and the excitement continues with this upcoming episode. Episode 1071 was released this past week and it did not disappoint. The internet exploded at the sight of Luffy's transformation, plus viewers also experienced difficulties accessing the latest installment of the anime series. It was reported that servers had crashed for Crunchyroll, and Twitter was booming with fan reactions.
The upcoming episode will highlight the new Gear 5 form and its unique animation style. The viewers will continue to discover the unique characteristics of the new power and the lore that follows NIka and Joy Boy. The preview briefly features Luffy using his powers to increase in size and slinging Kaido around. We will witness Luffy harness his recent awakening against Kaido's brute strength and tough durability,
When does One Piece episode 1072 get released?
One Piece episode 1072 is titled “The Ridiculous Power! GEAR 5 in Full Play” and is scheduled to release this Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. JST and will be simulcast on Crunchyroll in the United States. The episode will also be available in the U.S. on Saturday, August 12, 2023 during the evening hours.
The new episode of One Piece will be released in the following time zones found below:
- 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time
- 9:00 p.m. Central Time
- 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone
- 3:00 a.m. in the UK
- 7:30 am India Standard Time
- 11:30 a.m. in Australia
What happened in One Piece 1071?
In the previous episode, we were able to experience Luffy awaken his devil fruit. While Luffy began to take on his new form, the transformation caught the attention of the seven elders. They began to elaborate on the mysteries of the devil fruit that Luffy has. It was revealed that the fruit has a secret identity known as the Human-Human fruit and it is a mythical Zoan type. The model type is Nika, the Sun God. They elaborate on Nika, who resembled freedom and had the ability to make people smile.
Luffy begins to embody the Sun God antics, and the fruit awakening takes shape as the environment around Luffy takes on the characteristics of rubber. Luffy, exuding cartoon-like characteristics, grabs Kaido from the floor and smashes him around as if he's the Incredible Hulk. Kaido sees his blast breath countered by Luffy, who uses the ground beneath him to ricochet the attack back. The episode ends with Luffy and Kaido ready to resume their fight on an even playing field.