One Piece is in the midst of a long-awaited clash between the newly transformed Luffy and the tank that is Kaido. The animation showcased to the audience has been nothing short of phenomenal. The studio implemented different voice mixings and animation styles to portray the Gear 5 form in all its glory.
The upcoming episode will continue the showdown and it will display a more intense clash as Kaido begins to face more adversity from Luffy's new power-up. These last couple of episodes have lived up to the hype and the audience will be treated to yet another installment of the biggest reveal in the show thus far.
When does One Piece episode 1073 get released?
One Piece episode 1073 is titled "No Way Out! A Hellish Scene on Onigashima", and is scheduled to release this Sunday, August 20, 2023 at 9:30 am Japanese Standard Time (JST). and will be simulcast on Crunchyroll in the United States. The episode will also be available in the U.S. on Saturday, August 19, 2023
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
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What Happened in One Piece Episode 1072?
In the previous episode, the show continued to display a revamped animation style in order to show off Luffy's new powers. The awakening of the fruit was in full effect as Luffy turned the earth around him into rubber-like material and made it difficult for Kaido to pin Luffy down for an attack. Kaido at one point swallowed Luffy whole, but Luffy used the dire situation to his advantage. Luffy unleashed a thrashing internally which sickened Kaido and then the two began to float upwards as Luffy ballooned up.
As Luffy was spit out out, he shot into the sky hiding in the clouds and lightning. It was then revealed that Luffy had the power to turn his whole body into a giant and he then began to throw Kaido around like a jump rope. The rest of the straw hat gang bared witness to Luffy's new transformation as he came crashing down to the floor. Luffy then momentarily loses his form as he tires out. However, that brief moment allowed Luffy to reignite his powers as he began to use his counterblow attack which resulted in a crucial blow to the face of Kaido.
The episode ends with Luffy playfully bouncing up and down trying to decide his new move as Kaido is left in disbelief. Luffy reiterates his motivation to surpass Kaido and become the king of the pirates.