Luffy’s eagerly awaited Gear 5 transformation in the One Piece anime is anticipated to make its debut in two upcoming episodes scheduled to air in August.
The initial two episodes of Gear 5 in One Piece are set to debut this upcoming August, as per reports.
According to a prominent One Piece leaker known as @OP_SPOILERS2023 on Twitter, the highly anticipated episodes 1071 and 1072, showcasing Luffy’s formidable Gear 5 form, are expected to make their debut in August. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, these episodes have faced further delays. While the leaker’s post lacks visual evidence, they did share an intriguing fanart depicting Luffy wielding lightning in his Gear 5 transformation. Additionally, a stern message from the One Piece animation team warns of potential consequences for anyone found leaking unauthorized content, such as photos or clips, from these upcoming episodes before their official release.
#ONEPIECE1071 #ONEPIECE1072— ONE PIECE (ワンピース) Spoilers (@OP_SPOILERS2023) June 22, 2023
🏴☠️From Leaker Oecuf:
"Be ready for the best episode of the year (One Piece Episode 1072)!"
▪︎ Broadcast Date : August 2023
🏴☠️From another source:
▪︎ Gear 5 episodes (1071 and 1072) will be released on August 2023, due to another postponement. pic.twitter.com/NgXfKdt6gU
Gear 5, Luffy’s most formidable transformation, is renowned for bestowing upon the food-loving pirate godlike powers. Recently, whispers regarding the much-anticipated episodes showcasing Gear 5 started surfacing. On June 3, an individual known as @EriesuInformer on Twitter leaked information stating that the “legendary” events from Chapter 1044 would unfold in Episode 1071 of One Piece. Accompanying their post was an alleged screenshot capturing Luffy in his awe-inspiring Gear 5 form. Soon after, other anime leakers, including @OP_SPOILERS2023 and @WeeklyLeaks, swiftly spread this thrilling news.
Luffy’s Gear 5 stage draws inspiration from the legendary figure named Nika, revered as a “Sun God” by ancient slaves. Similar to Luffy, Nika possessed the remarkable talent to stretch his body like rubber. Upon consuming the Hito Hito no Mi Model Devil Fruit, Luffy’s abilities amplify tenfold, elevating his strength, speed, and endurance.
Moreover, this fruit empowers Luffy to manifest any imaginative feat, enabling him to confront even the most formidable adversaries head-on. Interestingly, Oda once playfully confessed that he conceived Gear 5 to “startle” his fans, fully aware that the character’s exaggerated mannerisms might not resonate with all readers.
Eiichiro Oda’s acclaimed manga series, One Piece, made its debut in July 1997 within the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump. Fast forward more than two decades, and it has claimed the title of the highest-selling manga of all time, with an impressive 516.6 million copies sold. Toei Animation brought the captivating world of One Piece to life with an anime adaptation that first aired in October 1999.
Spanning over 1,000 episodes across 20 seasons, the series has enraptured fans worldwide. Currently, Oda is taking a brief four-week break from One Piece to undergo corrective eye surgery for severe astigmatism. The hiatus officially commenced on June 11 with the release of Chapter 1086: “The Five Elders.” Fear not, as the manga will resume serialization on July 18, continuing the extraordinary journey that has captivated fans for years.
Source | Twitter