The adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his crew in search of the legendary treasure — One Piece, have been serializing chapters for over two decades.
This 900+ chapter series is often regarded as the King of Manga because of it being the highest-grossing manga for a decade.
One Piece released chapter 988 on Monday, titled “Sorry for the Wait.” So, it’s time to discuss the release date, scans, and other details for chapter 989.
1. Chapter 989 Speculations/ Predictions
Chapter 987 officially kicked off the war on Onigashima. With the declaration of an all out war against Kaido, Big Mom, and Orochi, Luffy drew a lot of attention to himself.
Since there is a lot going on at the same time, it is more than likely that we will see parallel storylines instead of just one.
I. Sulong Form Minks
The Mink tribe’s dreaded Sulong form was first hinted to us during the Zou arc and we saw it in action for the first time during the Whole Cake Island arc.
This form seemed overpowered, as someone like Carrot, who is relatively weak, became so powerful that she was able to take down dozens of ships by herself.
Chapter 987 ended with Nekomamushi pointing out that the full moon is visible. We will definitely see the devastating power of the Sulong form of Nekomamushi & Inuarashi in the coming chapters.
II. Sanji vs King?
The One Piece community has been going wild with the matchups we will see in this arc.
It was expected that Sanji and Zoro would face off against Queen and King, given the hierarchy of the crew.
Chapter 988 unexpectedly started a fight between Sanji and King! Going 1v1 against a first Yonko commander will be a huge feat for Sanji (sorry Sanji fanboys but it’s true).
This also leads to us thinking that Zoro will be one of the few grouping up to fight Kaido, which makes sense since he now wields Enma.
Regardless of who fights who, it is guaranteed that the entire Strawhat Crew will be pushed to their limits!
III. Strawhats vs. Big Mom?
Wano’s matchups are turning out to be even messier than the matchups in Marineford. With so many insanely strong characters gathered in one place, we are bound to witness chaos.
Chapter 988 ended with Franky ramming his Kurosai motorbike into Big Mom’s face.
This may lead up to the Strawhats ganging up on Big Mom to delay her so that Luffy can go join the fight against Kaido.
While Kaido is surely going to be taken down at the end of this arc, Big Mom will definitely survive as her character arc will not end till Elpaf.
2. Chapter 989 Release Date
Chapter 989 of the One Piece manga has been released on Sunday, Sep 06, 2020 at 9:30 am PDT.
In the next chapter, we will be shown the highly anticipated sulong form of Nekomamushi!! Kaido will face off against the Red Scabbards while the Musketeers and the Guardians deal with Jack.
One Piece manga is published under Shonen Jump magazine, which is a weekly magazine that comes out every Sunday.
3. Is One Piece On A Break This Week?
Chapter 989 of the One Piece manga is not on a break this week. Chapter 989 will be released in the Weekly Shonen Jump on Sunday, September 6, 9:30 am PDT.
4. Chapter 989 Raw Scans, Leaks & Spoilers
Raw scans for the Chapter 989 of the One Piece manga were released recently.
Chapter 989, titled “It Doesn’t Feel Like We’re Going to Lose,” starts off by showing the immediate aftermath of chapter 988’s ending. We see Big Mom laying on the ground as the Strawhats rejoice that Nami is safe.
Luffy makes it to the heart of the fight alongside Yamato, who meets Momonosuke for the first time and calls herself his father!
We go back to Big Mom, who is unscathed and up on her feet, angry at the Strawhats. She takes an interest in Franky as she wants to store him in her collection. Nami suggests that they run away since Big Mom is a Yonko, and this leads to an epic moment where Franky yells that Luffy is going to be the Pirate King!!
Stealing the spotlight, the Numbers (4, 5 & 6) enter the scene with Franky’s Brachio Tank in their hand. Usopp and Chopper were trapped inside of it. Franky shoots one of the numbers to get his tank back, which gives Big Mom an opening to attack Franky while his back is turned.
Before she can go through with it, Jinbei grab’s Big Mom’s hand and shoulder-throws her. When she hits the ground, Robin uses her hands and the momentum to roll Big Mom away from the battle.
With Big Mom now out of the way for a little time, Franky uses the Brachio Tank to transform into General Franky.
The scene shifts to Luffy, who runs into Queen & Zoro as he tries to make his way to Onigashima’s roof. He tries to slip past Queen by shooting himself and Zoro to the roof, but is caught by Queen’s zoan transformation. Both of them are then flung back to the ground.
Sanji gets up after being attacked by King last chapter, and joins everyone. This leads to an epic double spread showing every member of the Strawhat crew assembled together, ready to kick ass!
No break for chapter 990!
5. Where To Read One Piece
6. Chapter 988 Plot
The chapter, titled “Sorry for the Wait!,” begins with Kaido’s confrontation with the Akazaya Nine on the roof of Onigashima’s Skull Dome.
Before they can fight, Jack comes in along with some of Kaido’s forces (including Number 7 – Nangi).
This distracts Inuarashi and Nekomamushi, however the Musketeers and the Guardians urge them to leave Jack and the others to focus Kaido.
Roddy & Blackback go sulong form, followed by Shishilian, Giovanni & Concelot.
The scene shifts to the execution platform, where Shinobu tries to sneak in and free Momonosuke using her devil fruit power.
However, she is spotted by King and is smashed into a building. Momonosuke’s chains rot away and he begins flying midair, confusing King and Queen.
King grabs hold of him and it turns out that Sanji was using his raid suit to save Momonosuke. Sanji throws him to Shinobu and gets into a fight with King.
Luffy tries to go and fight Kaido, but is stopped by Big Mom, who attacks him with Elbaf no Yari: Ikoku. Luffy dodges it, and the attack goes on to punch a whole in the giant skull on Onigashima.
Nami steals Zeus back, for like a second, before Big Mom takes him back and orders Zeus to shock them.
In a shocking turn of events (pun intended), Franky slams the Kurosai motorbike on Big Mom’s face while Brook slices Zeus in half.
7. Chapter 988 Cover Page
Apart from the main storyline in the manga chapters, One Piece also advances the storyline by featuring scenes around the world in the form of cover stories.
Chapter 988’s cover continues the Gang Bege’s OH MY FAMILY cover story.
After Lola and Chiffon set sail without Pound in the last chapter, he continues to swim behind their ship while enduring Navy bombardment. What a caring father!
8. About One Piece
One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since July 22, 1997, and has been collected into 96 tankōbon volumes.
The man who had acquired everything in this world, the Pirate King, is Gol D. Roger.
The final words he said at the execution tower were “My treasures? If you want it, I’ll let you have it. Look for it; I left all of it at that place.”
These words sent many to the seas, chasing their dreams, headed toward the Grand Line, in search of One Piece. Thus began a new age!
Seeking to be the greatest pirate in the world, young Monkey D. Luffy also heads toward the Grand Line in search of One Piece.
With his diverse crew joining him along the way, consisting of a swordsman, marksman, navigator, cook, doctor, archaeologist, and cyborg-shipwright, this will be one memorable adventure.