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 as it has been the highest-grossing manga for a decade.
One Piece released chapter 989 on Monday, titled “It Doesn’t Feel Like We’re Going to Lose.” So, it’s time to discuss the release date, scans, and other details for chapter 990.
1. Chapter 990 Raw Scans, Leaks & Spoilers
Raw scans for Chapter 990 of the One Piece manga have been leaked and the rough translation goes like this:
In the scans of chapter 990, allegedly titled “Lonely Force,” the one Who’s-Who and Queen wants to kill comes out; however, the identity is yet to be revealed, but we do know he/she is one of the Tobi Roppo. Drake asks Basil Hawkins next to him what he is doing. A 1% probability of a man being alive tomorrow.
King calls everyone and calls off the reward on capturing Yamato – he orders the Topi Roppo to stop the infighting and unite as one to defeat the intruders.
They want to kill X Drake!!! But there’s a twist. The reason why Who’s Who is trying to kill Drake is not that he discovered that Drake was a navy, but because he suspected he had freed Law.
Meanwhile, Sasaki breaks free from the chains, and it is now Jack vs. Inuarashi and Nekomamushu in Sulong form. King stops the search for Yamato and orders anyone who tries to go to the roof of Onigashima for Kaidou to stop.
Who’s Who invites Drake to kill Queen while Luffy clocks to Gear 4 on the stage, and the scene shifts again – we see Drake being defeated by Queen and Who’s Who as they both want to kill him.
It was true, X Drake was the one who freed Law. Drake tries to escape and reaches where Luffy is fighting with the Numbers. Luffy uses the “Gomu Gomu no Kong Gun” and Drake uses the “Juuki X Calibur” to defeat the Number Tooki and others nearby.
Drake says that he is the “lone force” of the battle and asks him to join them. First Yamato and now X Drake, it looks like Luffy is gaining some pretty unexpected allies in Onigashima.
2. Chapter 990 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 Elbaph.
3. Chapter 990 Release Date
Chapter 990 of the One Piece manga, titled “A Lone Force”, has been released on Sunday, Sep 13, 2020 at 9:30 am PDT.
In the next chapter, we will be shown more events taking place in this epic war.
One Piece manga is published under Shonen Jump magazine, which is a weekly magazine that comes out every Sunday.
One Piece manga is not on a break this week. However, the manga is soon going on a hiatus due to the author’s health issues.
4. Where To Read One Piece
5. Chapter 989 Plot
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!
6. Chapter 989 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 989’s cover continues the Gang Bege’s OH MY FAMILY cover story.
Pound, while swimming towards Bege’s ship, shows Lola & Chiffon a necklace which holds a photo from the day they were born.
Hopefully this will be enough proof to reunite them so that the story can progress towards Elbaph.
7. 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.Originally Written By Epic Dope