In the Previous chapter, Kuma’s backstory took center stage, revealing a significant connection to the notorious God Valley incident. This incident is known for Garp’s heroic actions in siding with Roger’s pirates against the Rocks Pirates. However, the latest chapter unveiled a different, darker truth about what truly transpired at God Valley.
The chapter contained a wealth of information, primarily focusing on how Kuma obtained his Devil Fruit powers and the underlying reasons for consuming one. Two key characters, Small Ivankov and Ginny (who fans speculate might be Bonney’s mother), played crucial roles in orchestrating Kuma’s liberation and other slaves from the region. Their actions were instrumental in helping these individuals escape the cruel clutches of the Marines.
What Happened in One Piece Chapter 1096
In One Piece Chapter 1096, titled “Kumachi,” the story delves into Kuma and Ivankov’s escape plan from God Valley. They steal the Devil Fruits offered as prizes in a hunting game to aid their getaway. The infamous Rocks Pirates, including formidable figures like Kaido, Big Mom, and others, arrive at God Valley. However, the chapter keeps Xebec’s face hidden.
Roger, along with the Marines led by Garp, also reaches God Valley to confront the Rocks Pirates. Amid this chaos, Kuma and Ivankov swipe the Nikyu Nikyu no Mi and the Uo Uo no Mi, Model: Seiryu from the World Nobles.
Linlin obtains the Uo Uo no Mi, Model: Seiryu, and later gives it to Kaido by attacking Ivankov. Kuma eats the other fruit before Linlin takes it. Following his consumption of the Devil Fruit, Kuma confronts Saint Jaygarcia Saturn.
The chapter shows Kuma’s childhood, where he resides in the Sorbet Kingdom, chopping and selling wood. It concludes with Kuma and Ivankov sharing a meal and expressing their joy through tears. Kuma mentions Jinny’s hearty appetite, using the same term as Bonnie’s nickname, suggesting a potential connection between Jinny and Bonnie.
Additionally, the chapter features Roger and his crew arriving at God Valley. Roger appears with stubble, not his signature mustache, and wears his iconic straw hat on his back instead of his head. The Rocks Pirates are shown advancing for battle, with Garp leading the charge.
One Piece Chapter 1097 Release Date & Time
One Piece Chapter 1097 is expected to be released on Sunday, November 5, 2023, at 12:00 AM JST (Japan Standard Time).
International release times in other timezones:
- India Standard Time (IST): 5:30 PM on Saturday, November 4, 2023
- Pacific Standard Time (PST): 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 5, 2023
- Eastern Standard Time (EST): 10:00 AM on Sunday, November 5, 2023