Recently, new artwork celebrating One Piece Day 2023 has been unveiled, featuring an illustration of Luffy showcasing his Gear 5 transformation.
This captivating artwork has sparked speculation among fans, as they anticipate the possibility of witnessing Luffy’s Gear 5 in the anime during the event.
Gear 5 was initially introduced in the manga during the Wano Country Arc and is expected to make its animated debut in the episode airing the week following One Piece Day 2023. The event is scheduled for July 21st and 22nd at Tokyo Big Sight, with online streaming options available.
Take a moment to appreciate the remarkable artwork of Luffy in his Gear 5 form displayed below:
A Gear 5 Clip on ONE PIECE DAY 2023 Event (July 21-22) ?!
▪︎ 1 week after the One Piece Day 2023 event, which is probably on July 30, might be the time the “Gear 5 episode” will broadcast. But we will see. More information about it will be revealed soon! pic.twitter.com/RJXHzJcCJr
— ONE PIECE (ワンピース) Spoilers (@OP_SPOILERS2023) June 8, 2023
One Piece, created by Eiichiro Oda, first debuted in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997. Since then, it has achieved tremendous success both critically and commercially, captivating audiences worldwide. Many of its volumes have even shattered printing records in Japan.
At the story’s heart is Monkey D. Luffy, a spirited young man who embarks on a grand adventure across the East Blue Sea. Inspired by his childhood hero, the renowned pirate Shanks the Red, Luffy sets out to discover the legendary treasure known as the One Piece and fulfill his dream of becoming the King of the Pirates. To assemble his crew, known as the Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy forms a deep bond with a skilled swordsman named Roronoa Zoro, who becomes his loyal right-hand companion on their quest.
Joining Luffy and Zoro on their journey are Nami, a talented navigator with a penchant for thievery; Usopp, a skilled marksman and storyteller with a knack for stretching the truth; and Sanji, a charismatic chef known for his womanizing ways. Together, they acquire a ship called the Going Merry and engage in thrilling battles with notorious pirates of the East Blue.
As the adventures continue, Luffy and his crew encounter new allies and adversaries. Tony Tony Chopper, a doctor who is also an anthropomorphic reindeer, joins their ranks. They are joined by Nico Robin, a former assassin and skilled archaeologist, and Franky, a cyborg carpenter with remarkable engineering skills. Adding to the eclectic group are Brook, a musician and swordsman who is a lively skeleton, and Jimbei, a powerful fish-man merman and former member of the Seven Warlords of the Sea.
Together, this diverse and resilient crew ventures forth, braving uncharted territories and facing formidable challenges as they strive to achieve their dreams and uncover the mysteries of the vast world of One Piece.