The Wano Country arc in One Piece is finally reaching its end after successfully running for over four years now. This arc began all the way back on June 23, 2019, with episode 890, and after its four-year run with over 148 chapters spanning over 195 episodes, it came to an end with episode 1085, which aired recently. Now that the Wano Country arc has concluded, every One Piece fan is wondering about the next arc that the anime will adapt. As the title reveals, the next arc that will be adapted in the One Piece anime is the Egghead arc.
As a One Piece manga enthusiast, let me guide you through the next arc in One Piece, sharing what it has in store and when it will be animated in the anime. I will discuss the possible release date for the first episode of the Egghead Arc in the One Piece anime, so keep reading.
This article contains spoilers about the plot and characters of the Egghead Island arc in One Piece. Therefore, make sure to read the manga and watch the anime in order to avoid ruining your intended experience.
When Will the Egghead Arc (Next Arc) Start in Anime?
With Episode 1085, the lengthy Wano Country Saga is now officially over in the anime. Hence, it is time to witness the next saga, the 11th saga of the One Piece series, titled the “Final Saga” by well-known author Eiichiro Oda.
As the name implies, it’s the beginning of the fantastic end of One Piece. And the first arc we have here in this yet another epic saga is called the “Egghead arc” aka Future Island arc, which started from chapter 1058 in the manga.
Therefore, the official production team behind the One Piece anime has now officially announced that the broadcast for the Egghead Island arc will begin on January 7, 2024. The anime will be adapting volume 105 of the manga, which will cover chapter 1061 – unknown (as the Future Island arc is currently ongoing).
Post-Wano Incidents in Anime
You must have been wondering if the Egghead arc starts next year in January, what will the anime showcase in the meantime. The answer to that question is simple; it’s highly speculated that Toei Studios has decided to consider chapter 1061 as the start of the Egghead arc in anime because that’s when the Straw Hats officially set foot on Egghead Island.
But this arc started in chapter 1058 in the manga. As a result, it is speculated that the episodes that are yet to air (before the Egghead arc starts on Jan 7) will adapt the remaining chapters 1058, 1059, & 1060. Therefore, get ready to witness some enthralling fights before Straw Hat Pirates head over to Egghead Island. Also, you can expect a usual holiday break or filler/ recap episodes at the end of December.
At this moment, we don’t know what plans Toei Studios has in mind for the leftover chapters as the date is locked to be January 7, 2024. Only time can let us know the real answer soon. Furthermore, the Egghead arc is the 32nd story arc in the series and is not as lengthy as the Wano Country arc. The Egghead arc is already in its final stages in the manga, so we can’t wait to see the new outfits (more on this below) and legendary fights in this arc being animated soon.
One Piece Anime: Plot of the Egghead Arc
Without giving away any major spoilers, here is the official plot of the upcoming Egghead arc in One Piece:
“After the successful Raid on Onigashima and releasing the Wano Country from its shackles, it’s time for the Straw Hats [to embark on] yet another magnificent adventure. This time the crew’s log pose takes them to a futuristic island called Egghead Island where things are unlike we have ever seen before.
Upon reaching the new island, the Straw Hats learn this is where Dr. Vegapunk lives. And they get caught up in chaos again that could shake the world and lead to a global war”
Along with the adventures, this arc will shed light on most of the important mysteries underlying the world of One Piece. So unleash your hype engine and prepare for another great arc after the Wano Country arc, where we saw Luffy use his Gear 5 technique to defeat Kaido.
Primary One Piece Characters in the Egghead Arc
Heavy Spoilers Warning:
The below sections contain spoilers about the Egghead Island arc’s characters and their designs in One Piece. Therefore, proceed further only if you want a glimpse at the characters and how they look beforehand.
As you may already know, the Straw Hat Pirates will be the central protagonists of this arc. Along with them, Dr. Vegapunk will make his introduction accompanied by his six satellites named Shaka, Lilith, Edison, Pythagoras, Atlas, and York. Furthermore, numerous already introduced characters such as Sabo, Monkey D. Garp, Trafalgar Law, Eustass Kid, Red Haired Pirates, Blackbeard Pirates, and many more will make their return respectively.
One Piece Egghead Arc Outfits (Official & Colored)
The Straw Hat Pirates get a major upgrade with their outfits on entering the futuristic Egghead island. This was one of the hottest talks of the town as well as the most searched by the fans. The color spreads and promotional video for this presented us with colored versions of these Egghead arc outfits for our favorite characters. You can see it in the above picture. We can’t wait to see them in the anime!
That’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Egghead Island arc in the One Piece anime. As a manga reader, I can assure you this is another best arc in One Piece even before it has officially wrapped up. With the Final Saga starting soon in the anime, we are in a huge rollercoaster ride like never before! So, gear up for this new arc in One Piece, and let us know how excited you are in the comments below.