One Piece Chapter 971 has been delayed and fans are upset that they have to wait one more week for reading about the fate of Oden and the Nine Red Scabbards. In the previous One Piece manga chapter, it was revealed that Oden fought very bravely against Kaido and even gave him the famous X-shaped scar. The beast couldn’t handle the warrior Oden Kozuki and resorted to using Momosuke as an illusion.
Oden stopped fighting when he saw his son Momo in danger but it was just the old lady using the devil fruit to change her appearance. However, Kaido used this opportunity to strike Oden and the Scabbards down, and their execution was ordered to happen after three days by boiling them alive. Here is everything you need to know about One Piece Chapter 971 delay reasons, new release date, spoilers, theories leaks, raw scans and how to read online the manga chapters.
One Piece Chapter 971 Plot Spoilers: Oden will Sacrifice himself to save the Scabbards
One Piece Chapter 971 will reveal that the Nine Red Scabbards were sent 20 years into the future by Oden’s wife Toki. Fans are also speculating that Oden will put up one more fight which will give everyone else to escape from Kaido’s prison and teleport away into the future.
There are also several One Piece 971 theories claiming that Oden won’t be executed at the hands of Kaido and he will return to Wano and fight Orochi, where he might be killed by another trickery. Meanwhile, other speculations for “One Piece” chapter 971 hints that Oden might still be alive and held captive by Kaido or Orochi. But one thing is sure for the next manga chapter, Oden will be ready to sacrifice his life for saving the nine Red Scabbards and his children.
One Piece Chapter 971 Delay Reasons and Updated Release Date
One Piece Chapter 971 will not release this weekend as the manga has been delayed due to reasons unknown. It seems that the creators of One Piece are taking a hiatus of one week as the storyline will resume to the present timeline and have Luffy back. One Piece 971 manga chapter will now come out in stores on Sunday, February 16, 2020.
One Piece, Ch. 971: With grim determination, Oden leads his samurai to battle. Witness the bravery of the few against the many! Read it FREE from the official source! https://t.co/Aty16nzU4v pic.twitter.com/hYPJnfZ9hv
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However, the raw scans could be leaked online two to three days prior and fans can catch glimpse of One Piece 971 over the internet around February 14. Although, it would be better to wait for the official release of One Piece chapter 970 as it can be read for free on VIZ media and Shueisha’s Shonen Jump Mangaplus official websites and platforms, and this would also help the manga creators.