What to expect from the chapter

One Piece The previous chapter was quite intense and gave fans a glimpse of the ongoing events on Onigashima. Although most of the fights have already been dealt with, the alliance still has to wait for Luffy to finish his fight against Kaido before they can plan the escape from the island. Raizo and Izo’s fights against Fukurokuju and Maha also ended respectively and, again, those on Kaido’s side suffered a heavy blow. A play 1042 will be crucial for story progression and the expectations of Luffy’s fight against Kaido are very high.


Furthermore, Orochi is nearing the end of his reign and Komurasaki made sure he was severely weakened after hitting him with a Sea Prism Stone Nail. More importantly, CP0’s mission to kill Luffy in order to avoid the worst case could be addressed in A play chapter 1042 and there’s every reason to be excited about it.

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What to expect from One Piece 1042?

One Piece Chapter 1042

As for the last chapter, A play 1042 will likely give fans a glimpse of multiple events happening at the same time. The biggest problem to solve is CP0’s mission to eliminate Luffy. Although the leader of the group looked legitimately worried about having to intercept the fight between two Yonko-level characters, since this is an order from the Gorosei, he will have to carry them out. Interestingly, X Drake was nearby when he got the call, which means he could very well help Luffy and deal with the leading member of CP0. However, Drake is hurt enough already, so he’ll likely struggle to deal with the CP0 leader.

It goes without saying that One piece 1042 will also focus on Luffy’s fight against Kaido. In the previous chapter, Luffy underwent his Gear Fourth: Snakeman transformation in order to land powerful blows on Kaido and once again gain the upper hand in battle. Kaido, being a Yonko, will definitely not be so easy to defeat, so fans should expect the fight to continue in the next chapter of the story. Interestingly enough, Luffy mentioned that this was his last use of Gear Fourth, meaning that if Luffy temporarily loses to Kaido, Gear Fifth could be next. Story Chapter 1042 will definitely feature an amazing fight between Luffy and Kaido.

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This, however, probably won’t be the end of the fight. The actual fight between Luffy and Kaido has just started, and since Luffy is the main character, this fight will probably span a few chapters, as expected from his fights. There’s a good chance that Luffy will run out of Gear Fourth in the next chapter or get overwhelmed by the Yonko because traditionally Luffy’s gears during big fights are either new or much tighter before he enters the final form.

One Piece Chapter 1042: Is It Gear Fifth Time?

Luffy Gear Fifth One Piece

It’s safe to say that Luffy’s Gear Fourth won’t be enough to defeat Kaido. Luffy almost always uses new powers when going into a big battle and fans have already seen this happen against Doflamingo, followed by Cracker and Katakuri. Kaido, being the strongest of them all, should be able to push him to a point where he’s forced to rely on Gear Fifth. However, in order for Gear Fifth to make an appearance, Gear Fourth will need to wear down, which means Luffy’s match against Kaido is going to become much tougher than anything he’s ever faced before.

Luffy could potentially be beaten to a point where he’s out of Gear Fourth, and that would open the door to him waking up. Previously, the Gorosei mentioned that they wanted to hide the real name of something unknown from the annals of history. Considering the orders they gave to CP0 recently, it can be assumed that the object they are afraid of is the Gomu Gomu no Mi or, to be more precise, the awakening of the Gomu Gomu no Mi.

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CP0 might intercept Luffy’s fight against Kaido, however, they will eventually push him even closer to awakening. In future chapters, fans will likely see Luffy enter a new form and take a final stand against Kaido in a life or death battle. For now, fans should look forward to the Gear Fourth display of Luffy vs. Kaido, which will likely be a big chunk of A play 1042.

When will One Piece 1042 be released?

One Piece 1042 Release Date

A play just returned from its week-long hiatus with Chapter 1041, which means fans will be able to enjoy the next chapter of the story without any interruptions from Oda or the magazine. A play should return with the next issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. As such, A play 1042 will be released on March 6, 2022. Fans can read the new chapters on Sunday through Shonen Jump and MangaPlus apps for free.

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