Tired of the 5-minute Shanks exposure every time a new arc comes out? If you’re a Shanks superfan, here’s some good news.
Eichiro Oda is one of the game’s most astute authors, and his world-building talents are unparalleled. Now that the manga is in its last act, all eyes are on Luffy as new arcs are established, but he is not alone in this. All of his buddies are going all out for this deed, and a fresh idea says that One Piece is ready to unleash Shanks.
And, certainly, we are well prepared. With good reason, the captain of the Red-Hair Pirates is a fan favorite, and the fans have been asking to see him in full force for decades.
The whole incident came to light after the most recent chapter of One Piece ended on a cliffhanger. We spoke with Shanks as he and his group prepared to take on another gang. The Yonko has issued a challenge to Eustass Kid, and the New Generation icon will not back down. We last saw the two captains getting ready for war… many fans believe Shanks is set to take over.
After all, Oda may be insane, but he isn’t uncaring. The artist would never do the pirate nasty on his birthday. The next chapter of One Piece will be released on March 9th. That is Shanks’ birthday, and knowing how complex Oda’s work is, fans are confident Shanks will offer us something special on his special day.
Of course, this is not the only birthday on March 9th. It appears that a surprising amount of pirates were born on this date. Mihawks and Franky were both born on that day. Unfortunately, neither of those pirates was provided with a suitable cliffhanger to set up their reappearance. Kid may have proven himself in Wano Country, but Shanks and his gang are a whole different beast. Hence, if the Captain doesn’t want to lose his other arm,it would be in his best interest to avoid the Red-haired Shanks on his birthday.
It’s a battle of who loses his last arm first! What do you think of Shanks vs. Kid battle royale? Any bets on who will win?