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The debut of the Egghead Arc in One Piece

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Thrilling Debut of the Egghead Arc in the One Piece Anime

Episode 1089 of the One Piece anime entitled "Luffy's Dream" was broadcast this Sunday, January 7, 2024, brilliantly introducing Saga 15 : the Egghead Arc . This new adventure promises to be a major turning point in the series, attracting the attention of fans with its captivating plot and charismatic characters. This new arc lays the foundations for key events, each more surprising than the last. Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate crew are on their way to an enigmatic island to continue their journey on the Grand Line and unravel current mysteries. Intriguing antagonists emerge, suggesting exciting new confrontations.

Egghead Saga: New Events and Major Issues

Here's a summary of the key information and events to remember from the beginnings of the Egghead Arc !

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The Assassination of King Cobra of Alabasta and the Disappearance of Princess Vivi

Traveling the seas to experience brand new adventures, the Straw Hat crew, aboard the Thousand Sunny, are surprised to discover from the press the assassination of Nefertari Cobra , the sovereign king of Alabasta and the disappearance of Princess Vivi , their dear friend.
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This news, attributing responsibility to Sabo, causes tensions throughout the world, between the Celestial Dragons, the Revolutionary Army and the World Nobles. Faced with these accusations, Luffy is incredulous and plans to go to Alabasta, then Mary Geoise to discover the truth about Princess Vivi's disappearance. Despite the shared concern for Vivi and the loss of the king, due to the close bonds forged during their past adventures , a disagreement arises between Luffy and Zoro, the latter recalling the importance of respecting Vivi's choice of life and that the time will come when they will be able to help him.

Luffy's Dream

Luffy, lying on the floor of the Thousand Sunny, firmly defends Sabo's non-criminal nature. He remembers his difficult childhood and the oaths shared with his brothers. Luffy then confides to the members of his crew his long-held dream, a revelation that remains mysterious to the spectators. Each member of the crew reacts differently to this announcement, oscillating between skepticism and enthusiasm. Usopp finds Luffy's dream unachievable, while Luffy states that it will be possible once he becomes Pirate King . This dream, previously shared with Shanks, Sabo and Ace, is described by Nami and Chopper as wonderful, raising intrigue and curiosity among viewers.

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The Search for the Last Road Poneglyph

With Franky's encouragement, the Mugiwaras embark on the quest for the last Road Poneglyph, essential to finding Laugh Tale .

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However, Nico Robin highlights the absence of concrete clues to locate this mysterious Poneglyph. This search represents a major challenge for the crew, symbolizing their relentless pursuit of knowledge and adventure, central themes of the manga. With determination, they sail into the unknown, ready to unlock the hidden secrets of the world of One Piece .

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The 4 New Emperors

The announcement of the 4 new Emperors – Shanks Le Roux, Buggy the Clown, Monkey D. Luffy and Marshall D. Teach aka Blackbeard – caused a major shake-up in the balance of power. This new configuration of Emperors profoundly influences the political dynamics and the relationships between the different institutions in the world of One Piece . Each Emperor, with their own ambitions and principles, redefines the landscape of power, heralding an era of significant change and new challenges on the Grand Line.

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The Formation of the Cross Guild

The formation of the Cross Guild , a strategic alliance between Buggy the Clown, Crocodile and Dracule Mihawk, represents a turning point in the history of One Piece . This unexpected alliance unites powerful figures with varied goals, creating a new front in the world's complex power play. The Cross Guild, with its influential and feared members, is seen as a key player in redefining issues and alliances within the pirate world.

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To find out everything about the Cross Guild, read our article: What is the Cross Guild in One Piece?

Blackbeard's Assault on Amazon Lily and the Kidnapping of Kobby

In recent events, notably episode 1088 of the anime, Amazon Lily, Kingdom of Boa Hancock, had to face a critical invasion by the Navy and Blackbeard's pirates. The use of new weapons similar to the Pacifista intensifies the conflict. The situation becomes even more tense when Blackbeard aims to seize power from Boa Hancock. Fortunately, Rayleigh's intervention disperses the attackers, but the island suffers considerable damage. In this turmoil, Colonel Kobby, hero of the Rocky Port incident, is captured by Blackbeard, adding a new twist to the plot.

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The Sudden Disappearance of the Kingdom of Lulusia and Sabo's Disturbing Revelations

The Kingdom of Lulusia , recently involved in a revolution, meets a tragic end.

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Navy forces linked to the World Government manage to intercept a communication from Sabo, discovering his location in the Kingdom of Lulusia .

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Meanwhile, Sabo, communicating with the Revolutionary Army in the kingdom of Kédétrav, denies being the assassin of King Cobra and reveals having witnessed incredible events in Mary Geoise.

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Suddenly, a mysterious phenomenon engulfs Lulusia in a devastating explosion.

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The Kingdom of Lulusia is officially wiped off the map.

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Sabo attempts to continue his alarming revelations about the Vacant Throne of Marie Geoise. Communication is cut off following the deadly explosion suffered by the Kingdom of Lulusia. Sabo's fate is uncertain, adding a layer of mystery and tension to the anime's narrative.

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The Strange Meeting of the Mugiwaras

A few days later, the Straw Hat crew is traveling through an ice storm, when they come face to face with a ball of fire caught in a gigantic swirl of water.

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Luffy and his crew see a figure in the whirlpool, identified by Sanji as a woman.

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Zoro, who is afraid of nothing, intervenes with his Ittoryu technique to cut off the whirlwind of water that rises in front of him.

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The fireball lets Jewelry Bonney, the Supernovae, escape in her child form, alerting the Mugiwaras of the danger brewing under the Thousand Sunny...

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Animation and the New Artistic Direction

The transition to the Egghead Arc in One Piece marks an artistic turning point, with the introduction of a new visual style and renewed credits, a sign of an exciting era for the series. The colors are vibrant, the visual effects more realistic than ever and the actions are suspenseful. The return of Vincent Chansard , famous for his contributions to notable episodes such as the fights of Zoro against King, Sanji against Queen or even Luffy Gear 5 against Kaido, brings a breath of fresh air to the animation. Known for his fluid and dynamic scenes, Vincent Chansard collaborates with talents such as Megumi Ishitani and Masami Mori, responsible for the latest opening, who promise exceptional visual quality. This new phase is welcomed with enthusiasm by the fan community, anticipating animations of unprecedented quality, reflecting Vincent Chansard 's love for animation and the One Piece universe.

Conclusion: A New Horizon for One Piece

Episode 1089 beginning the Egghead Arc set a new standard for the One Piece anime. With its intriguing developments, complex characters, and impeccable artistic execution, this arc promises to be one of the most memorable in the series. Fans are eagerly waiting to find out how this saga will unfold in the next episodes.

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