The latest One Piece chapter has been released on unofficial channels, and it’s making waves across the fanbase. Seemingly, One Piece Chapter 1,057 confirmed if Yamato will join the Straw Hat crew or not.
In the events of the Wano Country Arc, fans have long speculated about Yamato being the next new member of the Straw Hat Pirates. Even the events of the arc hinted at Yamato being the next crew member.
Chapter 1,057 heralded the end of the long-running arc. In case you need a refresher, the Wano Country arc has been going on from July 2018 until August 2022.
Aside from wrapping up the arc, the latest chapter also saw Yamato choosing to stay behind Wano Country to help protect it following the events of the arc. This is a similar scenario to the end of the Arabasta saga when Vivi decided to stay behind.
Of course, things might change depending on the events of the next chapter, but the events of Chapter 1,057 seem quite definitive regarding Yamato staying behind.
What’s sure is that because of the chapter’s events, the hashtag #ONEPIECE1057 trended on Twitter, getting nearly 20k tweets at the time of this article’s writing.
One Piece is written by Eiichiro Oda, and it started serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump back in 1997.
The manga has continued to this day and has gotten over 1,000 chapters long. It is also the Guinness World Record holder for best-selling manga.
Along with the manga, One Piece has also expanded to a massive media franchise with a 1,000-episode anime series, anime films, and video game adaptations, among other works.
One Piece Film: Red is the latest film in the franchise, and it has quickly become the highest-earning One Piece movie ever just 10 days after its Japanese release.
The film is scheduled to release in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and other countries in Fall 2022.