After almost four years of embarking on separate adventures, the Straw Hat Pirates will finally reunite in Wano in 2018 to fight the Yonko Kaido. This information came from none other than the “One Piece” manga creator Eiichiro Oda.

Another enemy?

According to a statement Oda made during the 2017 Jump Festa, the Straw Hat Pirates will face a legendary character. He also said that the new character will be the greatest enemy ever for the Straw Hats. He also added that the character will be related to Whitebeard. Who could this supposedly greatest enemy be? Oda will introduce the legendary character after Monkey D. Luffy and his crew of miscreants has dealt with the Yonko, Big Mom.

However, Luffy’s victory against Big Mom’s second-in-command, Katakuri, is still nowhere to be found.

Some fans have quickly speculated that the character that Oda will introduce as the greatest enemy for the Straw Hats might be Marco the Phoenix. If you remember, Marco is one of the surviving members of the Whitebeard Pirates who clashed with the despicable Blackbeard Pirates, led by the former Shichibukai Edward D. Teach – commonly known as the Yonko Blackbeard. Half of the Straw Hat Pirates led by Roronoa Zoro are now searching for Marco to enlist his help fighting against the Hundred Beast Pirates who are now invading Wano. This will surely become a chaotic battle knowing how Eiichiro Oda’s mind works.

But the possibility of introducing an entirely new character is also high. After all, this supposedly greatest enemy for the Straw Hats needs to have a great power that should overshadow every existing power in the “One Piece” universe, otherwise, he or she will not even strike fear in the crew.

‘One Piece’ ending soon?

The story is now moving at a rapid pace. According to Oda, “One Piece” may be ending soon as he had already plotted the ending of the series. However, it would seem that he is still having fun drawing the manga character that we all came to love. Now that the Whole Cake Island Arc is drawing near, the Wano Arc will soon be introduced.

According to some well-informed fans, the succession of the remaining arcs will be Whole Cake Island Arc, Wano Arc, Reverie Arc, and an arc that will make the Marineford Summit War look cute. What incident would lead to this mind-blowing event? Oda will also include many legendary characters in the most exciting battle since the Marineford Summit War. No matter what happens, Monkey D. Luffy will surely be at the center of it all.