One Piece Chapter 1048 will be released this Sunday, following a one-week break. However, scans for this chapter might be released this Friday. Today, some early spoilers for the upcoming chapter have surfaced online. So, I will be sharing them with you in this post. Now, let’s get started.

One Piece Chapter 1048 is titled “20 Years”.

At the beginning of the chapter, we see Momonosuke keeps pushing Onigashima to avoid Luffy’s attack.

Kaidou transforms into a fire dragon, the technique is called “Great Flame Fire Dragon” (or something like that). His body touches Onigashima’s horn that was still whole and melts it like butter.

Luffy uses an attack called “Gomu Gomu no Bajrang Gun” (Monkey God Gun).

Kaidou uses a new attack called “Shoryu: Kaen Hakke”. (Ascending Dragon : Eight Trigrams Flame).

The scene changes to the interior of the castle.

There the samurai want Kaidou to be defeated. Kawamatsu remembers what happened after Oden’s execution 20 years ago. A flashback begins.

“Kaido finds out that Oden has a son. He goes for Momonosuke and eliminates all the townspeople who stand before him.

We see how Oden’s castle has burned down.

The Wanokuni Daimyo band together to fight Kaidou and Orochi. We see a vignette of each Daimyo, they are Tonoyasu and the 3 samurai that Yamato met in the cave (including Shimotsuki Ushimaru). They are all defeated.

They start enslaving people and the country falls apart.”

Back to the present.

Orochi is still on fire. He tries to take Komurasaki with him. Denjiro arrives and cuts off Orochi’s head.

We see that the wishes of the people are already flying through the sky. “May Orochi disappear” or “I want to escape from this hell” are some of them.

At the end of the chapter, Luffy and Kaido are about to confront their attacks

Additional info from Redon.

In the chapter there are 2 fights between Luffy and Kaido.

The first fight happen before the flashback inside the burning Oden Castle.

Right after Kaidou transforms into a giant fire dragon and his body melts Onigashima’s horn, Kaidou opens his mouth and Luffy approaches his giant fist and there is a big Conqueror Haki clash (without touching). Luffy even closes his eyes and puts his other arm in front of his face to shield himself from the shock wave. In the final panel of this fight (before moving on to the part inside the castle) we see Kaido with his mouth open and Luffy’s fist almost touching his teeth.

The second fight is on the double page at the end of the chapter.

In this case we see it from afar and it is as if both attack again with the same techniques. Although there is a Conqueror Haki clash (like in the first “confrontation”). Here they don’t get as close (Kaido doesn’t even have his mouth open). The chapter ends with Kaidou and Luffy’s faces are very similar to the ones at the end of chapter 1047.

No Break Next Week.