In One Piece episode #1081, the Straw Hats face a new villain, showing their growth and potentially shaping the future of the series. The episode will feature the confrontation between the Straw Hats and the formidable Admiral Ryokugyu, testing their abilities against a powerful force. While the Straw Hats and their allies may have the numerical advantage, the Navy’s aggression towards Luffy indicates a change in the series’ dynamic.
At the end of episode #1080, a new villain appeared for the Straw Hats to face. A piece episode #1081. In facing this enemy, the Straw Hats have a chance to show how much they have grown after the time skip story. This battle also has the potential to establish the status quo of the series going forward and show fans what to expect in future installments.
What time is One Piece episode #1081 released?
One Piece episode #1081, titled “The World Will Burn! The onslaught of a naval admiral!” will air on Sunday, October 29 at 9:30 a.m. Japan Standard Time (JST). It will then air simultaneously on Crunchyroll on October 28 at 7:00 p.m. PDT, 9:00 p.m. CT, and 10:00 p.m. Eastern (EST) in the United States. It will release on Sunday, October 29 at 3am British Summer Time (BST) for One Piece fans in the UK. Fans of the English dub will have to wait for that version to premiere on Funimation at a later date.
What happened in episode #1080 of One Piece?
Episode #1080 continues the Fire Festival, with many Straw Hats participating in the festival. Instead, Robin spent this time searching for Poneglyph in Wano. After finding out, Tenguyama revealed his true identity as Oden’s father. The mysterious old man continues to reveal that the Ancient Weapon Pluton lies beneath Wano. With the defeat of Big Mom and Kaido, Luffy and Buggy became the two new Yonko to replace them. Meanwhile, Admiral Ryokugyu arrives in Wano and fights the King, Queen, and the remaining Beast Pirates. He was actually able to defeat all of them quite easily showing that he is a major threat.
One Piece Episode 1081 Will See the Straw Hat Pirates fighting Ryokugyu
With the Beast Pirates dispatched, Ryokugyu is aiming for a direct confrontation with the Straw Hat Pirates. This would be the first Admiral they would face since encountering Fujitora on Dressrosa. Since the Admirals are the World Government’s most powerful soldiers, this would be a great opportunity to see what the Straw Hats can do against such a fearsome force. Ryokugyu himself is even more terrifying with his actions in episode #1080, as both the King and Queen are extremely strong opponents, but he can defeat them much easier than Straw Hat Pirates.
With that said, during the battle between Ryokugyu, the Straw Hats, and all of their allies on Wano, One Piece’s newest Admiral was at a huge disadvantage in numbers. This can make the fight a little less dangerous. However, the Navy’s new aggressiveness in dealing with Luffy will likely continue in future seasons, which makes A piece episode #1081 a good barometer of how the series’ new status quo has changed things.
Grasp One Piece episode #1081 when it releases on Crunchyroll on October 28, 2023.