As we wrap up another fabulous year of one of the longest-running manga series One Piece, we can’t wait for the series to progress and produce another exhilarating part in 2022. One Piece saw many highs in 2021 with Luffy’s progress that truly defined him as one of the emperors of the sea.
While 2021 had some great moments to shine for our heroes, 2022 will provide them even better platform to portray their strengths. These rookies of the old days have now become fully-fledged pirates and they’ve embarked on the mission to challenge the greatest forces in the world. Let’s discuss what will happen in One Piece in 2022.
The defeat of Kaido and the Liberation of Wano
Luffy has been fighting Kaido for one year now and in 2022, the strongest creature in the world will taste defeat. He has exhausted all his weaponry and he’s on his last stand. Kaido has fought numerous opponents already and with the current scenario, it seems like he will be defeated shortly.
Whether you like him or not, you have to appreciate Kaido for his power and skills. He first faced off against all Scabbards, took on their attacks, and brought them to their knees. Later on, he fought 5 supernovas and yet still managed to stand on his foot. Despite all those attacks, Kaido still hasn’t lost yet.
However, this will now change in 2022 when Luffy defeats him. Right now, Luffy can coat his attacks in CoC, but it will take more than that to defeat the beast. Who knows, maybe we will get to see gear 5 from Luffy or even the awakening of the devil’s fruit. In any case, it’s pretty much confirmed that Kaido is falling in 2022.
Aftermath of Wano
Even if Wano gets liberated, it won’t sigh relief to the Strawhats and their allies. The ships from World Government are on the way already and we don’t know what they’re trying to achieve in Wano. More than likely, they would want to seize the country from the clutches of the emperor after he falls.
Strawhats after the fight with Beast Pirates will be tired and won’t have any strength to fight. So it will be difficult to assess where the situation will lead to. If the government manages to take Wano under their wings, all the effort by pirates and samurais would be pointless.
We speculate that Strawhats will receive some external help to deal with the forces of the government. One such possibility is from Big Mom Pirates who are already on their way. Secondly, Red Hair Pirates may give a surprise visit since Oda had mentioned that certain someone with Red Hair will be making a move.
One Piece Chapter Release Schedule for 2022
The following table shows our prediction for the official release date and leak date!
|Week||Chapter||Leak Release Date||WSJ|
|Week 02||1036||December 24, 2021||5 | 6||January 3, 2022|
|Week 03||WSJ Break|
|Week 04||1037||January 14, 2022||7||January 17, 2022|
|Week 05||1038||January 21, 2022||8||January 24, 2022|
|Week 06||1039||January 28, 2022||9||January 31, 2022|
|Week 07||Oda Break||10||February 7, 2022|
|Week 08||1040||February 11, 2022||11||February 14, 2022|
|Week 09||1041||February 18, 2022||12||February 21, 2022|
|Week 10||1042||February 25, 2022||13||February 28, 2022|
|Week 11||Oda Break||14||March 7, 2022|
|Week 12||1043||March 11, 2022||15||March 14, 2022|
|Week 13||1044||March 18, 2022||16||March 21, 2022|
|Week 14||1045||March 25, 2022||17||March 28, 2022|
|Week 15||Oda Break||18||April 4, 2022|
|Week 16||1046||April 8, 2022||19||April 11, 2022|
|Week 17||1047||April 15, 2022||20||April 18, 2022|
|Week 18||1048||April 22, 2022||21 | 22||April 25, 2022|
|Week 19||WSJ Break|
|Week 20||1049||May 6, 2022||23||May 9, 2022|
|Week 21||1050||May 13, 2022||24||May 16, 2022|
|Week 22||Oda Break||25||May 23, 2022|
|Week 23||1051||May 27, 2022||26||May 30, 2022|
|Week 24||1052||June 3, 2022||27||June 6, 2022|
|Week 25||1053||June 10, 2022||28||June 13, 2022|
|Week 26||Oda Break||29||June 20, 2022|
|Week 27||1054||June 24, 2022||30||June 27, 2022|
|Week 28||1055||July 1, 2022||31||July 4, 2022|
|Week 29||1056||July 8, 2022||32||July 11, 2022|
|Week 30||Oda Break||33||July 18, 2022|
|Week 31||1057||July 22, 2022||34||July 25, 2022|
|Week 32||1058||July 29, 2022||35||August 1, 2022|
|Week 33||1059||August 5, 2022||36 | 37||August 8, 2022|
|Week 34||WSJ Break|
|Week 35||1060||August 19, 2022||38||August 22, 2022|
|Week 36||1061||August 26, 2022||39||August 29, 2022|
|Week 37||Oda Break||40||September 5, 2022|
|Week 38||1062||September 9, 2022||41||September 12, 2022|
|Week 39||1063||September 16, 2022||42||September 19, 2022|
|Week 40||1064||September 23, 2022||43||September 26, 2022|
|Week 41||Oda Break||44||October 3, 2022|
|Week 42||1065||October 7, 2022||45||October 10, 2022|
|Week 43||1066||October 14, 2022||46||October 17, 2022|
|Week 44||1067||October 21, 2022||47||October 24, 2022|
|Week 45||Oda Break||48||October 31, 2022|
|Week 46||1068||November 4, 2022||49||November 7, 2022|
|Week 47||1069||November 11, 2022||50||November 14, 2022|
|Week 48||1070||November 18, 2022||51||November 21, 2022|
|Week 49||Oda Break||52||November 28, 2022|
|Week 50||1071||December 2, 2022||1||December 5, 2022|
|Week 51||1072||December 9, 2022||2||December 12, 2022|
|Week 52||1073||December 16, 2022||3 | 4||December 19, 2022|
|Week 53||WSJ Break|
One Piece Weekly Schedule for 2022
More on One Piece
While Luffy and his crew are carving history by fighting the strongest of the people, we may get some more exposition on the treasure One Piece. From the hints and clues we’ve got so far, it seems to contain some piece know information that government doesn’t want the world to know.
It is likely a story written by JoyBoy and his message to the people of the new era about the atrocities the World Government has committed and how they can free the world from their clutches. While it’s mostly vague, this is the most probable conclusion we can draw from what we’ve seen so far.
There are also some other mysterious characters like Sun God Nika and Xebec that we don’t know much of. However, that will also change in 2022 as we get more flashbacks and backstories of different characters. We will see a Kaido flashback which will give us an idea of his history and associations.
It is also possible that we will learn more about Rocks Pirates and what happened in the God Valley. There are so many mysteries connected to their pirate group and as we unravel them, the picture about One Piece will become more clear.