One Piece Chapter 1038 release and spoilers explored after delay

January 26, 2022

After the latest instalment of the One Piece manga was delayed last week, fans are looking for the new release date and spoilers for chapter 1038.

Eiichiro Oda has concluded the fight between Zoro and King in the One Piece manga. On the other hand, Sanji has also defeated Queen after struggling for a while, turning the battle in Luffy’s favor. That said, Monkey D. Luffy’s fight against Kaidou is still ongoing, and they both have just started enjoying the battle.

Well, things got even more interesting in the manga after the appearance of Zunesha in the previous chapter. So, it’s no wonder that everyone is growing impatient to read the next manga chapter.

One Piece Chapter 1038 Delayed

Eiichiro Oda returned with a new chapter a fortnight ago after the New Year’s break. Besides One Piece, other popular mangas such as My Hero Academia, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Black Clover were also on a break.

Unfortunately, One Piece again took a break last week, but this time, the reason for the hiatus is that Oda is taking his usual leave from writing.

Whilst the vast majority of fans are understanding about the much-needed and deserved rest for Oda, many are curious as to what date One Piece chapter 1038 will now release.

When Does One Piece Chapter 1038 Come Out?

Release Date

One Piece will now return with Chapter 1038 this week on either Sunday, January 30 or Monday, January 31 depending on where you are in the world.

Both Viz Media and Manga Plus confirmed the above release schedule on their websites. So, it’s highly unlikely that the chapter will get delayed any further.

Release Time

According to the official schedule by Manga Plus, Chapter 1038 of One Piece will be available to read at midnight JST on January 30th. But it’s important to note that the release time will vary depending on your location, so here’s the exact timing for different regions:

  • Pacific Time: 7 AM (January 30th)
  • Central Time: 9 AM (January 30th)
  • Eastern Time: 10 AM (January 30th)
  • British Time: 3 PM (January 30th)
  • European Time: 4 PM (January 30th)
  • India Time: 8.30 PM (January 30th)

Are Spoilers For One Piece Chapter 1038 Out?

Yes, at the time of writing, the brief spoilers for One Piece chapter 1038 have been leaked on social media.

According to the post by Twitter page ‘OPspoiler‘, the upcoming chapter will be titled “Kid and Law Vs Big Mom”.

  • Raizou vs Fukurokuju, the pair are “burning but they don’t release their jutsus”
  • Chopper is getting worried about Zoro and the effects that the Mink’s medicine will have on him going forward
  • A skeleton with a scythe appears infront of Zoro and tries to attack him
  • Izou tries to stop CP0, who arrives on the scene shortly after Izou finishes off his enemies
  • Yamato attacks the fire demon
  • Kid and Law face off against Big Mom
  • Big Mom appears to get the better of them, but Kid and Law attack for a second time as she tries to make her way to Kaidou.
  • “Listen Old Lady, Even if we die, we won’t let you get to the roof!!” the pair scream.

The detailed spoilers are expected to be shared online from Friday, January 28.

Is One Piece Anime Also on a Break?

Thankfully, the anime adaptation of One Piece is not on a break this week.

Episode 1008 in the hit series (season 21 episode 117), is scheduled to premiere around the world on Crunchyroll on Sunday, January 30.

Shivam Gulati

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