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One Piece Chapter 973 Reveals Kyoshiro’s True Identity

Eiichiro Oda’s top-hit One Piece manga is yet to release One Piece Chapter 973, but spoilers for the chapter have already been leaked online. As expected from the author, the new chapter has revealed the real identity of a major character.

Continue reading and learn more details about this character. Before continuing, be reminded that this post contains spoilers. If spoilers don’t bother you at all, let’s get going.

Kyoshiro’s First Appearance

Kyoshiro, one of Orochi’s underling, makes his first appearance in Chapter 919 and Episode 909 of the anime series.

He is known as the leader of a Yakuza group in Wano Country. Kyoshiro is also the one who raised Komurusaki who became the Oiran in the country. His loyalty to the shogun is a little bit suspicious in the previous chapter. But that changed today as the latest One Piece chapter finally revealed his true identity.

Kyoshiro’s Real Identity

In One Piece Chapter 973, we got to see more details from the flashback story of Kozuki Oden and returning to the main timeline. Following Oden’s sacrifice, the Nine Red Scabbards escaped for their lives.

Orochi who ordered to kill the survivors is frustrated knowing that his men can’t show him their heads. Momonosuke and the others were sent to the future, while the others remain in the past. While most of the members of the Nine Red Scabbards and the Kozuki family are confirmed to be alive, one character is still missing and that’s Denjiro.

His status is still unknown, not until the release of Chapter 973 where Denjiro has been revealed to be Kyoshiro. According to the details, Denjiro decides to change his appearance, name, and work under Orochi.

As he starts working under the Shogun Orochi, he became the Witching Hour Boy who steals money from the rich and give it to the poor. His real identity is also known to Hiyori but he asked her to hide the truth to protect her. Denjiro also asked Hiyori to tell no soul about his identity until the very moment the battle starts against Orochi and Kaido.

One Piece Chapter 973 Release Date

Following the delayed release of the chapter, One Piece manga Chapter 973 will be available on Sunday, March 8, 2020.

About One Piece

One Piece follows the story of Monkey D. Luffy, the user of Gum-Gum Devil Fruit, who wants to be the new Pirate King. Luffy was inspired by Red Haired Shanks, one of the most powerful pirates. Along with his pirate group named the Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy explores the vast world of One Piece in search of the treasure known as “One Piece” and becomes the new King of the Pirates.

One Piece is a manga series written by Eiichiro Oda. Since the manga has been serialized in July 1997, it already reached a total of 99 volumes. The manga series is part of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine. Apart from the original manga series, One Piece has started airing the anime adaptation in 1999. One Piece has also received several anime films with the latest movie titled One Piece: Stampede that have been released in 2019.

By Billy Cortez

Billy is an anime geek fan. He loves reading manga and watching anime during his free time. His favorite anime and manga series are One Piece and Hunter x Hunter.