Viewers all around the world are excited for One Piece Chapter 973, However, we have bad news for you. One Piece Manga Chapter 973 has been delayed, the new release date for the chapter is out. Readers are wondering, what the reason might be.

One Piece is currently one of the most selling as well as a popular franchise in the anime/manga world. As for the never-ending achievements, the One Piece is one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time. The manga recently aired 972nd chapter, readers are all the more excited for One Piece Chapter 973. Before, starting with the news of the delay for One Piece 973, let us give you a quick recap of the previous episode.

Table of Contents

Chapter 972

The 972nd chapter of One Piece manga revolves around, Oden. The chapter was titled, “I am Oden, And I Was Born to Boil”. The chapter was so far one of the most emotional chapters this manga has to offer.

(DELAYED) One Piece Chapter 973, Where to Read One Piece 973?

As for the plot, the manga covers up Oden’s death. Which was indeed one of the saddest deaths from One Piece universe. Moreover, The chapter starts with Shinobu telling the truth behind Oden’s actions.

All the citizens who were against Oden’s execution got shot by arrows. Later on, Oden reveals that he wishes to open Wano to the rest of the world. Orochi then betrays everyone and changes his plan at the last minute.

As a citizen gets shot down, Oden throws all his men far away, so they could escape. In the end, Oden says “I am Oden and I was born-” and he gets shot, the citizens then complete his name phrase with “to boil!”.

If we follow the speculations and trending theories on the internet. Things will get rough in One Piece Chapter 973.

With such great response, One Piece manga is going places. Besides this, Orochi is so far one of the most hated One Piece characters. There have been various discussions on the internet regarding One Piece 973, and fans are hating Orochi, as much as they could.

One Piece Manga Chapter 973

This is official, there is a delay for One Piece 973, the reason for this delay unknown. It’s a matter of time till the flashback ends, the next chapter will cover up the aftereffects of Oden’s death.

Also read: One Piece Episode 924 Delayed Release Date, Details

Release Date

As we said, the chapter has been delayed for an unknown reason. Some sources claim that it is due to the sickening of Eiichiro Oda. However, other sources state that it is a normal break. Well, whatever it is. We wish good health to Oda. As for the release date, One Piece 973 will be out officially on, 9 March 2020. You can read the chapter online exclusively on Viz.

What is the reason for the One Piece Chapter 973 delay?

The official twitter account for One Piece manga posted:

It translates to: Due to a sudden illness of its author, ONE PIECE story will be temporarily interrupted for Weekly Shonen Jump #14 (in stores from March 2nd). The author has now fully recovered, and the story will continue from Jump #15 onwards. Thank you for your understanding.

While you wait for One Piece 973, Make sure to read our recent on Seven Deadly Sins 343, Black Clover Episode 125.

Spoilers, Leaks and Raw Scans

The spoilers and leaks are basically the raw scans, that are being translated by the popular translators on the internet. But you may not worry, we will make sure to add the leaks and spoilers to the article, as soon as they’re out. You can put your opinions regarding One Piece manga chapter 973 in the comment section below.

Where to Read One Piece 973?

All the chapters of One Piece manga are exclusively available on Viz, Shueisha and Manga Plus in English/ Espanol and Japanese language. Besides this, you can also buy the hard copy of the manga to support the creator. We highly condemn the use of reading manga on an unofficial website.

Also read: Top Horror Anime You Should Watch!

About One Piece:

The One Piece is one of the most popular Japanese manga by Eiichiro Oda. The manga is being serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump since 1997. As of now, the manga has aired a total of 971 chapters. One Piece Chapter 972 will be out in a few days. One Piece recently released a movie, which got support from all the corners of the world. Here’s the trailer –


Well, that’s what we have for now. Thanks for reading. Furthermore, Make sure to follow our Social media accounts for exclusive Anime news, discussions, and spoilers.