Published on June 1st, 2022
One Piece manga series is now at its peak with Luffy finally defeating another emperor and freeing Wano. However, the most shocking news is about the announcement of the 11th crew member of Luffy’s pirate ship, that has social media going berserk as rumors are spreading like wildfire about the new crew member.
Before we get into the reveal of new crew member, keep in mind that there will be manga spoiler ahead. In Chapter 1050 of One Piece, Luffy finally defeated Kaido who fell under the town into lava, and we don’t know even if he is alive after that. Chapter 1051 spoilers revealed that Kozuki Momonosuke will become shogun of Wano. Yamato arrives at the seen, she introduces himself as Kozuki Oden and announces to join the Luffy’s crew.
We know from the very first chapter of One Piece, that Luffy wants ten companions to join him on his adventures. There were already ten crew members, including Luffy, Sanji, Zoro, Nami, Brook, Robin, Chopper, Jinbei, Usopp, and Franky. After Yamato joins the crew, Luffy’s wish of 10 companions will be completed, and we might not see any more members joining the crew.
Keep in mind that Yamato joining the Straw Hats is not complete as she will have to get the blessing from the Straw Hat captain, Luffy, who is sound asleep after fighting Kaido and didn’t hear Yamato’s announcement. Although, it is more than likely that Luffy will be happy to know that Yamato wants to join the Straw Hats.
Aside from Yamato, there were many other One Piece characters who were speculated to join Luffy’s crew as the 11th member. Carrot, who snuck into Straw Hat ship just before the start of Whole Cake Island ark. Carrot is already massively popular among fans, and many wanted her as a permanent member of the crew. Of course, it can still happen, but most likely not in the near future.
Mr 2, Bon Kurei is another character who is unofficially seen as a Straw Hat. He was an antagonist in Alabasta arc, but he quickly became friends with Luffy, and sacrificed himself to save Luffy in Arabasta and then in Impel Down as well. Even if he doesn’t get to join the Straw Hat crew, he has a special place in the heart of One Piece fans.
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