One Piece: Complete Gear 5 anime release schedule explained

Tulisha srivastava
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The highly anticipated Gear 5 in One Piece finally gets its anime adaptation. Here’s a look at its anime release schedule and some spoilers.

Luffy’s Gear 5 changed the course of the story in One Piece. It was a major scoop back in March 2022 when fans learned that the aspiring Pirate King’s devil fruit had a hidden power all along. The tabloids and social media were swarmed with talks about this revelation.

A devil fruit suddenly changing its type is not something that ever happens in the series, but the protagonist has a way of making the impossible possible. Luffy could overpower the Beast King Kaido, the strongest Yonko, easily.

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Although it’s been a while since the transformation took place, fans are still just as excited to watch the anime adaptation of their favorite protagonist making history. Delve deeper to find out the expected anime release schedule of Gear 5 in One Piece.

One Piece Gear 5 anime adaptation schedule

  • 30 July – Episode 1070 
  • 6 August – Episode 1071
  • 13 August – Episode 1072
  • 20 August – Episode 1073
  • 3 September – Episode 1074
  • 10 September – Episode 1075
  • 17 September – Episode 1076

Officially, Episode 1071 features the anime adaptation debut of Gear 5. However, it is important to note that Episode 1070 teases this transformation with a sneak peek where only the lower half of Luffy’s face will be shown, emphasizing his huge grin. 

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Additionally, steam starts coming out of his mouth while an unknown substance envelopes him. All this happens when Zunehsa tells Momonosuke about hearing the “Drums of Liberation” for the first time in 800 years and the return of Joy Boy.

One Piece Gear 5: A brief summary of the final battle

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With how the anime is currently adapting the manga, the series will likely feature Gear 5 for a few weeks before concluding the final battle of the Wano Country Saga. The fight between Gear 5 Luffy and Kaido will commence in Episode 1071, where the Yonko will apologize to the young pirate on behalf of the CP0 agent who launched a surprise attack on him. 

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The real battle begins after a brief scene of Gorosei explaining the true power of Luffy’s devil fruit, which they consider to be “the world’s most ridiculous ability.” Luffy’s “revival” brings up the morale of his allies and the people in Wano.

Luffy is having a blast treating the Yonko as a mere toy and appears delirious with the sudden increase in power. Instead of dealing with Kaido as soon as possible, Luffy takes his sweet playing with him. He even takes a giant form and uses Kaido’s dragon form as a jumping rope. 

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On the other hand, Kaido begins to question Luffy’s identity, which confuses the latter. As fans are aware of Kaido’s obsession with Joy Boy, it seems he may have an inkling of what’s going on but refuses to admit it. The series will also feature a short backstory of the Kaido as he journeys from being a notorious pirate to a Yonko. 

How to watch Crunchyroll from outside your location in 2023?

Crunchyroll is the world’s best hub for streaming anime, whether it’s One PieceAttack on Titan, or Jujutsu Kaisen – and thanks to ExpressVPN, you can access the platform’s full library even if you’re outside the US.

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If you’re abroad, here’s what you need to do to access Crunchyroll’s full selection – and it really is this simple:

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN, which has ultra-fast servers and offers a secure, private connection wherever you are in the world
  2.  Connect to a location anywhere in the US; Express VPN allows you to choose from 24 different spots, from New Jersey to Santa Monica
  3.  Visit Crunchyroll online and start streaming all of your favorite animes – and perhaps some you’ve never watched

Accessing Crunchyroll’s US roster makes a difference; for example, Hong Kong users only have access to less than 100 titles, while the US has nearly 1,000 movies and TV shows.

You can also stream anime on Crunchyroll for free with an ad-supported plan, or you can pay for a subscription – there’s even a 14-day free trial if you can’t quite make up your mind.

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Tulisha is an anime writer at Dexerto. In the past, she has worked for Comic Book Resources. She is most knowledgeable about Shonen series, particularly One Piece and Jujutsu Kaisen. You can contact her at