One Piece Episode 1052 is all set to release this weekend. Fans might finally be able to watch the fight between Luffy versus Kaido possibly end. Read on to find out more about the release time, date and where to watch online.

Kaido from One Piece
Kaido from One Piece

Release date for One Piece Episode 1052

The new episode will air, in Japan at 9:30 am Sunday February 2023. This means for most international fans in the west. The episode will be available on Saturday, 18th February. The global release date and time is given below.

  • Japanese Standard Time: 11:00 am, February 19, Sunday 
  • Eastern Standard Time: 9:00 pm, February 18, Saturday
  • Pacific Standard Time: 6:00 pm, February 18, Saturday
  • Greenwich Mean Time: 2:00 am, February 19, Sunday 
  • Central European Time: 3:00 am, February 19, Sunday 
  • Philippine Standard Time: 10:00 am, February 19, Sunday 
  • Indian Standard Time: 7:30 am, February 19, Sunday 
  • Australia Central Standard Time: 11:30 am, February 19, Sunday 

Watch One Piece Episode 1052 online LEGALLY

Japanese fans can watch the show on the Fuji TV channel. For international fans, Crunchyroll is the go-to streaming service. Episode 1052 will be available on Crunchyroll one hour after the Japanese premiere. The series is also available on Funimation for its weekly subscribers. If you are a hardcore One Piece fan, then Crunchyroll is best as it’s the fastest streaming service for anime.

Recap of Episode 1051

Before we get on to predictions for 1052, Let us look at the recent episode. The events of this Episode correspond to Chapter 1026 (p. 11-17) and Chapter 1027 (p. 2-7) of the One Piece manga series. The brief summary is as follows.

The remaining members of the alliance are motivated to fight by Luffy’s confident declaration from the Skull Dome rooftop. As a result, Zoro and Sanji step up their efforts and start to overwhelm the King and Queen. But after being bitten, Kaidou emerges from the ruins once more. When they both leap into the air, Luffy and Kaidou collide again, setting off a huge explosion that splits the sky’s clouds and makes the night sky visible. Momonosuke and Yamato then leap off the island’s edge in response to Luffy’s orders, hoping to halt Onigashima from moving.

Inuarashi and Nekomamushi can change back into their Sulong forms thanks to the explosion that Luffy and Kaidou caused to display the full moon. They both utilize the Oden One Sword Style, and Nekomamushi uses the Neko Niko Ban to defeat Perospero and break his candy arm. Jack is stunned and rendered unconscious as Inuarashi uses Inu Spire on him, shattering his stomach plate. Orochi, who is still alive and hiding, witnesses Jack’s defeat and is appalled that an All-Star has been defeated.

Luffy and Kaido are getting ready to fight more on the rooftop.

Prediction for Episode 1052

From the preview

This episode might correspond to Chapter 1028 and Chapter 1029 of the One Piece manga series. From the preview, nothing much can be predicted apart from the epic fighting scenes. We can see Luffy continuing his fight with Kaido. Sanji fighting Queen and  Zoro fighting King can also be observed. Since most previews are not trustworthy, we cannot say if the fighting scenes will be divided equally among the three or if one will take center stage.

From the manga

Chapter 1028

Rob Lucci calls the CP-0 operatives in Kaidou’s citadel to inform them that, should Kaidou be overthrown, battleships are ready to start the World Government’s conquest of the Wano Nation. Lucci also commands his allies to seize Robin. While he travels to the armory to attempt to reduce the worst-case explosion, Yamato leaves Momonosuke to create Flame Clouds on his own.

Sanji and Queen are engaged in a heated battle, but the cook cannot harm the All-Star because he refuses Queen’s prodding to activate his Raid Suit. In his brachiosaurus form, Queen fully manifests, revealing that his head, neck, and tail are all one serpentine structure that may depart the rest of his body. Queen attempts to crush Sanji in his snake form but is forced to release him when the explosive launchers on his main body go off target and hit him. All of Sanji’s bones are fractured due to the attack, yet to his surprise, his body immediately begins to mend itself.

Queen then swings a massive sword in Sanji’s direction, but it breaks when it hits him. Sanji then realizes, much to his dismay, that the alterations his father gave him may finally be beginning to take effect.

Chapter 1029

Sanji tries to flee from Queen to buy time to figure out what’s happening as attacks continue to hit his body with no effect, fearing that the changes Judge made to his brothers may be having an effect on him and thus rob him of his humanity.

In the meantime, Hawkins intentionally hurts himself in order to harm Kid, making the latter vulnerable to Big Mom and trapping Killer. Killer then understands the significance of Hawkins’ Wara Wara no Mi power and amputates the Supernova’s left arm; Kid is not affected by this attack because he lacks a left arm. Killer is then able to free the straw doll, the last doll Hawkins owned, from the severed arm that connects Hawkins to Kid. Hawkins sends his Straw Man to attack after that ability is rendered useless, but Killer can overwhelm it and kill him.