One Piece Elbaf story arc is a land of giants – Here’s what to expect

Red Haired Shanks
Will we see Shanks in the Elbaf arc of One Piece? Pic credit: Toei Animation

The land of the Giants — Elbaf is considered the mightiest country in the world due to its fighting force. And it seems this is the place where the Strawhats would go next.

We know that the Usopp needs to go to the land of warriors, as he explicitly said this after witnessing Dorry and Brogy in Little Garden.

In One Piece Chapter 1071, we see that Kid Pirates have reached Elbaf. And we know that Vegapunk has connections with the Giants, so it is likely that after Egghead Island, the Strawhats will ship for Elbaf.

Here are some things to look forward to in Elbaf:


There is a very clear Vikings aesthetic to the Giants. And one other person who has a Vikings aesthetic is Red-Haired Shanks. Shanks’ ship — Red Force’s figurehead is a Dragon, and he is most likely based on Erik the Red, a famous Viking pirate who discovered Greenland.

We know that the Red Hair Pirates have a history with the Kid Pirates. We last saw Shanks talking about claiming the One Piece and sailing near Wano, so it is likely that we’ll finally see his plan in Elbaf now that the Kid Pirates are there too.

Usopp also finally needs to meet his father, Yasopp. So maybe we’ll see Usopp becoming a brave warrior of the sea and meeting his father in Elbaf.


In Whole Cake Island, we learned that the Prince of Elbaf — Loki fell in love with Lola, but things did not go well. This plotline may come into play in Elbaf, and who knows, maybe even Big Mom will be involved. After all, we don’t actually know if Kaido and Big Mom are dead or alive.

Jaguar D. Saul

The man marked by flames that kid was looking for is most likely Saul, as we know that Saul took shelter in Elbaf after suffering injuries from Aokiji.

This means we’ll see Nico Robin reuniting with Saul, and this time, she’ll show him how many friends she has made. I’d love to hear Saul’s laugh once again — SHISHISHISHISHI.

Winter solstice festival

In Big Mom’s flashback, we learned about the Winter solstice festival in Elbaf. And we all know how much Luffy loves festivals, so maybe it is that time of the year when the Giants fast before the festival.

Moreover, the festival is held to pay gratitude to the Sun. So it is likely we’ll see the Sun God Nika — Luffy in action in Elbaf.

You can check out the official One Piece manga on the Viz website. And you can watch the latest One Piece anime episodes every week on Crunchyroll.

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