The title of One Piece Episode 973 is “Boiled to Death! Oden’s One-Hour Struggle.” Kaido and his army outnumbered Oden and the Red Scabbards and even played dirty in order to capture them. Unfortunately, Oden and his comrades met with defeat. Orochi’s rivalry with Oden is now even more heated, and now the Shogun ordered their public execution.
Orochi sentenced them to death by boiling. However, Oden is still desperate to come out alive and proposed a condition to the Shogun. Now, in the forthcoming episode, it will be interesting to see whether Oden survives his death penalty or not. The flashback arc about Oden Kozuki is about to end, and fans will soon see the present story in the anime. So, when does the next episode come out? Keep reading to know.
One Piece Episode 973: Preview & Plot Details!
The preview is hinting that Oden and his clan will face the decisive challenge of fate in next week’s episode. Orochi doomed them by announcing their public execution and that too by brutally boiling them. However, Oden proposed to them that they set a time limit, and if they survive it, they have to set them free. Orochi agreed to his condition.
Now, One Piece Episode 973 will Oden and his clanmates struggle in the boiling cauldron. The title suggests that Oden has to survive for one more hour in order to return home alive. It will be interesting to see how Kozuki Oden will survive this boiling pot as it is not an easy deal. He will likely prove why people refer to him as the Greatest Samurai in Wano.
Previous Episode Recap!
In the 972nd episode of One Piece, the viewers saw Oden, along with Nine Scabbards, continue his fight against Kaido and his army. Later, Shinobu arrived and sided with Oden. She and the Akazaya Nine fought the King and Queen, the deadliest subordinates of Kaido. Oden slaughtered more than half of Kaido’s army. As a result, the beast pirate decided to show up in the battle and fight Oden in his dragon form. However, Oden dominated him in the dragon form as well. As a result, Kurozumi Higurashi played a cheap trick and cast the illusion of Oden’s son. It distracted him and the others that eventually led them to their defeat.
One Piece Episode 973: Release Date
The next episode will finally reveal Oden’s fate. Everyone is hoping for him to survive the boiling pot. Hence, One Piece Episode 973 will release on Sunday, May 9, 2021. The followers of this anime will be able to stream it on Crunchyroll.