The One Piece Red film will reportedly feature Luffy’s Gear 5. Luffy’s Gear 5, which will appear in One Piece Red, received mixed reactions from fans. Some fans are more looking forward to Gear 5 Luffy appearing in the anime than in the One Piece Red film.
Then, how will the real fans react after knowing Luffy will appear with his Gear 5 in One Piece Red?
The Reason Luffy’s Gear 5 Is So Important
Over the years, Luffy has gained more power and control over his various powers, becoming the extraordinary pirate we know today.
With his Gomu-Gomu no Mi, Luffy’s strength has grown exponentially, reaching levels beyond expectations. In reality, her Devil Fruit is a Mythical Zoan type, Hito-Hito no Mi, Model: Nika.
This means Luffy has the ability of the ancient Sun God, Nika, who was revered by slaves in the past for his power to free people and make him smile.
Luffy awakening his fruit and becoming the embodiment of Nika is the most important moment for the One Piece fan community.
That means Luffy finally becomes the next Joy Boy, the fighter who will unite the world and stop the tyrannical government that has abused innocent people for years. Fans love this transformation, not only because of its significance in the story, but also because it’s amazing to look at.
Its new design, the powers it exerts are amazing and hilarious, and it’s the culmination of Luffy’s years of training.
Fans Are Angry at Toei Animation’s Management Team
One Piece fans expect Gear 5 to make its animated debut in the anime series during Luffy’s fight against Kaido. Unfortunately, this will not happen, considering that the transformation will debut in the upcoming One Piece Red.
While fans were excited to finally see this new power in animated form, they were sorely disappointed that Toei didn’t wait for the anime to reveal it before using it in the film.
This will not only dispel the hype of seeing the form for the first time in anime, but it will also confuse fans who haven’t read the manga. Of course, fans have been complaining about this decision ever since the news came to light.
One Piece fans cannot understand what decision the film team made.
Some fans have compared this situation to Luffy’s Gear 2 reveal in a film before it was animated from the manga.
Nonetheless, others have commented that Gear 2 is a power Luffy has been working on for a while before it was revealed.
His Gear 5 form was something he obtained due to his determination to defeat Kaido. The revelation should have been a special moment for One Piece fans, seeing him in action for the first time against the Yonko, as it was meant to be.
That’s why so many fans are dissatisfied with the choice Toei made regarding the appearance of Luffy’s Gear 5 which is planned to be aired on One Piece Red.