One Piece Chapter 1088 Spoilers, Release Timeline, and Recap

Here are One Piece Chapter 1088 spoilers and release timeline so you don't miss out on any action!

by Matthew Kevin Mitchell
Image: Eiichiro Oda, Shueisha, and Viz Media

One Piece took a long break due to Oda undergoing eye surgery to get laser beam eyes. This left fans eagerly awaiting what happened next, and let me tell you, the long break was worth the wait! After reading One Piece 1087, you may be dying to know the release date of Chapter 1088. Or the chapter was so hyped that you are looking for One Piece Chapter 1088 spoilers, so you don’t have to wait until the official release. This is understandable because One Piece Chapter 1087 ends with a closely matched battle between Garp and Kuzan but doesn’t bring it to its conclusion, leaving us to wonder if either will die or what will happen. Here’s everything you need to know about One Piece Chapter 1088.

One Piece Chapter 1088 Spoilers

One Piece Chapter 1088 spoilers have been released:

Chapter 1088: “The Last Lesson”

One Piece Live-Action series special color spread! We can see Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji in the front (in a fighting pose) and the faces of Shanks, Koby, Buggy, Kuro, Garp, Mihawk, Arlong, and Krieg (or Smoker, not 100% sure) in the background. The sentence “tomorrow studio x Netflix” zppears too.

Chapter starts with a flashback in the old Marineford. Garp is teaching a class for new marines. Koby is in the class too, it’s his first lesson (he has the same appearance as in East Blue arc). Garp asks a question to all new marines.

Garp: “If 1 baby and 1 old man get stranded on an island, and you have a boat that can hold only 2 people… Who would you save?”

Koby: “I would get down from the boat myself, so both of them can live.”

Garp throws chalk at Koby.

Garp: “You are wrong! The old man doesn’t have much time left anyway, so you just let him die! Why did you all become Marines? Isn’t it to protect the people’s “future”? Then, you and the baby have more of a future than the old man. Only you and the baby must live on!!”

After the lesson, Garp is scolded by a Marine instructor. He asks Garp to never teach such things again, since all people’s lives are equal, but Garp disagrees.

Garp: “The future of young people is limitless!”

Then we cut another flashback at Amazon Lily, after Boa Hancock’s incident some days ago. Blackbeard agrees to leave Amazon Lily, however he’s taking 800 Marines and a battleship with him. Vice Admiral Yamajaki only stands and watches since “Marine HQ” didn’t give permission to fight a Yonkou.

However, Koby steps up and offers Blackbeard to take him as prisoner instead of his men. Vice Admiral Yamakaji allows him to do it since Koby is a SWORD member.

Back to present we see everyone on Garp’s battleship is panicking, so they shoot at the giant hand, but cannot stop it.

Koby: “If that hand comes down, hundreds of lives will be lost!! What should we do, Vice Admiral Garp?”

Garp: “If it’s the three of you, then they can be saved!”

Then Garp gives orders to each one of them:

Garp will create an opening for them.

Koby must destroy the giant hand.

Grus must protect the battleship from debris.

Helmeppo must cover Koby and Grus.

Koby is shocked…

Koby: “I can’t destroy something that big…”

Garp cuts him off.

Garp: “In battle, decisions must be made suddenly!”

Then all three of them immediately move on Garp’s orders. Pirates are laughing, thinking Koby, Helmeppo, and Grus can’t do anything without Garp.

Grus asks Koby why Garp entrusted him with destroying the giant hand. He wonders if Koby has a bomb or something like that to destroy it. Koby replies he doesn’t have any weapon, but he will try to do something.

Pirates shoot at them, Helmeppo blocks a bullet with his sword and gets caught in an explosion.

Garp stands up and faces Kuzan. He punches Kuzan to the ground, moving so fast that Kuzan is surprised. Then Garp jumps on the roof towards the skull and attacks it.

Garp: “Galaxy Divide!”

Pizzaro: “Ugyaaaaa~~~!!!”

Garp uses a massive attack that splits the skull in two, making Pizarro’s real body heavily injured with blood coming out of his head. Grus and Koby follow Garp.

Grus: “What will you do, Koby?”

Koby: “I won’t let it fall down!”

Koby then jumps into the air facing Pizarro’s giant hand. Pizzaro is in pain, but he can still move, so he swings his hand down to crush Garp’s battleship in revenge.

Then another flashback starts, back to the time when Koby and Helmeppo joined the Marines.

We see Garp and Helmeppo talking in the training field that we saw on the cover story. Garp noticed that Koby manages to improve very fast, but he has an abnormal amount of injuries on his hands and shoulders.

Helmeppo says Koby doesn’t want him to tell anyone, but the fact is that Koby knows he has less fighting skills than a normal person. TO make up for it, he needs to train between 100-200 times harder than other people.

Helmeppo says Koby has been training secretly every night by punching Garp’s “battleship bag.”

Cut to present, Garp is smiling while he remembers that training. All pirates are laughing at Koby, saying there’s no way he can stop the giant hand. Pirates say too the “Hero” title must have gotten into his head.

Koby is about to attack the giant hand.

Koby: “If I can’t do this, everyone will die because me…”

Koby uses: “Honesty Impact”

Pizarro: “Owaaa~~~h!”

Koby punches and destroys the entire giant arm in an epic double spread (we can see black lightning from the impact). We see that Pizarro is screaming in pain as his real arm is breaking.

Garp is laughing in tears while both Helmeppo and Grus are shocked. Grus uses a technique called “Clay Web” to create a giant clay net to stop the falling stones and save Garp’s battleship. Koby, Helmeppo, and Grus end up safely on the battleship.

Garp calls everyone on the battleship with a Den Den Mushi.

Garp: “All of you, full speed ahead and sail away from “Hachinosu right now! I will find a way to survive on my own. Our mission is already completed, and your safety is the most important thing!”

Koby cries and tells the ship to head back, but Grus stops him (he’s in tears too). Garp continues.

Garp: “All of you are the “future of the Marines”!”

In the last double spread, Garp is lying on the ground with an ice blad stabbed on his chest. He’s surrounded by all Blackbeard Pirates and Kuzan.

Garp is still laughing as ice is spreading from his wound. We see Kuzan’s face but his eyes are hidden, making his expression unknown…

Narrator: “In the next day’s newspaper, the news that reported to the world are…”

  • The “young hero Koby” returned safely.
  • The “legendary hero Garp” disappeared at Hachinosu (the “Pirate Island”).
  • “Yonkou Straw hat Luffy” is taking Egghead Island as his stronghold.

In the final panel of the chapter, wee see that Marines’ ships are arriving at Egghead Island…

End of chapter, break next week.

One Piece Chapter 1087 Recap: Garp vs Kuzan

Chapter 1087 of One Piece is titled “Battleship Bag,” in it, we witness Garp and Kuzan engage in a closely matched battle. After saving Koby from an ambush, Garp is injured by a cheap shot from Shiryu. With Garp being injured, the Blackbeard Pirates continue to attack him. During this time, the chapter reveals that Garp’s bounty is worth 3 Crowns (3,000 million Berries). The two fighters then clash with their Haki and are thrown back. The chapter ends with a severely injured Garp, and we wonder about Kuzan’s fate. Despite this, many fan theories explore the potential consequences of what may happen to Garp and Kuzan in the future. Finally, at the end of the chapter, Avalo Pizarro brings two massive arms from the island with his powers and is about to crush Garp’s ship.

One Piece Chapter 1088 Predications: Who Garp Live? Will Kuzan Die?

I don’t think Garp will die. The manga hasn’t set up his death like it did with Whitebeard’s heroic last stand. However, his injuries in Chapter 1087 may prevent him from annihilating entire islands of people on the front lines. This could lead to him being assigned to a different role, making him less of a threat in the long run.

In my opinion, Kuzan’s fate in the upcoming chapters is uncertain, but I believe he may not survive. The most convincing theory is that Kuzan will pass on his fruit to Koby before he dies. This gesture symbolizes the passing on of the legacy as Kuzan is Garp’s most skilled student. The theory gains more credibility as Kuzan’s act of saving the ship and enabling their escape may be seen as treason by the Black Beard pirates, leading to his demise.

One Piece Chapter 1088 Release Timeline

One Piece Chapter 1088

The One Piece Chapter 1088 release timeline is 1:00 AM JST on Monday, July 24, 2023. Here are the time zone conversions for the most common cities:

  • 8:00 AM PST Sunday, July 23
  • 9:00 AM MST Sunday, July 23
  • 10:00 AM CST Sunday, July 23
  • 12:00 PM EST Sunday, July 23
  • 1:00 PM AST Sunday, July 23
  • 2:00 PM BRT Sunday, July 23
  • 5:00 PM GMT Sunday, July 23
  • 7:00 PM CEST Sunday, July 23
  • 9:30 PM IST Sunday, July 23
  • 11:00 PM ICT Sunday, July 23
  • 12:00 AM PHT Sunday, July 24
  • 1:00 AM JST Monday, July 24

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Where Can You Read One Piece Chapter 1088?

You can read One Piece Chapter 1088 for free on Viz Media’s website. In addition, the three most recent chapters are also available on the Viz Media website for free if you need to catch up on previous chapters before Chapter 1088 releases. If you are reading on a mobile device, you can also download the Shonen Jump app and read all official Shueisha Mangas, including One Piece.

- This article was updated on September 7th, 2023

About The Author

Matthew Kevin Mitchell has been a contributing writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion since 2022. Matthew primarily covers Manga like One Piece, horror movies like Scream, and survival horror games like Dead by Daylight. His favorite moment came during his first press event covering Scream 6 for AotF. He hails from Denver, Colorado, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Regis University. When he isn’t scaring himself silly or writing, he loves to play ice hockey, spoil his dog, and drink an unhealthy amount of coffee.