The latest manga chapter of One Piece gave us so much and so little all at the same time. A brief manga slide at the end of the latest chapter showcasing what we believe is Luffy’s Devil Fruit awakening and Zunesha stating that he feels Joy Boy presence. But what does this mean?
Does this mean that Luffy is Job Boy or does it simply mean that Luffy has reached a level of strength that resembles the legendary historical figure? It’s highly likely that both could be correct. We have seen both Gol D. Roger and Luffy look strikingly similar, despite them having no known blood relation and we are yet to see what Joy Boy looks like. Probably for good reason as well, as his face will likely reveal too much.
I have believe that we are about to see an Ashura and Indara moment from Naruto Shippuden in One Piece very soon. I believe that Luffy and Roger might be reincarnations of Joy Boy. The “Will of D” that IM is scared of and preparing for. It’s even possible that IM and Joy Boy have a relation as well but that connection is too vague.
However, the connection between the other three is stronger than it has ever been before. The next chapter of One Piece, One Piece manga chapter 1044, after the one-week break of course, is going to be a very exciting chapter. Not only will we likely see Luffy’s awakening but we might also learn more about Zunesha’s connection with Joy Boy and more about Joy Boy himself.