On Monday in Weekly Shonen Jump’s 17th issue for this year, it was revealed that Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga will set sail on a new arc in next week’s chapter. With One Piece missing from the latest mag, Jump instead teased the VS. Four Emperors arc saying “The curtain will open on a new legend, don’t miss it!!”, and announced its beginning on April 4th. The preview image for the new arc (pictured right) also gives the hint “Facing toward Sanji’s rescue, Luffy’s group is…!!”
The 17th issue also revealed that the 18th issue’s cover will feature One Piece, and that this new arc, like its combined 21st/22nd issue chapter, will begin with a colour opening page.