One anticipated release after the other, anime fans are feasting well this Summer. This year has been an exciting ride so far with releases such as Oshi no Ko, Demon Slayer season 3, and Bleach TYBW Part 2. As if all of that wasn’t enough, we also got the One Piece Gear 5th animation as well.
For a few weeks leading up to Episode 1071, Gear 5 was all anyone talked about. Even those who don’t follow One Piece couldn’t deny the buzz around the Gear 5 episodes. We were not even done with the Gear 5 episodes and the trailer of the Shibuya Incident arc was dropped.
Getting millions of views within a few days and starting conversations around it, the trailer brought attention back to Jujutsu Kaisen. Despite being hyped to such an extent, is the Shibuya Incident Arc Trailer as talked about as the Gear 5 reveal? Let’s find out the Shibuya Incident Trailer vs. One Piece Gear 5 Trailer – Which is more hyped?
Shibuya Incident Arc
The Shibuya Incident Arc is something that always pops up whenever Jujutsu Kaisen is praised, and rightfully so. Many fans believe that the manga peaked during this arc, as they were moved to feel different emotions with the complex writing. The depiction of life and its consequential nature is demonstrated by explaining the stakes.
We know the history of characters who’ll be fighting and what’s driving them to fight so hard. The Shibuya arc in the manga is a fan favorite. The fans who are waiting for the anime and the manga readers who want to see their favorite moments animated are the two groups looking forward to the upcoming episodes.
The anime has taken it a step further by giving us flashbacks and preparing us for what’s coming up. The flashbacks have led to substantial build-up. All of us are at the edge of our seats, waiting for the first episode to drop on August 31st.
One Piece Gear 5
When Gear 5 was first introduced in Chapter 1044, it was an unexpected reveal. The new power-up didn’t follow its predecessors in terms of being cool. Not to say Gear 5th isn’t cool, it’s just not the same sort of cool. The reveal holds special significance in the hearts of One Piece fans as it brings us back to what One Piece was all about in the initial days.
One Piece at its core is a story about having fun and freedom while making people smile. Gear 5 reinstated all of these ideas with the goofiness and cartoon-like art style, making it look ridiculous.
Not only visually, but even for the story the reveal changed many things. Bringing back an ages-old legend and threatening the position of the strongest figures in One Piece.
Shibuya Incident Trailer vs. One Piece Gear 5 Trailer – Which one’s more hyped?
Shibuya Incident hype is more inclusive because to enjoy Gear 5, you need to watch over 1000 episodes or read a thousand chapters of One Piece. With that said, many fans caught up in the anime to watch Episode 1071 with the rest of the world. This is a testament to the Gear 5 hype.
On the animation front, Toei started teasing the fans with mind-blowing episodes before the Luffy vs. Kaido fight. And when it comes to MAPPA, there’s no need to mention how strong their animation game has been these past few years.
While Gear 5 was just a power-up, the Shibuya incident arc is a compilation of many such moments. Maybe not as grand as Gear 5 but comparable to an extent. For the inclusivity, and accessibility Shibuya Incident Arc takes the crown for being more hyped. On the other fronts, both events are different. They can’t be compared as both of them are valuable parts of the stories fans have come to adore over the years.
With all of that said, One Piece and Jujutsu Kaisen are here to rock the rest of 2023. The pirate adventures will continue with the Live-Action, the manga chapters, and the end of Wano. For Jujutsu Kaisen fans, they’ll have the anime and the manga for the rest of the year and oh, we can’t just mention the opening of Shibuya Arc, what a banger!