The Whole Cake Island Arc has come to an end now. The Straw Hats have successfully managed to escape from Totto Land while Jinbe, the Sun Pirates and Germa 66 continue fighting the Big Mom Pirates.
After the escape from Totto Land, the Straw Hats on the Thousand Sunny receive a newspaper detailing Luffy’s recent exploits.
His new bounty reached 1,500,000,000 Berries for invading Big Mom’s territory, defeating two of her Sweet Commanders (Cracker and Katakuri), attempting to assassinate her, and for being publicly recognized as the Leader of a fleet of 5000 subordinates, the Straw Hat Grand Fleet.
This is currently the biggest bounty increase seen from anyone thus far. Luffy has now the highest known bounty in the series and is currently considered by the global press to be the “Fifth Emperor among the Yonko”.
Amongst those seen reading this news are Dalton and Dr. Kureha from the Sakura Kingdom, Crocodile, Cavendish, Bartolomeo, the Firetank Pirates, and Princess Vivi.
All of the Yonko read the newspaper. Kaido is angry that the pirate who ruined his operations was in Big Mom’s territory.
Blackbeard comments that Luffy being called a Yonko is a bit premature.
Big Mom says that she was never defeated and that both Luffy and Morgans should watch their backs.
And Shanks comments that they’ll soon be able to meet again.