In chapter 918 we see Law prepares to take Luffy and Zoro to the ruins of Oden’s castle to see the ghosts of Wano Country, and atop the hill are graves for Kozuki Oden, Momonosuke, Kin’emon, Kanjuro, and Raizo.
In chapter 919 Luffy, Zoro, Law, and Kiku head for the ruins of Oden Castle.
In the Flower Capital, the children are taught to support the reign of Orochi and Wano Country’s closed borders.
Meanwhile, the money changer Kyoshiro, while intoxicated, starts to laugh as he recalls a situation that Orochi has found himself in. 20 years ago, the wife of Oden proclaimed a curse on Orochi, who interpreted it as a prophecy that nine samurai would kill him in revenge and open Wano’s borders in 20 years.
Kyoshiro mocks Orochi for believing this and living in fear now that 20 years have passed, as there should be no Kozuki Family member still alive and able to take revenge.
Luffy’s group arrives at Oden Castle and reunites with Kin’emon and Momonosuke, who affirm that they, Kanjuro, and Raizo are still alive. Luffy is then reunited with Sanji, Nami, Chopper, Brook, and Carrot, who were able to find him using his Vivre Card.
In chapter 918 we counted 8 graves but now, in chapter 919, we can cleary count 11 graves: 4 graves referring to Royal Family (Oden, Momonosuke, probably Oden’s wife and another person), 4 retainers (Kin’emon, Kanjuro, Raizo, O-Kiku) and other 3 graves (2 of them could be Inuarashi and Nekomamushi).
Kin’emon reveals that there is a secret they should tell the Straw Hats before they get started, and reveals that they came from the past and got here by traveling 20 years forward in time: “You guys already know Kanjuro, Raizo, and thus the three people here… makes a total of 5! We are people of the past who have attempted to hide something. The truth is that we have crossed over from the Wano Country of 20 years ago!”
Who sent them forward and how? Does Inuarashi and Nekomamushi know about this? And what about the prophecy of Oden’s wife? Who are the nine samurais? Are they Momonosuke/Kinemon/Kanjuro/Raizo/O-Kiku + Law and the Monster Trio? Or just the 9 Straw Hat Pirates members at Wano? Or the 9 Supernovas at Wano?
Maybe, Oden’s wife had the devil fruit of time traveling or something like that, so she casted 9 samurais 20 years to the future to save them. And that explains why there are graves of Kinemon, Momonosuke, Kanjuro, Raizo.. since everyone in Wano thinks they’re dead.
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