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Hey there, One Piece fans! Today, I want to talk about something that’s related to the One Piece canon, but not in the way that you’d think of. I want to talk about the Ace Novel. Some of you might have come across the summary for this novel in the last few months. As suggested from the title of the Novel, it is a story that is based on Portgas D. Ace, Luffy’s brother, and how he created the Spade Pirates. It also includes the story of how the Spade Pirate were created, how Ace ate the Mera Mera no Mi, and how they entered the New World as well. If you’re a One Piece fan, this is something that you should definitely be reading, since it is supervised by Eiichiro Oda himself. Everything in the story is 100% canon, and even though it didn’t happen in the anime, or manga, it is a part of the story.
Sandman from Arlong Park forums, had already provided a complete summary of the novel a couple of months ago. Now, according to Sandman, the first Volume of the One Piece Ace Novel will be officially published on April 4th. The entire volume consists of 176 pages. If you want to read the summary for the novel, Sandman has already posted it on Social Media, and on the forums as well. According to him, there may be some extra stories about Portgas D. Ace, and the Spade Pirates in the upcoming volume publication. We will likely get more information on Ace’s journey before joining up with the Whitebeard Pirates.
Recently, Eiichiro Oda opened up about the spin-off novels One Piece is preparing to launch. The collection is set to explain more about Ace’s life, and its first volume shared its original artwork not too long ago. With new details dropping about the books, the One Piece franchise made sure to tell fans what they can expect from the first volume.
Fan-translators have kept fans up-to-date with the Ace novel, and new details about it have gone live. Thanks to a Twitter user known as Sandman, fans know the spin-off is titled Secret Story of How the Spade Pirates Formed and will hit shelves on April 4. As is, the special story will be 176 pages, so it seems like there will be lots of information hidden away within those pages.
If you are looking for more detailed information about the series, Oda already has you covered. The creator gave fans a sneak-peek last year when he revealed what the Ace spin-off’s first volume would go over. The book, which was written by Shou Hinata, will reveal how Ace created the Spade Pirates. The remaining volumes will follow his life up until his tragic death at Marineford.
I think the Novel is worth a read. I’ve already read the summaries, and it has cleared some very important details like the origin of Spade Pirates. We also find out about all of Ace’s crew members. Further, how Ace comes across the Logia class Devil Fruit called Mera Mera no Mi is also covered in the story. The novel also confirms that Portgas D. Ace was a user of Armament Haki as well. He awakened it at Sabaody Archipelago while fighting against a Vice Admiral of the Marines in a life or death battle. Since it adds so much to Ace, and his character, I suggest you give it a read. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it if you’re a One Piece fan. That’s all from me for now. I’ll see you guys soon!