Chapter 1051 is important for more than one reason.
After 20 years of being abused by Orochi, Kaido, and the Beasts Pirates, Wano is now free.
Momonosuke and Hiyori/Komurasaki, Oden’s two children, along with the people who work for Oden, go back to the Flower Capital.
But in this chapter, two things stand out: Yamato meets the Straw Hat Pirates and tells them she will be sailing with them, and Momo, now an adult, finally takes his rightful place as the shogun of Wano.
This is one of the best comebacks I’ve seen in the past few years.
Momo changes from the whiny little brat we’ve learned to put up with to a tall, confident, and rather handsome man standing in front of his people.
But some people don’t understand how Momo grew up so fast. This article will explain how and why this has happened.
Momo Was Already Grown Up
Momonosuke did not grow up suddenly. Since the beginning of the Raid, he had his adult form, but we didn’t see it.
We know that Momo was born 28 years ago and that his mother, Kozuki Toki, sent him back in time to find a way to kill Kaido and get away from him.
He was only 8 years old at the time, and Toki’s Devil Fruit gave him the ability to travel through time, so he never grew up.
Momo asks his servant Shinobu to make him an adult so that he can grow up and turn into a bigger dragon.
Momo’s mind would still be that of an 8-year-old, even though his body would be that of a 28-year-old.
Shinobu turns Momonosuke into an adult by giving him her Ripe-Ripe Devil Fruit.
Momo changes into his dragon form right away, without showing his grown-up form.
Because of this, we never got to see his adult form that wasn’t a Fruit, even though he already had it.
Momo doesn’t turn into an adult until he safely lands on Onigashima and the dragon’s job is done. At the end of the War of Wano, this is how Momo has grown up.
The Timing of the Reveal
Oda kept us from seeing Momo as an adult in chapter 1023.
He doesn’t show the grown-up Momo until Kaido has been defeated, Orochi’s throne has been taken away, and Momo can make his own Flame Clouds.
This shows that Momo has also grown up mentally. During the war, he proves himself and lives up to the Kozuki name.
Even though Momo is still a child, he acts like an adult when he addresses the people of Wano as the shogun.
The moment is so emotional because of how perfectly Oda timed it. As Momonosuke talks to the people, most of the fans start to cry.
The Birth of the Great Shogun: Kozuki Momonosuke
“The Shogun of Wano: Kozuki Momonosuke” is the name of chapter 1051. In fact, this is when he changes his name from Momo to Kozuki Momonosuke and becomes an adult.
He goes back to the huge, smoke-covered castle and says:
My father has been gone for 20 long years. You’ve all done a great job of making it through this long winter.
These are the words of a shogun, a person who knows what they are talking about.
Tonight, the Fire Festival’s freedoms will not end. From tomorrow on, you can all live however you want to!
He tells the people how Wano will change his ways.
They can drink clean water without having to pay for it.
They don’t have to work in factories like slaves.
He says that the toxic factories that have been ruining Wano’s land will be torn down.
We haven’t seen Momo act with this kind of authority and confidence in what we’ve seen of her so far.
He tells people the most important things they want to know:
Orochi’s cruel rule and Kaido’s threat are gone for good, You no longer have to worry about the monsters that used to scare you.
Young Momo has never had so many fans before. He is, in fact, Oden’s son. He tells us that his father gave him the name “second to none,” which means “the best.”
I, Kozuki Momonosuke, will be in charge of Wano from now on.
Oda doesn’t show what Momo looks like as an adult until he proves himself in this way. This was important so that we could see how far Momo had to go to take on the name of his clan.
Momonosuke may only be 8, and he may not be very strong, but “he makes up for it with his devotion to duty and endless compassion.”
At the end of the chapter, the narrator tells us that Momonosuke will one day be known as one of Wano’s best leaders.
We have just seen the great shogun Kozuki Momonosuke come into the world.