I think we have 2 potential ways it could go... People often seem to think it could be a Punk Hazard one. Another could be Sanji and the other straw hats... (though that might be a bit of a cop out way to handle what's happening to them on 2nd thoughts).
A cover story about Brownbeard and his companions from Punk Hazard would be fun.
the Yeti Cool Brothers xD
I truly think we are getting more character and animal theme for a while now, Oda will have the next cover story after a while, since depends on if he is only showing characters that we have seen after the entry to the NW.
Is it possible that Kanjuro probably gets a cover story of what happened to him in Dressrosa? Since Oda has developed that search so little.
What's that OP Character + Animal theme now? Is everybody getting 1?
First I thought it's only the Strawhats. then I saw Vivi, & I was like: WTH?!
And now Kuzan, like DAFUQ???
Oda love to draw what his fans ask him. And we had loads of animal themed covers before !
For Sugar or Doffy's crew being on a cover story is too early. We need to be in the next Arc for it. But Jimbey's, Brownbeard & Smoker's or Vergo's should, IMO, fit more for the next story.
And then we will see (as always) the defeated crew that faced the SH : the Donquixote Family. And then they may face Kaidou here :P
correction: it was not the very first from what I can gather, but only in the second "coverstory break" in chapter 271 (here for example)
As for the next cover story, most of the other stories were about enemies, with important exceptions like Ace's hunt for BB or in a way Octas adventure. And they also served as background stories later on. So i think this time we're going to have either a marines story, which would likely be Smoker/Tashigi and Kuzan would make for a great transition there. Or the fishman preparations for Reverie, which might involve Jimbei and his way back to the Strawhats.
Last edited by Akainu; April 14, 2014 at 10:56 AM.
Smoker, Tashigi and G5's cover story sounds like a great idea.