Yamato will most likely be the newest member of the Straw Hat Pirates in One Piece 1052.
He is just waiting for Luffy’s decision, who is still unconscious after defeating Yamato’s father Kaido in the great battle of Onigashima.
However, it is very likely that Luffy himself will immediately accept Yamato as a new member because so far he has always been open to anyone who wants to join the Straw Hat pirates. Previously, Luffy himself at the beginning of his voyage around the world had said that he would gather ten pirate crews who would help him reach the Laugh tale and find the One Piece treasure.
Luffy once said he will make a crew of 10, At this time, the number of members of the Straw Hats itself already has 10 people including Luffy. That means, if Yamato joins then Luffy’s dream of gathering ten pirate crews has come true.
This also indicates that the end of the One Piece story is getting very close. The joining of Yamato as the newest member of the Straw Hats sparked various questions among fans.
The reason is, many fans are curious about the role that Yamato will play in the other Straw Hats. Based on the strongest theory, Yamato herself is believed to be assigned by Luffy as a travel journal writer. Travel journal writer is a very vital position for Yamato because until now the Straw Hats have never entered their trip in the record.
This makes a lot of sense considering that Yamato really admires the figure of Kozuki Oden who also served as a travel journal writer when he was still with the Roger and Whitebeard pirates.
The role not only filled the void for the Straw Hat crew, but served as the perfect ending to the Wano Arc.
So far, Yamato has always aspired to be able to sail around the world like Kozuki Oden did.
Yamato’s decision to join the Straw Hats in One Piece 1052 would be the ideal way for her to truly realize her dream. Even though Yamato’s joining the Straw Hats has split the One Piece fan base, it is still an important event in the series.
One of the most interesting parts of One Piece sees what the new friends and fellow Straw Hat pirates discover along their journey.
Furthermore, every Straw Hat crew to date has played an important role on the ship, whether this intention was made retroactive or before they joined.
It is a safe assumption that Yamato joining the Straw Hats in One Piece 1052 will be no different from the rest of the Crew.***