One Piece has been one of the longest running anime series with over 20 years of patronage enjoyed by the show. Eiichiro Oda’s shonen has gone on to become the top-selling manga which has set many fans buzzing with questions about the how the story ends.
Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece first began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997. It has since been collected into over 80 volumes and has been a critical and commercial success worldwide with many of the volumes breaking printing records in Japan. The manga has even set a Guinness World Record for the most copies published for the same comic book by a single author and is the best-selling manga series worldwide with over 430 million copies sold. The series still ranked number one in manga sales in 2018, which surprised fans of major new entries.
If you are one of those who has pondered the same question, brace yourself for the good news. According to the recent interview given to comicbook.com, Oda confirmed that the end is still far away.
The famous artist gave a detour of eclectic home to millions of viewers, and it was there the artist reportedly communicated this message with fans.
According to translator Spy Otaku, Oda reassured fans One Piece is not about to end out of nowhere. “One Piece does not end with 100 volumes,” the fan relayed. “The series is still ongoing.”
Of course, fans are ecstatic to hear that One Piece has plans to carry on beyond 100 volumes. Currently, the manga has pushed out 91 volumes total which contains a total of 900+ chapters. One Piece is certainly immersive enough to keep new fans hooked for some time, but longtime followers have been on edge with Oda for awhile. After all, the idea of ending the manga on an even 1,000 chapters is not an easy one to digest. The manga’s current arc is said to be a huge one
When it comes to scale, the ‘Wano’ arc has been pegged as being the next Marineford War. It appears the creator has plans yet for Luffy, so fans can accompany their favourite pirate until he really does become the King of the Pirates.