One Piece has been a staple of the anime and manga panorama ever since its debut in 1997, however the collection will quickly attain its conclusion, creator Eiichiro Oda revealed.
In line with Comic Natalie, the announcement was revealed in a newspaper commercial for One Piece’s upcoming a hundredth collected quantity. The commercial comprises a photograph of Oda drawing the manga, together with an announcement from the creator that claims “The story is in its final stage.” This isn’t the primary time Oda has teased the conclusion to his long-running opus; in a 2020 interview with the Japanese boy band Arashi, Oda said that he deliberate to finish the collection inside the subsequent 4 or 5 years.
One Piece continues to have a good time its twenty fourth yr in publication with a number of massive milestones: earlier this yr, the manga printed its a thousandth chapter, and as said beforehand, the a hundredth collected quantity of that manga is scheduled to be launched in Japan quickly. A number of days in the past, Oda launched a video that confirmed his course of for designing and drawing the covers for volumes 99, 100, and 101, which are supposed to be displayed side-by-side with a purpose to create one giant illustration that celebrates the historical past of the collection. The One Piece anime, in the meantime, will air it is a thousandth episode quickly, with Oda teasing that he’ll make additional bulletins about the way forward for the collection when that episode debuts.
Weekly Shonen Leap has been celebrating One Piece‘s historical past by releasing iconic chapters of the manga which have been redrawn by fellow Shonen Leap creators who have been impressed by Oda’s work. The primary of those chapters was made by Dr. Stone creator Boichi, and the not too long ago launched second chapter was a redraw of “Vivi’s Adventure” from Nisekoi creator Naoshi Komi. A particular collaboration with the favored kids’s ebook The place’s Waldo was additionally launched by means of the journal earlier this yr.
Oda’s One Piece was thought-about one among Shonen Leap‘s “Big Three” collection following the flip of the millenium, alongside the equally widespread Naruto from Masashi Kishimoto and Tite Kubo’s Bleach. Not like these different collection’, nevertheless, One Piece has maintained steady publication since 1997, telling one serialized story that has spanned many years. One Piece presently holds the title of being the best-selling manga collection of all time, with nearly half a billion copies in circulation worldwide.