The One Piece manga will enter its final saga following the current Wano Country arc’s conclusion, creator Eiichiro Oda confirmed. The manga will also take a one month hiatus from the end of June until the end of July to give Oda time to prepare for the final saga as well as the series’ 25th anniversary.
The official One Piece Twitter account announced that the One Piece manga will enter its final saga following the conclusion of Wano. A 4-week break will happen from 27 June following the release of Weekly Shonen Jump’s 30th issue of 2022 and last until 25 July when the 34th issue hits store shelves. Upon its return, One Piece will begin its final act.
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One Piece was first serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 1997 and ran for 25 years, containing many large and small arcs across Monkey D. Luffy’s journey on the Grand Line. The final saga will likely encompass several arcs before its conclusion as the Straw Hat pirates near the mysterious titular treasure, so there might be a few good years left for the manga. The current Wano Country arc, for example, has been running for four years and also forms a part of the larger saga.
The acclaimed anime adaptation by Toei Animation, which started a few years after the manga was first published, is also nearing the final stretch of Wano as it adapts the manga’s chapters at a steady pace.
One Piece is often praised as one of the best long-running shonen series of all time and outlived its former “Big 3” companions, Naruto and Bleach. It’s also nearing the milestone of being the most profitable comic book franchise in history, closing in on Superman’s lifetime sales.
In related news, Netflix is currently producing a live-action One Piece series that will adapt the first leg of the Straw Hat pirates’ adventures in East Blue before they hit the Grand Line.
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Source: One Piece Twitter