One Piece author talks about the ending: ‘it won’t be rushed’

one piece” has entered the final stage of its history, this is something we have known for a few months now, although again Eiichiro Oda wanted to reinforce an idea that many of us have quite clear: the conclusion of the journey of Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates will not come soon. It has been on the occasion of the celebration of JUMP Festa 2023 that the author of “One Piece” has left us with a new message that, I have no doubt, many will appreciate at this point.

This is what Eiichiro Oda has said about the end of One Piece at JUMP Festa 2023

So, then I leave you with what Oda-sensei has commented about the ending of “One Piece” (via WSJ_Manga Y @newworldartur):

  • Basically, Eiichiro Oda has left a very clear idea regarding the conclusion of the manga: it won’t make the ending feel ‘rushed’ in any way. 😍
  • After 25 years of publication, Eiichiro Oda has simply wanted to communicate to his fans that what they should do is relax and enjoy the rest of the trip. The author has no intention of suddenly stepping on the accelerator to get to the end of the story. 🤩
  • So, if One Piece is already expected to come to an end around 2025-2026 (again according to comments that Eiichiro Oda made a few months ago), it seems that again it is very clear that the conclusion of the manga will follow the same guidelines that have characterized Oda-sensei’s narrative to date. 🖖
  • Likewise, to finish, Oda-sensei also adds that this final stretch will become a kind of ‘Battle Royale’ among the pirates that remain to try to obtain the One Piece, and that hope no one dies in the process. Of course, things look really chaotic. 😯

With all this, if there are those who are still uneasy about how the remainder of the “One Piece” story will be until its conclusion, the truth is that one does not know what else to contribute. If the end of the story will be “good” or not, that is something difficult to say, especially in this type of work with whose conclusion nobody is ever happy, but what seems to be no doubt is that the journey will be as pleasant as all the previous ones (well, minus Thriller Bark, I hate Thriller Bark).