It may not be a franchise that is fully integrated into popular culture (or at least not for those unfamiliar with the world of manga and anime), but for 30 decades, the “One Piece” saga has managed to make a name for itself. which is about to be legendary.
Not only because of the length of its editorial history (one hundred published volumes) or the longevity of its anime series (1000 episodes on air and counting). The complex, ambitious and endearing work created by the Japanese author Eiichiro Oda is about to break a sales record that, to this day, belongs to one of the greatest cultural phenomena in children’s and young people’s fantasy: Harry Potter.
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According to Comicbook.com, a new update in the list of best-selling authors of all time has indicated that the One Piece manga (which includes individual volumes and omnibus compilations) has sold an approximate of 490 million units all over the world.
The collection obtained by the work of Oda is impressive if we take into consideration that the work of JK Rowling over (by a minimum margin) of 500 million copies, so it would only be a matter of time before the crew of the hats of straw is equated in sales with the adventures of the young wizard.
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A user in Reddit has made a calculation regarding the rate of sales of One Piece, estimating that it could exceed the sales of Harry Potter approximately by the end of the year, if it continues in the same way. However, it is also taken into consideration that Rowling’s books still continue to show impressive sales numbers despite the time that has passed since the end of the series.
Meanwhile, Oda has pointed out that, despite getting closer and closer to the final arc of its narrative, One Piece still has some potential years of publication, so the adventures of Luffy and company still have an assured sales margin in the Next future.