It’s official! the manga one piece begin to its final saga on July 25, with the publication of chapter 1054 in this year’s No. 34 of the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump. In preparation for this, Eiichirō Oda’s oeuvre will take a one-month hiatus starting on June 27, when chapter 1053 will be released in Shūeisha’s flagship publication’s No. 30 of the year.
In a letter, Ode commented that this year has been very complex for him due to the conclusion of the Wano arc, the festivities for the 25th anniversary of the manga, as well as his participation in the film One Piece Film Red and in the series live action Hollywood that prepares Netflix. “I want to take the necessary time to be able to close the final saga of one piece in the best way,” he said. mangaka. “I’m sorry, but I’ll take a break to make the necessary preparations.”
the author of one piece created a special poster to commemorate the announcement, with the phrase: “towards the final act”.
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one piece began its serialization in the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump in July 1997. The publisher Shūeisha has compiled the work in 102 volumes to date, making it the best-selling manga in history with more than 500 million copies in circulation. Toei Animation is in charge of its anime adaptation with more than a thousand episodes and 15 films produced since 1999.
Shueisha provides the following synopsis for the manga:
This is the great Pirate Age. Gold Roger, the legendary “King of Pirates” has left the “One Piece” -his legendary Treasure of him- hidden in an area of the world called “Grand Line” and the strongest pirates compete to find it. A boy named Luffy idolized pirates, especially Shanks, the leader of a crew that visited his village. One day, by accident, Luffy ate a “devil fruit” from Shanks’ loot. Thanks to that fruit, his body has turned to rubber, but he will never be able to swim. The day the pirates left the village, Shanks presented Luffy with his most precious possession: his straw hat. Ten years have passed since that day and Luffy has gone out to sea seeking to become the new “King of the Pirates”.
But how much history one piece is ahead? In 2020, Ode declared that the adventures of Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates would conclude approximately four or five years from now.