One Piece: very bad news for fans of Eiichirō Oda’s manga

Whereas One Piece is slowly heading towards its grand finale, the rest of the manga will be turned upside down by bad news, which may disappoint many fans.

A thunderous chapter 1068

The chapter One Piece 1068 which saw Luffy (who has now become one of the Four Emperors) face off against Rob Lucci was highly commented on by fans, and caused shock waves on Twitter. More generally, the Egghead arc seems to have the community excitedas evidenced by the revelations on Kuma, the origins of the Revolutionary Army, or on the Forgotten Century and the event which caused discrimination around the Fish-Man 200 years ago.

As the manga slowly heads into its epilogue, master Eiichirō Oda knows how to keep the excitement going and save ammunition for what’s next. At the time ofone chapter per weekthe rhythm is sustained, to the delight of the fans.

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change to be expected

Unfortunately, all this could change, since we have just learned that from next week, the volumes will only come out once every 2 weeks. Thus, the week of December 18 would be skipped, just like that of January 1 and 15. In contrast, a volume would be available during the Christmas holidays.

The information was relayed by the Twitter account @MontCorvo_Off, specialist in the manga universe and always very up to date with the latest information. Here is the new schedule applied until February 2023:

ud83dudea8IMPORTANT: Until February 2023, ONE PIECE will only release one new chapter every 2 weeks. Here is the official and exceptional schedule of the manga to come: pic.twitter.com/K70s28RGn0

December 6, 2022

This new rhythm could make it possible to stretch the plot, and according to some to allow a gain in quality to the chapters. These same Internet users think that initially, the chapters should only be released every month, or even every 2 weeks. But more, this new rhythm will allow Oda to be able to take a little more rest. We know that the mangaka imposes a hellish rhythm on himself: for example, he only sleeps three hours a night during a typical working week, usually gets up at 5 a.m., and can work for 21 hours in a row. A pace that has earned him several health problems, so much so that he was said to be very sick in 2020. Note that all this is not official, we will have to wait for a return of Shōnen Jump as confirmation.

Internet users have in any case reacted to this possible change in the schedule of the manga. Here are some reactions.

I admit that 1 chap per month would be better for one piece Oda would have more pages and more time to work on the work and even rest but 2 weeks is already not bad

December 6, 2022

He will be able to take a little rest, his usual rhythm is untenable

December 6, 2022

Oh hold the 6 on my birthday pic.twitter.com/YAmUjkvtzC

December 6, 2022

oh cool oda will be able to rest .. pic.twitter.com/Ud1wVBMQPJ

December 6, 2022

its not possible pic.twitter.com/buVKgK2jSA

December 6, 2022

frankly if it allows oda to preserve his health and to give us giga masterclasses again and again, I don’t say no.
we remind you that to finish one piece oda must be alive…

December 7, 2022

Well… We’ll have to get used to this new rhythm…
And I hope Oda will rest well… pic.twitter.com/b6RNaUVDDI

December 6, 2022

he wants to make us last mdrrrr what a goat

December 6, 2022

the One Piece 1069 is therefore scheduled for December 11. And on this subject, some leaks have already fallen regarding the continuation of the fight between Luffy and Rob Lucci.