One Piece Anime Could Go On For Another 8 Years; Says Luffy’s Voice Actress

Updated on January 7th, 2022

One Piece anime series started in 1999, and so far, more than 1000 episodes have been released. The series has become fan favorite, and many fans want the series to go on forever. But every good thing comes to an end eventually. In an interview, Luffy’s voice actress revealed that One Piece anime will end in 7 to 8 years.

A Japanese blog, Asahi, recently conducted an interview with Luffy’s voice actress, Mayumi Tanaka (66 years old), where she was asked about her character as Luffy. Tanaka said that when she was in his 40s, she hurt her back. That is when she thought if One Piece was a long running series, she might not be able to finish it. After consulting with her son, Tanaka decided that Goku’s voice actress, Masako Nozawa (85 years old), should voice Luffy, if something ever happens to her.

While answering the question about the state of the One Piece story, Mayumi Tanaka said that One Piece has less than 10 years left.

I expect the anime to end in 7-8 years. I don’t know the ending of the story either, so I want to keep on living until the final episode of the series. If I’m going to die on the way, I’m going to ask someone who knows the story ending, saying, “Tell me what happens at the end. I’m gonna die now” (laughs). By the way, regarding the One Piece treasure “One Piece” that will be revealed at the end, I expected it to be “friends” or “bonds” or something conceptual like that. However, Oda said to me, “It’s not like that. There is a one piece treasure” I’m looking forward to the end of what it is like.

Edited by Anime Senpai

One Piece anime is based on a manga series, written and drawn by Eiichiro Oda. The series started publication in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1997. Toes Animation picked up the series for the manga adaptation in 1999. 14 One Piece anime films have been released produced by Toei.

What are your thoughts on the One Piece going on till 2029 or 2030. Let us know your opinion in the comment section.

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3 thoughts on “One Piece Anime Could Go On For Another 8 Years; Says Luffy’s Voice Actress

  1. man i want it to go forever and i feel so grateful to be born in this era where im living in the same time when it’s releasing 🙂 <3

  2. I will be very heart broken if Mayumi will not be with us until the end of One Piece. I remember when Chopper have different voice, it troubles me a lot and made me uncomfortable, what more if the main character changes voice actor. It would definitely feel strange and new. I hope good health would come to Mayumi-san. Although I love onepiece and support their decisions I would still prefer the original version coz I will always feel connected with it. Loving these anime since 4 until 21 yrs of age.

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