One Piece Author Says Series Is Not Ending Anytime Soon & A Great Battle Royale Is Coming

During the Jump Festa 2023, a special message was shared from the One Piece author, Eiichiro Oda, who assured fans that although the series is currently in its final saga, he has no plans to end the One Piece manga series any time soon.

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In 2021, Eiichiro Oda announced that One Piece manga has entered its final saga. A saga is different from a manga arc, as the saga usually has multiple arcs. After the announcement, fans were worried that One Piece manga might be rushed as still there are lots of mysteries to be uncovered. Fortunately, Eiichiro Oda explained this situation. One Piece creator also thanked the new reader as, after 25 years of writing, One Piece still gets new fans.

Eiichiro Oda’s message was translated version, courtesy of Shonen Jump News is as follows:

“It has been 25 years since the serialization started, and it’s been such a long story. I’m also really glad that recently, more and more young readers pick up this work. I was really excited when the Final Arc of the series started and encouraged people to get excited about it, but I have no plans to wrap up the series anytime soon, so you can relax and read it with ease.”

Oda continues: “Next year, the video game we have been working on for 6 years, ONE PIECE ODYSSEY, will be released! We are also preparing different stage events! And the Hollywood Live-ANion is also in production! We’re currently going through the rough drafts for Season 1. There’s been a lot of work behind the scenes, but I was the most worried one during the process… But it’s really great!! And next year, in the original manga series, a clash between that person and that person will take place! That’s where the story is heading! If I had to name it some way, it’d be like a great battle royale!! I hope no one dies! Please look forward to ONE PIECE next year!!”

The message from Oda has fans excited, particularly the sentence “a clash between that person and that person” has fans on the edge. There are a number of matchups that One Piece fans are anxiously waiting for, including Mihawk vs Zoro, Mihawk vs Shanks, Luffy vs Shanks, and Shanks vs Blackbeard.

Are you excited about the One Piece manga series next year? Which fight are you waiting for? Let us know your opinion in the comment section down below.

Source: One Piece Official

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