Japanese Newspapers Publish Advertisement Of One Piece Manga Entering Final Arc

The manga was on a one month hiatus as Oda prepared for the final arc/saga.


Japanese newspapers Mainichi Shimbun and Yomiuri Shimbun have published advertisements of One Piece manga commencing its final arc and resuming serialization from the upcoming issue #34 of Weekly Shonen Jump.

The advertisement features Shanks and his crewmate Ben Beckmann, with Shanks apparently asking something important from him.

“Hey Beck, it’s time to go for a ride,” is what the Red Hair Pirates’ captain is seen saying.

The caption of the advertisement translates to; “The final arc is released. One Piece resumes serialization.”

The hashtag in the ad is being used by fans to upload images of the advertisement on Twitter.

One Piece manga was on a break for a month as Oda made preparations for the final arc/saga of the manga. Oda also revealed in the comment that the one-month break is necessary to prepare for the 25th anniversary of the serialization and the release of the upcoming new anime feature film ONE PIECE FILM RED.

He also expressed a desire to travel to Africa to supervise Netflix’s upcoming live-action manga series.

In his message to the fans before the manga resumed serialization, Oda said that he is all set to draw the mysteries in the world of One Piece that have been hidden till now.

One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 1997, with its individual chapters compiled into 102 tankōbon volumes as of April 2022.

One Piece was the best-selling manga for eleven consecutive years from 2008 to 2018 and is the only manga that had an initial print of volumes of above 3 million continuously for more than 10 years, as well as the only one that had achieved more than 1 million copies sold in all of its 100 published tankōbon volumes.

The 100th manga volume shipped on Sep 3, 2021. Oda published the 1,000th chapter in this year’s combined 5th/6th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on Jan 4, 2022.

Source: WSJ_manga Twitter

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