When Will One Piece End? Everything Oda Has Said About The End Of The Series – CBR – Comic Book Resources

When Will One Piece End? Everything Oda Has Said About The End Of The Series – CBR – Comic Book Resources

Eiichiro Oda has said many things about One Piece over the course of him creating the famous manga. Here’s 10 of the most informative.
Eiichiro Oda, the manga author of One Piece, has been infamous for stating when the manga will reach the end. From saying that it would end years ago to elongate the story because of how much he enjoyed writing and drawing it, he has made some controversy and interesting—statements about the conclusion of his popular series.
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As the series has been airing for more than two decades once 2020 hit, Oda has been getting more concrete in his statements about when the series will reach its end. However, throughout the years, it’s fun to look back and see what he has stated in the past.
It looks like Oda isn’t the type to write a story without having an ending in mind. In July 0f 2006 in a volume of One Piece with an interview included, he stated that he had originally planned the ending to the series.
Fans won’t have to worry about having the ending feel like a cop-out or being rushed, as he properly thought about it before inking the pages of One Piece.
Every author should adore their story and characters as if they were their own children, and it seems like Oda had a soft spot for the seriesーso much so that he stated he enjoyed drawing and writing the story too much, so he didn’t want to end it.
This was stated back in July 2006 like the previous entry, and during a point in time where he changed his mind about the direction of the story by adding in more arcs.
As well as Oda not wishing to end the series and elongating the story, the quality just continued to grow better. This is because Oda plans his stories, and there is a lot of content to add.
Because there is so much content to add, Oda can elongate the story as well as keep the quality too, at least, a good standard.
Oda is not only a madman when it comes to writing storylines and character development, but he is also one when it comes to surprising his devoted One Piece fans.
For following the story for so long, fans would feel disappointed if the story ended on a predictable note. It seems Oda shares these thoughts, as he has stated he would change the ending if fans could easily predict the conclusion in a television special. This is a surprise, but considering Oda is able to constantly come up with storylines and plots, he can surely change the ending if he so wished.
Oda is a very ambitious man—and someone who wishes One Piece to be ended in over 100 volumes. There are currently 97 volumes of One Piece, which means he will surely reach his goal.
This will put One Piece in the running for a Shounen Jump, as well as manga series, that has been running the longest and having the most amount of volumes.
Oda loves giving fans percentages when it comes to explaining how close or far-off he is in completing One Piece. He stated in 2016 that the One Piece manga was 65% done, as well as how he had told only 65% of the story he wanted to tell.
By 2020, who knows what percentage One Piece will be at in the end, as long as which characters will be alive, and which ones will die.
Continuing on with the percentages, Oda updated his fans once again in 2018 when he stated the manga was 80% done. This means he has 20% of a story left to tell, but who knows?
Because of how much more content Oda has added, 20% may be way longer than fans may think. With a few disruptions in 2020, then the percentage may have been stretched out once again.
As well as stating he is 80% done with the story, he also stated he wished to end the One Piece manga within 5 years.
He has even done the calculations, as well as said he does not wish for the editorial department to tell him to continue on with the story. This is a good thing, as some fans do not wish for it to be stretched out and milked for money.
Oda’s 2020 One Piece goal is to reach 1,000 manga chapters by the end of the year. Despite constant uphill battles during the year, Oda is not losing hope and wishes to reach this goal.
Either Oda will reach his goal this year, or he will reach it at the beginning of the new year, 2021.
In August 2019, Oda predicted One Piece ending between 2024 and 2025 together with his editor, Takuma Naito.
His editor has also stated that if Oda has a concrete date or time period, then it will surely end. Considering Oda has been able to constantly pump out One Piece chapters, if he has set a due date, then fans surely hope he will stick to it until the end.
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Brianna Albert is an author, writer, reader, and seasonal anime watcher. She has been watching anime since before Naruto became Hokage and trying to figure out how to bend air since she was in kindergarten. She now works for Valnet, Inc, writing anime lists on Comic Book Resources, writing about television on Screenrant, as well as editing as a Junior Editor. In her spare time, she writes romance novels, works as a freelance Japanese translator, catches hearts in otome games, and binge watches K-Dramas. You can follow her and her witty tweets at @bagariellebook.

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