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'One Piece' manga series headed towards 'upcoming final arc'
August 3, 2020 at 10:50 AM PHT (GMT +8:00)
The latest of issue of this year's Shueisha's Weekly Shounen Jump magazine (Issue 35) teased Monday late evening that Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga series is "headed toward the upcoming final arc". This teaser was included in an advertisement in the magazine for the upcoming One Piece Magazine volume 10 that will be released on September 4. No other specific details were revealed.
The 10th volume of the One Piece Magazine will focus on a theme of going back through the manga to "prepare for the climax." and it will also start Boichi's adaptation of the One Piece: Ace's Story novels.
It was recalled that in a YouTube video published September 2019, Oda reported that he "wants to end it in five years." - pertaining to the One Piece story.
As of writing, the manga series already have 974 chapters published under 96 volumes. One Piece manga was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump manga on July 19, 1997.