Early this month the 35th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced that Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga was approaching its final arc. However, the so-called “final arc” won’t be coming anytime soon. Oda revealed during an episode of the Arashi band’s a la tubo assortment program on Thursday that he intends to end the story in four or five years. The mangaka also said he already knows One Piece’s ending.
Weekly Shonen made the reveal in an advertisement for the One Piece Magazine volume 10 which is slated for release on September 4th that the manga that fans should be prepared for the climax. The magazine 10th volume will begin serializing Boichi’s adaptation of the One Piece: Ace’s Story novels.
Eiichiro Oda launched One Piece manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine on July 19, 1997. Toei Animation premiere the anime show adaptation of the manga in 1999, in Japan. The Hollywood television show adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga series will start shooting in Cape Town, South Africa, this September. The series will be a partnership production between Tomorrow Studios, Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios. The One Piece currently has more than 470 million copies in print worldwide.