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One Piece Cruises Past 480 Million Copies in Sale with Volume 98

One Piece is on a roll as its 1000th chapter has just been published, and now its sales records are capturing worldwide attention. With its 98th volume currently being distributed, there is no end to the manga’s popularity in sight.

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The Wano country arc has not lost any of its intensity, and the fate of the pirates now rest on Luffy’s flexible but responsible soldiers. In addition to the upcoming chapter, we also have some special One Piece campaigns to look forward to.

One Piece Cruises Past 480 Million Copies in Sale
One Piece | Source: Viz Media

Shueisha recently announced that the One Piece manga currently has 480 million copies in circulation. As the 98th volume of One Piece was shipped on 4th February, sales have soared to reach the current point.

Amongst the 480 million copies in circulation, 400 million were sold in Japan, while 80 million copies have been sold in 42 foreign countries. The sales digit includes both physical and digital versions of the manga.

Of course, Shueisha will celebrate this achievement with some exciting activities with fans.

One Piece Cruises Past 480 Million Copies in Sale with Volume 98
One Piece Volume 98 Cover | Source: Fandom

A TikTok campaign has been opened to commemorate the sales and distribution success of the One Piece manga. Fans will have to post videos using the limited-time One Piece effects. The videos will have to include the “#麦わらの一味の負ける気がしねェチャレンジ” hashtag.

Amongst the videos posted, 10 will be selected to receive a replica of an original manga illustration from One Piece. The videos have to be posted by 18th February.

One Piece reached its 1000th chapter on 4th January 2021, and it kickstarted a worldwide character popularity poll.

In its latest chapter (1002), Luffy and his companions fight against Kaido’s dragon form. The significant damage that they are building has already shattered Kaido’s myth of invincibility.

Both Kaido and Big Mom are starting to get weary of the continuous attacks. Will the duo come to an end with Luffy’s Gum Gum Kong move? Judging by the manga’s pace, we will not be surprised if the manga breaks the 500 million mark after the next volume is released in April.

About One Piece

One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since July 22, 1999, and has been collected into 96 tankōbon volumes.

The man who had acquired everything in this world, the Pirate King, is Gol D. Roger. The final words he said at the execution tower were “My treasures? If you want it, I’ll let you have it. Look for it; I left all of it at that place.” These words sent many to the seas, chasing their dreams, headed toward the Grand Line, in search of One Piece. Thus began a new age!

Seeking to be the greatest pirate in the world, young Monkey D. Luffy also heads toward the Grand Line in search of One Piece. With his diverse crew joining him along the way, consisting of a swordsman, marksman, navigator, cook, doctor, archaeologist, and cyborg-shipwright, this will be one memorable adventure.

Source: Shonen Jump

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