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One Piece Manga Announces Hiatus Due to Oda’s Health

Over the years, many hit series have come and gone but One Piece has succeeded in remaining on top of the list. However, the manga series has its fans worried over its temporary leave of absence.


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With the current global COVID-19 pandemic, most of the world is at a complete standstill and the case appears to be the same for the One Piece franchise.

One Piece Manga On A Break
Monkey D. Luffy | Source: Fandom

One Piece’s strongest points are the solid character development and the way it describes the thriving world in which they live.

Through Eiichiro Oda’s wonderful storytelling, the series always makes one excited to keep reading and see what new adventures await Monkey D. Luffy and his crew.

Weekly Shonen Jump has confirmed that the manga is going on a break because creator Eiichiro Oda has become sick but it doesn’t appear to be anything related to the fast-spreading virus.

The creator Eiichiro Oda’s breaks maintained a consistent habit of pausing every four chapters for a few years, but it seems that by 2019 the breaks have become more frequent.

“One Piece” was officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the comic book series with the most copies published by a single author.

One Piece Manga On A Break
One Media | Source: Viz Media

As of now, One Piece manga is set to release its 990th chapter at 9 AM on Sunday, September 13th, 2020.

About One Piece

One Piece is a Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda.

It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since July 22, 1997, and has been collected into 96 tankōbon volumes as of April 2020.

The story follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy whose body gained the properties of rubber after unintentionally eating a Devil Fruit.

With his crew of pirates, named the Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy explores the Grand Line in search of the world’s ultimate treasure known as “One Piece” to become the next King of the Pirates.

The anime series is produced by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in Japan in 1999.

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