Eiichiro Oda’s long-running One Piece series has reached 900 episodes and 93 volumes after debuting more than 20 years ago. Now, after its widespread success, Oda seems intent on ending the series after just five more years.
A YouTube comedy group named Fischer visited Oda at his home, where the famed manga creator was asked just how much longer Monkey D. Luffy will sail around looking for the elusive One Piece. Oda has a very set goal in mind. “I want to end it after five years,” he told Fischer.
Oda said the manga was 80 percent finished last year, but it remains unclear whether One Piece as a whole or just the Straw Hat Pirates’ voyage will come to an end in five years. Either way, it seems Oda is prepared for One Piece to anchor ship in some capacity.
In other One Piece news, Bandai Namco announced the latest One Piece game, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4, at Anime Expo 2019 in July. The upcoming action-adventure hack-and-slash romp is slated to launch on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime in 2020.
The biggest One Piece game before the Pirate Warriors 4 reveal was One Piece: World Seeker, which released on March 15 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Jump Force, the Shonen arena brawler mash-up from earlier this year, featured a handful of One Piece characters, including Luffy, Roronoa Zoro, Vinsmoke Sanji, and more.