Is the One Piece Manga Complete, Finished or Ongoing? Here's the Current Status

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Adored by fans all around the world, the story of Monkey D. Luffy and his rag-tag crew of pirates remains one of the most famous manga or anime series to come out of Japan.

One Piece was first published in 1997, and it has gone on to break numerous records for its length and also its incredible storytelling. Combined with the One Piece anime and other media and merchandise, it’s one of the most successful franchises of all time worldwide.

If you’re looking to get into the series for the first time or just want to learn more, you might be wondering if the One Piece manga is complete. We provide all the answers you need below.

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Is the One Piece Manga Complete, Finished or Ongoing?

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Amazingly, the One Piece manga is still ongoing!

Eiichiro Oda has been working on the series for over 20 years, and there is still more of the story to tell.

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While the end of One Piece has been mentioned a lot over the last few years, the series, for now, is very much continuing.

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Why is One Piece So Long?

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Originally, One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda intended the series to last only five years, which would have taken it to 2002. However, a combination of popularity and ideas meant that the series continued.

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Very quickly, it was clear that One Piece was going to be a successful series. The manga was a finalist for the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize three times in a row from 2000 to 2002, the three years where the series was supposedly meant to end. Therefore, he was probably convinced to continue the story by the publishers.

It has also been reported that Eiichiro Oda had lots of new ideas to expand the One Piece world. Apparently, the introduction of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, or Shichibukai, was a big inspiration for him and drove him to grow One Piece from a good manga into the epic that it is today.

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When Will the One Piece Manga End?

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The creator of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda, said in 2020 that he hopes to finish within five years. So, the series should end before 2025.

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Beyond that, there has been no confirmation of how near or far the ending to One Piece might be. However, some fans think that it might be closer than many expect.

The latest Wano Country arc, one of the biggest in the series’ history, has brought the crew very close to a potential ending. The final island and location of the One Piece treasure have also been made clearer over the last few years, which sets everything up for the big finish fans have been dreaming about for so long.

Is the One Piece Manga Worth Reading?

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Absolutely! While the series can appear too long to handle, it’s widely seen as one of the most readable and entertaining manga of all time.

The series can be read on Viz Media or Manga Plus.

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