Bad news for One Piece anime watchers! Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine had indicated that the anime will return to its old ways of pacing, from adapting one chapter per episode (the case in the Wano arc) to less than a chapter per episode.
Prominent One Piece leaker @pewpiece on Twitter noticed the following:
- One Piece episode 1086 adapted the entirety of chapter 1058, showcasing the new emperors of the sea.
- However, episode 1087 will adapt only a certain portion of chapter 1059. The leaker states that the Hancock and Rayleigh parts of chapter 1059 will be shown in episode 1088 and not episode 1087.
The source is the official magazine
They added Hancock and Rayleigh part with Episode 1088 not 1087 pic.twitter.com/2OiYIuvmYh
— Pew (رضوان) (@pewpiece) December 6, 2023
The possible reason for Toei Animation to reduce the pacing is, the anime might get too close to the manga, if they continued to adapt one chapter per episode.
Without any remaining source material for Toei to adapt for the anime series, this could have easily impacted both the manga and the anime in the future.
About One Piece
One Piece is a Japanese manga series by author Eiichiro Oda.
Eiichiro Oda started the serialization of the manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine on July 19, 1997.
On March 3, 2023, the latest volume, Volume 105, was published, and the next volume will be published on July 6. One Piece has also received an anime adaptation. The TV anime has released 1064 episodes.
The latest entry in the franchise, One Piece Film Red, premiered in Japan in August 2022. It is the 8th highest-earning film of all time in Japan and also topped Japan’s box office for the year 2022 in terms of both yen earned and tickets sold.
One Piece Anime Synopsis:
The tale of One Piece takes place on a parallel Earth when the ‘Golden Age of Pirates’ is in full swing.
The seas are ruled by ruthless pirates, and only the strongest can claim the legendary ‘One Piece’ fortune left behind by the greatest pirate of them, Gol D. Roger.
Years after Gol D. Roger’s death, Monkey D. Luffy dreams of establishing his own crew, locating One Piece, and becoming the Pirate King.
Luffy has incredible strength and agility after eating a devil’s fruit that turns his body into rubber.
He leaves Foosha Village in East Blue on his epic expedition to become the next Pirate King.