One Piece Manga Author Eiichiro Oda Takes A Three-Week Break After Hearing About Toriyama’s Death!

The official Twitter account also released a message from Eiichiro Oda regarding the hiatus.

ONE PIECE © 1997 by Eiichiro Oda/SHUEISHA Inc.

The official Twitter account for the One Piece franchise has released the latest message from the author, Eiichiro Oda.

Furthermore, the official Twitter account also announced a three-week hiatus for the manga after the release of Chapter 1111 next Monday.

The manga will return on April 22 in the magazine’s 21st issue.

In his note, author Eiichiro Oda shares his reason for the haitus.

He shared that, after the passing of Dragon Ball author Akira Toriyama, he wants to take care of his health.

He clarified that he is not ill or anything like that and asked his fans to consider this hiatus as something like him undergoing maintenance.

Oda shared that he will also take this time to think about what One Piece will be all about.

You can read the translation of the entire note below:

translation by @newworldartur on Twitter.

About One Piece

One Piece manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda.

It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since July 1997. And has compiled a total of 107 tankobon volumes as of November 2023.

The manga spawned a media franchise, having been adapted into a festival film by Production I.G. and an anime series by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in 1999.

Additionally, Toei has developed fourteen animated feature films, one original video animation, and thirteen television specials.

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.

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