One Piece’s Gear 5 Turned Out To Be A Financial Flop!

Gear 5 episodes of the One Piece anime had zero impact on the manga sales

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Recently, popular leaker @OP_SPOILERS2023 on Twitter made a controversial tweet, stating that the One Piece anime’s Gear 5 reveal wasn’t as big as fans expected.

While the tweet has been deleted, people have already taken screenshots of the info, and reuploaded it on the social media platform.

The tweet states that the Gear 5 episodes of the One Piece anime and the release of Netflix’s One Piece Live Action had zero impact on the sales of the series’ manga in Japan. This is in contrast with the One Piece: Film Red. 

This is quite concerning, as Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the manga is losing its #1 spot in several countries already. However, many fans believe that this is because One Piece has nearly capitalized on all of its potential fanbase as the best-selling manga of all time.

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 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.

Source: Twitter