One Piece’s Voyage Only 65% Complete

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

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The voyage still continues in One Piece, at least for a good while. The series creator, Eiichiro Oda, recently mentioned in an interview that 65% of the manga is finished. That is a 5% increase from his estimate back in 2012. Does that mean we have 28 years left until One Piece reaches its conclusion? Understandably, Oda also mentioned that he has no time for other long series, so maybe it won’t take quite that long.

The manga first released in 1997, spawning over 80 volumes since. Furthermore, the series has been running as an anime for over 700 episodes and counting.

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About Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.




  • Panpopo

    Yeah I remember when he said that it was about half way done. Glad it is at 65% – he is 41 so hopefully he can finish most of it before he passes on. I gave up on Berserk long long ago.

    • Mr0303

      I gave up on Berserk when Griffith came back, but brought a bunch of new lackeys and when Guts and co started their sea adventure.

    • Panpopo

      Ah. For me it was that damn boat. I remember taking a VERY long break after being caught up with the manga, and they were still on the thing. I thought was best to not expect any kind of ending after that lol

    • Mr0303

      Yeah, I don’t think we’ll live to see the end of Berserk.

    • Audie Bakerson

      Wasn’t he a chain smoker in poor health or am I thinking of a different manga maker?

    • Panpopo

      Yeah, a smoker. He was briefly hospitalized a few years ago, as I recall. I have not heard of any issues lately.

  • Mr0303

    Back when I was watching all shonen anime this is the one I skipped due to its length and people telling me there were fillers within filler arcs. The anime still has a lot of dedicated fans, so it must be doing something right.

    • Tiredman

      Unlike shows like Bleach and Naruto, One Piece’s fillers are actually a good bit of fun. The entire show, for at least the first 400 episodes, is humor, on top of humor, mixed with tons of action. Naruto and Bleach took themselves way too seriously, and where Naruto will stretch one fight out for 10 episodes, One Piece fights are a whole lot shorter, and a lot sweeter. I liked Bleach, and early Naruto, and I was a huge DBZ nut, but once I started in on One Piece, it became far and away my favorite long form anime.

      It also helps that almost all the dubbed versions of the anime tend to sell for $20 bucks or so for 30 episodes in complete season packs.

    • Mr0303

      I believe you, but knowing that you are 400 episodes behind is a bit intimidating. You could watch 20 different series in that time.

    • Tiredman

      Well, just remember this. You can buy around 300ish episodes for $20’ish for 25 to 32 episodes. You get whole arcs this way, so can buy one every now and then. Case in point

      https://www.amazon.com/One-Piece-Collection-Colleen-Clinkenbeard/dp/B004W75BQU/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1469123709&sr=8-5&keywords=one+piece+anime

      That has a 650 minute run time for $19.

      As for me, when I feel down in the dumps sometimes, I binge watch this series, and it takes me a little less than a week to get through them all…..course, I am not working right now, so that helps =p The smaller sets, which the newest episodes are on, come out first, then about 6 months later, another 30 episode collection is released for $40, but quickly drops to $25.

      All the collections up through 9 are under $20 on amazon right now. If you decide to try it, just to warn you, the show is a bit focused towards the young side of the aisle until Nami’s arc. Then it starts picking up. Nami’s arc starts on the second collection I think, or may even start on the first, can’t remember.

    • One Piece actually doesn’t do filler arcs much as the island to island formula might make it one of the most suitable series for it around. Instead, it finds ways to pad up the pacing of episodes so it doesn’t have 50 episode filler arcs like Naruto or Bleach.

      It isn’t a perfect adaptation by any means, but their design choice for filler along with the source material being pretty strong makes it a good watch if only to see some of the better animated bits and for the soundtrack. More recently, the anime has been messing around with fights, not changing the winner but making the hero feel less competent without any payoff.

      So I recommend the manga and watching the animated versions of select fights and arcs. There are some exceptionally directed episodes and scenes out there, but wait till I make a list rather than watch the whole thing.

    • Mr0303

      I think I’ve watched the first 10 or so episodes and it didn’t catch my attention. Plus the artstyle doesn’t really appeal to me.

  • Brian OLeary

    28 more years of One Piece? I say oh yeah!!!