Is the One Piece Manga Finished or Ongoing? Here's the Latest Status

One Piece Luffy Manga Finished Ongoing

One Piece Luffy Manga Finished Ongoing

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 have all the answers you need below!

One Piece was first published in 1997, and it has gone on to break numerous records for its length and 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.

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 modern stories to come out of Japan!

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Is the One Piece Manga Finished or is it Still Going?

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Amazingly, the One Piece manga is still ongoing!

Eiichiro Oda has been working on the series for over 25 years, and there is still more of the story to tell.

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

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 new ideas meant that the series continued.

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 when the series was supposedly meant to end.

It has also been reported that the introduction of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, or Shichibukai, was a big inspiration and drove Eiichiro Oda to grow One Piece from a good series into the epic that it is today.

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.

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 Wano Country Arc, one of the biggest in the series’ history, brought the Straw Hat Crew very close to a potential ending when it was finished in 2022. That summer, the series confirmed the next arc would be the 'Final Saga'.

Given how the Wano Country Arc lasted four years, One Piece being in a Final Saga doesn't necessarily mean the series is steaming towards the conclusion. However, it's definitely in sight.

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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.

One Piece can be read on Viz Media or Manga Plus.

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