Manga's official Twitter reveals the cover of the next 87th volume
Eiichiro Oda's internationally popular manga series One Piece has printed over 430 million copies worldwide (Japan: 360 million, foreign: 70 million) since 1997, publisher Shueisha announced at the press conference for its new title projects held in Tokyo on October 16.
The fantasy action series has been serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump since its 34th issue of 1997. The second longest series in the magazine (the longest record holder is Osamu Akimoto's Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kouen-mae Hashutsujo) attained a Guinness World Record title for "having the most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author" in June 2015.
Hiroyuki Nakano, editor in chief of the magazine, said at the conference, "I am convinced that this number of 430 million will be surpassed by 500 million, the current prize money for Luffy, and that the
day to report the news will come in near future."
Tankobon 1st and 86th volume covers
The next 87th tankobon volume is scheduled to be released on November 2. The manga's official Twitter
has posted a photo of its cover sample.
(C) Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha