Professional storyteller Matsunojo Kanda introduces "Adventure in the Land of Samurai" on the stage
Today on the release day of its latest 92nd tankobon volume in Japan, it is confirmed that Eiichiro Oda's One Piece fantasy action manga has printed 450 million copies worldwide (380 million in Japan, 70 million abroad). As the author's first weekly serialization work, the manga has been serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump since July 1997, and has dominated Oricon's yearly manga sales ranking for 11 consecutive years since 2008.
To promote the 92nd volume, the franchise's official YouTube channel has started streaming a 10-minute narrative performance of "Wano Country: Adventure in the Land of Samurai" by 35-year-old popular kodanshi (professional storyteller) on the stage.
Tankobon 1st and 92nd volume covers
Source: Mantan Web