One Piece Creator Eiichiro Oda Shares Message Ahead of Series’ Return Next Week

The One Piece manga has been on hiatus since June 27

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It’s been a hot minute since One Piece graced the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump, but that changes next week when Eiichiro Oda’s seminal manga returns on July 25. To get fans pumped up for the last leg of the One Piece journey, Oda released a handwritten message on Twitter, confirming that the “Groundwork is almost finished” on the series and that he’ll be “depicting all the mysteries of this universe.”







“In my head when I was a kid, I had the fantasy of drawing a manga where the end is the most exciting part...! I wonder if I can draw that to reality...!


Well, I'm nearly done with the WANOKUNI arc.

The groundwork is almost finished.

It took me 25


However, you are welcome to begin your journey here.

That's because... - this is ONE PIECE! (What?! LOL)


I will be depicting all the mysteries of this universe that I have been hiding up until now. 

It will be fun.


Fasten your seatbelts. 

Please enjoy the ride!!!”


RELATED: One Piece Manga Confirms Entrance Into the Final Act


While we await the One Piece ride to return in Weekly Shonen Jump on July 25, and on the Shonen Jump app the same day, catch up on over 1,000 episodes of the One Piece TV anime right here on Crunchyroll.


Source: One Piece on Twitter



Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram. 

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