One Piece is one of the most famous Japanese manga series which started way back in 1997 and still running successfully. The writer Eiichiro Oda has been at the helm of writing and illustrating since the beginning.
One Piece is so popular that it has been made into anime series, movies and even live action TV series. It is continuously publishing more and more chapters even after 22 years of the start of One Piece. Many of the fans believe that it is time now that One Piece finally ends on a high note. Here is everything we know about the ending of One Piece manga series.
One Piece Ending hints by Creator
Eiichiro Oda has always been passionate about his creation and is always giving hints about the future of One Piece to the fans. In a recent TV program, Oda revealed that the ending of One Piece manga is near. It will have a few more volumes, and that will be the end of it. He further disclosed that the ending of the manga was planned while he was in college.
Also. Tell your friends. Shout it from the rooftops if you must. When Oda gives you a percentage of the story complete you must never…ever…equate that to a calculable period of time. Trust me on that one.
— Greg (@ochimusha108) January 9, 2019
In any event, if some fan manages to guess the ending, Oda will change it. While the other writers are saying not to take it seriously, and One Piece will continue for some more time.
How many Volumes and Chapters?
One of the biggest question that fans of manga series One Piece are always asking is how many chapters are left? As of right now, One Piece has totally published over 92 volumes, and there has been a confirmed list of 945 chapters with 938 chapters published. The makers have clearly said that there will be around 100 volumes in One Piece series.
Given how close they are to a thousand chapters, it won’t be a surprise if they end it the 4-digit number. Most of the rumors say that One Piece will have 100 volumes and 1000 chapters in total. It means a total of 62 chapters are yet to be released out of which 55 are yet to be announced.
One Piece features the journey of Luffy from a simple boy to becoming the world’s most famous pirate in search of the One Piece treasure. It is running from 22 years and will soon end, but the question remains what will be the ending of One Piece manga? Here are some of the most popular One Piece Ending predictions:
- Luffy with a pirate alliance will bring the war to the World Government and emerge victoriously, thus finally becoming the Pirate King.
- Another theory suggests that Gold Roger is the future version of Luffy, who travels back in time to fight the world government.
- Gold Rogers died willingly so that Luffy will take his place and inspire the world to dream and follow their passions.
- The most logical theory states the One Piece is not a treasure but the four oceans coming together to form the ancient kingdom again.
What about One Piece Anime?
In parallel to the One Piece manga, there is also an anime TV series running side by side with 888 episodes and counting. It is stated that the One Piece TV series will also run as long as the manga comics, and both will end together. There are also plans for a live-action TV series, along with animated movies and video games on One Piece manga. As of right now, Japan has released 13 theatrical movies based on One Piece manga series.
One Piece may never End
While some of the other famous manga series like Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, Full Metal Alchemist, and Claymore have officially ended, One Piece is still running strong. The One Piece universe has grown so bigger, that there is so much left to explore. It might be totally possible that the makers decide to continue printing out One Piece chapters as long as fans are loving. One Piece is only getting more popular day by day, so it might never end until the fans stop reading it.