Serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump, a monthly magazine with very tight deadlines, requires great mental resilience and very high organizational capacity. For the elaboration of ONE PIECEfor example, Oda begins his chapters well in advance.
Oda's work routine is certainly not very healthy, which over time has forced him to take a few more breaks throughout the year to catch his breath. Anyway, recently the user sandman shared some pretty interesting backstories about the play, including a deleted scene during the Fish-Man Island saga.
Normally, therefore, the author sends the draft of the new chapter beforehand about 17 days before the official releaseSo 2 weeks before the actual publication Weekly Shonen Leap. In reality, given the very tight deadlines, most mangaka work on the chapters in advance, a strategy that gives them more leeway without having to rush too much in the final stages of the week.
Still, as many reiterate, working on a weekly manga is a colossal undertaking for even the most seasoned, and sometimes a few days' head start isn't enough for physical and mental health. And you, on the other hand, what do you think of this anecdote, did you know it? As usual, let us know by leaving a comment in the appropriate box below.
Oda usually sends his rough draft 17 days before the official release. In Fishman Island, editor Isaka advised him to delete the panels of Hody and blankets, who are surprised, because it reduces the tension of the story. Oda agreed as the editor is the first audience to see his manuscript.✨ pic.twitter.com/9FNtmuIDCu— Sandman (@sandmann_AP) February 16, 2023