In the author's comments on this week's chapter of One piece, Eiichiro Oda He set his goals for his work this year, including a COVID-19 pandemic that still threatens serialization. The commentary, which was translated by various publishers, says that Oda “wants to reach chapter 1,000 of the manga by the end of 2020". The series is currently in Chapter 991.

There are still three months until the end of this year, which corresponds to at least ten issues of the magazine Weekly shonen jump from the publisher Shueisha, Oda also said in the comment that "The work process had to be adjusted due to COVID-19. We try to make three chapters every four weeks or two chapters every three weeks". Oda had previously said:"Since all of our work is analog, the progression of the original story and other projects has been stimulated to frustrating levels for us".

While it looks like Oda has enough time to write the remaining nine chapters to accomplish his goal, some fans agree that they would prefer neither the writer nor the staff to overdo it and expose themselves to the disease . However, this morning various official media confirmed that the manga will have a two-week break, which has not been confirmed by Shueisha Publishing.

For his part, Eiichiro Oda publishes the manga in the magazine Weekly shonen jump from the publisher Shueisha since July 1997. The franchise has inspired several adaptations to other media, the most important being the anime, which has aired since October 1999 and which the studios are responsible for producing. Toei animation since then.

One Piece Synopsis

The story revolves around Monkey D. Luffy, a young pirate who dares to venture into the East Blue Ocean to find the "One Piece", the most important hidden treasure for pirates, because whoever finds it becomes the king of the pirates

Luffy will start his own group known as the Straw Hat Pirates, while also recruiting new members to meet enemies, criminal organizations, revolutionaries and the world government itself.

Source: VIZ Media

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