One Piece Creator Says His Final Arc Will Surpass Stampede's Story in Every Way

One Piece has managed to be white hot at the moment with the recent Wano Country arc taking Luffy and company into the isolationist nation ruled by the seemingly unbeatable Kaido and his Beast Pirates. As well as releasing one of the strongest story lines in the history of the franchise, the fourteenth feature length film, One Piece: Stampede, is tearing up charts in cinemas. Now, the creator of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda, is hinting at the fact that the most recent film will pale in comparison to the finale story arc of Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate crew.

Twitter User Sandman_AP recently shared an interview with Oda, as the creator of the popular franchise broke down several different points, noting that "this is the best One Piece film so far. However final stages of my manga will be much more interesting":

One Piece, of course, is closer than ever to completing its legendary run, promising to end the story of Monkey D Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates as they attempt to turn their captain into the "King of the Pirates". Wano is currently putting the crew and their abilities to the test in both the manga and anime without a doubt.

For those who haven't had the opportunity to see the fourteenth feature length film, One Piece: Stampede follows nearly every pirate in the world of the Grand Line as they assemble in an attempt to find a piece of lost treasure of Gol D. Roger's within the Pirate Expo. Stampede is the most successful film of the franchise to date, and based on the reception, it's no big surprise.

What do you think of this bombshell from One Piece's creator, Eiichiro Oda? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the Straw Hat Pirates!

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Eiichiro Oda's One Piece first began serialization in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997. It has since been collected into over 80 volumes, and has been a critical and commercial success worldwide with many of the volumes breaking printing records in Japan. The manga has even set a Guinness World Record for the most copies published for the same comic book by a single author, and is the best-selling manga series worldwide with over 430 million copies sold. The series still ranked number one in manga sales in 2018, which surprised fans of major new entries.