One Piece Creator Shares Emotional Note With Fans Before Series' Final Saga

One Piece will soon be returning from its hiatus this Summer with the final saga of the series as a whole, and the original creator behind it all has shared an emotional new note with fans as we head into the grand finale. With the original manga release of the franchise now celebrating its 25th anniversary of its first launch with Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, it's been a pretty busy Summer for the One Piece franchise. The biggest reason why is the fact that the manga will officially be kicking off the final saga of the series as the creator prepares for the final endgame for the series.

Original series creator Eiichiro Oda went on break earlier this Summer for a few weeks in order to prepare for the final saga of the series properly, and the manga will be returning with new chapters very soon. In a special new note to fans released ahead of the manga's big return, Oda not only teased that there are still some events that need to be settled with the Wano Country arc but there are some bigger events to follow as the final saga of the series will finally answer some of the biggest questions fans have had over these two and a half decades. 

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"When I was a kid, I had this thought," Oda's message to fans, "'I wish I could draw a manga series in which the ending is the most exciting part! I wonder if I'll be up to it!!!' Now, we're almost done with the Wano Country arc, and all the preparation work is ready. It took me 25 years to reach this point, hahaha. But it's still fine if you start reading from here...from now on, this will be ONE PIECE!" Then, Oda teased that the series will be ramping up from here on out as he reveals many more of the "mysteries" left to uncover, "I will draw all the mysteries left in this world that I have been hiding until now. It's going to be really interesting. Please fasten your seatbelts. Thank you so much, I hope you keep up with me a bit longer!"

It's yet to be revealed as to how long this final saga of the manga series will be lasting exactly, but given how things have shaped up before, it's highly likely we're still in for another 5-10 years of the series before it all comes to an end. What do you think of One Piece getting ready for the end? How would you like to see it all end? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!