One Piece Celebrates Final Saga With Special Poster

The series creator behind One Piece recently announced his plans to take a break before kicking off the final act of the long running action manga franchise, and a special new poster released for the series confirmed that the final saga of the series is indeed on the way. With the Wano Country arc coming to an end with its latest chapters beginning to explore the aftermath of the longest battle of the series to date, fans had been wondering what the creator could possibly be planning to do after. As it turns out, the creator is actually planning for the end of it all.

One Piece series creator Eiichiro Oda recently announced he will be taking a month long break following the release of two more chapters later this June, and will be returning towards the end of July with the start of the final saga of the manga series overall. To celebrate and confirm that One Piece is indeed going to be ending soon, the series released a special ominous poster readying for the end with the words "To the final chapter" inked in red over a silhouette of Luffy more grand than ever before. You can check it out below: 

In a special letter to fans released about the series' final saga, series creator Oda stated the following, "I'm taking a break! A few months ago, my talented editors told me, 'Oda-sensei, this Summer will be tough. The 25 Anniversary of the series will take place, and there will also be a commemoration for the release of the [One Piece: Red] film," Oda began. "The story of Wano is also now over...You also want to travel to Africa to supervise the filming of Netflix's live-action. During Summer, we will also have collaborations, commercials, and events. Would you like to take a whole month off in order to prepare for this excitement?'"

Oda continued further with, "I said, 'What? Taking a break!? How much do you think readers enjoy Jump...But resting!! And I want to go to Africa tooooo!!' I also want to reorganize the final arc of the series, so I can finish it as soon as possible. So...I'm sorry, but I'm going to take a breather and some time to prepare." What do you think? How do you feel about One Piece coming to an end soon? 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!