One Piece has told Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates' story for decades, with Eiichiro Oda's story currently moving toward its grand finale. Before the series comes to an end, JBE Books is attempting the impossible by creating one giant volume that collects over twenty-thousand pages of story from the manga. While this doesn't collect One Piece's entirety, the volume has made only fifty copies of this titanic entry and will set back dedicated fans a few thousand dollars.
One Piece first debuted in 1997 and currently has around one hundred and three volumes of its Shonen manga, considered by many anime fans to be the best representation of stories to arrive out of Weekly Shonen Jump. Throughout the decades of its history, One Piece's creator, author, and writer, Eiichiro Oda, has become legendary within the world of manga artists thanks in part not just to the Straw Hats' story but also thanks to his unbelievable work schedule. Oda has made it no secret that he spends nearly every waking hour working on One Piece and in a recent interview, went so far as to say that when his manga ends, he'll travel the world like his beloved Straw Hats.
Twitter Outlet New World Artur shared a first look at the titanic compilation from JBE Books, which will set fans back around $1900 USD, though getting your hands on one might be difficult as only fifty copies of the massive book were produced:
JBE Books is creating a limited €1900 version of One Piece in a single 21,540 page volume, making it the longest book ever created pic.twitter.com/n8A2FSDBBN— Artur – Library of Ohara ➜ One Piece Film RED (@newworldartur) September 9, 2022
Of course, this compilation doesn't collect all of One Piece, as Oda continues to work on the series following Luffy and the Straw Hats taking part in the War For Wano. While not set in stone, Eiichiro has taken the opportunity in the past to state that he feels as if his Shonen tale has around three years of story left before the world of the Grand Line takes a final bow. Whenever the series does end, it will be the end of an institution within the Shonen medium.
Would you be willing to pick up this massive One Piece compilation? How do you believe the Shonen series will come to a close? 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 world of the Grand Line.