One Piece has been around for more than 25 years at this point, and Luffy is still sailing the high seas. The Straw Hat crew has come a long way from since we met them, and there is more for the gang to do. Still, creator Eiichiro Oda has a finale in mind, and he confirmed the manga will kickstart its final act as soon as possible. And according to a new interview, the creator would love to wrap One Piece in the next three years if all works out.
The update comes from Oda himself as the creator did a joint interview with the creator of Detective Conan for Shueisha. It was there Oda said he's not sure how long it will take to finish One Piece, and he has made too many guesses before now to be credible anymore. But if he had to say, Oda thinks three years should do it.
"I shouldn't really say this out loud because so far, I have been pretty off. As of now, it's a three-year end goal," he shared.
Of course, there is no guarantee of when One Piece will end. A story can change a lot in just a short time, but Oda does know where it is going. The creator has said numerous times that he knows how the series will end. This secret has been kept under lock and key with only a few of Oda's most trusted colleagues knowing the roadway. But as One Piece kickstarts its final act, all of the manga's biggest mysteries are on deck to be answered.
If you are not caught up with One Piece now that its final act is going, you can get started ASAP. Viz Media and Manga Plus have the entire manga available to read online. And for those wanting to binge the anime, sites like Crunchyroll and Hulu have the show in their catalogs.
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