Eiichiro Oda is not known for taking many breaks, but this time the author has opted to take a break in order to prepare for the “final saga” of the popular manga series, One Piece. The franchise’s official Twitter account stated that the manga will take a one-month break beginning June 27th, after the End of the long-running Wano Country arc.
Monkey D. Luffy’s adventure is apparently coming to an end, as the author intends to work on the manga’s “final arc.” The 4-week break will allow series creator Eiichiro Oda to prepare for the series’ 25th anniversary, the upcoming One Piece: Film RED, supervise the live-action, and plan the series’ ‘Final Saga.’ See the official statement below:
The hiatus will begin following the June 27th release of Weekly Shonen Jump’s 30th issue of the year in Japan. The series will resume on July 25th, when the 34th edition of the manga magazine reaches shop shelves. Many fans believe that the next arc will be the final act of One Piece, but this cannot be confirmed as of yet.
Despite the break, Oda will have a busy summer working on the series’ upcoming 15th feature-length animated film, One Piece Film: Red. On August 6, the film will be released in Japan. He is also the executive producer for Netflix’s planned live-action adaption of his Work.