Wednesday, 23 January 2019

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"One Piece" Announces Having 430 Million Copies in Print

It was announced by Hiroyuki Nakano (editor-in-chief of Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine) that Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga has over 430 million copies in print in Japan and 66 million copies outside of Japan, during a press event for Shueisha's new 2017 publications. In total, there are 416 million copies of physical prints of the One Piece manga, throughout the world. In June of 2015, the manga set a world record for having 320,866,000 copies printed worldwide, by December 2014. The record itself is for "The most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author."

Oda started serializing the manga in Weekly Shōnen Jump in 1997, and since then, the manga has been published in more than 30 countries. Shueisha released the manga's 86th compiled manga volume on August 4 and Viz Media released the 83rd volume on August 1.

It was also revealed at the manga's 20th anniversary event in July that Tomorrow Studios, partnership between Marty Adelstein (Exec. producer for Prison Break, Hanna, Teen Wolf & more) and ITV Studios will produce a live-action Hollywood television show adaptation of the manga.

It hasn't been stated if the movie will be a full overview of the all the manga volumes, wrapped in one movie, or if it will cover only a few, but we look forward to following up with this story and keeping you in the know.

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