One Piece manga creator Eiichiro Oda has revealed the idea of creating a spinoff to his popular Shōnen Jump series.
On Twitter, sandman (@sandman_AP) shared interesting information regarding Oda’s future after One Piece. In an official YouTube video from February 14, 2020, Oda humorously mentioned his hobby of creating a new manga called “Two Pieces” after One Piece ended. Although Oda commented jokingly, he admired Akira Toriyama’s approach to occasionally releasing a manga series.
One Piece is on hiatus
For nearly 25 years, Oda has been writing and illustrating the One Piece manga for Weekly Shōnen Jump. While the end of the series is still a long way off, Oda has confirmed that the Straw Hat Pirates are gearing up for their final adventure. In keeping with the manga’s upcoming ending, One Piece took a month-long break to give Oda the time needed to map out the final plot in the series.
As One Piece began its final journey, fans revisited Oda’s previous comments about his creative process. Although Oda admits that not everything in One Piece is pre-planned, he mentioned years ago that if “Red-Haired” Shanks started appearing frequently in the story, that would mean One Piece has come to an end. On a more serious note, Oda believes that One Piece could continue without him if his weak health worsens. Previous reports from March said Oda was sleep deprived.
Currently, Oda is still heavily involved in One Piece’s multimedia development. For example, Netflix’s upcoming live-action One Piece TV series will only be released if Oda himself approves the final product. Meanwhile, the anime series is nearing the end of the Wano Country part.
One Piece is available now on streaming services like Netflix, Crunchyroll, and Tubi. Viz Media handles the English release of the manga.
Source: Twitter, via YouTube