One Piece author Eiichiro Oda debunked a popular fan theory about the main treasure of the series.
Regarding One Piece, many fans have theorized that it does not consist of gold or gems but a strong bond between the people who have been searching for it together. However, a Twitter user by the name sandman (or @sandman_AP) recently shared a quote from Oda in which he denies this altogether, reiterating that One Piece is in fact a real treasure. the. “One Piece is not a ‘Straw Hat bond,’” Oda said. “I hate it. When I was a child, I was not satisfied with the Wizard of Oz, that adventure itself was a treasure. That story is unacceptable. Luffy has a great journey, so give him a proper treasure.”
Luffy’s One Piece Search Begins in 1997
Luffy’s elusive One Piece quest has spanned more than two decades, when the first chapter of Eiichiro Oda’s beloved TV series was first published in July 1997. Last year, Oda began executes the series’ final main plot, which tells of the chaotic aftermath that followed. of several important events. In December, Oda also reassured worried fans that he has no intention of ending One Piece anytime soon, as the author still has a lot of work to do to finish Luffy’s story.
In addition to the 2019 interview regarding One Piece, @sandman_AP also recently discovered a 1998 interview that shows that Oda started planning the final installment of the series very early on. In this interview, Oda explains that the infamous Pirate Captain, Red-Haired Shanks, will start appearing more often once the final season begins. The latest chapters of One Piece are in line with Oda’s claims, as Red-Haired Shanks is currently in direct competition with the Straw Hats in pursuit of Gol. Legendary Treasure of D. Roger.
One Piece continues to rule the world
One Piece continues to dominate the manga world as the #1 best-selling series of all time, with over 516.6 million copies sold as of March 2023. The franchise’s newest film. , One Piece Film: Red, also became the highest-grossing Japanese film in history. 2022, grossing a staggering 19.70 billion yen (about $144.2 million at the time of writing.) The film also performed well worldwide, grossing $35.5 million in theater time. One Piece Film: Red will be released on Blu-ray on July 11, giving fans access to the film and three special episodes of the anime.
Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga is available in English from VIZ. The anime is available to stream in its entirety on Crunchyroll.