Nearly 417 million copies in Japan, more than 100 million in 60 overseas territories
Kodoani.com – On Thursday, Shueisha announced that the manga One Piece Eiichiro Oda’s manga has surpassed 500 million copies published worldwide since the release of the manga’s 103rd volume on the same day. 416,566,000 of which are in Japan and 100 million copies in 60 countries and territories outside of Japan. (In the past, Shueisha used the Japanese term for “published” when reporting her manga statistics, but clarified that these figures include both print and digital.)
The manga set a Guinness World Record in June 2015 with 320,866,000 copies worldwide as of December 2014. The world record is for “Most published copies of the same manga series. of an author.” With today’s announcement, the manga has updated its Guinness World Record.
Oda took a month off on June 27 to prepare for the manga’s “final story”, and the author returned on July 25.
As of July 2021, the manga has 490 million copies published worldwide.
Weekly Shonen Jump revealed in August 2020 that One Piece “is headed for the final story to come.” The manga is currently ending in the ending of the Wano Country story.
Oda began serializing the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997.
The franchise has an upcoming One Piece Film Red anime that opens in Japan on Saturday. One Piece is also having a Hollywood live-action series adapted by Netflix.