A recent interview with Shonen Jump’s editor-in-chief Hiroyuki Nakano has revealed that Eiichiro Oda (the creator of the seemingly endless franchise that is One Piece) wants to end the drawn out series as soon as possible, a feat that many doubt will be occurring anytime soon considering how much cash it is raking in.
“[I] don’t know yet because One Piece is a very popular manga in Japan and its popularity keeps on increasing and the storyline accidentally gets longer as it goes on.
Even Oda-sensei tried to end the manga as early as possible because it has become too popular.”
The interviewer also asked Nakano if the conclusion to One Piece has already been decided:
“According to Oda-sensei, I think he has a plot for the ending of One Piece. And nobody knows what Oda-sensei has planned for the ending. That is all in Oda’s head.
And because the storyline of One Piece keeps on getting longer, the plot that Oda planned sometimes changes based on the current events. It all depends on the situation.”
Many will no doubt suspect that Oda intentionally and rather understandably prolonged the series to take advantage of its popularity, making a clean ending even less likely…