Manga One Piece has been published since 1999, so far it has released more than 1000 volumes. With the massive amount of manga and anime, many fans want the story to continue forever, but sooner or later this work will have to end. In a recent interview with Luffy’s voiced seiyuu, she revealed that the One Piece anime will end in 7 to 8 years.
Specifically, Asahi interviewed Luffy’s seiyuu, Mayumi Tanaka (66 years old). Tanaka shared that at the age of 40 she was suffering from back pain, so she thought that if One Piece was still very long, she might not be able to complete the dub until the last minute. After consulting with her son, Tanaka decided that if something were to happen to her then Goku’s seiyuu Masako Nozawa (85 years old) would take her place as Luffy.
However, when asked about the situation of One Piece, Mayumi Tanaka said that One Piece will probably end in less than 10 years. She said:
“I predict the anime will end in 7-8 years. I also don’t know the ending of the story, so I want to keep living until the last volume of the series. If I pass away soon, I’ll ask. someone who knows the end of the story, saying: ‘Tell me what happens at the end. I’m dying right now’ (laughs) By the way, regarding One Piece’s treasure revealed in at the end, I was hoping it would be ‘friends’ or ‘relationships’ or something conceptual like that, however, Oda told me ‘It’s not like that. There’s a treasure chest’ only true.’ I’m looking forward to how it ends.”
Indeed, for the One Piece fandom, when One Piece will end is always a topic of interest to many people. During his about 30 years of writing, Oda has made many estimates about when One Piece will end.
For example, in 2019, in a conversation with Youtuber group Fischer, author Oda also expressed his wish to end One Piece after 5 years, so many people have predicted that the One Piece series will be able to end. ending around 2024. In 2020, an advertisement in Shonen Jump’s One Piece magazine also revealed that One Piece will soon enter its final arc. Oda himself also continued to confirm that he wants to end One Piece within 4-5 years in an interview with Arashi TV station. Finally, he repeated this information in the SBS section of episode 97.
If this “previous” One Piece ending time is correct, perhaps after Wano ends, we will have only one more arc left to say goodbye to One Piece. Meanwhile, the war on Oni Island is reaching its climax, Kaido’s Disasters have been defeated one by one, and soon the focus will be on the battle of the 2 Yonko.
Source: Anime senpai – TAIHEN Entertainment