The best selling manga of all time has set yet another milestone that no other manga has ever (and possibly will ever) achieve. Eiichiro Oda has written the 1000th chapter for his incredibly popular series One Piece. The video below celebrates this achievement by highlighting several key moments in the series and the impact the series has had on fans over the years. Soak it in and congrats Oda-san on your wonderful achievement.
One Piece has been published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump since June 1997, with its individual chapters compiled into 97 tankōbon volumes as of September 2020. Several volumes of the manga have broken publishing records, including the highest initial print run of any book in Japan. The official website for Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga announced that the manga has set the Guinness World Record for “the most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author”. As of April 2020, the manga had over 470 million copies in circulation in 43 countries worldwide, making it the best-selling manga series in history. It became the best-selling manga for the eleventh consecutive year in 2018.