The official manga franchise of ONE PIECE has recently received a Guinness World Record for the category “most-published comic series by a single author”. The record was made after ONE PIECE recently released its 103rd volume.
As of this writing, there are 416,566,000 copies of the manga in circulation in Japan, and over 100,000,000 copies are being circulated overseas. This was not the first time Oda had received a Guinness World Record for his works, as he was previously recognized by the award organization in 2015 for having the most printed comic series by one author. At that time, he already held the record for most copies published for the same manga series.
The official Twitter account of ONE PIECE also posted a picture of Hiroyuki Nakano, current editor-in-chief of Shonen Jump, holding the Guinness World Record certificate for said accomplishment.
Eiichiro Oda, the creator of ONE PIECE, had already hyped up the manga’s final saga in May this year, where he mentioned about uncovering all the mysteries that he’s been hiding so far. The manga also recently celebrated its 25th anniversary through a commemorative video.
The ONE PIECE FILM RED movie will premiere this August 6 in Japan. Crunchyroll will be bringing the movie to select theaters in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand this fall. A Philippine theatrical release was also announced by ODEX PH, and will be released in September this year. Goro Taniguchi is directing it, while Masayuki Sato serves as the chief animation director and character designer. Meanwhile, Hiroshi Kato will do both the art design and art direction.
Source: Comic Natalie