25 Facts About One Piece


One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda.

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One Piece has received praise for its storytelling, art, characterization, and humor.

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In 2015 and 2022, One Piece set the Guinness World Record for "the most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author".

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One Piece is the only manga whose volumes have ranked first every year in Oricon's weekly comic chart existence since 2008.

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World of One Piece is populated by humans and many other races, such as dwarves, fish-men, and giants.

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One Piece was inspired by The Wizard of Oz, claiming not to endure stories where the reward of adventure is the adventure itself, opting for a story where travel is important, but even more important is the goal.

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In many instances, the English version of the One Piece manga uses one onomatopoeia for multiple onomatopoeia used in the Japanese version.

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The author explained he deliberately avoids including them in One Piece since the series is a shonen manga and the boys who read it are not interested in love stories.

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The spin-off series One Piece Party, written by Ei Ando in a super deformed art style, began serialization in the January 2015 issue of Saikyo Jump.

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One Piece's crew arrives to help him, and with their help he recovers the treasure for the town, acquires food, and destroys Gally's ship.

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However, once 4Kids realized One Piece was not appropriate for their intended demographic, the company decided to edit it into a more child-oriented series until they had an opportunity to legally drop the license.

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One Piece franchise has been adapted into multiple video games published by subsidiaries of Bandai and later as part of Bandai Namco Entertainment.

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An event called "One Piece Premier Show" debuted at Universal Studios Japan in 2007.

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One Piece is the best-selling manga series in history; in 2012, Oricon, a Japanese company that began its own annual manga sales ranking chart in year 2008, reported that the series was the first to sell 100 million copies .

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One Piece has been the best-selling manga series every year for eleven consecutive years from 2008 until 2018.

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One Piece is the only manga that had an initial print of volumes of above 3 million continuously for more than ten years.

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Additionally, One Piece is the only work whose volumes have ranked 1st every year in Oricon's weekly comic chart existence since 2008.

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In France, One Piece has been the best-selling manga since 2011, with over 31.

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In Germany, One Piece is the second best-selling manga behind Dragon Ball.

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Allen Divers of Anime News Network comments in 2003 that the art style One Piece employs "initially seems very cartoonish with much of the character designs showing more North American influence than that from its Japanese origins", adding that the "artwork and settings come across as timeless in their presentation".

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Dale Bashir of IGN wrote that One Piece is more about the world-building, adventuring, and the meaning of freedom instead of the "usual shonen battling" from series like Dragon Ball and Naruto.

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Nakano said that Weekly Shonen Jump is "a game of weekly popularity", and before One Piece, he aimed for something "interesting this week without thinking about the next"; however, the series reached overwhelming popularity due to its style that involves a story concept and detailed hints, adding that the series had a huge impact on other series.

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One Piece was nominated for the 23rd Kodansha Manga Award in the shonen category in 1999.

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Forty-sixth volume of One Piece was the best manga of 2007, according to the Oricon's Japanese Book of the Year Action Committee.

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On Tencent's anime and manga web portal, One Piece ranked first in a poll of "must-read manga for the younger generation in China".

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