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One Piece on Hiatus

Two year hiatus?!

The Straw Hat crew may be in heavy training for their journey to come, but as it turns out. Everyone else is taking a a long break, readers included.  


 Shonen Jump No. 38
 Shonen Jump No. 38
Rumors have been flooding the internet and One Piece communities all over -- but with the release of this week's issue of Shonen Jump No. 38 in Japan -- It's no rumor! It's been confirmed as fact, and this could have an effect on the series forever. After the release of One Piece Ch. 597 this week, One Piece and the series creator/artist Eiichiro Oda is going on a four week break. NoOne Piece chapters are to be expected until Shonen Jump No. 43. For a series that has been on a near nonstop run for thirteen years. It's a well deserved break.
 
It isn't just this gap in the release schedule that makes this so big. What is to be expected either in Ch. 598 or very soon is a TWO YEAR time gap in story. Big for any tale, but about par for the course of the Shonen line. I've just been wondering what this gap could mean in the future. AfterDragon Ball had a time gap, it had another one after the World's Martial-Arts Tournament, and the series became Dragon Ball Z. Though, the Naruto manga kept the series name after it's time skip. The anime became known as Naruto Shippuden. Currently, theOne Piece manga is at 59 volumes, and the crew hasn't even reached the second half of the Grand Line called the New World. When Luffy and the crew returns, could the series be renamed into something different? Even if the manga doesn't change names. When the anime reaches this point, could it become "One Piece:New World"?

-Kristoffer Remmell (FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.-    
hitsusatsu11on Aug. 26, 2010 at 8:24 p.m.
@FoxxFireArt said:
" @Roldan: 
Dragon Ball the manga did become Dragon Ball Z after Goku won the World's Martial Arts Tournament. He came back with a kid. 
   
No, man. In japan it stayed only as a continuous Dragon Ball manga. Only the anime had a Z. 
Your pals at Viz are the only ones who added "Z" in the manga in North America.
FoxxFireArt moderator on Aug. 26, 2010 at 8:33 p.m.
@hitsusatsu11: 
Really? I hadn't realized that. That's strange. I never followed the Dragon Ball manga.
 
@JJOR64: 
Don't be too concerned about the manga too much. Though it's one of the lower edited mangas VIZ makes. They censored the entire Skypiea Arc (six volumes) using religious values. They refused to use the word "God" through the entire story.
 
The anime by FUNimation is doing a good job. I can even suggest some places that are good to start.
hitsusatsu11on Aug. 26, 2010 at 8:39 p.m.
@FoxxFireArt: Yes in Japan there is no distinction between the DB and Z manga
sora_thekey moderator on Aug. 27, 2010 at 2:33 a.m.
@FoxxFireArt said:
"@sora_thekey:
I'm unsure if you are joking, but that two year gap isn't for the manga. It's in the story. Two years are going to pass for the characters. Only a month for readers. Much in the same way Naruto had  a two year time skip. You have a month to catch up with the manga. "
Hahaha totally read that wrong then...
Okay then 1 month to catch up it is! I'll take what I can get!
Mezmeroon Aug. 27, 2010 at 8:49 a.m.
I only watch the show because of the high production quality.  This saga has been an absolute masterpiece so far and I think Oda should take all the time he needs give it a grand finish.
ichireion Aug. 27, 2010 at 10:22 a.m.
These 4 weeks will be the end of me, but Oda DEFINITELY deserves this break. I worship him as a hero that is keeping the sinking boat of manga afloat just with sheer haki alone! He needs time to let that precious creative mind of his rest, and then we'll be back to more One Piece epicness and hijinks.
jlanzeron Aug. 27, 2010 at 2:17 p.m.
So with the two year advancement in age do you think the story would get more mature with the characters or would it still be the light hearted adventure it is now.  Naruto got a little more mature by making it somewhat darker and in some cases more brutal.  Then again Z kept it light hearted with the introduction of Gohan to still keep the story kiddy.
I'm confident that One Piece won't follow either of these scenarios and i can't wait for what they decide to do with the 2 years.  I'm only up to ep 280 and this is by far the best of the big three.
Roldanon Aug. 27, 2010 at 6:25 p.m.
@jlanzer said:

" So with the two year advancement in age do you think the story would get more mature with the characters or would it still be the light hearted adventure it is now.  Naruto got a little more mature by making it somewhat darker and in some cases more brutal.  Then again Z kept it light hearted with the introduction of Gohan to still keep the story kiddy. I'm confident that One Piece won't follow either of these scenarios and i can't wait for what they decide to do with the 2 years.  I'm only up to ep 280 and this is by far the best of the big three. "

they should strike something between with somewhat older characters and mature storytelling but still some great light humor. something like they did in the Enies Lobby arc (I'm guessing you're there on the anime).   
 
http://www.gundammodelkits.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Figuarts-Zero-Monkey-D.-Luffy-02.jpg
 
 
this is how luffy should look :D!
FoxxFireArt moderator on Aug. 27, 2010 at 6:57 p.m.
@jlanzer: 
Episode 280 is an odd time. The Enies Lobby Arc is epic. Sanji's fight with Wanze cracked me the Eff Up, then there is Sogeking. You have a while until you catch up with the anime. Episode 464 airs this week.
 
Honestly, you could skip to Episode 284 and miss nothing. The next few episodes are just recaps of the crews' pasts.
 
I actually lost interest in Naruto after the time skip. Everything just  became so emo.
MrDirector786on Aug. 28, 2010 at 7:31 a.m.
I look forward to the end of the 4 weeks when it resumes. I hope that whatever happens after the time skip will be worth the wait.
TensaZangetsuon Aug. 29, 2010 at 4:51 a.m.
@rubberluffy: I don't want absense though :'( XD But i can't wait to see how they all differ and there new strengh :P
PenguinDuston Aug. 29, 2010 at 7:20 a.m.
I only watch the anime and don't read the manga so I don't believe this hiatus will effect me too much.  From what I understand the manga is much farther along in the story than the anime is presently, so I doubt it will really impact the anime for a good amount of time.  At worst, they'll be forced to do a filler-side story until there is enough material from the manga again.
NelsonMenardon Aug. 29, 2010 at 5:02 p.m.
i cant wait to see how they all mature and how strong they look i hope they all become badass and become funnier and of course stronger and maybe luffy should have a weapon like a sword make it harder with his haki,and maybe ussop should become really fast and strong and could shoot at a really long range with a new weapon, and zoro should be as strong as mihawk or stronger, nami should be able to tell the weather base on the smell of the air and the way it feel and her weapon should upgrade, robin should be so smart that she will be able to inform the crew whats happening in the new world, chopper should become taller and muscular and shud last in his transformation longer, franky should have mega upgrade to beat kuma and have many weapons, last but not least brook should learn whole bunch of songs and technique. thats what i hope no i hope for better then this cant wait.
EganTheVile1on Aug. 29, 2010 at 11:21 p.m.
Off Topic: Monkey D Luffy always looks like he just finished chugging a case of 6 hour power to me
EganTheVile1on Aug. 30, 2010 at 12:58 a.m.
@FoxxFireArt said:
" @jlanzer: 
Episode 280 is an odd time. The Enies Lobby Arc is epic. Sanji's fight with Wanze cracked me the Eff Up, then there is Sogeking. You have a while until you catch up with the anime. Episode 464 airs this week.
 
Honestly, you could skip to Episode 284 and miss nothing. The next few episodes are just recaps of the crews' pasts.
 
I actually lost interest in Naruto after the time skip. Everything just  became so emo. "
Just like DBZ.... been astonished how much the new show which just cuts down the DBZ story into a more condensed series skips.... Then I watch DBZ and am dumbfounded the series ran so long.... 5 episodes to recap the spirit bomb attack? REALLY? God, how long was the Buu saga for that matter?
Sire_Don Aug. 30, 2010 at 3:12 a.m.

I actually just got into One Piece, becaue i noticed it has the similar art style to Fairy Tale.  Hopefully i can catch up to the true fans!!!

linkson Aug. 30, 2010 at 11:48 p.m.
I like it very much
PredatorPTon Aug. 31, 2010 at 5:34 a.m.
After 13 years I think Eiichiro Oda deserves a break.
Darkness1on Sept. 13, 2010 at 4:02 p.m.
This might  be a good thing
Nerxon Sept. 13, 2010 at 8:22 p.m.
one more week

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