One Piece on Hiatus

Topic started by ethan on Aug. 26, 2010. Last post by Nerx 4 years, 5 months ago.
Post by ethan (887 posts) See mini bio Level 15
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.-    
Post by rubberluffy (600 posts) See mini bio Level 16
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.  Lets hope Oda has a nice break, I can't wait to see what he's got planned.
Post by ninjadude853 (464 posts) See mini bio Level 12
this is perfect, Oda definately deserves a break, and it makes sense for there to be an actual break for the readers because it helps convey the idea of a time skip
theres just one problem i can't quite put my finger on... what was it? oh yeah!
this will be an adjustment for all
also, yes, the anime will be One Piece: New World, it just makes sense
Post by obscurefan (216 posts) See mini bio Level 20
One Piece New World sounds right but I can't see a series ending when its only three issues from issue 600, although I do think that the show itself might end and begin again as something new.
Post by Naruto79 (58 posts) See mini bio Level 3

It was due. Series that last as long as One Piece generally need time skips to advance characters because having the ENTIRE story take place over a year or so doesn't always make sense. 

Post by Roldan (81 posts) See mini bio Level 7
well the manga's never change name. Dragon Ball was still Dragon Ball after the big time skip but if the anime decides to do a Z/Shippuden title then New World would be awesome. good marketing their also.
Post by sora_thekey (1,097 posts) See mini bio Level 16
 Wow this is big news!
This is a really good plan for people (ME) who haven't read/watched One Piece (ME) and really wants to (ME)
I have two years to catch up!
Post by CorAutMors (77 posts) See mini bio Level 6
First off: Oy vey! Four weeks without One Piece? I don't know how I'll survive. (But I think I'll manage.)  

Oda definitely deserves a break though. I'm verrrryyyy curious to see what's going to happen after the time skip.
Post by AK_the_Twilight (33 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Well, I'm not big on time skips (I find them to be a bit distracting), but it's probably for the best.
Post by Gasero (167 posts) See mini bio Level 9
After Luffy's message in the newspaper was revealed it seems like there is a well deserved break for Oda.
I certainly hope that there is a time skip and the crew shows up with more (and hopefully more appealing) crewmates and the original crew is much stronger than before. As things stand now, they are not that impressive compared to the other characters.
Post by FoxxFireArt (2,654 posts) See mini bio Level 25
Dragon Ball the manga did become Dragon Ball Z after Goku won the World's Martial Arts Tournament. He came back with a kid. 
The idea of it being called One Piece New World is just a theory of mine. It just seems to make sense. In Japan it would probably be called "One Piece: Shin Sekai".
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.
Post by Kuma_From_Argentina (7,170 posts) See mini bio Level 14
I need my fix, Oda cannot leave me without OP for a month, I will swim to Japan to beat the crap out of him...
Post by secretzfan (238 posts) See mini bio Level 18
One Piece story gap and a new name might appear similar to Naruto or DBZ this could be good for the series. A sequel series.
Post by Kayak (469 posts) See mini bio Level 6
It's gonna be tough without One Piece, but this gives me the chance to catch up on a load of other manga.
I like what Oda is doing, imagine how exited the crew are gonna feel when they finally meet. Were gonna be the exact same. It's gonna be intresting to see all the major changes in the world.
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
I haven't gotten into One Piece yet, but this sounds really cool.  Maybe i can read all 598 chapters in 4 weeks.    :P
Post by Kayak (469 posts) See mini bio Level 6
@JJOR64 said:
" I haven't gotten into One Piece yet, but this sounds really cool.  Maybe i can read all 598 chapters in 4 weeks.    :P "
It'll be easy once you become addicted :p
Post by daikari (8 posts) See mini bio Level 8
I was shocked when I heard it was going on a four week break. I have a hard time when they skip a week... But with the shocking revelation they that happened last chapter, I think I'll be able to bare it just waiting for what he has in store for after the break. Seeing how the characters change after the 2 year break just like what happened with naruto.
Post by Destinyheroknight (10,477 posts) See mini bio Level 21

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I cant wait four week
Post by daikari (8 posts) See mini bio Level 8
@FoxxFireArt: One Piece New world does seem like a cool and actual possibility for a name.
Also I think its awesome that One Piece Strong World is Canon. Also When I read that One piece Strong World would be be Luffy's last adventure as a 17-year old. It made me sad thinking there wouldn't be any more movies but find out they are taking a taking a break and going 2 years into the future it makes me happier.
Post by EganTheVile1 (1,511 posts) See mini bio Level 20
You got me excited over nothing, thought my nephew would stop talking about One Piece for two years, LOL :)
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