Eiichiro Oda is a rare breed in the world of manga, as he rarely takes breaks, resulting in One Piece being published for almost 26 years with minimal interruptions. Unfortunately for fans eagerly awaiting the final arc, which Oda had paused last summer to prepare for, One Piece will go on a one-month hiatus, much to their disappointment.
Eiichiro Oda’s decision to take a break from One Piece’s publication until July 17th, with Chapter 1086 being the last one released, is due to his need for eye surgery. Oda suffers from a severe case of astigmatism, which hinders his ability to see things up close and significantly impacts his work. To address this issue, he has chosen to undergo surgery performed by a specialist to rectify the problem.
Taking it with a lot of humor, initially joking that the surgery is to be able to shoot laser beams from his eyes, Eichiro Oda has drawn a statement to explain to his fans why there will be no One Piece for a month. This will affect issues 29, 30, 31, and 32 of Weekly Shounen Jump, returning to action on July 17th with chapter 1087. While it’s unfortunate that he has to pause just as the beloved series is approaching its conclusion, we can be grateful that it’s for a problem with a relatively simple solution. Let’s hope Eiichiro Oda has a speedy recovery, that he can take this time to rest, and that when he returns, he will be able to finish One Piece with the same creative genius he has demonstrated so far.
Some of the links added in the article are part of affiliate campaigns and may represent benefits for Softonic.