Eiichiro Oda’s full comment (from illustration)
I’ m taking a break!
A few months ago, the competent people in charge said. ‘Mr Oda, this summer is going to be tough: it’s the 25th anniversary, there’s a film coming out and the 00th anniversary. The original story has just finished and now it’s time to… You want to go to Africa to supervise the filming of the Netflix drama. In the summer, there will be a collaboration 00, a commercial 00 and an event 00. Do you want to take a month off to prepare for all this excitement?”
Me: “What! You’re taking a break? How much do you think the readers enjoy Jump… rest! I want to go to Africa too~! I want to reorganise the final chapter so that I can close it as soon as possible. So. I’m sorry, but I’m going to take a little preparation time and a breather!
After the holidays, we will start a raging OP festival! The break is not immediate. Counting from today, we’ll put up two more episodes, and then it’s four weeks from Jump issue 30 to issue 33! Give me time to catch my breath! (The trip to Africa was ruined by the Corona, tears.) The resumption will be in Jump issue 34, 25 July! And please look forward to the film RED, which will be released on 6 August! There’s an interesting phenomenon happening with this one. All the film production staff love Uta-chan. Laughing, even though the film isn’t finished yet. I’m sure you will all feel the same way sooner or later! Enjoy!
Now, the first part of the festival…! Tomorrow, 8 June at 19:00 on the official YouTube streaming, a series of surprise cannons will be fired! To be honest, the content is too egregious! LOL I think you’ll be scared to death!
8 June (Wednesday 19:00).
Announced on the programme
(1) Gordon’s cast released – famous voice actor.
(2) Casting of Uta unleashed – who? Who is it? (You’ll be scared!)
(3) Release of the trailer.
(4) Theme song information lifted. I can’t wait to hear it!
(5) Uta project lifted – I can’t stop talking about it! Enjoy!
(6) Poster visual drawn by Oda-chan – I drew it cool! Take a look.
(7) Announcements Corner – talk about the usual things, right?
(8) The latest information on the original work – we’re taking a break, but we’re going to do something like this.
(translated by me)
We all love the one piece.
We need a break for a while!