The latest 103rd volume of “ONE PIECE,” a popular manga by Eiichiro Oda, was released on April 4, and the total number of copies sold in Japan and abroad (not including electronic editions) has surpassed 510 million, the publisher Shueisha announced on the same day.
One Piece is an adventure story about Luffy, the hero who aims to become the “Pirate King,” and has been serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump” since 1997. The total number of copies sold in Japan has exceeded 410 million. Overseas, it is distributed in 60 countries and regions.
In 2014, it was recognized by Guinness World Records as “the world’s largest cumulative number of comics drawn by a single author. This record has been updated to over 410 million copies as of July 2022.