Eiichiro Oda is already in the Guinness World Records for “the most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author,” but as he keeps pumping out chapters of One Piece, he just makes more and more records for himself.
His publisher Shueisha was very happy to reveal that as of February 4, there are 480 million copies of One Piece in circulation around the globe. The vast majority of sales have taken place in Japan, with more than 400 million copies sold there. The other millions of copies are spread out across different countries and territories.
The 98th volume of One Piece was also just released in Japan, and Shueisha is encouraging fans to share videos on TikTok of “limited-time One Piece effects” with the hashtag “#麦わらの一味の負ける気がしねェチャレンジ.” This goes on till February 18, and some participants will randomly win prizes.
Source: Anime News Network
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.