Shueisha has announced that the compiled volumes of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga has shipped over 516 million copies worldwide as of the release of the 103rd volume. 416,566,000 copies were shipped in Japan and over 100 million were shipped internationally.
The Guinness World Record has also been updated to reflect as such. One Piece holds the record for “The most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author”. The last update was in July 2021 when the series reached the 490 milestone, the series also hit the 480 milestone in February 2021.
One Piece is the best-selling manga of all time and has sold over 200 million more copies than the second-place series, Dragon Ball.
Gol D. Roger was known as the “Pirate King,” the strongest and most infamous being to have sailed the Grand Line. The capture and execution of Roger by the World Government brought a change throughout the world. His last words before his death revealed the existence of the greatest treasure in the world, One Piece. It was this revelation that brought about the Grand Age of Pirates, men who dreamed of finding One Piece—which promises an unlimited amount of riches and fame—and quite possibly the pinnacle of glory and the title of the Pirate King.
Enter Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy who defies your standard definition of a pirate. Rather than the popular persona of a wicked, hardened, toothless pirate ransacking villages for fun, Luffy’s reason for being a pirate is one of pure wonder: the thought of an exciting adventure that leads him to intriguing people and ultimately, the promised treasure. Following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Luffy and his crew travel across the Grand Line, experiencing crazy adventures, unveiling dark mysteries and battling strong enemies, all in order to reach the most coveted of all fortunes—One Piece.
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