For those worried that One Piece might be ending sooner rather than later, don't be. In a recent interview, the manga's creator, Eiichiro Oda, says he won't be slowing down anytime soon.
"After 17 years, after more and more new characters being created in the story, I couldn't stop inspiration coming into my head," Oda told ChinaTimes (via OPForum). "I think I can continue drawing for another decade."
Oda then added that new characters will be joining the One Piece crew.
The famed manga creator's busy work schedule is rather infamous. In 2012, Oda said he slept from 2am to 5am, spending his waking hours hard at work on One Piece. "I have no days off," he said at the time. "If I had them, I'd want to go on vacation with my family. I just want to go outside, it doesn't matter where. See, I don't get out much."
In the recent ChinaTimes interview, Oda added, "As I'm getting older, I've slightly adjusted my sleep time. I go to bed at 8 (morning) and wake up at 12 (noon), making sure that I have 4 hours of sleep. Don't need to worry about my health, it's all fine now."