It’s biggest selling manga in Japanese history. You know it, you love it and it might be wearing you out. Maybe not, but a recent poll shows that some readers are getting tired of the series. Most, however, are not.
One Piece debuted way back in 1997. But, according to the manga’s editor, creator Eiichiro Oda isn’t yet close to finishing the series. The series looks like it will wrap up at around 120 volumes (it’s currently at volume 81).
Website Sirabee polled 271 men and women across Japan, asking them if they thought that One Piece‘s quality has gotten worse as a result of its long serialisation.
Out of those polled, 28.8 per cent said they thought it had gotten worse because of that. Another way to spin that data, however, is that over 70 per cent thought that it had not!
According to Sirabee, recent complaints against One Piece are things like, “The story is too long,” “Because it’s kept going on and on, I’ve lost interest in the story,” and “It’s exhausting.”
Though, over on My Game News Flash, many commenters wrote things like, “To be honest, One Piece is still interesting” and praised the recent Volume 81. Some also pointed out that other popular manga like Dragon Ball and Naruto have continued in various forms for a long time.
You can please some of the people some of the time, but you cannot please all of the people all of the time. Or, rather, 120 volumes of the time.