Wednesday, June 24, 2015

'One Piece' Breaks Record

One Piece
'One Piece', a Japanese manga series set in the world of pirates and marines, has officially became the best-selling comic book series in history.

320,866,000 copies of the manga, created by Eiichiro Oda, was printed worldwide from December 1997 to December 2014. The manga’s 77th volume was released on April 3 with an initial print run of 3.8 million copies.

The previous Guinness World Record for "The most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author" was held by Akira Toriyama’s legendary Dragon Ball manga series.

A ceremony was held in Tokyo last Monday (June 15) to present the award, but Oda didn't attend and was represented by Weekly Shounen Jump editor Yoshihisa Heishi.

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