One Piece will be on break between Jump issue 30-33 due to the preparation for the upcoming arc, a trip to Africa to supervise the filming of Netflix’s Live Action(later Oda gave up to the trip due to Covid-19 spreading) and One Piece Film: Red.
Here’s the full translation:
I’m taking a break!
A few months ago, my talented editors told me “Oda-sensei, this summer will be tough. The 25th Anniversary of the series will take place, and there will also be a commemoration for the release of the film. The story of Wano is also now over… You also want to travel to Africa to supervise the filming of Netflix’s Live-Action. During summer, we will also have collaborations, commercials and events. Would you like to take a whole month off in order to prepare for all this excitement?”.
I said, “What!? Taking a break!? How much do you think readers enjoy Jump… But resting!!”
And want to go to Africa tooooo!! I also want to reorganize the final arc of the series so I can finish it as soon as possible. So… I’m sorry, but I’m going to take a breather and some time to prepare!!
After my vacation, a raging ONE PIECE festival will start! This break will not be immediate. Starting today, 2 more chapters will be published, and the break will take for weeks from Jump’s Issue #30 to Issue #33! Give me some time to breathe! (The previous trip to Africa was ruined due to the Coronavirus, sadly). Series will be resuming in Jump’s Issue #34 on July 25th!
And please look forward to ONE PIECE: FILM RED, which will be screening on August 6th! There’s something interesting happening with this one. All the production staff of the movie loves Uta-chan. It’s not like the movie is completed yet though. Anyway, I’m sure you will all feel the same way sooner or later!! Please look forward to it!
Now, the beginning of the festival…! Starting tomorrow, June 8th, at 19:00 in the Official YouTube Channel stream, there will be a lot of surprises!! Honest, all the content may be too egregious!! It’s going to scare you all!
1-Casting of Gordon unveiled. A famous voice actor.
2-Casting of Uta unveiled. Who is it!? Who is it!!? (Scary!!)
3-New trailer released.
4-Theme song information lifted. I can’t wait to hear it!
5-Uta Project revealed. You won’t be able to have your mouths closed!! Look forward to it!
6-Key Visual drawn by Oda-chan. drew it, it’s really cool! Please check it out.
7-Announcement Corner. This will be about the usual stuff, right?
8-Latest information on the manga. This is about the break I’ll be taking.