A Message from Eiichiro Oda


I messed up!
I put up with my illness for too long, and my condition got worse. I apologize to all the readers who were looking forward to the next chapters, as well as to all the Straw Hats who were really looking forward to wreaking some havoc. But I'm currently going through some painful treatment. The story was just about to take a new turn, so I really really wanted you all to read the next chapter as soon as possible. I know how long two weeks can feel for all the shonen out there, but please wait for just a bit longer.

— Eiichiro Oda

One Piece is scheduled to return in the 06-10-2013 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump. Don't miss out!


Submitted by SooCat on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 11:41

hope you get well soon Oda :) looking forward for next chapter and i am able to wait 2 weeks for it :) im just glad you care about your readers :P

Submitted by ericjonrussell on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 11:44

I may not follow One Piece at the moment but I hope you get better Oda-sensei!!!

Submitted by Wolfuzz on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 12:07

Please get well!

I hope you get better!

Submitted by Todt85 on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 12:33

take as long as you need.to .

Submitted by goditachi on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 15:30

I hope you get well soon Eichiro Oda-dono, no worries! :)

Submitted by blueninja777 on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 16:23

Stay strong Oda-sensei, I will pray for your healing. Take as much time needed; your health is more important than One Piece.

Submitted by Narutoqweavatar on Sat, 05/25/2013 - 04:27

I hope he gets well. My heart goes out to him.
For some reason he reminds me of moritaka from Bakuman

Submitted by Cisco9630 on Sat, 05/25/2013 - 11:22

Oda Sensei get better!!!!! Take as much rest as you need, you deserve it! Take that illness like a Zolo!

@Narutoqweavatar I know right, Vol. 6 where Marshiro ends up in the hospital. Luckily in this situation, One piece is too popular to drop like detective trap did.

Submitted by r2d2maxi on Sat, 05/25/2013 - 13:13

hi oda hope ur doing well and don't worry ur fans are more worried about ur health than those chapters ciao
_ Charles Ace Hon

Submitted by Primalx3 on Sat, 05/25/2013 - 16:48

I hope that Oda-sensei makes a full recovery and beats the illness.

Submitted by Hero2Anime on Sun, 05/26/2013 - 02:08

Just get your strength back, Oda-sensei. In the future just get Tony Tony Chopper to give you medicine should you feel sick again

Submitted by fullmetaluffy on Sun, 05/26/2013 - 06:25

its ok you've done so much for me well for all of us,ill be praying for you we straw hats will pray for your return Eiichiro Oda senpai

Submitted by Esqimo on Sun, 05/26/2013 - 13:12

Get well Mr.Oda and I look forward to the next chapter of One piece!
Hope you get well soon!

Submitted by Mashiba on Sun, 05/26/2013 - 18:15

I hope u get better soon mr.Oda..

Submitted by Onigizza on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 10:03

Oda sensei take your time to recover, your health is more important so I hope you get well :D

Submitted by ChibiHarlock on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 12:51

This made my day, knowing that Oda sent a message out to his fans, including his Oversea fans. The story is really picking up and knowing now that Oda said a new twist is coming, I CAN wait! XD Make a safe recovery Oda!

Submitted by DarkAngelGirl1 on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 22:55

I hope you get better soon! Your health is very important. I hope you feel better after your painful treatment. Take care!

Submitted by scast911 on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 14:21

Get well !!!

Submitted by kmrmehta5 on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 15:10

Hope you are alright.

Submitted by otakuninja2177 on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 18:33

Being a manga artist is probably one of the most stressful job out there, I hope he takes it easy after the treatment. I also hear that he has a smoking problem so I hope he gets on his feat soon. Get well Oda Sensei :(

Submitted by MissIvory on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 05:05

I hope you get well soon!
A lot of kisses from Spain :)

Submitted by Lizzy on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 08:57

Get well soon like everyone says Ur health is the most inportent thing to worry about right now! And no one will say they hate u 4 not given them new weekly chapters of One Piece. I have a feeling One Piece will be fine once it comes back into the WSJ magazine!!!!

Submitted by WesKR on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 09:53

He'll be fine, he's actually pretty young. (38?) a weeks rest will do him wonders.

Submitted by KvotheRemembers on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:11

Get Better soon i cant wiat to read your next chapter and just remember you cant make more chapters if your dead so stay healthy and keep one piece going

Submitted by onepiece2013 on Sat, 11/23/2013 - 20:11


Submitted by bloocow on Wed, 05/28/2014 - 09:53

Dear Oda sensei, I would wait a year for you to get well.
Please take good care of your health, & recover well.
If you work very hard, you must rest very hard also.
It is a balance of life...