‘One Piece’ Manga Spoilers, News, Update: Holographic ‘One Piece’ Anime Scheduled for 2017; Series About to End?

By Arianne Gift , Updated Nov 11, 2016 05:45 AM EST
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"One Piece" fans are up for an enhanced virtual experience as DMM VR Theater collaborates with creator Eiichiro Oda for the very first "One Piece" holographic anime. The event is to be held in the VR Theater in Japan, a venue that uses holographic technology for virtual concerts and events.

DMM VR Theater is set to screen "Mugiwara no Ichimi vs. Kaigun vs. Ōka Shichi Bukai (Straw Hats vs. Navy vs. Seven Warlords of the Sea) Holographic Battle Theater Encore in Yokohama on November 12. The screening is extended until 11th of December in order for fans to have a taste of the forthcoming "One Piece" holographic anime scheduled for 2017, Anime News Network reports.

In other news, fans express their concerns after speculations hinted that the "One Piece" manga will reach its end. To recall, creator Eiichiro Oda estimated that the series will last for about five years, but editor Suguro Sugita thinks otherwise.

According to Sugita, the storyline is almost at its peak and have reached 70 percent to 80 percent. "Eiichiro Oda told me that the first part of the story ... was around halfway through. That was about 60 volumes, so maybe we're at 70 percent? I don't think it's at 80 percent yet," he revealed.

A recent interview with former editor Naoki Kawashima also revealed that the working process for "One Piece" has been by far continuous and consistent. In fact, Kawashima comically recalls the time where Oda told her to "die for 'One Piece,'" an implication that Oda's work ethic has reached the point where stopping is not or never an option.

Meanwhile, reports circulating on the web state that the "One Piece" anime series is going to be cancelled. This hasn't been confirmed yet, although there is a possibility of some episodes going to be delayed.

Fans of "One Piece" still have a lot of questions concerning the future of the hit manga/anime. However, the announcement of the holographic anime production might be a signal that fans shouldn't be worried at all.

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