http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y342/Byzantinefire/One%20Piece%20Guinness%20World%20Record%20Award_zpsaly9nifm.png Eiichiro Oda's announced on Monday that the One Piece manga has broken the Guinness World Record for "The most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author." As of the end of December 2014, the manga has 320,866,000 copies printed worldwide.
- "Thank you for this certification for the Guinness World Record. Manga is an amusing way to pass time, but when I receive reports that say 'through One Piece I made friends,' or 'through One Piece I found my sweetheart,' I am really happy." He continued by saying, "I feel like this record number has the possibility to bring the same number of people together. I will not forget my predecessors in the manga world, the colleagues whom I work with, and my readers, and from now on I want to continue to draw a work that will not shame this record." - Eiichiro Oda