It's been confirmed in the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump that Eiichiro Oda's One Piece Manga will be ending very soon.
With that being said, the number of chapters left is still unknown.
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Ok I lied. One Piece isn't ending soon. I just wanted to get your attention.
Now that I have your attention let's get this started:
Weekly manga chapters are normally 19 pages long and I've noticed that One Piece chapters has been cut short by 2 pages since chapter 786.
Bleach had the same problem; it was cut down, from 19 pages, to 17 pages since the start of it's final arc. I know that it was losing popularity and people thought it might be due to that. But even so, that's just a speculation as the resaon for it was never explained. I did bring up the issue on Bleach Wiki but the best I got was a speculation on making room for new manga.
My Hero Academia is still 19 pages per chapter. Naruto had 19 pages per chapter when it ended. Food Wars and Haikyuu still have 19 pagers per chapter.. One Piece isn't ending soon and it's not losing popularity so why has it been cut down by 2 pages?
Maybe it's because of Oda's health, he does take quite a lot of breaks. But does anyone actually know why this is happening? Did Shonen Jump make any announcements as to why One Piece (and Bleach) chapters has been cut down by 2 pages?
Speculation is welcome but I was just wondering if there was any real reasoning behind this.
Just in case people didn't know; yes I do count the double spread pages as 2 pages instead of 1.
K thx bye peace out