One Piece Manga Enters 'VS. Four Emperors Arc'
posted on by Kyle Hallmark
This year's 17th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga will start its "VS. Four Emperors Arc" in this year's 18th issue, which will ship on April 4. The 17th issue teased, "The curtain will open on a new legend, don't miss it!!" The preview image for next week's issue (pictured at right) also teases, "Facing toward Sanji's rescue, Luffy's group is...!!" One Piece did not appear in the 17th issue of the magazine on Monday.
The 17th issue also revealed that 18th issue will also feature One Piece on the cover and the new chapter will have an opening color page. Additionally, the combined 21st and 22nd issue of the magazine will include another color opening page.
Oda launched One Piece in 1997, and the manga has been published in more than 30 countries. Shueisha published the 80th compiled volume of the series on December 28, and will publish the 81st compiled volume on April 4.
Viz Media publishes One Piece in North America. The 77th compiled volume shipped on February 2, and the 78th compiled volume will ship on May 3.