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VIZ Media To Publish 30 Volumes of One Piece Manga in Half A Year

by dtshyk
Jul 5, 2009 11:00 PM | 55 Comments
VIZ Media announced at Anime Expo 2009 that they will release "One Piece" vol.24 - 53 during the first half of 2010 (January - June). They intend to shorten the gap between the release in Japan and US.

Source: Anime!Anime!
Related topic: Viz gearing up for rapid release of 11 new Naruto volumes

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Gracigloo said:
damn that's awesome. i wish they'd do that with bleach and other long manga though


Exactly why they are not awesome. They only do this with certain series and release other series slowly. They are a piece of shit company.

May 25, 2010 12:53 PM by Drunk_Samurai

damn that's awesome. i wish they'd do that with bleach and other long manga though

May 24, 2010 7:29 PM by Gracigloo

in Indonesia already vol 54 .. published by ELEX Media kompetindo.
its gap 2 / 3 vol with japan releases ...
But for quality of manga, when i got from Viz is more great better than Indonesia publisher.
Believe me, i think its worth got great quality manga for collection but long on waiting better than fast releases but cheap like crap on indonesia manga ...
its true i am live on bali now.
So i know.. its sad read my fave manga like that, and when i read scanlation is more better clean than on manga published by ELEX.

Apr 10, 2010 10:12 AM by no-rain

suzuka_pew said:
oh wow, good job VIZ


It's Viz so you mean shitty job.

Feb 27, 2010 4:02 PM by Drunk_Samurai

Volumes 29-33 were released earlier this month, and Volumes 34-38 will be released next month.

Feb 27, 2010 12:02 AM by ToddlerNaruto

oh wow, good job VIZ

Jan 9, 2010 4:31 PM by villains

So has anyone bought Volumes 24-28 yet?

Jan 9, 2010 2:07 PM by ToddlerNaruto

UPDATE: Volumes 24-28 of One Piece will be released to the U.S. tomorrow (January 05, 2010) :)!

Jan 4, 2010 6:13 PM by ToddlerNaruto

Just when I started collecting too. I was really excited until I started reading this thread and realized they make horrible translations. I always thought the first couple of chapters of One Piece was unbearable because of the horrible translations and now I come to find out they're still going to be doing in in the later chapters? uggg

Aug 20, 2009 9:34 AM by Gesicht

im gonna need alot of money to buy them, ill probably buy from the arc where robin gets kidnapped

Aug 20, 2009 9:06 AM by Jumoji

sawcy89 said:
Totally awesome! Now, if they could do that for Bleach, I'll be just peachy.


I second that!

Jul 18, 2009 7:52 AM by Bellus

Maora said:
BlackWings said:
Maora said:
too bad i don't care about that retarded series anymore.

Says the one that has lolicon all over
zaj said:


no one likes the same shit, so stfu and good for you.


Then why criticize a series that is more socially acceptable?

Jul 7, 2009 5:12 PM by ArtRodriguez

BlackWings said:
Maora said:
too bad i don't care about that retarded series anymore.

Says the one that has lolicon all over
zaj said:


no one likes the same shit, so stfu and good for you.

Jul 7, 2009 4:38 PM by Maora

I hope they do something similar with Bleach. I've just caught up with the manga (volume 27) and it turns out that only up to the point where I dropped the manga a year (or years?) ago has been released in English. There are 39 volumes out in Japan.

If the current pacing remains, it'll take forever to catch-up by buying the manga. Not good.

Jul 6, 2009 8:06 PM by AironicallyHuman

Xenzio said:
Skadi said:
Do they still call Zoro..Zolo? If so they will never get any of my money.


Although I find it complete bullshit since Zoro sounds goods enough for me as Zoro in english, but Zolo would be the correct translation, so yeah...


"l" doesnt exist in japanese, so its technically the wrong translation. and, like slaughterchichi said, its romanized as "zoro" in all the official artwork, just like luffy is "luffy" (even though i guess technically it would be "ruffy")

Jul 6, 2009 7:17 PM by katsup

I might buy the series now. Now that I know I'm not stuck on the poor Alabasta arc. I really hated that arc. It didn't have that One Piece spirit!

Jul 6, 2009 7:17 PM by ArtRodriguez

BlackWings said:
That's just an anime. It's the proper translation in English. There's no reference of an "r" sound in the Japanese language. You just want it to be zoro and be happy with it.


And yet Oda draws Zoro's wanted poster with r's. His name is a direct reference to Zorro, so it is actually supposed to be an r.

The reason it was changed to Zolo in the English version (if I recall correctly) was that Disney would sue (or some dumb shit like that).

In any case, as long as it's still ZOLO BERRIES, I'm not paying.

Jul 6, 2009 7:13 PM by SlaughterChichi

Maora said:
too bad i don't care about that retarded series anymore.

Says the one that has lolicon all over
zaj said:

no it isn't, even on the wanted posters IN THE ANIME it says zoro and not zolo

That's just an anime. It's the proper translation in English. There's no reference of an "r" sound in the Japanese language. You just want it to be zoro and be happy with it.

Jul 6, 2009 5:38 PM by BlackAssassin

Well, hopefully they bring out the big collected volumes in the collectors art boxes like they did for the first 21 volumes of Bleach, 27 volumes of Naruto, all of Death Note, etc.

I'll buy them when they bring that out, get it in one hit and have some cool collector's art on my shelf instead of just the spines of the volumes.

Jul 6, 2009 4:22 PM by chinlamp

too bad i don't care about that retarded series anymore.

Jul 6, 2009 4:08 PM by Maora

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