The world of manga and anime was met with surprising news recently, as it was announced that One Piece, the beloved and long-running series created by Eiichiro Oda, will be taking a month-long hiatus after the release of Chapter 1086. While fans may initially be disappointed by the temporary absence of their favorite pirate adventures, the hiatus is undoubtedly for the better. This break is not only an opportunity for Oda to prioritize his health but also holds the promise of a more sustainable release schedule in the future.

The official website of One Piece announced that series creator Eiichiro Oda will be undergoing eye surgery to correct his astigmatism. The manga will be entering a four-week hiatus starting on June 19th and ending on July 10th. Oda penned his apologies to the fans, stating that the surgery has long been a topic of discussion with his editors. He also noted that his blurry vision has been greatly impeding his work and hopes that the surgery will help resolve this problem -- while also allowing him to "shoot beams from my eyes!!"


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Undertaking eye surgery obviously offers immediate help to the mangaka, as it will reduce his blurred vision. However, the month-long hiatus offers another implicit benefit to him. Beyond the immediate benefits of correcting his astigmatism, Oda's surgery holds the potential to improve his overall health and well-being. Over the years, Oda's grueling work schedule and sleep deprivation have taken a toll on his physical and mental health. By addressing his eye condition, he is not only taking care of his vision but also taking a crucial step toward self-care.

For a creator as prolific and dedicated as Oda, rest and recuperation are of utmost importance. Over the years, Oda's relentless commitment to One Piece has often led to sleep deprivation and an overwhelming workload. This hiatus provides an invaluable opportunity for him to recharge, both physically and mentally. Should he return to his peak condition, it would also guarantee a more stable release of the much-beloved pirate saga.


One Piece Had Numerous Hiatuses Before

Throughout its long serialization, One Piece has experienced several hiatuses due to Oda's health concerns. His dedication to his work is well-known, as he often pushes himself to the limit to deliver captivating chapters that have captured the hearts of millions. However, this unwavering commitment has occasionally taken a toll on his well-being. Oda has faced various health issues over the years, leading to necessary breaks and even hospitalizations.

However, the manga has also sometimes undergone a hiatus for other reasons. In particular, fans may recall the three-week hiatus that occurred before the start of the Final Saga. This break was strategically taken by Oda to prepare for the epic climax of the series. The Final Saga holds immense significance, as it promises to tie together various storylines and deliver a satisfying conclusion to the adventures of the Straw Hat Pirates. While fans of One Piece are certainly saddened by the break, many therefore offer their understanding and well-wishes.