Shonen Jump Celebrates New World Record by Releasing Original One Piece Free

Posted by at 12:23 pm on June 19, 2015

One PieceShueisha’s Shonen Jump+ digital manga app posted 1997’s entire 34th issue (originally published in July 1997) of the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine for free on Tuesday. The move celebrates the recent Guiness World Record award of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga. This issue of Weekly Shonen Jump is the same issue where Oda launched One Piece.

The Shonen Jump+ app is available on both the Google Play store and the Apple store.

In addition, Shueisha also launched a new One Piece manga app that will publish all of One Piece’s chapters for free. The app updates with a new chapter in color every day, starting from the manga’s first chapter. Shueisha released the app on the Google Play store on Sunday, and on the Apple store on Monday.

The official website for Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga announced on Monday in Japan that the manga has set a 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 in print.

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