One Piece entered Wano Arc about 20 chapters ago, and it has been quite a journey for the fans since then. The arc is already showing the potential to be one of the best One Piece arcs ever, and we’re just in the beginning phase of it so far. As we all know, Eiichiro Oda has always wanted Wano Country arc to be the greatest arc in One Piece history.
He’s mentioned the land of Wano Kuni over a decade ago and has since then gone on to say that Wano Country will be the biggest One Piece arc that will make even Marineford look cute in comparison. This is huge for us fans as it gives us something to look forward to. If you look at the previous major arcs, that is, Whole Cake Island and Dressrosa in the series, you can see that both of them are very long.
In fact, they occupy the spot of the two longest arcs in One Piece history. Naturally, since Wano Country’s events will be far greater than that of Whole Cake Island and Dressrosa, it is expected to be the biggest One Piece arc to date. We have the Supernovas, the Yonko, the Marines, the Samurai and even the Revolutionary Army around the corner right now, so Oda has a lot of balls that he has to juggle.
Everyone expects the Wano arc to be over 100 chapters, but according to one of Eiichiro Oda’s assistants, Wano Country arc will reach its peak in 2019. If that is truly the case, then Wano won’t be as long as we expected it to be. Granted the editors are wrong some of the times, and they are barely ever right. But they are right sometimes, and this could be one of those times. Wano could well and truly be over by the end of 2019.
How long do you want the Wano arc to go on? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section!