One Piece will be absent from Weekly Shonen Jump for the next two weeks, leaving fans waiting for the continuation of the great battle.
The announcement was posted on Shueisha’s official Twitter account, including that the next chapter will be available in the 46th issue of Japan’s most popular magazine on October 17.
Although the main reason is a sudden illness that left the author at rest, the same statement indicates that he is currently recovered and out of danger.
— 少年ジャンプ編集部 (@jump_henshubu) October 2, 2020
“[NOTICE] ‘One Piece’ was scheduled to appear in Weekly Shonen Jump No. 44 (scheduled for sale on October 5), but it will be discontinued due to the poor physical condition of its author due to a sudden illness. Currently, Eiichiro Oda is in good physical condition and will resume the manga starting at No. 46 (scheduled for sale on October 17). Thanks for your understanding”.
It is important to note that, even though the hiatus is happening this week, Eiichiro Oda is already well and working as he took a break while the chapters he had sent in advance to Shonen Jump were published.
This is a common practice since to submit for review, approval, and printing, artists usually have 2-4 chapters that are already ready for publication, but once they return to work, the manga pauses to return to have the same flow.
Eiichiro Oda is fully recovered and ready to come back on the drawing board, we can only wait until October 17 to enjoy ‘One Piece’ right where we left it and for the author to focus on reaching the 1,000th chapter before the year new.