The editor behind A play recalled the day series creator Eiichiro Oda revealed the manga’s biggest secret to him! As One Piece continues its 25+ year saga, crucial answers have been given to the series’ biggest mysteries. At the same time, with each new revelation or clue about the past and its connection to Luffy’s actions in the present, even more questions have arisen about what it all might mean for the grand finale of the series as a whole. This is especially true when it comes to the mystery of the One Piece treasure itself.
It seems this great mystery has been kept a secret even from those Oda works closely with. Speaking about this secret in a recent interview (as noted by @Sandman_AP on Twitter), series editor Iwasaki explained that Oda actually told him the secret of the A play was May 28, 2020. That day was also the publisher’s birthday, and therefore notes that it was a very “incredible” time for the publisher. As with any fan, chances are the show’s biggest show reveal has probably started to connect all sorts of dots.
The more recent chapters of the manga series have started teasing how important the Wano Country arc is to not only the rest of the story, but Wano himself has an important role to the rest of the world. The island itself has been teased to have some kind of connection to the One Piece treasure, and so Big Mom and Kaido’s new alliance on the island has been given all sorts of new meanings. As Luffy continues to fight the Emperor, even more teasing about what this fight could mean for the rest of the world has also become all the more clear.
While it remains to be seen how long Eiichiro Oda plans to keep One Piece going (with the creator giving estimates every few years), it’s starting to be noted even more now than ever as the endgame of the series becomes more more concrete and will be so especially after the Onigashima battles. But let’s just hope everything ends up in Luffy’s favor! What do you think? Do you have any guesses as to what the One Piece treasure could be? Let us know all your thoughts on this in the comments! You can even contact me directly about all things anime and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!