Luffy and Co. have reached deep into the New World at the Wano Kingdom to face the greatest pirates of the Sea. The Yonko are the closest to One Piece as they are in possession of the Road Ponyglyphs. In addition to that, The Straw Hat crew knows the exact positions of all the Road Ponyglyphs in possession of Yonko that lead to the position of the final Island, Raftel. The crew is now deep into the territory of Kaido, and the Wano arc will come to a close after the big fight coming up.
One Piece manga follows a very distinct pattern. Oda thinks of the future arcs ahead of time. We know that he has the full ending arc planned already. Wano arc is one of the pieces in the long chain that will lead up to the final One Piece Arc. Yet we are getting close. Luffy is raiding the base of one of the Yonko, with an army that he gathered in the last few arcs. After this Arc, everything will change.
Oda already teased back in 2019 that the anime is ending in 5 years. It was a rather short timeline for a manga that was speculated to run for a lot longer. But from the state of affairs in the manga right now, things make sense. Recently, We have been introduced to the person that controls the entire World Government for the first time. Kaido has declared War on the World Government after the Reverie. The stage is set for the one huge War that will rock the entire World. Bigger than the Marineford War even. The one Whitebeard Predicted. A man will come, carrying all the history of the World on his shoulders and turn the world upside down.
When is the Final Arc Happening?
One Piece manga published its 96th Volume in April of this year. The estimated volumes for One Piece were a little more than a hundred. We got at least 10 more volumes before the final Arc starts. Oda can only fit one more Arc after Wano to meet his deadline. Many other mangas have tried to finish themselves in such sudden manners that ruin the experience for long time fans. If Oda sticks to his planned ending and fits something great in the next two arcs, we could see the end of one Piece in the next 4-5 years.
Finally, to predict the events of the next arcs, we need to wait for the outcome of Wano Country Arc. Kaido has declared War against the World Government after teaming up with Big Mom. He wants to turn the Wano Country into a stronghold against Marines. He would start a war that would rock the balance of the entire World. Other Yonko, Shanks, and Blackbeard will also make their move. Shanks was already seen at the Marine HQ talking to the Five Elders.
Subsequently, Straw Hats have no interest in this War. They only want to crush Kaido at Onigashima to free the Wano Kingdom and establish their power. In addition to that, they need the rest of Road Poneglyph to end their journey at Raftel. Everything is falling into place, and we are as excited as you are. Do let us know your thoughts about this? Is it possible that One Piece could end??