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it should be a mistranslation.
oda didnt say that he wants to quit but only do a short lasting serialization (like the cyborg manga)
Crazytype, I think you might have misunderstood something: Oda planned One Piece to last for five years from the start to the final chapter. He said that before the Strong World premiere as well as he said that the story is about half way done around the Impel Down arc. It took him 13 years to get from the start to the half of the story. So One Piece - as the most successful manga of Japan - is already his biggest project.
He never said anything about One Piece - as of now - would be finished in five years.
A lot of comments says Oda needs to rest is like Oda is gonna die after OP ends i think after OP ends he will stop for the meantime and resume working as a mangaka
like having a vacation and if after his vacation and if he already have an idea/concept/plot for his next work of art then he will return :P
Last edited by Crazytype; April 17, 2012 at 07:12 PM.
i hpe oda is not really leaving cuz i wont be able to take it. my favvy mangaka
As other mentioned, he's earned his freedom for giving his all to the series, sadly he won't be able to witness the growth of his kids until OP is finished. Toriyama complaned about that in one of his notes too, which was his reasoning to do small projects after DB only.