'One Piece': Poll Reveals Fans Stopped Reading Manga Due to Dragging Storyline

Some fans have reportedly lost interest in "One Piece" due to its dragging story. Many of them have already stopped reading the manga, claiming that its story has already been too long to be interesting.

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According to reports, the hit manga by Eiichiro Oda is already approaching its end and has only about 20 to 30 percent of material left. Since its first release, "One Piece" has been one of the most successful manga series. However, its readership has significantly dropped due to claims of its story unnecessarily dragging on for too long.

A poll conducted by the Goo Ranking website from Dec. 20, 2016 to Jan. 2 of this year shows that while "One Piece" used to be a favorite, it tops the list of manga series that readers have decided to discontinue reading due to its length.

The poll, which included both ongoing and completed manga series, had a total of 3,526 respondents. Of all the manga series included in the poll, "One Piece" was the one that got the highest votes of 542, while "Detective Conan" came in second with 352.

296 of the respondents also stopped reading "Kochikame," while 207 admitted to dropping "Bleach." Both "Kochikame" and "Bleach" are already completed.

Many of those who voted for "One Piece" said one of the reasons they decided to stop reading the manga series was the excessive number of hiatuses in its release schedule. According to them, they have also lost interest in reading the manga because of its convoluted and seemingly endless story.

Since its debut in 1997, "One Piece" has already released a total of 84 volumes. Despite topping the list of the recently conducted poll, the manga series remains popular among manga lovers. In fact, it is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. The "One Piece" anime series, is now on its 18th year and has aired 781 episodes in total.

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