Eiichiro Oda Revealed How One Piece Ends to One Fan and His Reaction Says It All

Oda sensei briefed a fan who was suffering from cancer about the real climax of One Piece.

Eiichiro Oda Revealed How One Piece Ends to One Fan and His Reaction Says It All


  • One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda might've had the manga's ending in mind quite a few years ago and maybe disclosed it to a fan.
  • Japan's Make a Wish Foundation approached Oda sensei in 2014 for him to meet a cancer-ridden child.
  • The child's last wish was to know the true ending of One Piece, which was revealed to him by Oda sensei.
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Eiichiro Oda started penning down the most consequential anime and manga series of all time in 1998 and since then, the story has overwhelmed the anime industry for more than two decades. As all things come to an end, with One Piece being no exception, many fans have dwelled deeply about what the ending of such a chef-d’oeuvre would be.

gosho aoyama and eiichiro oda
Gosho Aoyama and Eiichiro Oda

However, one fan was fortuitous enough to know the real cessation of One Piece, and that too word-for-word from the OG source, which is none other than Eiichiro Oda himself, and his response was truly beautiful, to say the least.

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A fan knows the true ending of One Piece

Ever since the journey started in 1998, there have been myriad ups and downs in the story and fans can reverberate with the characters in the story.

More than two decades later, Eiichiro Oda’s magnum opus is finally heading to its inescapable end and is presently in its final saga. As we approach closer to the climax of the story, which transcended the industry forever, one question remains: what will be the conclusion of the series?

As millions of fans contemplate this mind-wrenching thought every day, one fan knows the real ending, which was stated to him by none other than Eiichiro Oda himself.

Sun God Nika in One Piece
Sun God Nika in One Piece

This fan is a boy named Hinati Fujinami, who was diagnosed with chronic incurable lung cancer and made a wish to know how the curtains would drop on Luffy and his teammates.

Japan’s Make a Wish Foundation left no stone unturned and organized a meeting between Oda sensei and Hinati in 2014, where Oda sensei exclusively stated the ending to the fan, who will unfortunately not be able to witness it with his own eyes.

Following the conversation, the fan broke down in tears, saying:


It’s a beautiful ending.

The fan reaction says everything about the success of the story and how it’s more than just an anime series; it also depicts the relationship of the story with real-life people and how much love the series has accumulated over the past two decades.

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How accurate is this story?

Although this is a sad story of a youngster who would not be able to glimpse the closure of such an amazing series, the real truth is that it is notoriously untrue due to the following reasons:

The Japanese language is very dissimilar from other languages, and the Japanese language does not include the syllable ‘ti’; thus, ‘Hinati’ is not a Japanese name.

Another major flaw in this cooked-up fake narrative is that Eiichiro Oda might not have been aware of the ending himself so many years ago, aside from a raw outline of it.


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Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece
Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece

This incident is stated to have taken place in 2014 and the chances of Oda sensei comprehending the real ending of One Piece are very low considering the series is still ongoing in 2024 and still has around 4-5 years left before its conclusion.

We also didn’t receive any kind of official confirmation about this from Oda sensei or his team so the authenticity of this claim remains a topic of discussion.


You can watch the series on Crunchyroll, and the manga can be read on Manga Viz.


Written by Jiyad Shaikh

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