Things get a bit better as you become more of a One Piece fan because you get to know things that an average fan does not know or is not aware of. If you consider yourself a One Piece fan and do not know about One Piece SBS and Tankobon Volumes, consider yourself someone who has reached their next step of evolution, an anime fan.
Most manga readers are aware of Tankobon volumes as most manga has them. Let’s get down a few basics to understand how the manga publication works, as it is way different from anime. But similarly to anime, there are a few specific elements only found in each show.
Like in the anime, we know that One Piece has no endings, while other animes like Attack on Titan give out general information disclosure mid episodes. So for One Piece manga, we have SBS. It is unique to One Piece, and it is a platform where the manga readers interact directly with Oda, the creator of One Piece. Fans can ask him anything related to the manga. But he would not speak about things that have not yet happened in the manga. It is unexpected to know questions like “What is The One Piece.”
But knowing that you will be getting information straight from Oda, Himself meant that it is authentic and since he is the creator, then what he says is final, and you would not get anything better elsewhere. The first thing we know about manga is that it is published weekly. But for One Piece, Oda takes a personal break once every chapter. So in a good month, we get three chapters at most.
What is One Piece SBS?
One Piece is popular in manga volumes since the manga is always upfront and the fans always want to know what happens next. But we will cover the main topic above. SBS means “Shimotsumon o Boshuu Suru,” which translates to “I am taking questions.” With each One Piece Tankobon volume, Oda has a section reserved for answering questions fans have written through letters. So if you happen to have some pressing questions about One Piece, you might find that some of them have been answered already in SBS.
But now that we are through with SBS, I should make the clarity of Tankobon volumes. Usually, most manga becomes popular through magazines such as Shonen Jump, published weekly. Shonen Jump manga volumes contain chapters from different manga titles, so it helps hardcore manga fans who want to read the latest chapters of their Shonen Jum featured manga in one place.
The Tankobon volumes on a manga only contain several chapters of that specific manga in one place. It could be 8 or ten chapters in one volume that you can read at once. So with each volume, you will have to wait for the new chapters to be accumulated in one volume and then read it in one go. This means that One Piece Tankobon volumes have the same format. For the hardcore manga readers, it makes it easier to reflect on what has taken place in the recent chapters of the manga. This is much easier than one can expect, and knowing about it is good.