Shueisha has announced that Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga has surpassed 500 million copies published worldwide as of the release of the manga’s 103rd compiled book volume. 416,566,000 of those copies are in Japan, and 100 million copies are in 60 countries and territories outside of Japan. In the past, Shueisha has used the Japanese term for “published” in reporting its manga statistics, but clarified that these figures include both print and digital copies.

The manga set a Guinness World Record in June 2015 for having 320,866,000 copies worldwide as of December 2014. The world record is for “The most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author.” With today’s announcement, the manga has updated its Guinness World Record.

Oda began serializing One Piece in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997. VIZ Media publishes the manga in North America.

Source: ANN