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This Friday, the 96th compiled One Piece volume was released, bringing the total number of copies of the manga in print to a staggering 470 million. As Mantan Web (via ANN) reports, the total consists of 390 million copies in print in Japan and another 80 million in print internationally. 

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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