In the annotations of the author of the one hundred first volume of the manga One Piece, the author Eiichiro Oda wrote his take on anime YouTubers posting their theories and analysis on the development of the play. The translation is pending official confirmation, although the official publication has already gone viral.
«I know there are such YouTubers and I have already seen some of their videos. I am surprised that they are so informed about “One Piece”. But keep in mind that you shouldn’t watch their prediction / theory videos as they may hit the mark. It would be dangerous for me to assume that his knowledge of “One Piece” is the average level of my entire audience. A lot of audience reads “One Piece” just to enjoy it casually, so I have to draw “One Piece” so that it is suitable for everyone’s level of knowledge.».
He continued: «If I drew mainly for those YouTubers, I would be corrupted as a mangaka, as I would start to think that “my audience can understand what is going on here even if I skip some explanations.” I don’t intend to heavily censor you, so feel free to enjoy the YouTubers of “One Piece”». Oda may only be referring to Japanese-speaking YouTubers, as some fans claim that neither he nor his staff would spend time translating YouTubers from other languages.
Eiichiro Oda began the publication of the manga in the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump from the publisher Shueisha on July 22, 1997, and reached 1,000 chapters published on January 4. The franchise has more than 490 million copies in circulation worldwide and the 100th compiled volume was released in Japan on September 3. The franchise has inspired multiple adaptations to other media, the main one being the anime that has been broadcast since October 1999 and whose production has been in charge of the studios. Toei Animation since then.
Sinopsis de One Piece
Gol D. Roger was known as the “Pirate King”, the strongest and most infamous being to ever sail the Grand Line. The capture and execution of Roger by the World Government brought a change throughout the world. His last words before his death revealed the existence of the world’s greatest treasure, the One Piece. It was this revelation that sparked the Great Age of Pirates, men who dreamed of finding the One Piece, which promises an unlimited amount of riches and fame, and quite possibly the pinnacle of glory and the title of Pirate King.
Enter Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy who defies your standard definition of a pirate. Rather than the popular personality of an evil, hardened, toothless pirate who loots villages for fun, Luffy’s reason for being a pirate is sheer wonder – the idea of an exciting adventure that leads him to intriguing people and ultimately, to the promised treasure. Following in the footsteps of their childhood hero, Luffy and his team journey through the Grand Line, experiencing mad adventures, unraveling dark mysteries, and battling strong foes, all to achieve the most coveted of all fortunes: the One Piece.
© Eiichiro Oda (Author) / SHUEISHA Shueisha