Eiichirō Oda reveals the origin of Luffy’s Gear 5

In an interview, Eiichiro Oda, creator of the One Piece manga, spoke at length about the process of creating Luffy’s Gear 5.

One Piece fan favorite Luffy

What would be One Piece without Luffy? The manga has a large number of outstanding characters, but fan favorite Luffyhas an unparalleled charisma. Beyond his humor, the power of the Straw Hat also commands respect. The memorable games in which Luffy indulges in the manga often make people react.

To face the most terrible threats, Luffy is able to call upon impressive transformations thanks to his rubber body. One of them, the Gear 5, made a lot of noise. Eiichirō Oda confides in the creation of this form used by Luffy.

Eiichirō Oda Slams Luffy’s Gear 5 Critics

In an interview given for the 25th anniversary of One PieceEiichirō Oda discussed the process of creating Luffy’s Gear 5, which appears for the first time in chapter 1044. In particular, he reacts to criticism of the appearance of this new form.

I drew a lot thinking that it didn’t matter if people were against it. I just want the battles to be fun. Since I became an assistant, the expressions, which are the symbol of manga, have been continuously lost. For example, putting a light bulb mark when a character is thinking about something, or spinning the character’s legs in circles like a car when running. »

Fans particularly criticize the ridiculous powers that Luffy has thanks to his Gear 5. According to them, the character would now be far too powerful. This doesn’t really seem to bother Eiichirō Oda, for whom the manga was getting “too serious”. The mangaka likes to play with the community of One Pieceas this is the case regarding Luffy’s mother.