It is no secret to anyone that Eiichiro Oda’s most popular work, “One Piece”, is going through one of its best moments, this after entering what will be its last sagathus announcing that the manga could end in the next three years after 25 years of publication.
“One Piece” is one of the most popular shonen that began its publication in 1997 and the way it develops its story varies between serious moments and some comic ones. Regarding that, the mangaka was encouraged to talk about the current shonen and his statements have surprised all his readers.
“Ever since I was an assistant, I have felt that goofy expressions were very characteristic in manga and it has gradually been lost. Putting a spotlight on the characters’ heads when they have a brilliant idea, or spinning their legs when they’re running, for example… I’ve always loved those symbolic expressions, but they kind of fade away. No one draws them anymore despite the fact that our predecessors’ creations also left many formulas that we continue to use. The battle between manga keeps getting more and more serious to keep the viewers guessing, and honestly, I hate that,” oda said of the new shonen.
“I definitely don’t want it to become a serious manga like that. I want and I’m determined to make it fun, and I feel like I’m finally able to do it. When I draw, I have fun,” said Eiichiro Oda.
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“One Piece” is a manga and anime created by the well-known mangaka Eiichiro Odawho publishes his work in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jumpof Shueisha, since July 22, 1997. In 1999 it received its animated adaptation, which is broadcast to date with more than 900 chapters. The comic has 1,005 episodes and 97 volumes have been published by various publishers for different countries.
What is “One Piece” about?
Wealth, fame and power. One man had obtained everything in this world and he was the ‘Pirate King’, Gold Roger. But before he died, his last words inspired the world to venture out to sea: “My treasure? If they want it, it’s theirs. I have hidden everything in that place.”
Thus began what is known as the Great Age of Piracy, which launched hundreds of pirates into the sea to find the great One Piece treasure.