The creator of One Piece explains the reason for the redesign of Chopper

Over the years, Chopper’s design has become more and more chibi.

Those who know One Piece even a little will know that the Straw Hats crew has been adding new members Over the years, this has given rise to the fact that, from the original trio formed by Luffy, Zoro and Nami, not only humans have been added, but also a cyborg, a reindeer and a skeleton. That’s how rare the series is regarding its origins.

Be that as it may, focusing on the characters, it must be said that many of them they have been in the series for more than two decades, which means that these have undergone changes and an evolution since they were presented. To give an example of this, Luffy has had several transformations that have increased his powers considerably. However, in this case we will talk chopper.

Chopper’s makeover was due to his voice actress in Japan

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In a recent interview in which Eiichiro Oda has been together with Gosho Aoyama, creator of Detective Conan, which may perfectly be the another great and long-running series from Japan along with One Piecethe mangaka has been honest about the Chopper’s makeover, which little by little began to have the image of a pet. And it seems that this was due to her voice actress.

As Oda explains, he has a rule not to draw pets, but after hearing Otani Ikue’s cute voice, he couldn’t resist, stating along with Aoyama that there are times when changes to a character after listening to his voice actor in the anime. It should be noted that this is because for years One Piece fans have seen how Chopper was more and more chibi and even kawaii, quite differentiating him from his reindeer look over time.

In this way, the reasons behind his change seem to have found an answer. Of course, we have been lucky that it was with Chopper that the change has taken place, since it would be difficult to see a kawaii Franky.