Do you like the new style of anime?
The anime adaptation of One Piece has seen many changes over the years, but the most recent change has been the most vocal of all due to the way its fandom has reacted so impressively. This article will contain spoilers, if you don’t want to spoil your experience.come back after having read it in MangaPlus by Shueisha.
Wano, the current arc that it is adapting into anime, has seen one of the most dramatic changes in art styles in its history, becoming something completely unique. The animation style has changed to appear much smoother, brighter colors are used, and everything looks much smoother, especially during the fight scenes. His fans have universally praised the new art style, but there has been a single point of contention. which has been hotly debated in the community.
Shonen titles love to use power auras, bright colors that surround a character during a battle to show how powerful they are. Previously, One Piece had never used them as it was simply never part of Oda’s vision for the series.. However, ever since Wano’s bow began to animate, he has made free use of them. This sparked a debate online questioning their inclusion, with fans often saying that they had no place in the original work and calling for them to be removed from future anime production.
In one of the most recent episodes, a pivotal moment in the series was animated. Luffy, in his one on one battle with Kaido, discovered that he could cover himself with Conqueror’s Haki., the strongest form of Haki in the anime battle system. In the manga, Oda’s art style delivered an incredible new power in a spectacular way. Luffy hitting Kaido with his new ability felt powerful, and most importantly, fans could see what was happening on the page.
When this scene was adapted for the anime, the animators went a bit overboard. What was one of the series’ most hyped displays of power thus far turned into a visual disaster, obscuring an important moment for the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates. The public expressed their discontent online, of course, and it seems that these complaints were finally addressed in the most recent episode, 1033.. This episode featured little to no power aura and minimal visual effects.
One Piece episode 1033 has separated the fandom
New chief animation director Tu Yong-Ce, who recently animated some of the fanbase’s favorite moments, stated that this would be the case in the future. Largely praising the decision, a portion of the fandom were very appreciative of the fact that these effects were toned down, with many saying that Episode 1033 was one of the best to come out of anime in a long time. Many fans compared it to Episode 1015, which is often considered one of the best episodes the show has ever produced. Fans are hoping that Tu Yong-Ce can keep this momentum going in the future and are looking forward to seeing what he does next for the series.
One Piece is one of the longest-running shonen titles in the world, with an episode and chapter count of just over 1,000. It is one of the most popular series in manga history for various reasons, but one of the things that fans find most attractive of this epic adventure on the high seas is the artistic style of the mangaka Eiichiro Oda which might not have been well adapted or as faithfully to the anime as its fans wanted.