Perhaps this is one of the reasons why Oda does not kill his characters.
Death is a resource that is used very often in the anime world, especially in the Shonen genre, because through it you can conclude one or another story of a character that no longer has relevance in the series.
Also, the theme of the death of characters has always been around one piecesince it is known that in this work they are few characters who have diedthis being an extremely rare feature in an anime of this style.
Well, everything seems to indicate that, to Oda, not interested in the least the walk eliminating characters or taking them out of the scene through death, since he has been very reluctant when it comes to kill some character of this series, since the reasons why the mangaka avoids this topic are not explained. Next, we tell you the details.
This post contains spoilers for Volume #104 of the One Piece manga.
Oda does not kill his characters
Apparently death is a taboo in One Piece, since there have been countless moments where various characters in this work have had to die for obvious reasons and yet they don’t, something that is particularly rare in an anime of this genre.
Likewise, there are so many events in this work in which it has been seen how its characters obviously they are deadand as the plot unfolds see again as if nothing, something that has no explanation or logic.
This matter not to your liking of many followers, who on many occasions they have complained why Oda gives so many detours when killing a character, because they question the mangaka’s decision.
The most recent case where I thought a character was dead and it turns out that this is not the case, it was during the battle in Onigashima where Kaido assassinated Guernica, a member of the CP0 who interfered in his fight against Luffy.
However, that Kaido’s moment has been ruinedBecause in the volume #104it has been revealed that Guernica still aliveas he was seen escaping from Onigashima when Luffy awakened his Gear Fifth.
Without a doubt, these statements you didn’t like them to some followers of the series, because the reason why Eiichiro Oda thinks so much about killing a character is still not explained.
It is necessary to emphasize that the deaths of some characters add more strength the storyas they lead to a better development of the plot most of the time.
This is a negative point in this workWell, the events of Wano, how the Onigashima war were the perfect climax for larger characters to die. However, momentarily it has only been revealed that Big Mom has died, being the only death of a relevant individual of the series during this arc.
This could be the reason why Oda does not kill his characters
On the other hand, some time ago, Eiichiro Oda gave some statements where explained their reasons or motives for which he does not kill his characters and has to do with the resurrection.
Oda commented that the resurrection is something that is not natural, because in many cases the authors dispense with characters through death, to later bring them to life, through this method, something that this mangaka is not a supporter.
Well, Oda comments that, if a character is brought back to life through resurrection, it means that he is shouldn’t have died. So this mangaka ensures that none of his characters will die whatever situation they find themselves in.
It is possible that this not be the only reason why Oda does not kill his characters, but it is a reasoning that he himself has previously stated. This would explain a bit why this mangaka usually avoid this topic in his work.