World famous pirate comics – One Piece recently celebrated his 21st anniversary with fans. To mark this memorable occasion, the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun spoke with the author of the series. manga – Oda Eiichiro for a few more details on this longtime favorite.
One question that people are always curious about is: Luffy how much longer will the manga with his crew continue their journey, when the manga has passed 21 years and more than 900 chapters. A story that can’t go on for years without reason, this Oda explained the main purpose of the story when Luffy transformed newly defeated enemies into comrades to join him on the journey. to become “Pirates King”. Although Luffy already has 9 close friends, Oda plans to gather one more. So the story is still currently only “about 80% complete”.
Author Oda Eiichiro
Oda was also asked about the main character in One Piece What does it mean to you? “Father” One Piece got a pretty honest answer when he described Luffy as his “ideal kid”, but there are still some mysteries about the character. Despite being the creator of an ambitious “Pirate King”, author Oda asserts that if he fully understands Luffy, readers will lose interest in the following developments.
Of course, the Yomiuri Shimbun was also curious about the death of her sworn brother – Portgas D. Ace. “Father” One Piece say: “I was also worried about this detail at first, but it is essential for Luffy to progress. But the reaction from the audience was also more than I imagined.”. However, he said: “If the series had been nothing but play and fun, it probably wouldn’t have gotten this far.”
Regarding Luffy’s dream of becoming the Pirate King, the author thinks it is “the freest life in the world”. Although Luffy is constantly forced to save others on his journey, this brings joy to those around him, as well as creators and readers. According to Oda, “Someone who knows how to live for others, has the spirit of a warrior”, this is what I hope it will inspire readers.”
Luckily for Oda Eiichiro, he had plenty of time to pass on that warrior spirit to his loyal readers. One Piece first published in Weekly Shonen Jump on July 22, 1997 and quickly captivated readers with its eccentric character design and lovable protagonist. Named Monkey D. Luffy, his adventure begins when he leaves home to find the legendary treasure One Piece and claim the title of Pirate King. Along the way, he begins to form a crew of pirates to start wars on the vast ocean together.
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