The original creator of One Piece has admitted that he cried while watching the “Wano” arc of the anime.
This reveal comes from the Viz Media Mangag Musings blog, where the creators of various manga series discuss their thoughts on life, projects, etc. This blog features several authors, including Eiichiro Oda, creator of One Piece, among them. In his blog entry, he admitted that he was deeply moved by the recent anime: “Lately I cry every time I watch the One Piece anime. The Wano part is so good! Thank you for the great performances!!
One Piece impresses its creator
Oda wasn’t the only one praising the “Wano” part of the anime. Both fans and critics have been giving the series a lot of love over the past year, as each episode not only has incredible animation but often seems to top each new release. The manga is now approaching its finale, which means the anime will finally catch up. For now, however, both creators and fans of the series love One Piece in its minute-to-minute animated form.
One of the main elements of the “Wano” arc helped wrap up the entire plot: the fight between Luffy and Kaido. The Straw Hat Pirates face off against the mighty dragon, who is hailed as one of the strongest around. Luffy had to dig deep into himself to overcome his limits, and through that, he unlocked his 5th Gear Form through his Devil Fruit. That form allows him to do anything he wants with his body—in essence, he gains the power of the “Toon Force,” and it is through this newfound power that he defeat Kaido.
Likewise, One Piece has impressed many people beyond the anime and manga, with the live-action series on Netflix showing how a proper live-action adaptation can be done. Not only has the Netflix series received an incredible number of views, but it has also been renewed for Season 2. Rumors have been spreading about which characters might appear and which actors will play them. can be cast as them. Notably, Oda was instrumental in helping guide the live-action series and ensuring that everything was “on track” — a venture in which he clearly succeeded.
The “Wano” One Piece season finale can now be streamed on Crunchyroll.
Source: Viz Media