The mastermind behind the iconic One Piece series, Eiichiro Oda, has candidly revealed that the anime’s “Wano” arc brought tears to his eyes. This touching disclosure was shared on the esteemed Viz Media blog, Mangaka Musings, where the geniuses behind some of the most beloved manga share their personal reflections on their work and life experiences.
In Oda’s heartfelt contribution to the blog, he poignantly remarked, “Lately I cry every time I watch the One Piece anime. The Wano arc is soooo good! Thank you for the wonderful performances!!”
A Testament to the Arc’s Excellence
The acclaim for the “Wano” arc doesn’t stop with its creator. Over the past year, a chorus of appreciation has resonated from both fans and critics alike. The consistent brilliance of the animation and the escalating intensity with each episode has kept audiences hooked. With the manga currently on the precipice of its climactic conclusion, anticipation is palpable as viewers eagerly await the anime’s approach to this monumental finale.
A pivotal highlight of the “Wano” arc that has left fans in awe is the epic showdown between Luffy and Kaido. This iconic clash saw our beloved Straw Hat Pirate challenge the formidable dragon – a being considered one of the mightiest in existence. In a display of sheer grit and determination, Luffy reached deep within, unveiling his 5th Gear Form, powered by his unique Devil Fruit. This transformation, reminiscent of the whimsical “Toon Force”, was the game-changer that led to Kaido’s defeat.
The One Piece Phenomenon Continues
One Piece’s influence extends far beyond its original medium. Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the series is a glowing testament to the narrative’s universal appeal. The series not only amassed a staggering viewership but has also secured a renewal for its second season. Buzz around potential castings for iconic characters is rampant. And at the heart of this successful adaptation was Oda himself, ensuring that the essence of One Piece was faithfully captured on screen.
For those keen to immerse themselves in the gripping conclusion of the “Wano” arc, it is currently available for streaming on Crunchyroll.
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Source: Viz Media Blog