In a thrilling turn of events at the One Piece Day 2023 event, fans were treated to a delightful announcement that sent waves of excitement rippling through the community. Eiichiro Oda, the brilliant mind behind the beloved One Piece series, had yet another surprise up his sleeve. His captivating one-shot manga, “MONSTERS,” originally published in the 1994 Shonen Jump Autumn Special, is soon to be brought to life as an anime adaptation!
The revelation came with an intriguing twist: the anime adaptation will be a one-episode affair. Despite the brevity, fans can rest assured that it will pack a punch and do justice to Oda’s unique storytelling.
To commemorate this momentous occasion, a new teaser and visual were unveiled on July 22, 2023, leaving fans eagerly awaiting more glimpses into the world of “MONSTERS.” The anime is aptly titled “MONSTERS: Ippaku Sanjo Hiryu Jigoku,” and at its helm will be the talented Sunghoo Park, renowned for directing Jujutsu Kaisen season 1 and Jujutsu Kaisen 0. With his skill and vision, the anime is set to be a feast for the eyes and the heart.
Behind the scenes, the production of the anime will be deftly handled by E&H Production, a team known for their dedication to quality and commitment to bringing stories to life. While more details about the anime are yet to be revealed, it is safe to say that it is in capable hands.
For those unfamiliar with “MONSTERS,” it is a one-shot manga by the visionary Eiichiro Oda, which was initially featured in the 1994 Shonen Jump Autumn Special. Later on, it was reprinted as part of “Wanted!,” a compilation of Oda’s pre-One Piece works, adding to its allure for fans and collectors alike.
Interestingly, as part of the grand One Piece 100 We Are ONE celebration, a voice comic adaptation of “MONSTERS” was previously produced. This adaptation, released in two parts on the Jump Comics Channel on September 6–7, 2021, offered fans a glimpse into the world Oda had crafted long before embarking on the epic adventure of One Piece.
Now, as the countdown begins for the anime adaptation of “MONSTERS,” fans can hardly contain their anticipation. With Eiichiro Oda’s unique storytelling, Sunghoo Park’s directorial prowess, and E&H Production’s dedication, the anime promises to be a delightful treat for both long-time enthusiasts and newcomers alike.
As we eagerly await further updates on this exciting project, let us celebrate the brilliant mind of Eiichiro Oda, whose creative genius continues to capture hearts and imaginations across the globe. The world of “MONSTERS” awaits, ready to beckon us into a realm of wonder and intrigue, all condensed into a single, awe-inspiring episode.