The first volume of the Japanese version of One Piece
ONE PIECE (ワンピース, Wan Pīsu) is a pirate adventure komik jepang written and drawn oleh Eiichiro Oda, created in August 1997. The komik jepang is known to employ colorful and creative motifs that are taken from classic mythology, politics and musical aspects. It is also mixed with pirate lore and shonen formula.
Eiichiro Oda was inspired oleh Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball and Dr. Slump at a young age. As a child he was inspired oleh Vikings and he aspired to become a komik jepang artist. Later, he created Pandaman for Yudetamago's Kinnikuman. In 1992, Oda at the age of 17, diserahkan the komik jepang called Wanted!. This got him notice to gabung the staff at the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, where he became an assistant under several established komik jepang writers including Shinobu Kaitani, Masaya Tokuhiro and finally Nobuhiro Watsuki.
Oda had interest in making a pirate komik jepang both from his obsession with vikings as a young man and inspired oleh various pirate events including the discovery of the pirate ship of Edward Teach (known oleh his pirate name of Blackbeard). He wrote two separate one-shots in the mid-1990s, both of which were called "Romance Dawn". The stories introduced Monkey D. Luffy, a straw-hat wearing boy who set out to sea to become a legendary pirate. Several concepts of the eventual serialization appeared in these stories, including Luffy's inspiration for being a pirate and a mysterious power he gained from eating a special buah-buahan that turned his body into rubber (a prototype for the Devil Fruit).
In August 1997, Oda took many of his "Romance Dawn" ideas and started using them in a weekly serial under the judul "One Piece". It was first serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, the weekly shonen magazine owned oleh Shueisha. The series quickly caught on and became populer from the initial chapters on, establishing itself as one of the premiere komik jepang series in the magazine.
Originally, Oda wanted his series to run for 5 years (meaning One Piece could have ended in 2002), but he went longer than expected and has no idea how many lebih years his story will be. However, it should be noted that Oda has stated that the end of Chapter 597 marks the end of the first half of One Piece. Oda has already planned the ending for One Piece. Despite how long it will take him to complete it, he will end One Piece the way he planned from the start.
One Piece is the story of a boy named Monkey D. Luffy who was inspired oleh Shanks, a pirate. At the start of the series, 22 years before Luffy leaves his hometown and sets sail, a pirate named Gol D. Roger, known as the Pirate King was executed, but before his death, he told the crowd of his treasure, "One Piece". His death sparked what would become the Golden Age of Pirates as countless pirates set out to look for his treasure. Luffy becomes one as well, desiring to be the selanjutnya Pirate King and sets out to gather crewmates and begin his adventures on journeys.
At the time of its release, the dot-eyed style of artwork seen in anime like Dragon Ball was becoming less populer and komik jepang and anime seemed to be moving over for the lebih populer big-eyes style of drawing, made famous oleh shows like Sailor Moon. Eiichiro Oda was fully aware of the change of art style and was worried early on in its run that his style would put off people from membaca his manga. As time progressed and One Piece's popularity grew, Oda was able to relax the style more, resulting in One Piece's drawing style becoming much lebih loose and kinetic.
As well as its unusual art style, the style of weird drawn characters had been another worry of Oda. Another problem at the time of early production was that the Bishie was becoming a populer form of komik jepang character depiction and "ugly" atau "weird" characters komik jepang were becoming signifcantly harder to sell. However, these character designs have since become one of One Piece's selling points, allowing lebih eccentric characters to be drawn.
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The flag of the Straw Hat Pirates