One Piece author Eiichiro Oda revealed an editor once gave him shocking advice that none of his female characters were “cute”.
Eiichiro Oda, the author behind the One Piece manga, has revealed an “unpleasant” piece of advice he once received from an editor.
In an interview translated by sandman (sandman_AP), Oda talked about how an editor he works with told him that none of his female characters are “cute”. “Before One Piece started, I was annoyed when my editor said, ‘None of your female characters are cute!’ “It was the most shocking piece of advice I ever received from my editors,” says Oda. I couldn’t sleep and kept drawing female characters all night.” The editor in question is Kaoru Kushima. Oda worked with Kushima in 1994, when he started his career as a manga artist.
One Piece fans were shocked to hear questionable criticisms of Oda’s female character design. While some fans see this comment as another example of sexism in the anime and manga industry, others have taken the opportunity to open up about their favorite One Piece female characters. their. The One Piece fan community has honored the women in the series through a variety of artistic means, such as fan art and cosplay. Nico Robin, Boa Hancock, and Uta are just a few examples of anime cosplayers portraying their favorite One Piece female characters through wonderfully handcrafted costumes.
Oda’s thoughts on the autonomy of female characters
Oda also shared his views on why he doesn’t use pornographic “fanservice” images in his One Piece manga artwork. When a reader asked Oda if there’s a censorship policy about not showing any “panties under skirt photos”, Oda replied: “It’s just something I’m not interested in myself lol lol .” He continued: “Ever since I was a kid, there have been a lot of manga with fan service scenes, but most of the time it was done against the consent or will of the characters. female characters… so, I feel that letting female characters express their sexuality out on their own terms, such as with the ‘happy punch’ is a much-needed revolution for women. the portrayal of heroines in manga.”
One Piece is available on multiple streaming platforms like Crunchyroll and Netflix. Viz Media handles the English release of the manga.