Famous One Piece author, Eiichiro Oda, once revealed why Your Lie in April was the only manga he was ever jealous of.
As reported by Anime Senpai, Oda described Naoshi Arakawa’s Your Lie in April as “unrealistic” in his depiction of the music. He called the musical genre “the hardest genre of all manga” and praised Arakawa for his ability to translate it to the page. He also calls the article “excellent” before picking out a panel about the main love, Kaori, playing the violin, praising the atmosphere, composition, and motivation that makes you want to read on.
Oda asked its entire staff to support your lie in April
Oda initially discussed his jealousy of the music-based title in 2015 during a segment on the Fuji TV program Great People Whom The Elite Are Jealous Of. He stated that he picked up the first copy of Arakawa’s manga on a whim while working on a tight deadline for One Piece at Weekly Shōnen Jump, in search of a change of pace. After reading the first volume, he watched the entire series and even missed his deadline. Also, he asked his entire staff to do the same to support their fellow comics creators.
One Piece and Your Lie in April comes from completely different worlds, as the former is an action-adventure title based on the shounen genre while the latter is a melodrama. Oda’s ongoing One Piece follows Monkey D. Luffy as he leads a team known as the Straw Hat Pirates on an adventure around the world to find the prestigious treasure and become the Pirate King. Your Lie in April focuses on a young former piano prodigy who loses the ability to play after a traumatic event in his childhood. However, the sudden arrival of a brilliant violinist – Kaori – brought him back into the world of music.
The Your Lie in April series is often considered one of the most influential romance titles in the industry. It mainly gained popularity thanks to the release of anime adaptations from A-1 Pictures (Kaguya-Sama: Love is War, Mashle: Magic and Muscles, Sword Art Online). It has also seen a live action film and adaptation of several theatrical shows. The manga completed serialization on February 6, 2015.
One Piece’s manga is still in the works at the time of writing, recently published Chapter 1080. The anime is currently adapting the “Wano Land” season, with a Netflix live-action adaptation also in the pipeline. onion.
Source: Anime Senpai