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I Didn’t Have A Single Clue Of Her Age, Says One Piece Animator On The Bonney Controversy

While animators tend to rant about online harassment, KDA relished watching viewers break down over what many consider a minor issue.

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A freelance animator under the name @kda_artist on Twitter was harassed by fans on Jan 14, 2024, for merely being a part of the team that animated the controversial Bonney scenes in One Piece episode 1090.

Some Twitter users even went so far as to threaten the animator’s life or damnation for sexualizing a 12-year-old imaginary animated character.

However, the animator himself confessed that he was unaware of Bonney’s actual age while he was working on those scenes, which is something these fans were unaware of.

While animators tend to vent out their frustration for getting harassed, KDA, on the other hand, simply enjoyed watching fans break down on what many think to be a trivial issue.

Other fans who supported the animator wasted no time opposing these harassers by saying the dude is just doing his job, animating what Oda has already drawn.

So, if anyone is to blame, it was Oda, according to these fans.

In Nov 2024, Oda revealed the real age of Bonney to be 12 years old while narrating her backstory in Chapter 1098. And fans took to social media to show their frustration and disgust over the matter, slandering the author.

As the anime continues to adapt the Egghead island arc, Bonney, as a character, will continue to be in the zone of controversy as animators have to portray the character as intended by Oda in the manga.

About One Piece:

One Piece manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 1997, with its individual chapters compiled into 107 tankōbon volumes as of November 2023.

The manga spawned a media franchise, having been adapted into a festival film by Production I.G, and an anime series by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in 1999. Additionally, Toei has developed fourteen animated feature films, one original video animation, and thirteen television specials.

The latest entry in the franchise, One Piece Film Red, premiered in Japan in August 2022. It is the 8th highest-earning film of all time in Japan and also topped Japan’s box office for the year 2022 in terms of both yen earned and tickets sold.

One Piece Anime Synopsis:

The tale of One Piece takes place on a parallel Earth when the ‘Golden Age of Pirates’ is in full swing.

The seas are ruled by ruthless pirates, and only the strongest can claim the legendary ‘One Piece’ fortune left behind by the greatest pirate of them, Gol D. Roger.

Years after Gol D. Roger’s death, Monkey D. Luffy dreams of establishing his own crew, locating One Piece, and becoming the Pirate King.

Luffy has incredible strength and agility after eating a devil’s fruit that turns his body into rubber.

He leaves Foosha Village in East Blue on his epic expedition to become the next Pirate King.

Source: Twitter