Another Jump Festa, another comment by One Piece author Eiichiro Oda talking about the future of One Piece. But this time, he didn’t say something “misleading” that the manga would go on for another 31245235 years.
Rather, he talked about the success of the One Piece live-action series and wondered whether the franchise could get an Emmy or an Oscar!
On Dec 17, 2023 at Jump Festa 2024, Oda shared his thoughts on what’s in store for One Piece in 2024 and the first thing that came to his mind was dreaming about winning an Academy Award! Classic Goda!
He feels it can really happen, thanks to the people who worked on the live-action series, such as Iñaki (Luffy) and Jacob (Usopp) and is banking on them and the other cast members to become big Hollywood stars in the future.
OPLA topped the Netflix charts for three weeks in a row during the period of its release, and it is the primary reason for Oda’s dream for One Piece to bag atleast one of those huge awards.
If Luffy can achieve his dream of becoming the Pirate King, then so can the series’ lord and savior GODA!
Here’s Eiichiro Oda’s exact words regarding the subject matter:
“I was giving it my all with the live-action adaptation. I even went to Los Angeles. Despite how busy I am, I nervously witnessed its release! It even reached the top of Netflix for three weeks in a row; it was a big hit!! Incredible!! This success was a result of more struggles and battles than you could imagine, so it was a massive relief for me as well.
The fact that a Japanese manga could win an “Emmy” or an “Academy Award” someday! That’d be a dream for me.
I feel like that can become reality thanks to the production team from all over the world and everyone in the cast, including Iñaki-kun and Jacob-kun who showed up at Jump Festa today and who all love One Piece so much. So, hoping that these five can become Hollywood stars, let’s do our best for season 2!!”
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.