On Tuesday, through an Instagram post, One Piece Live Action showrunner Matt Owen shared an interesting interaction between him and the author, Eiichiro Oda.
He shared that during their first meeting, Owen pitched a lot of ideas to Oda. One of them was the fight scene between Zoro and Baroque Works’ Mr. 7.
Matt Owen also mentioned to Oda that in an SBS he had been informed that Zoro was approached by Mr. 7 to get recruited for the Baroque work.
Although the fight between the two was never shown, it was a reference when, during the Alabasta arc, his successor was introduced.
Mr. 7 was never drawn, neither in manga nor in anime. Even Oda himself had forgotten about him as he asked his editor, “Did I say that?”
The next day, Matt showed the only drawing of Mr. 7 that Oda had drawn in the SBS. Oda said that he was impressed by his knowledge about the One Piece world and that he liked the idea.
Matt Owens also shared that he felt like he was carrying the Holy Grail.
About One Piece
One Piece is a Japanese manga series by author Eiichiro Oda.
Eiichiro Oda started the serialization of the manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine on July 19, 1997.
On March 3, 2023, the latest volume, Volume 105, was published, and the next volume will be published on July 6.
One Piece has also received an anime adaptation. The TV anime has released 1064 episodes.
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 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: Matt Owen’s Instagram Account