Anime has grown bounds over the previous decade, and its prime reveals have amassed followers throughout the globe. Exhibits like Dragon Ball and Naruto are ubiquitous with the medium, and this days, nobody higher represents anime than Monkey D. Luffy. The lead of One Piece has been round for ages, and their progress beneath creator Eiichiro Oda has made for a stable story. For many years, the staff behind the One Piece anime has labored exhausting to carry Oda’s story to display screen, and one director is now unpacking the nuances behind the difference.

The confession comes from Megumi Ishitani on X (Twitter) as you may see right here. The director, who made a reputation for herself animating gorgeous sequences on One Piece, has develop into an integral voice on the show. Lately, Ishitani spoke out a couple of current controversy that took over Japan’s leisure headlines, and it was there the One Piece exec pressured her staff’s devotion to Oda.

“We, the One Piece workers, pay the utmost respect to Oda-sensei and the unique work. Additionally, Oda-sensei and the individuals at Shueisha who’re concerned with One Piece additionally pay respect to us, the anime producers. It’s a fantastic workers room with a really distinctive expertise,” she wrote.

In a following message, Ishitani went on to handle the controversy making headlines in Japan. One Piece had nothing to do with the drama however moderately the live-action adaptation of Attractive Tanaka-san. Final week, studies confirmed the manga’s creator Ashihara Hinako was discovered lifeless by obvious suicide after being reported as lacking. The artist’s stunning loss of life got here shortly after Hinako admitted she was upset by the live-action adaptation of her manga. Based on the creator, the difference made unapproved modifications to Hinako’s characters, and she or he was by no means given the prospect to talk with the screenwriters. Regardless of the show’s success, Hinako was left disenchanted by the difference, and her public confession sparked sufficient pushback that she apologized for her emotions.

“I’m sorry that my phrases weren’t sufficient to create a misunderstanding,” Ishitani wrote. “I feel the individuals on the Japanese web I’m referring to are individuals who have by no means seen One Piece. Briefly, they’re individuals who simply need to slander me. They don’t seem to be followers. A stunning occasion is going on within the Japanese drama world at present. Due to this, many individuals have been harm, and everybody has expressed varied opinions from their very own standpoints, inflicting a lot slander and defamation by those that should not aware.”

In mild of Hinako’s loss of life, anime and manga execs are wanting rigorously at their very own manufacturing processes. One Piece is blessed to have an in depth relationship with Oda, and Ishitani is the primary to lean on the creator when circumstances name for it. Nonetheless, different tasks aren’t as fortunate as One Piece, and their manufacturing most definitely suffers for it.

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