Eiichiro Oda's interview summary ( July 2018 )

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    #1 Admiral Ryokugyu, Jul 20, 2018
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    - One Piece was rejected twice before the first chapter was published.
    - Oda doesn't feel like he's carrying the burden of being the headliner of Jump. He's just happy that so many people are reading his work. However he does strive to write more interesting stories.
    - He says he feels a strong sense of responsibility. If One Piece ended and his editors asked him to continue, he wouldn't want to. Ending it is his freedom.
    - He says it is very lonely now that Kishimoto ( author of Naruto ) who published alongside him for 15 years is no longer doing so.
    - He says he and Kishimoto are the same age, their mangas became a hit around the same time, they have a lot in common.
    - He says that he and Kishimoto see eye to eye, worry about the same things and both put a lot of effort into their work.
    - Even if there appear a mangaka whose work catches up to One Piece's in term of popularity, the only one he feels he will always share the same views with is Kishimoto.
    - When Oda reads Jump nowadays he feels like he doesn't understand some mangas, thinking like a grandfather would.
    - He's aware of this and will take countermeasures. He says the competition isn't about being right, but rather whether your manga is embraced by the audience. As a result he says that if One Piece loses to them, he'll make more research, but that hasn't happened yet. He's winning so far.

    - ONE PIECE is now 80% finished.

    - Oda explained that the reason why Jinbe isn't appearing in color spreads with the Straw Hats is that because he doesn't want to spoil one of the surprises about Jinbe's situation since his last appearance.

    - Oda confirms that there are still characters who'll join the Straw Hat Pirates.

    - Oda's favourite characters are Ivankov and Bon Clay.
     
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    I always enjoy reading Oda's interviews :)
     
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    Oda-sensei, so old XD
     
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    The things I would do for Oda to do a face to face interview. I've been dying to see his beard. On topic, did he really say that "he's winning"? Oda doesn't seem to be the kind of author who would say something like that. Man is humble as hell afaik.
     
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    Only 20 % left. I have read that Oda rushes with the ending of the series but I hope that he remembers to have vacations once in a while, so he willn't suffer from burnout.
     
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    Oda isn't actually very old, he is only 43 :j.
     
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    About 20% left, eh? Since Oda likes prolonging arcs nowadays, the series might last 7 more years.
     
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    He takes a 1-week break every month, and he once said that he travels to a different country each year.

    20% left i think Wano Country is the final major arc of One Piece.
     
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    Add this one to the main post:

    Oda explained that the reason why Jinbe isn't appearing in color spreads with the Straw Hats is that because he doesn't want to spoil one of the surprises about Jinbe's situation since his last appearance.

    Source: SP Manga (https://twitter.com/SPManga1/status/1020694621452750849)
     
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    There's still Elbaf arc, the arc where the crew fights other Yonkos, WG top guns, etc.
     
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    What ? The Straw Hats will fight Kaido and Big Mom and the Rox stuff in Wano, Oda said that the Wano arc will include a gigantic war and talked about the Lurking Legend ... and i'm pretty sure Shanks and Blackbeard will take part in Wano's war as well. So Wano is where Straw Hats fight the Yonkos ( or three of them ). Oda is leaving Elbaf for Enel, parallelism with Thor vs Loki. Enel vs Loki the king of Elbaf ....

    Actually I'm not so sure, I really can't predict how Oda will handle Wano arc. Doflamingo was so damn right: Who's gonna side with who ? Who's gonna betray who ?
     
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    That's actually another interview but i'll add it, no problem.
     
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    ???

    Elbaf would be a major arc for sure.
     
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    Yeah, would be better to compile all interviews released last week in a single thread.

    From SP Manga also: There would be more characters who will join the crew.
     
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    Yeah that's right but ... in 2016 right after Whole Cake Island arc began, Oda said that One Piece is 70% finished.

    2 years later and only 1 arc passed ( WCI, let's not consider Reverie as an arc ), Oda said that now One Piece is 80% finished.

    So an arc with WCI's size = 10 % ?

    the 20% left includes both Wano and Elbaf and much more, if each one of these arcs is 10%, then Wano is the same size as WCI ? Can't be.

    Is Oda on something ?
     
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    I think he's pertaining to the progression of the story, Wano arc alone might reveal less, but would be more action-packed.
     
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    90% will be elbaf arc. I dont think it would be long tho.

    95% will be raftel

    100% is the final war against world government.

    More members will join means Caesar and Carrot will be the final members to complete the team.
     
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    Wait, there's no way that Oda would throw in everything together in a single arc right? There's still the thing about the legend, Elbaf, the void century, Dragon's story, and then the upcoming massive war. How long is Wano gonna be anyway?
     
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    So Oda likes the Okama most :smirk:
     
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