A new interview with One Piece anime series writer Kazuya Fujiwara has been released on Japanese social media, revealing the creative process that led to the series’ debut.
In the interview, Fujiwahara said that the character designs for the cast and staff of One Piece, the world’s biggest anime franchise, were heavily influenced by his own work as a manga artist.
The series was first broadcast on the internet in 2001, and its cast has since grown to include a host of famous personalities, including Shanks, Aokiji, and Kuroki.
Its cast has been diverse, from a female lead and a boy who gets his first love interest from an old woman to a gay boy who falls in love with his best friend.
One Piece is a series of stories set in a fantasy world, and the cast has included characters such as Yoko, an adorable pirate with a strong sense of justice who rescues Luffy from the clutches of a ruthless pirate, and Luffy, who is a young boy who grows up to become the most powerful pirate of all time.
“I wanted to make the show as interesting as possible for the fans,” Fujiwagara told Newsweek.
“One Piece has a huge impact on me.
I’ve always wanted to do something unique and different.”
While one piece anime is a new thing for the industry, Fujizawa said he had already started writing the next One Piece in the vein of manga.
“We’re going to make a show that will have the same spirit of the original,” he said.
“It’s going to be about a new pirate, a new world, a lot of different things.”
One Piece will premiere in October, with the cast returning for a new episode on April 15.