Working on a job like ONE PIECE, which by the way is very rich in characters and subplots, is anything but easy. In order to respect his own mental pattern, the sensei must reject the ideas proposed to him, primarily for reasons of personal ethics.
What does it mean to be the most famous manga author in the world? An old SBS that appears to have been published on the occasion of an earlier volume of the work clarify Oda's point of view regarding all of these suggestions and requests that fans make to the brilliant author from time to time. The answer that came along with a fan's question why the mangaka avoids the use of character designs and devil fruits that fans imagine is as follows:
"I never do. I don't need it. It may sound a little cold, but I really don't want to listen to other people's ideas. From time to time the jump staff changes and the first thing I say to newbies is : "Don't suggest any ideas to me."
The characters and the story are mine and I want to have that confidence. Furthermore, I am convinced that the moment you rely on others' ideas, you will never stop doing so. And if you weren't successful, it would be easier to blame others. I want to be successful or fail alone. I like to believe that it is. However, if what is proposed does not concern the main story, but mainly touches on background ideas about Mugiwara or animations, I do not mind considering them. If you want me to draw something, just write a letter like this: "Please draw this animal or person while doing these things." I will be happy to satisfy you. "
And you, what do you think of his words, do you agree? Let us know with a comment below, but not before you recovered the spoilers from ONE PIECE Chapter 986.
My love and respect for Oda have skyrocketed from r / OnePiece