In an interview that is now remembered, Eiichiro Oda, author of the One Piece manga, revealed that his popular manga almost went out of print due to the Slam Dunk franchise. During the interview, Oda chatted with Takehiko Inoue, the author of Slam Dunk, and revealed that she came close to working for him instead of freelancing.
“I asked my editor to let me be an assistant in your studio. But he just casually told me, "There are no vacancies," and that annoyed me. However, if I had been accepted into your study, it probably would have completely changed my destiny. In many ways, that was probably a turning point in my life. "
For his part, Eiichiro Oda has published the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since July 1997. The franchise has inspired multiple adaptations to other media, the main one being the anime that has been broadcast since October 1999 and whose Production has been run by Toei Animation Studios ever since.
One Piece Synopsis
The story centers on Monkey D. Luffy, a young pirate who ventures into the East Blue Ocean to find the "One Piece", the most important hidden treasure for pirates, since whoever finds it will be proclaimed the King of the Pirates Luffy will create his own group known as the Straw Hat Pirates, and will recruit new members at the same time that he will meet enemies, criminal organizations, revolutionaries and the World Government itself.
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