One Piece: Eiichiro Oda’s Real Inspiration for Drawing One Piece Makes One of Its Best Arcs Look Like Nothing

“Marineford arc was just a side trip to me”

Eiichiro Oda receives motivation for the Final Saga


One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda is busy shaping up the Final Saga of his magnum opus with the Egghead Island arc just being the first arc.
The Marineford arc is one of the most popular arc in One Piece, but during an interview, Eiichiro Oda mentioned it to be a side trip with the main thing yet to come.
The Final Saga motivates the legendary mangaka to continue drawing the manga and the fans are also excited to see what happens when the strongest Pirate factions collide.

Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece is one of the most popular anime ever. Currently, the anime is in its final saga after running for over 25 years. One Piece began in 1999, and numerous things have changed since then, including the story’s pacing, animation, chemistry, etc. During this time, the manga and anime industry also became mainstream.

The different arcs in One Piece portray several types of emotions. One of the best arcs in Eiichiro Oda’s magnum opus is the Marineford Arc. The Paramount War was a rollercoaster ride of emotions with Monkey D. Luffy and Whitebeard Pirates trying to save Portgas D. Ace from getting executed by the Marines. Even though it was such a fan-favorite arc, it was nothing compared to what Oda sensei has in store for us.

Eiichiro Oda Is Preparing The Best Dessert For The Fans

Shanks at MarinefordMarineford arc (Credit: Toei Animation)

Eiichiro Oda is considered a genius mangaka. Whatever he does always turns out to be perfect. He has a habit of keeping mysteries and foreshadowing. Oda sensei waits for the perfect time and uses it to reveal secrets. For that, fans are always kept on the edge of their seats always eagerly waiting to see what happens next. One of the biggest surprises came when Portgas D. Ace died at the Marineford Arc, even though he was rescued by Monkey D. Luffy.



It was one of the well-written arcs by Eiichiro Oda. But according to the legendary mangaka, it was just the tip of the iceberg. During an interview, Eiichiro Oda said that the Marineford arc was a simple arc and something for the story to progress. The Final Saga is what motivates the mangaka to keep on writing the manga. He was surprised to see the Marineford arc become so popular.
Portgus D. Ace died a tragic death in One PiecePortgus D. Ace’s death (Credit: Toei Animation)
He further added that after witnessing the Final Saga, the fans will have a mutual feeling. They will be blown away by it and leave behind the Marineford arc as their favorite. Eiichiro Oda made this bold claim in 2012. So, the fans were not sure how much to believe him, especially after witnessing the iconic Paramount War. But standing in 2024, they can say that he is preparing the best dessert ever, named the Final Saga.

One Piece Has Entered Its Final Saga

After the Wano arc ended, the Final Saga began in One Piece. The Egghead Island arc is the first arc of the Final Saga. Even though it was thought to be a slow-paced arc initially, as the story progressed, Eiichiro Oda once again proved why he is considered a genius. Bartholomew Kuma’s backstory, Blackbeard’s cunning plan, Garp vs. Aokiji, and now Monkey D. Luffy vs the Gorosei. It has been a full circle of emotions. Blinking the eye could lead to missing important details.
one-piece-egghead-anime-posterEgghead Island arc (Credit: Toei Animation)
While the manga is in the climax of the latest arc, the anime aired the arc in January. It is just the cherry on top of the dessert, with more yet to come. Oda confirmed that after Wano arc, he would draw the biggest arc in One Piece history. With so many alphas in his magnum opus, fans believe the war will be epic.

All the powerful factions are moving at the same time and are trying to claim the One Piece. It will be interesting to see who ends up with the ultimate treasure. With Eiichiro Oda’s magic hands constantly working, the fans are in for a treat.

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