Eiichiro Oda has revealed that he was shocked to see the death of this beloved character in the anime.
One Piece is one of the few manga/anime works in which death seems to be a taboo.given that Eiichiro Oda It usually gives a rather unusual treatment to this issue, because, despite the great conflicts that break out in it, the characters involved in said confrontations almost never die, this being a detail that fans tend to criticize very often.
Despite the longevity of one piece few characters have died in it. However, of the small number of deaths that have occurred in the series, some have been very tragic and painful, to the point that, to this day, continue to cause deep pain in the fans of this work.
In fact, Eiichiro Oda himself has revealed that one of One Piece’s deaths caused a huge impact despite having written it himself, which confirms how tragic and painful the loss of this character was.
Eiichiro Oda has revealed that he was shocked by Ace’s death when he saw it in the anime
As we have already mentioned, Eiichiro Oda has characterized himself for not murdering the characters in his series, since he has repeatedly declared that he is not in favor of this type of treatment, making it clear that for him in the vast pirate universe of One Piece a “defeat” is considered something much worse than death.
However the marineford arch brought with it the death of two iconic characters that marked a before and after in the series: Ace and Whitebeard, this being a very unexpected turn that changed the course of the plot. Also, the death of Portgas D. Ace has been one of the most painfulbecause this was one of the most important and beloved characters in the work, so his loss was extremely tragic and shocking.
The death of Portgas D. Ace caused so much impact in One Piece that even Eiichiro Oda admitted that he was surprised at the death of this character when he saw it adapted to anime, this being a rather unusual detail, since this event was written by the mangaka himself.
Via Twitter, the account called @sandman_AP responsible for publishing news about one pieceha shared a little anecdote of Eiichiro Oda in which confirms the impact that the death of Ace caused him.
In Marineford arc, Oda received many fan letters asking him to save Ace’s life. Even his editor asked him every week, “Are you really gonna kill Ace? It isn’t a good idea.” After watching the anime episode, Oda said, “I wonder why Ace had to be killed in such a harsh way..😥” pic.twitter.com/dex6FAG3o1
—sandman (@sandman_AP) June 10, 2023
In this tweet you can see this Eiichiro Oda’s anecdote about Ace’s passing awaythen during the marineford arch, the mangaka received many letters from fans asking him to save Ace’s life. Even his editor asked him every week if he was “really going to kill Ace.” However, Oda went ahead with his original plan and upon seeing this scene in the anime, Oda commented: “I wonder why Ace had to be killed in such a harsh way”.
This statement by Oda is quite unusual, since he himself was the one who wrote this tragic event which was so shocking that even came to completely surprise him when seeing him in the animewhich confirms that the death of portgas d ace It’s been one of the most heartbreaking One Piece has ever had.
In addition, Ace’s unfortunate death was decisive for Luffy’s development as a characterbecause as a result of this painful event, the Straw Hat had an incredible evolution that has led him to become one of the most powerful pirates of all the seas.
Notably Eiichiro Oda doesn’t usually kill his characters.reason for which the death of Portgas D. Ace caused such an impact within the fandomeven going so far as to surprise the mangaka himself by the way this beloved character died.