Eiichiro Oda has quite the dance card when it comes to his work schedule, not just continuing to churn out new chapters of One Piece on a nearly weekly basis, but also being an executive producer on the live-action adaptation that is being produced by Netflix. Shonen fans might be surprised at the role that Oda plays in the creation of the movies, which are a combination of original stories and rehashes of some of the biggest arcs of the journey of Luffy and his Straw Hats.
When it came to the creation of One Piece: Strong World, the tenth movie in the Shonen franchise which just hit the streaming service of Netflix recently, editors broke down some of the thoughts that Eiichiro Oda had when it came to the creation of the film that was written by Oda himself:
"He told the team that it's important that they grabbed the audience's attention with the opening scene. So he gave them detailed instructions and images to guide them. Another thing Oda spent a lot of time on is Nami's last scene, the line "promise that you'll come to rescue me", he gives a number of suggestions on how its timing and tone should be like."
The editors then dove into the production of One Piece: Gold, the thirteenth movie of the franchise which saw Oda as an Executive Producer, explaining how he helped put together the score for the film as well as diving into the original title for the movie:
"Od is a long time fan of Mayumi Kojima and sent her an enthusiastic invitation to create the music for this opening, and she also signs as a character. Kanaya was in charge of the dances and he used motion capture for it. The original title of the film was Gold Rush, but one of the editors at that time said "just Gold is enough isn't it?" and everyone else agreed and the title was changed. The two editors both later dyed their hair blonde, and Oda was really happy about that."
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