A new behind-the-scenes video showcasing how One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda created the link cover art for Episode 100.
Be part of the celebration surrounding all of our recent and upcoming milestones One Piecea behind-the-scenes video showing series author Eiichiro Oda designing and drawing the covers for Volumes 99, 100, and 101 has been released.
The video, released through the official One Piece manga Twitter account, shows how Oda planned and drew the covers for the three volumes, designed to be displayed side-by-side to create a single illustration. Volume 99 of the manga series was released in Japan in June, with the highly anticipated Volume 100 coming soon. The cover of Volume 100 was recently revealed and features protagonist Monkey D. Luffy at the center, along with some of the manga’s most iconic characters, including Zoro and Sanji. Episode 101, complete with the three-part illustration, is not fully shown in the video as the cover is not ready to be officially revealed.
99,100,101の繋がるカバー制作過程動画公開！！尾田さんはこうやってデジタルであたりを付けて、最後は必ず紙とペンで全て描きます！100巻はいよいよジャスト1 9/3発売！✨みんな構えて待っててね！！ pic.twitter.com/qvd1f6jE1O
— ONE PIECEスタッフ【公式】 (@Eiichiro_Staff) August 27, 2021
In addition to the soon-to-be-released 100th volume, the 1000th individual chapter was published in Weekly Shonen Jump in early 2021, and the anime series will soon air its landmark 1000th episode as well. The behind-the-scenes video is just one of the many ways that Oda and publisher Shueisha have celebrated the series’ recent milestones: several “cover chapters” in which other Weekly Shonen Jump creators redraw the series’ One Piece’s famous moment, has been released, most recently the Nisekoi author Naoshi Komi’s rendition of the “Vivi’s Adventures” chapter from the Alabasta section. A collaboration with the Where’s Waldo children’s book series has also been released.
One Piece was created by Eiichiro Oda and serialized for the first time in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997. Oda’s manga series has since become the best-selling manga series ever, with Nearly half a billion copies have been released worldwide. An anime adaptation began airing in 1999 and continues to be one of the highest rated anime shows in Japan to this day.
The series follows Monkey D. Luffy, a boy who accidentally eats a mysterious Gum-Gum fruit, giving him the ability to lengthen and develop his limbs. Luffy, who has always dreamed of becoming the Pirate King, ends up as the leader of the Straw Hat Pirates, a sly gang consisting of the intelligent but greedy Nami, the perverted chef Sanji, and the old swordsman. Train Zoro. Together, the group begins to battle rival pirates and find One Piece, a legendary treasure left behind by an equally famous pirate.