As much as I love ritualistically reading One Piece every week with two grilled cheese sandwiches (one with prosciutto, one without) there's something I cherish even more, reading about how One Piece is crafted. When sitting down with an Oda interview there are so many chances for potentially new morsels of information: "Do fans' crazy theories have a leg to stand on?", "How long has Oda been planning a certain plot element?", "What was his source of inspiration for a character?" and of course, "How much longer until he completes One Piece?" If one chronologically follows the interviews with Oda over the years, it is easy to see his growth as he learns from his failures and recognizes his successes. All of this gives us the chance to have a deeper appreciation of the story itself.

These translations are my own and I've made efforts to acknowledge anyone that has aided me in the creation be it bringing them to my attention or helping directly with translation. If you are interested in making translations of these interviews into your own language based on mine, that's not a problem but I suggest you look for the original Japanese versions as a translation of a translation is bound to lose something important. If you're aiming to copy-and-paste this information for your own site, I'd ask that you refrain from that. Many fans in the English-speaking One Piece community are aware of my site and what I offer here. Stealing my material can only serve to detract from any credibility you're attempting to establish.





Interviews

TitlePublication Publication DateParties InvolvedStatus
Monochrome Talk
Color Walk
7/24/01
Akira Toriyama and Eiichiro Oda
Under Revision
Creative Talk
One Piece Animation Logbook
2/28/02
Eiichiro Oda, Kounosuke Uda and Shinji Shimizu
Under Revision
Tell me! Oda-sensei
One Piece Blue
8/7/02
Eiichiro Oda
Revised 12/09
The Power of Manga (series)
Manga Tengoku
12/NA/07
Eiichiro Oda
Complete
SAIL & ANCHOR
Switch
11/29/09
Eiichiro Oda & Kazutoshi Sakurai
Complete
ONE WORLD
Switch
11/29/09
Eiichiro Oda
Complete
A Manga to Connect People
MEN'S NON-NO
12/10/09
Eiichiro Oda
Complete
Vicky the Pirate, The Origin of an Adventure Comic
AERA
12/21/09
Eiichiro Oda
Complete
Special Interview
Strong World Artbook
12/23/09
Eiichiro Oda
Complete
One Heart
MEN'S NON-NO
10/10/11
Eiichiro Oda & Takuya Kimura
Complete