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Oda and Horikoshi interview

Discussion in 'My Hero Academia' started by Xiammes, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. Xiammes All For One Administrator

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  2. Dean Ambrose .

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    Thanks been looking forward to this.
     
  3. Dean Ambrose .

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  4. Roman Chariot

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  5. Edward Newgate 世界最強の男

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    Horikoshi: "I'll do my best to overcome even One Piece!"
    Oda: "I won't lose, you know!"

    Then they proceed to beat each other, destroying the building in the process.
     
  6. Donquixote Doflamingo Master Puppeteer

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    This man dares challenge Goda what a fool :hestonpls
     
  7. ~VK~ The King

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    Goda left earth somewhere around fishmen island arc.
     
  8. Ben Grimm Kicking the Hulk's Ass

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    Why not, Oda just repeats the same exact thing again and again.

    Now something young and fresh is trying to take control. Big Mom did the series no favors.
     
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  9. Kor Well-Known Member

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    The man literally just did a repeat of Alabasta and Enies Lobby, and made one of the top antagonists a fucking joke.

    The old man is past his prime, soon Horikoshi will become the master and Goda the student.
     
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  10. luffy no haki 1st Seat

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    Shamefully, while i agree OP quality has gone down a lot and weekly content has ups and down, other than quality I doubt MHA will beat One Piece specially in Japan. As far as profit and popularity goes calling it a monster is a complete understatement.
     
  11. BlueDemon Demon

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    This exchange actually reminded me of Bakuman :bury

    Awesome, thanks for the link! Horikoshi was a bigger fan of Kishimoto though, right?



    Aww...

    @Xiammes you might want to include the in the OP.
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    The man that Horikoshi looks up to –Eiichiro Oda. In 16 years the boy now walks shoulder to shoulder with his hero as a “serialized artist”. What kind of conversation will they have now that they're here?

    Having an extreme formative experience in manga (comics):

    In the illustration corner of “One Piece” Twenty Third Volume: Usopp Gallery Pirates, is where the two made first contact. Horikoshi-sensei, how did you feel about having your work published for the first time?

    ODA: That was a good volume. It was the last for Alabasta, with the famous “Proof of Friendship” scene.

    HORIKOSHI: I was shaken.

    Shaken!?

    HORIKOSHI: Yes. I believe that was when I was in high school, and to discover that one of my drawings was printed there on the page caused me to break out in the shakes. I was still shaken when I showed my mom the picture too.

    ODA: It's good you're close to your family. (Laughs).

    How many drawings had you contributed?

    HORIKOSHI: Just the one.

    Incredible! What made you decide to send it?

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    (Side text- Young Horikoshi meets his hero.)

    HORIKOSHI: My friend and I love One Piece so we both decided to send artwork in. We both drew incredible things, but only mine made it into the gallery.

    ODA: It's as if you were the one to get the green light at an idol audition. (Laugh.)

    HORIKOSHI: Are you the one who writes the commentary, Oda-sensei?

    (Side text- My name has been engraved into “One Piece” for eternity!)

    ODA: Yup, I do. I write it as Usopp.

    HORIKOSHI: I'm so thankful....ahh, I mean overjoyed.

    I think it's incredible you managed to make it in with just one submission. Did this experience affect your life as a mangaka? HORIKOSHI: To be honest I was quite satisfied with that drawing....(laughs).

    ODA: Oh in a “My art was good enough to be published” way?

    HORIKOSHI: No, more like a “Wow it was published! Now my name will be carved into One Piece for eternity!!” Sort of thing. I was totally satisfied with just that.

    Everyone laughs.

    ODA: I wonder if it would have been better if you were more frustrated (laughs).

    Might you have been more inspired if it had been rejected instead?

    HORIKOSHI: No, no, it took a bit of time but I did believe that I should take manga more seriously.

    You mean between the experience of success and the actual feeling of making it?

    HORIKOSHI: Right.

    ODA: At the time, social media hadn't yet become widespread, so there weren't as many opportunities to give people a place to display their artwork. So that's why having it published in print gives me a strange sense of happiness. Even I like to give as many opportunities as possible to show off people's artworks on that page I've created.

    Inquiring about the confession five years into serialization.

    Horikoshi-sensei, you were able to tell Oda-sensei about the artwork in 2015, after quite a bit of time had passed, right?

    ODA: Even before “HeroAca” was serialized we met at New years parties, right? Although you hadn't yet had a “hit” right?

    Oda-sensei at that point you were in volume 77 of One piece..

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    And you wrote “You should have said something sooner!” (Laughs.)

    ODA: That's right! You shouldn't have been so reserved!

    HORIKOSHI: I was just too embarrassed. For me to speak up about something like that when my serializations were in the back of the magazine...even if I had the opportunity it just didn't feel right.

    ODA: I see, that might have been the right decision. It'd be more helpful for me to cheer you on if you had a manga currently serialized. (laughs.) So you spoke up because now you had the pride of serializing a hit manga then?

    Horikoshi: Hmmmm....

    --Shouldn't you be more proud of your achievement? (Laugh.)

    HORIKOSHI: Where you say pride, I more feel embarrassment.

    (Side text- So you spoke up because now you had the pride of serializing a hit manga then?)

    Any Oda-isms that have had a huge influences on you?

    --Horikoshi-sensei has One Piece had any influences on you?

    HORIKOSHI: How do I put this...I suppose having characters say things that I feel naturally is one influence I've taken from One Piece.

    ODA: Well, when I first started serialization, things were different –a character saying things that Luffy does was seen as embarrassing.

    HORIKOSHI: Ohh? But it feels like everyone in my age group was writing like that.

    ODA: That makes me happy. Back then I was pretty young and it felt like I was rebelling against current fads. Back then it was pretty popular for girls hair to be braided inward, so I did the opposite when I drew.

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    --So you proceeded by doing the opposite of the opposite?

    ODA: It just didn't feel right to me unless it stood out. At the time I was told a lot that my art was really weird, so I didn't dare to dream that anyone would be influenced by me in later years.

    HORIKOSHI: I was influenced by how your characters have very small eyes. However I couldn't quite draw it all that well and had a lot of trouble....So lately I've been drawing them a little bigger than before (laughs).

    ODA: I've been doing the same thing (laughs).

    --Horikoshi-sensei has One Piece influenced you in any other areas –aside from artwork?

    HORIKOSHI: I love the Arlong Arc. Especially the exchange (between Luffy and Nami) “Help me...” and “Of course!!” I thought that part was especially cool, and I wanted to draw a Luffy like protagonist. Oh and this week's One Piece chapter was crazy good. (Jump has a scattered turnover)

    --Lots of past characters showed up during the Reverie, huh?

    ODA: It was pretty shocking huh? (Laughs) The serialization has gone for a long time so I'm able to have characters who appeared in the past show up again, but there are probably many readers of Jump who don't quite get what's going on. Maybe the people who read by volume are deeply familiar with what's going on, but those who read Jump probably haven't read everything...

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    ODA: So I had to include the past events so they wouldn't miss anything.

    HORIKOSHI: Huh? Does that happen?

    ODA: Quite often, to a surprising extent. When they aren't doing the polls it's like “I'm so happy that this character is popular!” And then when I draw them people say “I don't know who this is.” (Laugh).

    HORIKOSHI: Huh!!~

    ODA: When the serialization runs long those things happen.

    --The one who's easiest to draw is not surprising oneself.

    Oda-sensei what are your impressions of Horikoshi-sensei?

    ODA: As the face of the next generation of big hit hero artists.

    HORIKOSHI: I can't believe that.

    ODA: My daughter will happily sing the “HeroAca” anime theme songs on bus outings, and it'll get everyone in a good mood. At home she'll ask “Dad is your manga going to be okay” She's really worried about One Piece.

    HORIKOSHI: I'm thankful to hear that, but it's a bit....(laughs).

    (Side text- My daughter will happily sing the “HeroAca” anime theme songs on bus outings, and it'll get everyone in a good mood.)

    ODA: But I am a little concerned since it's a manga with a lot of characters.

    --Why's that?

    ODA: When there are a lot of characters to draw it gets difficult to unify the work as a whole, and properly, but if you are able to properly establish and understand the characters then the work will be a hit. It can lead to a lot of needless anxiety. I will say this though, I've always been impressed by Horikoshi-sensei's comic covers. They look great, and the sense of style is on point –and you're able to come up with some very good ones.

    HORIKOSHI: Thank you so much that makes me so ridiculously happy.

    ODA: What do you use to color them?

    HORIKOSHI: Photoshop.

    ODA: Oh so you use computers?

    HORIKOSHI: Yes, I did get a little tired of using them so for volume 18's cover I went back to using analog (hand painting) it was overwhelmingly fun.

    ODA: You like American Comics right? Your style of artwork is influenced by them.

    HORIKOSHI: Yeah. I've read all of “Spiderman” and “Deadpool”.

    --And what about character personalities?

    HORIKOSHI: Ah, for this Oda-sensei is a huge influence. I thought to myself “I really want to draw a lively character like Luffy!!” But in the end I ended up drawing a character nothing like him and more like myself –an otaku who has a penchant for over analysis.

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    (Top text- A Shikishi that Oda-sensei drew ahead of time. To keep from dirtying Luffy, Horikoshi carefully draws beside him.)

    HORIKOSHI: and at the end of that, just a bit of brightness added in for good measure which harmonizes into Deku the protagonist.

    --The relationship between weekly manga artists and movies.

    --How were you involved in this movie?

    HORIKOSHI: I was involved and contributed to the script phase, and did the final character designs. If I had more time to, I would have done more.

    ODA: If I said something like that (laughs) it would be endless. From the start, I said that the weekly serialization is most important to me, and I didn't want to do anything to disturb it.

    HORIKOSHI: M—My stomach hurt. I thoughtlessly said “I want to do more”....

    --This is the first movie for HeroAca. At the time it was confirmed how did you feel?

    HORIKOSHI: I was really happy. I thought that getting an anime confirmed was the peak of my happiness –my dreams had come true. I really didn't think I'd get anymore than that so when they said the series would get a movie, I was like “Seriously?! No way!!”

    ODA: I attended the screening on the morning of it's premiere and was moved by all the people lined up to see it.

    HORIKOSHI: You were in the audience....

    ODA: But I wasn't really able to talk to any of my readers live there.

    (Side text- I was really happy. I thought that getting an anime confirmed was the peak of my happiness –my dreams had come true. I really didn't think I'd get anymore than that.)
     
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  12. Dean Ambrose .

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    More like Goda chose Hori as his succesor :bury
     
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    Aside from the Alabasta and Dressrosa similarities being clear cut intentional how wasn’t WCI and EL similar ?

    The reverie alone blowed up anything Horikoshi pulled up in all of his career and we talk about a couple of chapters :hestonpls
     
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  14. Kor Well-Known Member

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    Sanji/Robin with their “dark past”, “I WANT TO LIVEEEE”, Luffy vs Katakuri is a mirror of Luffy vs Lucci.

    Yeah, the reverie was great with the Nami clones all grouping together. :hestonpls

    I love One Piece and Goda but even he knows it’s time to pick a successor.
     
  15. Ben Grimm Kicking the Hulk's Ass

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    Maybe Oda will finally realize that he can't keep wasting time and that he needs to get shit done.
     
  16. KOBA235 Well-Known Member

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    Pretty good advice, about checking amount of characters, and not overdo it.
     
  17. Kiba's Slut Boy World's #1 Kiba Inuzuka Fanboy

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  18. Kor Well-Known Member

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    Nah, it mirrors itself.
     
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    The Reverie was exciting with a number of cool reveals. but it really wasn't written very well and almost noone is happy with the way Oda handled it (namely skipping to Wano just as it was heating up).
     
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  20. Skaddix Well-Known Member

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    Oda is like 30 Volumes oh you sweet Summer Child, Shonen Jump will never let you free that easily.
     
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    You know, Hori really just feels like Deku in this entire interview. I wonder if anything will end up making him more confident in himself.
     
  22. Kiba's Slut Boy World's #1 Kiba Inuzuka Fanboy

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    How exactly ? The rescue premise between Enies Lobby and WCI may be a little bit similar but the arc structure and advancement are very different.
     
  23. Rax The Evil Within The Embers

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    Tabata is Horikoshi's rival

    Not Oda :pek
     
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    Horikoshi is so innocent. I seriously doubt MHA will ever reach one piece in sales, maybe it’ll reach Naruto per volume.
     
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    All these cats thinking Hori can top/overthrown oda
    :hestonpls You nights may keyword may argue Bnha quality against post time skip one piece but pre time skip shits on bnha without mercy :mjlol
     
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    Oda is a chain smoker. He'll likely be in the grave before OP ends at this rate
     
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    Who's Tabata ?
     
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    Guys come on, it's obviously Oda just cheering him up, relax.

    Black Clover
     
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  29. GrizzlyClaws Big Bad Grizzly

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    This interveiw might help boosting Horis rep. it's not an everyday occurence you get the chance for an interview involving yourself and the most successful manga author. Especially if that author speaks highly of you, it could propel your own manga up.
     
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