One of Oda’s Earliest Works, ‘Monsters’ Set to Get an Anime Adaptation

Eiichiro Oda, the renowned writer and illustrator of the hugely popular manga series ‘One Piece,’ is well-known in the anime and manga industries. While Oda is most known for writing the epic story of Monkey D. Luffy and his crew’s adventures, he is also the author of lots of other intriguing works.

Before beginning the ‘One Piece’ manga series, Eiiciro Oda published a one-shot manga series called ‘Monsters.’ ‘Monsters manga is significant since it is set in the same universe as One Piece. It follows Ryuma, who afterward appears in the “Thriller Bark” arc of “One Piece.”

On One Piece Day 2023, it was announced that Eiichiro Oda’s ‘Monsters’ would get an anime adaptation. The one-shot was included in the “WANTED!” short stories compilation released in 1998, and it is one TV anime episode in length.

One of Oda’s Earliest Works, ‘Monsters’ Set to Get an Anime Adaptation
Monsters First Key Visual | Source: Twitter

While specific details regarding the anime adaptation are yet to be revealed, the announcement video disclosed that Sunghoo Park, the director of Jujutsu Kaisen, will direct the anime and compose it.

Bringing back the incredible story of Ryuma Shimotsuki. E&H Production, Park’s new studio, will be animating the upcoming anime.

Fans of Eiichiro Oda’s superb story can barely contain their excitement as the wait for the ‘Monsters’ anime adaptation intensifies. Furthermore, the animation, directed by the director of ‘Jujutsu Kaisen,’ adds to the thrill.

Let us wait for further details and we hope for a release soon.

About Monsters

Monsters is a one-shot manga by Eiichiro Oda, originally published in the 1994 Shonen Jump Autumn Special. It was later reprinted in 1998 as part of Wanted!, a compilation of Oda’s pre-One Piece stories.

The plot of “Monsters” centres around Ryuma, a warrior with extraordinary strength and swordsmanship abilities. He is a travelling swordsman who becomes a local hero after fighting a dragon that was terrorising the residents.

The surprise is that Ryuma invited the dragon to town in the first place as part of a plan to gain the townspeople’s confidence and goodwill. Despite this, Ryuma is not totally wicked, and he ends up saving the community from a serious threat.

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