D: One Piece has incredibly many characters, but please tell us which character is the most difficult to draw for you. P.N. Noel
O: Let’s see–. Franky Shogun is a pretty big pain in the ass to draw. I love designing robots and all, but redrawing them over and over isn’t really a forte of mine. But that’s robot talk. If we were to talk about just humans, I’d say women take longer to draw than men for me. Especially black-haired women. For black hair, there’s this process called “tsuya-beta” (negative drawing). It’s a real bugger having to color in with a brush pen whilst keeping the negatives, or the gloss, in the hair. With that said, my answer is Hancock. Knowing she had to look like the most beautiful woman in the world was the toughest part of all.