Question: I have a question, Odacchi. The women you draw almost always have a large bust. When they’re in Wano, they all wear kimonos and I’ve noticed that their busts get hidden away. I’m curious. Is it really okay even if Japanese women don’t have big busts??? P.N. Chii-chan
Oda: Yes, this topic. Before, when I didn’t know much about kimonos, I drew chests with their normal emphasis. However, I received a lot of letters from fans who were kimono pros telling me women with large busts would purposefully find ways to hide them to emphasize the beauty of their silhouette as well as teaching me tips on how they do this.
Well in the end, the way anybody wears their clothes is up to them but I was convinced that the beauty of kimono lies in the silhouette (body line) so that’s what I’ve been emphasizing in my drawing! If they took them off, it would be incredible!!