Question: Why didn’t you create a manga like some other mangakas where dead characters revive?
Eiichiro Oda: Revival of a human isn’t natural, right? (laugh)
If a mangaka ends up reviving the dead, he shouldn’t have killed that character in the first place.
My characters don’t die even if they are thrown into a desperate situation.
On top of that, I have been hating the revival of dead characters ever since I was a kid. It made me doubt a mangaka, like “The reason why this mangaka revived a certain character may be because the character was popular…”
I won’t do what I doubted as a kid and I’ll do what I wanted a mangaka to do.Years have passed since One Piece started, but my criteria hasn’t changed that I should satisfy 15-years-old myself.