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Creator of One Piece Uses AI To Write A New Manga Chapter
Eiichiro Oda asked a "taboo question" regarding is storied franchise
In a groundbreaking move for the manga industry, the creator of the popular manga series One Piece has announced that he used artificial intelligence (AI) to write a new chapter of the series. Eiichiro Oda, the mastermind behind One Piece, revealed the news in a Twitter post by the Official One Piece account.
The post showed a video of the manga creator asking ChatGPT, the world’s most popular AI platform to write a new One Piece chapter for him. According to the anime site Animehunch, Oda asked the AI “I can’t think of what to do with next week’s One Piece, so can you come up with a story for me? I’d like a very funny one.”
The AI platform then responded with the idea that involved the character Nico Rubin going against a new villain called the “King of Shadows”. Because this new foe is a Devil Fruit user, he can control shadows. He also kidnaps the crew’s doctor Tony Tony Chopper. However, as the Straw Hats found themselves put into a corner against the King of Shadows, Robin starts to remember that she already had an encounter with the “Shadow Tribe,” so she seeks them out again. With their help, the Straw Hats defeat the King of Shadows and save Chopper. End chapter.
Upon the AI asking what he thought of the chapter? Oda found it to be boring and asked to create another story. This time, the AI produced a winner. This new chapter involved how the Straw Hats helped an alien against an evil witch, thus restoring the star of the alien’s homeworld. Oda found this to be so refreshing, he responded with “Thank you! That’s exactly what I’ll do!”.
The news has sparked excitement among One Piece fans worldwide, who are eagerly awaiting the release of the new chapter. It remains to be seen whether other manga creators will follow in Oda's footsteps and experiment with AI-assisted storytelling, but for now, the manga industry has taken a significant step forward into the digital age.