The official Twitter handle of One Piece staff revealed a quirky interaction between Eiichiro Oda and ChatGPT on Feb 22, 2023, where Oda was seen asking the AI a “forbidden question” as quoted by the staff.
“We just received a video of Mr. Oda asking #ChatGPT the forbidden question! What was the answer…!“
The medium of interaction was Japanese, leaving international fans in the dark. But fret not, here is a gist of what went down; Oda asked ChatGPT to help him come up with a super fun and entertaining plot development for the next week’s issue of One Piece manga, as he was having a hard time coming up with one.
To this the AI responded with an interesting storyline for the manga, which the author found extremely boring, asking for a more interesting plot. Checkout the full interaction below to know the storyline that captured Oda’s heart:
Oda: Hi, I’m the author of One Piece. 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.
GPT: Hello! I have an interesting idea about the development of ONE PIECE. How about the following storyline?
In this story, the Straw Hat Pirates will face a new enemy. The enemy is called the “King of Shadows” and he appears in the waters of the East Coast leading a band of pirates. He is a very powerful Devil Fruit user who can control his own shadow. His goal is to get Tony Tony Chopper, their crewmate.
The crew takes a ship to the east coast to fight him, and a fierce battle with the king begins. However, the king has powerful abilities, so the crew struggles. There Robin remembers the existence of a legendary tribe called the “People of Shadows,” whom she had met in the past, and sets out to find them.
The crew visits the “Island of Shadows,” the land of the People of Shadows. There, they decide to fight to regain the power that the king has stolen from the Shadow People. During the battle, the crew meets new allies and join forces with them to fight the king.
In the end, they defeat the king and rescue Tony Tony Chopper. But before they leave the Isle of Shadows, Robin decides to study the history of the Shadow People and remains in their royal palace. After learning more about the history of the Shadow People and making new discoveries, she rejoins the gang.
What do you think of this kind of story development? A storyline with a shadow-controlling villain, a mysterious race of shadow people, and new allies. Robin’s role will also be important. Readers will be interested in her knowledge and actions.
Oda: Sorry, this is boring, please come up with more interesting ideas.
GPT: My apologies. Let me suggest a more interesting storyline.
In the world of “One Piece”, a ship is sailing on the sea. However, there is someone on board other than the captain and crew. Its an alien who look like an alien.
The aliens who boarded the ship hid on the ship to escape the pursuit of an evil spaceship that had attacked their planet. They were chasing the evil spaceship to protect their planet. But while they were chasing the spaceship, their planet was already destroyed.
The aliens enlist the help of their captain and crew to continue their voyage in pursuit of the evil spaceship. Along the way, they land on an island. But the island is inhabited by a witch with evil powers. The witch is plotting to steal a “piece of star” that the aliens have. The star pieces are necessary for the restoration of the aliens’ planet.
The captain, crew and aliens join forces to defeat the witch. They are victorious. But the aliens know they are running out of time to track down the spaceship. After getting the star fragment, they rush back to the ship and chased after the spaceship.
Finally, the captain and crew assist the aliens and help them rebuild their planet. The aliens then leave the ship and return to their planet.
How about this storyline? In the world of ONE PIECE, the aliens appear and the captain and his crew help them. The fantasy elements of the story, such as the witch and the evil spaceship, will leave readers with a fresh perspective.
Oda: Thank you! That’s exactly what I’ll do !
GPT: You’re welcome! I’m looking forward to it. If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know.
What do you think of these ideas? Do you think Oda will use one of the chatGPT ideas in his plot?