You may remember that back in June, we linked to the translation of a discussion between Takehiko Inoue (Vagabond) & Eiichiro Oda (One Piece). Part 3 of this piece just went up, and you can give it a read here.


Here’s a short excerpt:


Inoue: Had you thought about the overall concept from the beginning?


Oda: Yes. The story’s end hasn’t changed once since the beginning. The problem is that I haven’t been able to really digest all the things that are happening along the way toward the end.
How do you go about your storytelling?


Inoue: Hmmm. When I begin I don’t think about the overall concept or the ending at all. It’s really impressive how you can think about it and stay engaged from the beginning.


Oda: Really, it’s only the goal that I’ve made a decision on.


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