IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE CREATOR OF RUROUNI KENSHIN, EIICHIRO ODA TALKED A LITTLE ABOUT ONE PIECE’S RORONOA ZORO’S LEFT EYE
One of the great current mysteries of One Piece has to do with Roronoa Zoro. Before the time jump into the series, this character had both of his functional eyes.
But after his training with Dracule Mihawk, one of the former Ouka Shichibukai, it seems that he lost his left eye. Or that is the impression that he currently gives. All because a large scar runs through him and he is always closed.
NOBODY KNOWS IF RORONOA ZORO LOST HIS EYE OR NOT
It is assumed that in Chapter 599 of the manga it is suggested that he lost it while training. But Eiichiro Oda, the creator of the series, has never corroborated it. Many believe that Zoro is actually keeping it closed for other reasons.
Maybe as part of some special technique. And it is that in the world of manga and anime, the fact that a character does not have an eye (or apparently does not have one) sometimes means that there is a tremendous power behind it.
This topic was recently addressed by Oda in an interview he had with Nobuhiro Watsuki, creator of Rurouni Kenshin. This was published in the book Rurouni Kenshin Exhibition Official Artbook.
There it was revealed that the creator of One Piece told Watsuki when he started the series that he wanted Roronoa Zoro to end up as a ‘one-eyed’ character in the future. His colleague liked this idea very much, and he even thought about using it.
THE CREATOR OF ONE PIECE HAS NOT REVEALED THE MYSTERY
That for the Gun Blaze West protagonist, who will soon begin serialization. He wanted to prevent people from thinking ahead of time that he stole the concept from Eiichiro Oda.
Something he asked in the interview is how did Zoro turn out like this. But Oda evaded the question, so it will be up to him to decide when it will be revealed. It will surely be at some important moment in the plot that he reveals how it happened, or its meaning.
It is evident that Roronoa Zoro had a strong training with Dracule Mihawk, and that receiving injuries is the least that he could happen to her.
We just hope that if he really lost it, it’s in an interesting way, and not like Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you saw the Captain Marvel movie you will know what we mean.
Zoro’s closed eye will always be a cause for great suspicion.