Final Fantasy XVI Producer YoshiP Praises One Piece 1044, Eiichiro Oda

YoshiP's new comments on One Piece.

April 1, 2022

Square Enix is currently holding its usual stream for MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV, and producer Naoki Yoshida aka YoshiP highly praised One Piece and Eiichiro Oda for the latest developments in chapter 1044.

Everyone knows about Naoki Yoshida, the producer of Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker and FFXVI at Square Enix. What fans tend to forget however, is how Naoki Yoshida, like most of us, is an otaku and is obviously reading One Piece too. He shared his impressions on chapter 1044 this April 1, 2022, during the latest stream for Final Fantasy XIV. YoshiP didn’t mince his words and stated that everyone must read One Piece at all costs.


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The Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Live streams usually start ahead of schedule to test out the video and mics to make sure there are no delays and the audio volume is just right. During these pre stream segments, Naoki Yoshida regularly shares his impressions on some of the latest things he did recently or some funny anecdotes that happened to him. This time, he brought up One Piece at the 21:40 mark of the stream.

Naoki Yoshida: “I haven’t been this excited about Shonen Jump since Slam Dunk”

Naoki Yoshida explained that he’s been incredibly hyped for One Piece lately and has been recommending the manga to all his acquaintances. He explained how everyone trusts Oda-sensei to the point you know he’ll never disappoint you because he already proved himself many times in the past. And yet One Piece will still exceed your expectations. YoshiP explained he hasn’t been this excited about Shonen Jump Magazine’s next release since when Takehiko Inoue’s legendary shonen and seinen pioneering manga Slam Dunk ended. YoshiP ended the discussion by stating that he wishes all of humanity would read One Piece.

One Piece currently has several projects in the works. First. Netflix is working on a live-action series to be released soon. Next, a new anime movie, One Piece Film Red, is also releasing in a few days in Japanese theaters. Bandai Namco is also working on a new console JRPG, One Piece Odyssey releasing in 2022. Meanwhile, Square Enix is still working on Final Fantasy XVI, but the game has no release date yet.

What are your thoughts on YoshiP’s comments on One Piece as a Final Fantasy fan? Let me know in the comments below!

Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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