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Updated December 24th, 2023 at 10:45 IST

One Piece anime creator Eiichiro Oda creates controversy with AI-generated song

Eiichiro Oda, the visionary creator of One Piece, recently made waves in the entertainment sphere by delving into the realm of AI to compose a new song.

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Eiichiro Oda, the visionary creator of the globally adored series One Piece, recently made waves in the entertainment sphere by delving into the realm of artificial intelligence (AI) to compose a new song for the Grand Line titled YO-HO-HO We Pirates. While not slated for official incorporation into the series, Oda's unconventional move has stirred debate and raised questions among the passionate One Piece fanbase.

Bold AI experimentation by Oda

This isn't Oda's first brush with AI-driven creativity. In a previous independent art project, the mastermind behind the Straw Hat Pirates re-imagined a drawing of the series' villain, Rob Lucci, showcasing a fascination with experimenting with AI-powered creative processes.

AI's growing role in entertainment

Oda's utilisation of AI mirrors a broader trend in the entertainment industry. Marvel faced similar scrutiny earlier this year for employing AI in crafting the opening of its Secret Invasion television series. This contentious use of AI in creative realms has extended to various corners of entertainment.

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A still from One Piece | Image: X

 

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Netflix and Wit Studio have collaborated on the Dog And Boy project, aiming to tackle labour shortages in the anime industry through AI integration. The experimental venture, created in partnership with technology developer rinna Inc., utilises AI to generate background images for three-minute video segments. This innovative approach underlines the expanding role of AI in shaping the visual aspects of animated content.

Oda's latest venture with AI has sparked discussions about the impact of technology on creative processes within the anime and entertainment landscape. While some applaud the innovation and potential efficiency gains, others express concerns about the intrusion of AI into traditionally human-driven artistic domains.

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As AI increasingly permeates creative spheres, debates persist regarding its implications for artistic authenticity and the human touch in content creation. The convergence of technology and creativity continues to evolve, with Oda's latest venture representing a significant milestone in this ongoing dialogue.
 

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Published December 24th, 2023 at 10:45 IST

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