One of the things that makes One Piece great is the balance of power between the protagonist and antagonist. The fans never feel that the protagonist didn’t work hard to earn the win. When it comes to the biggest threats Luffy faces, the Navy is always at the top of the list. The Admirals of the Navy are considered unbeatable warriors of justice.
A Reddit user has now wondered what these admirals would look like in real life. A user named Envi2Hands used artificial intelligence program Artbreeder to create real-life versions of anime characters from popular One Piece series.
The results are impressive, and the post has already garnered over 3.7k upvotes on the One Piece subreddit. Featuring Admirals Akainu, Fujitora, Kizaru, and former Admiral Akainu, all brought to life in realistic detail.
One Piece: Inspired by real people
One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda derived his admirers from real actors. Oda explained that Bunta Sugawara, who Oda thinks is the best looking man in the world, served as inspiration for Akainu. Aokiji is based on the late Japanese actor Yasaku Matsuda. Kizaru was Kunie Tanaka who died in 2021.
Now the artist Envi2Hands is using the Artbreeder AI to turn the cards around and turn the anime characters into real people. A further step that technology took from 1998 to 2022, one might think.
The anime series One Piece is based on a manga of the same name by Eiichiro Oda. The manga was published in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1997 and now has over 1000 chapters. The anime series produced by Toei Animation has also accumulated over 1000 episodes. Netflix is currently developing a live-action series based on the manga.