One Piece Loses Fan-Favorite Animator, Director

One Piece simply misplaced one in every of its fan-fave administrators with Henry Thurlow’s exit.

One Piece has dominated the anime panorama for many years, and lately, its artwork has by no means seemed so good. Because the medium continues to blow up in reputation, more and more artists globally are signing on to One Piece. A few of these gifted creators included Henry Thurlow, an American animator who now works in anime abroad. He has turn into a steadfast contributor to One Piece, however right this moment, Thurlow confirmed he has parted methods with Toei Animation.

The confession comes on the heels of a brand new One Piece Podcast episode. Taking to social media, Thurlow informed followers he was exiting the workers of One Piece, however he has nothing however love for the present nonetheless.

“Sorry to say, I’ve left Toei Animation & the One Piece workers. I’m going into as a lot element as I can about “why” on the One Piece Podcast (ep824) & gained`t remark additional. I`m at the moment directing one thing at one other studio, so keep tuned for extra information within the close to future,” the director shared. “One Piece is & stays to be my favourite Shonen collection, and I`m leaving below excellent phrases. I’ve little doubt Toei and the wonderful workers will proceed doing an excellent job from right here on out, and I stay up for (As a fan now, not creator) seeing what they do sooner or later.”

“I plan on directing on One Piece once more earlier than the collection ends (So I *will* be again) …however not for some time. For the subsequent few years, I`m gonna see what else is accessible. My subsequent couple (already determined) tasks are very thrilling. I`ll reveal extra particulars once I can!”

On episode 824 of the One Piece Podcast, Thurlow gave extra perception into his exit. The animator didn’t identify any names, however the crux of his exit got here right down to alternative. Regardless of being requested to hitch the One Piece workers to direct, Thurlow had bother getting assignments past animation. A high-up member of the manufacturing staff apparently took difficulty with Thurlow’s animation fashion, and in the end, their sway saved the artist away from their job. After a sit down with Toei Animation, Thurlow was capable of finding work at one other studio directing, so his final contribution to One Piece went stay this week.

Clearly, there may be nothing extra common than being dissatisfied along with your job. Thurlow’s physique of labor has confirmed his ability a thousand instances over, and his curiosity in directing is much from shocking. If One Piece couldn’t accommodate these assignments, nicely – you may see why Thurlow selected to go away. And as he strikes to new tasks, followers are desperate to see what the animator has within the works.

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