The islands of One-Piece are just as bizarre as the world itself; they are creative and non-sensical. This article explores the top 3 most imaginative islands and explains why they are so special.
The Imaginativeness of Islands:
What sets apart One-Piece’s story arcs from several other Shonen manga is the insane degree of creativity. Every story arc feels unique and fresh, never replicating the atmosphere of another arc, which makes each all the more memorable.
3. Whole Cake Island
One of the most aesthetically pleasing and ridiculous story arcs is Whole Cake Island. As the name implies, Whole Cake Island is literally an island made of edible cake. The island is the primary island in a much larger territory known as Tottoland, which consists of 34 other subsidiary islands. This fact alone shows how wacky and laughable the islands of One-Piece are. Author Eiichiro Oda takes pride in creating these unusual islands, which is what makes many of One-Piece’s islands unique.
Artistically, Whole Cake Island is the creme de la creme of One Piece. The island is like a Disney dreamland come true. There are inanimate objects talking, infrastructure crafted out of edible food, and a variety of unique species all living in harmony. This is all complemented by the jovial personalities of the Tottoland residents. This compilation of creative elements is what makes Whole Cake Island feel like a character itself. The whole island feels bright, colorful, opulent, and, certainly, very imaginative.
2. Egghead Island
Author Echiiro Oda really flexed his creative capabilities with Egghead Island. Oda presents us with a modern, futuristic, and technologically advanced paradise of an island with Egghead. Throughout the course of the One-Piece manga, we have progressively witnessed the intriguing brilliance of Vegapunk’s inventions: advanced Marine ships that could traverse the Calm belt; a robotic army with Pacificas; and artificial Devil fruits. However, on Egg-Head Island, we witness the peak of Vegapunk’s technology. We are first introduced to Holographic imagery, then introduced to an automatic food machine (which can produce any meal one desire), and, finally, Pacifica Police: a robotic police force that uses bubble shields. This futuristic island added new spice to the story, as we had never seen technology ultilised in this manner before. This makes it one of the imaginative islands in One-Piece.
Skypiea is truly a breathtaking island. Upon the Straw Hats’ first entry to the island, it was clear this island was unlike anything we had previously seen. The island resides in the White Sea, a creamy, delicate, and silky terrain, filled with an assortment of clouds. This aesthetically pleasing, heavenly imagery makes Skypiea feel like a celestial island, completely out of the world we know. What complements the outstanding imagery is the gigantic beanstalks that sprout out of the island. It adds a fairy tale impression to the island, nicely coinciding with the heavenly imagery. Despite the artistic magnificence of Skypiea, what truly ranks this as my most imaginative island in the story is the unique concept of dials.
Dials are a device that can store energy and matter. The brilliance of this device is that it can be utilized in a variety of ways, whether it is storing air, absorbing impacts, storing sound, or compressing clouds. The dial is a multi-purpose device. One of the most noticeable examples of the dial is the Milky dial. The milky dial is used by the Shandorians for combat, compressing clouds located in the soles of shoes, which, when forcefully emitted, enables an individual to fly. Dials are arguably one of the most creative inventions in One-Piece. They add a wild flavor of imagination to the Skypiea arc, causing the arc to feel a lot more original and inventive.