16/05/2022

New One Piece Poster Celebrates Luffy’s Favorite Food and Italian Fans

Shonen protagonists’ love of food is a common thread among many anime brawlers that have carved out a niche for themselves in the minds of the anime community, and Monkey D. Luffy of One Piece fame is perhaps one of the greatest foodies of them all. Now, to help celebrate an award given to the creator of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda, the mangaka responsible for the creation of the Grand Line has created new art for the Napoli Comic Convention that sees Luffy gorging himself on Italian. Needless to say, Luffy couldn’t be happier to get his hands on more food.

One Piece has been making the rounds recently thanks in part to its latest anime episode being touted as one of the best of the series, with the current battle being referred to by fans as “Roof Piece”. As Luffy joins the likes of Zoro, Kid, and Trafalgar Law, some of the biggest members of the “Worst Generation”, Kaido and Big Mom are staring them down in an effort to stay in control of Wano Country. With the manga showing us what is to come in the anime adaptation, expect some major events to take place in the upcoming episodes from Toei Animation.

Twitter User Luffy Mayie shared this new poster drawn by Eiichiro Oda himself, with Luffy celebrating the occasion by chowing down on a pizza directly from Italy, a food that he isn’t able to find very often while leading the Straw Hat Pirates across the seas of the Grand Line in an effort to become the next king of the pirates:

Oda received an award in the napoli comicon and he did this luffy illustration for itt, he’s so cuteee???? pic.twitter.com/IsEMfy7s4h

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— may ? ???? LUFFY DAY IN 9 DAYS? (@luffysmayie) April 25, 2022

Not only is the War For Wano heating up in the anime series, but the One Piece franchise is set to sail some extremely new waves as this summer will see the release of One Piece: Red. The fifteenth film of the Shonen franchise is set to arrive this August in Japan and won’t just be bringing back Red-Haired Shanks, but will also see the introduction of Shanks’ daughter, Uta, whose voice apparently has the power to “change the world”. While the movie has yet to reveal when it will hit North America, we definitely wouldn’t be surprised to see it arrive in the West later this year.

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