Akira Toriyama Praises One Piece In His Last Message To Eiichiro Oda

After hearing about Toriyama’s passing, Oda shared a heartwarming message to mourn his death. 


Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama had always been Eiichiro Oda’s inspiration for One Piece and manga in general since childhood. He was so obsessed with Dragon Ball that he kept reading it again and again in order to try imitating its art style.

Toriyama is basically like God to Oda so anything Toriyama says to Oda is like the Gospel for him.

They’ve met each other many times, where even Toriyama rode on Oda’s train in his house. In their final meeting together before Toriyama died, he said he understood why everyone’s crazy about One Piece after having read it himself.

“Oda-kun. There’s nothing else for me to say! My own child also reads One Piece really voraciously, too. So, I also read it… and I really understood why everyone was crazy about One Piece! So, just keep doing your best from now on!!”

After hearing about Toriyama’s passing, Oda shared a heartwarming message to mourn his death.

About One Piece

One Piece manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda.

It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since July 1997. And has compiled a total of 107 tankobon volumes as of November 2023.

The manga spawned a media franchise, having been adapted into a festival film by Production I.G. and an anime series by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in 1999.

Additionally, Toei has developed fourteen animated feature films, one original video animation, and thirteen television specials.

The latest entry in the franchise, One Piece Film Red, premiered in Japan in August 2022.

It is the 8th highest-earning film of all time in Japan and also topped Japan’s box office for the year 2022 in terms of both yen earned and tickets sold.

One Piece Anime Synopsis:

The tale of One Piece takes place on a parallel Earth when the ‘Golden Age of Pirates’ is in full swing.

The seas are ruled by ruthless pirates, and only the strongest can claim the legendary ‘One Piece’ fortune left behind by the greatest pirate of them, Gol D. Roger.

Years after Gol D. Roger’s death, Monkey D. Luffy dreams of establishing his own crew, locating One Piece, and becoming the Pirate King.

Luffy has incredible strength and agility after eating a devil’s fruit that turns his body into rubber.

He leaves Foosha Village in East Blue on his epic expedition to become the next Pirate King.

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