American One Piece fans were thrilled to see their favorite pirate soar through the skies of New York City on Nov 24, 2023, as Monkey D. Luffy makes his 1st ever appearance in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2023, joining Goku from Dragon Ball.
The balloon stands 50 feet tall, with a length of 43 feet, and a width of 39 feet, making Luffy the widest balloon in the Parade. Twenty different hues were used to give life to the Luffy balloon.
As you can see from the clip above, it seems like Luffy’s hat did not survive until the end of the parade as it was hit by a tree.
Maybe this is foreshadowing Luffy not fulfilling the promise he made to Shanks of becoming the King of the Pirates. HOLY SHIT, ODA IS A GOD!
About One Piece
One Piece is a Japanese manga series by author Eiichiro Oda.
Eiichiro Oda started the serialization of the manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine on July 19, 1997.
On March 3, 2023, the latest volume, Volume 105, was published, and the next volume will be published on July 6. One Piece has also received an anime adaptation. The TV anime has released 1064 episodes.
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.