Pizza eating Pirates

I just found a funny article about One Piece and Pizza. I didn’t know that Domino’s even existed in Japan! Domino’s Japan has even proposed to open a branch on earth’s nearest galactic neighbour, the moon. “Rival chain Pizza Hut set the bar high by delivering a pizza to astronauts orbiting the earth in the International Space Station, but Domino’s fought back to mark the 25th anniversary of its arrival
in Japan”
. source

But now back to One Piece.

Eons ago, the pirate king Gold Roger was executed without resistance in the most dignified way imaginable. In his wake he left mountains of treasure and the now legendary `one piece` – a prize that has the power to make its owner the new king of the pirates.
Monkey D. Luffy, who consumed the “Devil’s Fruit”, has it in his rather peculiar mind that he’ll follow in the footsteps of the pirate Shanks, his idol, and take the One Piece for his own. To help him on this errant quest he calls upon the help of a mismatch team that includes beautiful girls, professional fighters and crackpot thieves.

Japan, being the home of the ninja, you might find it surprising that the most popular anime / manga of the moment is based on pirates. The fact that these Pirates are also of the bad-mouthed, bad-hygined and swashbuckling variety might also come as a bit of a shock.
But despite these contradictions, One Piece succeeds because of its rich art, characterization, humor and story. Certainly it takes time get used to. On the surface its art and story are both razor thin, consisting of simple line drawings and story lines that send the `Straw Hat Pirates` to different locations on quests to find random trinkets. However, stick with it and like any good piece of treasure, it will open up to reveal its secrets.
The crispy art begins to make extensive use of shades, angles and as the series goes on moves onto becoming increasingly surrealistic. The story too starts to play with the typical format and layout of boys manga to leave some interesting undercurrents deep within its narrative.

So many of the title pages of the manga feature Luffy and his team chomping down on a hearty meal, you can see that the artist behind One piece, Eichiro Oda enjoys drawing people eating. source

I would love to have on of these sets! It’s unbelievable, some weeks ago I would have laughed out loud if you’d told me that I was going to really like One Piece… and now I’m so in love with this show!! Muahaha I feel like I’m almost betraying Naruto!! Of course I like both the same :wink:

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