A new piece of fan art combines Eiichiro Oda’s Once Piece and Quentin Tarantino’s iconic black comedy Pulp Fiction to create some mash-up fun.
A new piece of mash-up fan art transports the Straw Hat Pirates from Eiichiro Oda’s one piece into the world of Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 black comedy crime thriller Pulp Fiction.
The fan art reimagines the Academy Award-winning film’s iconic movie poster through the aesthetic of Oda’s story. Nico Robin replaces Uma Thurman’s Mia Wallace and the names of the Straw Hats feature prominently in yellow like a cast list. At the bottom of the image, where the creative team is usually credited on a film poster, there is a summary of one piece that reads “As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates, but his life changed when he accidentally gained the power to stretch like rubber … at the cost of never being able to swim again! Years later, Luffy sets off in search of the ‘One Piece,’ said to be the greatest treasure in the world.”
The ongoing one piece manga made its debut in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump in 1997 and the first episode of the anime premiered in Japan two years later. The series is considered part of the Big Three and has experienced profound success with more than 490 million copies of manga sold worldwide and the anime garnering ¥77.474 billion ($671.2 million) in net profits as of September 2020. It has also inspired a wealth of adaptations, including light novels, tie-in films and video games.
Netflix is also producing a live-action adaptation of one piece, which has officially begun filming. The show is being created in collaboration with Tomorrow Studios, the company behind the short-lived Cowboy Bebop live-action series, with Oda serving as an executive producer. The cast includes Iñaki Godoy (Who Killed Sara?) as Luffy and Mackenyu (Pacific Rim: Uprising) as Roronoa Zoro.
There have been more developments for the one piece franchise than just the upcoming live-action series. It was recently revealed that the manga is included in MANGA Plus’s new First Read Free promotion, which allows anyone to read iconic series for free for a limited time. Moreover, a bronze statue of Zoro has been erected in Oda’s hometown in Japan.
one piece was also at the center of a recent controversy, in which Toei Animation attempted to have all of YouTuber Totally Not Mark’s anime reviews and drawing tutorials removed from the platform. These events inspired YouTube to change its policies and implement strong fair use protections.
Fans can watch the over 1000 episodes of the one piece anime series on Funimation and Crunchyroll.
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