One Piece’s recognition speaks for itself at this level, with the Shonen sequence by Eiichiro Oda rising up the ranks to be thought of one of many greatest tales ever printed in Weekly Shonen Leap. Whereas the Ultimate Arc is at the moment underway within the pages of the manga, the Straw Hat Pirates stay among the hottest anime characters on this planet at present, with Monkey D. Luffy himself taking a high spot as one of the vital common tv characters of 2022.

Luffy has had fairly a number of trials in each the pages of the manga and in Toei Animation’s anime adaptation, with the Warfare For Wano nonetheless persevering with within the latter that noticed Monkey combating towards the Beast Pirate captain Kaido and the manga seeing Dr. Vegapunk make a shock look over the past storyline of the sequence. Final 12 months, other than each of those avenues, Luffy additionally performed a serious position in anime on the massive display screen as One Piece: Purple, the franchise’s fifteenth movie, which not simply lastly introduced again Purple-Haired Shanks to the world of the Grand Line, but in addition took the chance to introduce anime followers to his daughter, Uta the last word diva.

Luffy The Common Pirate

Twitter Outlet TV Time took a recognition ballot for the most important television characters that performed a job on the small display screen in 2022, with Luffy of One Piece fame taking the quantity three spot as the one anime character on the checklist, solely surpassed by Wednesday of the favored Netflix sequence and Eleven of Stranger Issues fame:

2023 is about to be fairly a giant 12 months for the Straw Hat Pirates, as we’ll more than likely see the primary look of Luffy’s Gear Fifth within the tv sequence, because the Warfare For Wano continues within the remoted nation. Whereas Eiichiro Oda has but to drop any hints in terms of how for much longer One Piece’s Ultimate Arc will run in its manga sequence, it appears uncertain that this final storyline will come to an finish this 12 months as there are nonetheless loads of questions left to reply.


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