One Piece is home to some of the scariest creatures that populate the Seven Seas, so it’s no surprise that even Pokémon exist in the universe created by Eiichiro Oda. In fact, the mangaka has confirmed that pocket monsters are canon in One Piece, and who knows, Luffy might even be a fan of the series without any of us suspecting it.
Each One Piece volume includes a section known as SBS (“Shitsumon or Boshuu Suru”, meaning “I answer your questions”), and in the final Ode, it confirmed the unexpected: Pokémon are canon in One Piece in the Hats universe. of Straw is also a fictional series. In fact, picture books and stories also exist in the Monkey D. Luffy manga. Some notable titles include Sora, Warrior of the Sea, Fire Dog, Marco-san, and, of course, Pokémon.
One Piece, for its part, continuously continues its publications in manga, and not content with more than 1000 episodes of the series, the manga is about to publish another volume of the series, written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. Thanks to the leak, we were able to see the cover that will accompany the publication, revealing an interesting nod to the past of the series, which shows us how the main characters of One Piece have changed.
Everything points to the franchise’s popularity not waning anytime soon, with anime being the most watched TV content in all of Japan last year. This is not counting the fact that year after year we can find him one of the most popular in both anime and manga. Perhaps a live-action adaptation of the series could take it to new heights, although that story is yet to be seen.