A town in Castellón inspired the creator of One Piece, the most successful manga in history

one piece is one of the franchises most successful manganime in historyalready has more than 1000 episodes and has millions of followers spread all over the world.

Its creator is the Japanese Eiichirō Odaand has been able to generate one of the longest-running phenomenon in history, since in addition to the episodes of its series, it also has more than 1,000 comics.

There is a substantiated theory which states that the cartoonist has been inspired by different real cities to set and create islands and kingdoms existing their fictional world, and one of them is the kingdom of goawhich has as a reference the Castellón town of Morella, in fact, even the structural essence of the capital of Els Ports is maintained, since its castle is imposing over the rest of the city and is located in the center.

Kingdom of Goa, important location of the One Piece series that is inspired by Morella

The plot of One Piece

This concrete sleeve takes place in a fictional world similar to that of planet earthwith the main characteristic that the great part of the surface is covered by water. This is because the protagonists from the series they are piratesand they go in search of a treasure called One Piece, which will grant the title of King of the Pirates to whoever manages to get hold of it.

The main character of the series he is known as Luffy and it has a very peculiar special ability, it is its incredible flexibility.

Luffy, protagonist of the One Piece series

the young pirate goes with his crew overcoming the problems and the plots that the story presents to him in his mission to get hold of the precious One Piece.

for you to understand their world

Your adventuresas you can imagine after the more than 1000 chapters that have already been broadcast, they have been happening in many different islands and kingdomswith many of these easily recognizable by their similarities to well-known real-world cities.

But there is one of these kingdoms that has a great rolesince it is the place of origin of Luffy, that is, the starting point of the protagonist of the plot and his family. This is located in the Isle of Dawnand inside is the kingdom of goaour kingdom, since it is the one that Eiichiro Oda created inspired by Morella.

The world of One Piece and the Kingdom of Goa

As can be seen in the double image located just above these lines, the world of the One Piece series has a lot of water for which the different pirate ships sail and fight, and also many islands distributed in the different parts of the globe. Well, in the illustration on the right is the Kingdom of Goa, located on one of these islands and which can easily be seen similarities with Morella.

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