One Piece: A reference for the Ukrainian government The Siver Times

By sydney

– Published on 04 Oct 2022 at 14:00

The notoriety of One Piece is such that the figure of Luffy invites itself into the communication of the Russian-Ukrainian war!

We know that Luffy never gives up. The Straw Hat never stopped fighting, even falling once, twice, three times before finally defeating his many enemies on the Grand Line, even to the point of bring down the monstrous yonkou Kaido on Wano Kuni. A very inspiring figure who conquered the world since the series, which has a very impressive number of 102 volumes, is also quite simply the most purchased comic book in all of history. Suffice to say that Luffy is now known all over the world, by the youngest as well as the oldest, and serves as a model for many people. To astonishment! This is what we can see with this new communication from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, which simply quotes the Mugiwara.

Indeed, as you can see from the above tweet from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, communicating about the estimated Russian losses, it is Luffy who is invoked. “Power is not determined by your size, but by the size of your heart and your dreams” is it thus inscribed in the preamble of the tweet, a quote which is made in Luffy – and which perfectly sums up his state of mind throughout the work.

A nice publicity stunt from Ukraine, which will be able to attract the sympathy of many manga fans, identifying the quest for their favorite hero with that of the Ukrainians fighting in the east of their country.

Towards new communications from Ukraine?

The kyiv government and its supporters have also stood out on the internet since the start of the conflict for their ability to produce a culture that promotes the Ukrainian fight, with in particular a large number of very well shot memes. Given the insane popularity of One Piece, can we expect to hear about Luffy again in Eastern Europe?