One Piece is one of the most successful anime series to date. This work of Eiichiro Oda takes us to know the adventure of Monkey D. Luffy to become the king of pirates. And one of the franchises he took a lot of inspiration from was Fist of the North Star.
Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star) from Tetsuo Hara was a manga that arrived in 1983 and transported us to a post-apocalyptic world in which the survival of the fittest was the daily bread. Its protagonist Kenshiro is one of the most recognized symbols in manga and that is why it is no surprise that Room I referenced it in One Piece.
During the last chapter of the manga, we see the arrival of the Reina making a line that more than one manga fan will know how to recognize: ‘omae wa mou shindeiru‘ O ‘you’re already dead’. That phrase of Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star) is one of the best known in the entire industry and One Piece he knows.
For that reason, it is that Sandman AP recognized that scene and shared it on Twitter. Furthermore, he noticed that the moment the Reina says the same to Sanji is performing the same pose as Kenshiro:
But, this is not the only reference he makes Room on One Piece to this mythical work. Similarly, the way the Reina arrives on stage and how he looks is very similar to the villain Heart-sama from Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star).
Now, is this just a fan’s interpretation of One Piece? Not necessarily. How they report in Twitter, in 2016 Room gave an interview in which he mentions that he is a fan of this work: ‘Hokuto no Ken’s (Fist of the North Star) Hundred Rending Fists’ attack made a great impression on me, seeing how it made a human’s body blow away. My favorite character is Rei. I loved him so much that I stopped reading the manga when he died. ‘
Will One Piece really have an ending?
Recently, One Piece He reached his 1,000th chapter in the anime and it seems his manga is a bit far from over. In fact, neither Eichiro Room ni Shonen Jump They have given an approximate date for the end, but we can speculate some figures.
For instance; a couple of years ago, its author had mentioned that he there were a few 4-5 years to your franchise. So, this date could be met in 2023 or 2024.
The end of One Piece It may not be around the corner, but for a franchise of more than 20 years, it is a date that looks pretty close.