Eiichiro Oda sent an emotional letter and Shanks’ straw hat signed by himself.
Eiichiro Oda is the creator of One Piece and it is not usual for him to make an appearance in public life. The strict working hours that he dedicates to his work during more than 20 years, so when Oda speaks it is news around the world. That personality does not mean that he is less close, since occasionally sends messages in his own handwriting for fans. The following story has moved all One Piece fans because Eiichiro Oda has made an emotional gift to a fan.
The surprise came in a tv show Japanese. A One Piece fan named Surika traveled from India to Japan to be part of this show without knowing what awaited him. During the program he had to talk about his passion for the pirate series, but he had a big surprise prepared for him. Surika was greeted by Shanks’ voice actor Shūichi Ikeda, who handed him the straw hat while reciting the phrases of the mythical scene. In this tweet from @OPCrew_Oficial you can see the moment where Surika turns into Luffy for an instant.
Here is the video of the delivery of the hat, recreating the moment from the manga.
The one in charge of reading Oda’s message to him was Mayumi Tanaka, who couldn’t hold back her tears.
Surika also had the opportunity to meet Hiroshi Kitadani, the singer of the first opening theme ‘We Are’. pic.twitter.com/pHTvswVw6a
— One Piece Crew 🥳 (@OPCrew_Oficial) January 10, 2022
Receive the straw hat signed by Eiichiro Oda
The story does not end there, since the straw hat was signed by Eiichiro Oda himself who sent him a very emotional message. Voice actress Mayumi Tanaka (Luffy) read Ode’s words: “Nice to meet you, Surika-san! I read your letter. So your dream is to create the best IT company in the world… Sounds great. From my experience as a dreamer who has achieved his goal, I can only tell you one thing: dreams come true“, explains Oda in the letter.
“I have something for you today, Surika-san. It’s a straw hat with my signature. In a few years when your company asks me to collaborate, I will definitely accept. Will you be able to meet me at that time and give me back my hat?”, the mangaka continued with a great wink at Shanks and Luffy. To end this incredible surprise, Surika met Hiroshi Kitadani, the singer who performs the first opening of One Piece. What do you think of this incredible surprise? Sure Surika will never forget the gesture that Eiichiro Oda has had with him.
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