Ukrainian Ministry of Defense quotes One Piece: “The power is in the greatness of your dreams”

The choice to quote One Piece did not convince all fans of the manga. It is unlikely that it has been agreed with the author of the work or with the publishing house that publishes it.

“The power is not in your size, but in the size of your heart and your dreams”. For those who have doubts, the quote is also specified by the name of its author: Monkey D. Luffy, the protagonist of the One Piece manga. The condemnations of souls have now entered the war in Ukraine. These words were actually published by the official record of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. From this channel, kyiv daily updates its subscribers on war data to stop the invasion of Russia.

On the day Moscow announced the annexation of the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine recalled all Russian losses from February 24 to today: more than 59,000 soldiers killed, 2,338 tanks destroyed, 264 planes shot down and 15 ships sunk. . In addition to helicopters, bodied vehicles and air defense systems. All these data come from the Ukrainian armed forces and are obviously not confirmed by Moscow.

The quote that does not convince all fans

The sentence is plausible, in the sense that it is part of the tone often used by the protagonist of this manga. However, even looking on the dedicated forums, it is not clear when this was said. It could also be a comment inserted only in the English translation of the anime but it could also be a misleading quote, attributed to One Piece but never actually mentioned by its protagonists.

The use of this quote in a war bulletin did not convince all fans. The screenshot rebounded in the various communities and some criticized the choice to appropriate a sentence from this work and use it in a context as violent as a war bulletin where we speak of dozens of thousands of deaths.

It is unlikely that the choice to use this quote was agreed with its author Eichiro Oda or with the publishing house Shueshia. At best, this quote can be read as a sign of the manga’s popularity, which since its release in 1997 has sold over 500 million copies worldwide.