One Punch Man Artist Releases A New Illustration Of One Piece’s Luffy To Thank Eiichiro Oda


On July 3, 2024, Eiichiro Oda and several other manga authors drew illustrations to celebrate Eyeshield 21’s ‘BRAINxBRAVE’ 21st Anniversary. Now, Eyeshield 21 is a manga illustrated by One Punch Man artist Yusuke Murata so due to his popularity, a lot of big manga authors wanted to commemorate the milestone through separate illustrations.

For his drawing, Oda decided to redraw the character Hiruma in his own unique style!

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(Eiichiro Oda’s illustration for Eyeshield 21’s ‘BRAINxBRAVE’ 21st Anniversary)

To thank the One Piece author for his kind wishes, Murata, along with Eyeshield 21’s author Riichiro Inagaki, drew an illustration of Luffy in their own unique styles! And fans love it when different manga authors draw characters from their favorite series and Yusuke Murata is widely regarded as one of the BEST artists in the industry right now, so it’d be a treat for One Piece fans and for Oda to see Luffy drawn in THE same quality as One Punch Man.

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(One Punch Man artist’s version of Luffy)

Yusuke Murata comments as follows:

“Thank you so much for the wonderful illustration and comment! I pray for more of your success & good health from now on!!”

Riichiro Inagaki comments as follows:

“Thank you very much for the illustration for 21st anniversary! That’s a really incredible Hiruma!! I never thought such character will crossover beyond series, that made me thrilled! I’m truly very thankful for that!”

About One Punch Man:

One-Punch Man is a Japanese superhero manga series created by One. A digital manga remake, illustrated by Yusuke Murata, began publication on Shueisha’s Tonari no Young Jump website in June 2012. Its chapters are periodically compiled and published into individual tankōbon volumes. As of March 2024, 30 volumes have been released.

The Manga received an anime adaptation by Madhouse. The anime aired from Oct 5 2015 to Dec 21 2015 with 12 episodes. The second season of the anime aired from April 10 2019 to Jul 3 2019 with 12 episodes.

The third season of the anime has CONFIRMED to be in production, but no release date has been shared yet.

Viz Media describes the story of the manga’s first volume:

Every time a promising villain appears, Saitama beats the snot out of ’em with one punch! Can he finally find an opponent who can go toe-to-toe with him and give his life some meaning? Or is he doomed to a life of superpowered boredom?

Source: Eyeshield 21’s official Twitter