Do you know Sakura Momoko – a Japanese female mangaka who passed away in 2018? Sakura created the popular long-running manga series Chibi Maruko-chan (also known by the Vietnamese title Maruko Kid).
Interestingly, Eiichiro Oda seems to admire Momoko Sakura a lot. Have they even interacted with each other in the past?
1. Sakura Momoko once asked what is Oda One Piece?
During Momoko Sakura’s interaction with Eiichiro Oda, the female mangaka asked Oda what is the description of One Piece? As follows:
Oda: Yes, I’ve already decided how One Piece will end. Should I tell you now?
Sakura: … well, I want to know, but I don’t think so. BUT, this One Piece isn’t like “your heart will grow after all you’ve been through”, is it?
Oda: Hahahaha, no no, I wouldn’t present the Wizard of Oz plot elements like that. After going through such an adventure, it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t reward them (Straw Hat).
2. Momoko Sakura knew about the ending of One Piece from Eiichiro Oda?
This dialogue is actually quite tragic, considering the passing of female manga artist Momoko Sakura.
Will Momoko Sakura finally learn from Eiichiro Oda how Luffy’s adventures will end?
Apparently, Eiichiro Oda has emphasized in this dialogue that One Piece is not a growth from the Straw Hats’ conscience after experiencing adventures.
If it stays like this, it seems that One Piece is not the most precious treasure, but friendship, family,… However, one thing can really be the reward for the Straw Hats.
3. We still have to wait for the answer from One Piece
What One Piece really is, we still have to wait for Oda’s answer in One Piece.
However, thanks to Eiichiro Oda’s answer to Momoko Sakura about what One Piece is, we know that it’s more than just personality development and the like for the Straw Hats.
Until now, we only know that this treasure is the legacy of Joy Boy – a legendary character. It contains all the facts about the world, the things that are still unsolved like what is the empty century, the meaning of people with the letter D in their names, or even knowing ancient weapons…
Most importantly, it was “extremely funny”, which made Roger and his crew laugh like crazy when they saw it. Even our former Pirate King had to declare “Joyboy I really want to live in the same era as you”.
Based on Roger’s words, it can be seen that this treasure is something that makes hunters turn their heads because of the unexpected ending. Let’s wait and see what it is!