In the program “Kami to Summers” aired last month in Japan, when asked which manga can be considered the most read since childhood, the author Eiichiro Oda’s answer was “Dragon Ball”. . And Oda also shared that he opened Dragon Ball to imitate drawing more than reading, showing that this is one of the series that has had the strongest influence on Oda.
Before these new shares of One Piece author, we all know that Eiichiro Oda is a huge fan of Dragon Ball and mangaka Akira Toriyama. And from time to time Oda shows his love for Dragon Ball through One Piece!
The most obvious example is the main character Luffy of the One Piece manga who has some points of being built like Songoku. Luffy has black hair and has the last name Monkey, has a monkey as the representative animal, is red, eats as much as a Saiyan, and is as naive and innocent as Goku when he was a kid. Or the fact that Nami owns the Clima-Tact (weather stick) that has the ability to turn length and shorten and have an orange color just like Goku’s stick. What’s more, Nami also managed to capture Big Mom’s cloud of Zeus, what a coincidence that it’s similar to Goku having the Cloud.
Or as above is a picture drawn by author Eiichiro Oda for Dragon Ball manga and Akira Toriyama manga, it is in the book “Dragon Ball Kanzenban Official Guide: Dragon Ball Landmark”, released in 2003 by Shueisha Publishing House. With just a few examples like these, it’s enough to show how much influence Dragon Ball has on Oda’s brainchild!
In addition to Oda’s One Piece, Akira Toriyama and Dragon Ball have inspired many other famous authors, laying the foundation for the current fighting shounen manga series.
Netizens’ comments about Oda’s One Piece being influenced by Dragon Ball:
– No wonder both stories have a monkey as the main character, eating a bit stupid and breaking the whole pot.
– The drawing is still so bad, Oda.
– This is about to release Luffy Ultra Instinct!
– No wonder dragons are waste…
– With this, Luffy’s gear 5 has a tail with the Haki skill that can shoot!
– Then Gear 6’s hair will change color for sure!
Cre: Association of people who eat and sleep with One Piece