French Twitter has sparked a wave of viral One Piece memes referencing iconic moments – while also featuring some characters with very long chins.
French Twitter has created a new wave of One Piece memes that are currently going viral thanks to a much older and seemingly completely unrelated anime series.
Viral One Piece memes began circulating last week on X (formerly Twitter), depicting long-chinned caricatures of characters referencing popular scenes from the series. The meme format has the characters on the left placing their hands on their enemies’ shoulders, foreshadowing unfortunate consequences heading their way. The format was originally taken from the anime Akaichi no Eleven, which aired from 1970 to 1971. Fans can see some examples below.
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One Piece is no stranger to going viral, whether for its humor or the more serious issues surrounding the series. Fans came together to humorously mourn the end of the “Wano” arc, sparking countless memes and humorous moments. Outside of the series, the unfortunate incident at last year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade that saw Luffy’s Straw Hat performance left many fans both pitying and longing for ‘Bucket Hat Luffy’.
One of the biggest memes of the recent One Piece series is Oda’s official X account seemingly asking fans to watch One Piece on Netflix. While this may be an attempt to encourage fans who are suffering from mistranslation, the @Eiichiro_Staff account posted an ominous message, “You will also watch the latest episodes on Netflix from January 13 .” Many people were upset with the tweet because of its bluntness, while others said they had no choice if One Piece adopted the same tone towards them.
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Fans can perhaps appreciate the One Piece anime through a different lens after seeing these latest memes. Crunchyroll aired the entire series and described it: “Monkey. D. Luffy refuses to let anyone or anything hinder his journey to become king of all pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line and beyond, here is one captain who will never give up until he claims the greatest treasure on Earth: the legendary One Piece!”
Source: X (formerly Twitter)