French President Emmanuel Macron proudly shows off an illustration he received from One Piece author Eiichiro Oda
French President Emmanuel Macron proudly shows off an illustration he received from One Piece author Eiichiro Oda. He tweeted on Saturday that he was sharing the image for die-hard One Piece fans, and expressed his thanks to Oda in both French and Japanese.
Passionate about One Piece, I share with you this original drawing offered by its author. Thank you ありがとうございます @Eiichiro_Staff! pic.twitter.com/0n5sAaky7j
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) July 23, 2021
Oda’s message on the illustration, written in French, states that the work is dedicated to the President of France and to all One Piece fans in the country.
In France, the manga’s first volume alone has sold more than 1 million copies as of July. The series accounts for 8.3% of the French comic market, with 25 million copies sold since 2013.