Monsters: 103 Mercy Dragon Damnation will be adapted into an anime, releasing on January 21 on Netflix in the West and January 22 in Japan. The anime is a prequel to One Piece, focusing on the life of samurai Ryuma before he appeared in Thriller Bark. Despite some continuity errors in the One Piece series, Monsters: 103 Mercy Dragon Damnation is expected to be a visually impressive and highly anticipated anime.
In 2023, as part of the annual plan A piece Event Day in Japan announced that the One Piece prequel story, Monsterwill be adapted into an anime titled Monsters: 103 Mercy Dragon Damnation. Of all of Eiichiro Oda’s pre-One Piece stories, Monsters have always been the highest rated, so it’s great to see the story getting the recognition it deserves.
Not much was revealed about Monsters: 103 Mercy Dragon Damnation following the official announcement, but that has finally changed. The A piece The YouTube channel posted the first official trailer of Monsters: 103 Mercy Dragon Damnationand it not only revealed the cast for the anime, most notably Yoshimasa Hosoya as Ryuma, Kana Hanazawa as Flare and Hiroki Tochi as Cyrano, but also confirmed a release date for Monsters on January 21 on Netflix in the West, January 22 In Japan.
Even beyond its connection to One Piece, Monsters: is shaping up to be a great watch and it’s sure to be one of the best anime of winter 2024.
Monsters: 103 Mercy Dragon Damnation has connections to One Piece
One of Monster’s biggest draws is its status as a prequel to One Piece. The main character of Monsters is Ryuma, and Eiichiro Oda confirmed that the Ryuma appearing as a zombie in the Thriller Bark arc is the same Ryuma Monster, meaning Monster is the story of Ryuma’s life before his death in One Piece. Ryuma’s history is later explored further in the Wano arc, where it is also revealed that he is Zoro’s ancestor, and it can be assumed that the Monster appeared before he became a character. nation.
However, there are some notable continuity errors between stories. Monsters combines Eastern and Western aesthetics with Ryuma being a samurai in a cowboy style setting, but with Wano was founded in A piece isolationist for centuries, it makes no sense to Monster is a prequel. The anime might try to explain the difference, but if it doesn’t, you can easily excuse it by remembering that this is just a one-time story, and that won’t diminish its value in any way. at all.
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Monsters has all the elements to be a great anime
While Monsters: 103 Mercy Dragon Damnation being a prequel to One Piece is certainly a treat, there’s a lot more to it than that. Monsters: 103 Mercy Dragon Damnation is E&H Production’s debut anime, the new anime studio founded by Sunghoo Park, director of Jujutsu Kaisen season 1 and Jujutsu Kaisen 0, and sure enough, the trailer shows off the incredible art and animation. Even if Monsters: 103 Mercy Dragon Damnation will only be a short story, it is still certainly a visual masterpiece and regardless of its connection to A piecewould be great to see.
Search A piece prequel Monster when it releases on Netflix on January 22!