Yoko Maki comes out of retirement to reimagine Luffy as the one boy at an all-girls highschool.
No different at present operating manga sequence embraces the fashion of shonen manga (boys’ comics) storytelling as fervently as One Piece does. Eiichiro Oda’s pirate saga is all about hot-blooded ardour, adventurous ambition, and challenges of ever-increasing problem for its heroes that require ever-increasing quantities of shouting, punching, and manly tears to resolve.
However what if as an alternative of being the standard-bearer for shonen manga and the flagship title of anthology Weekly Shonen Bounce, One Piece was as an alternative a shojo manga, or ladies’ comedian? Then perhaps sequence star Luffy would appear to be this.
The redesign is the work of shojo manga artist Yoko Maki, whose resume consists of the titles Aishiteiru Ze Child, Romantica Clock, and Yamamoto Zenjirou to Moushimasu. Although Maki retired from energetic manga creation in 2019, she’s taken up pencil and pen once more to provide a sequence of shojo-style illustrations of a few of One Piece’s most outstanding characters.
The inventive premise is that Luffy is a brand new switch scholar on the beforehand all-girls Entire Cake Academy. Whereas the unique Luffy makes use of his limb-stretching energy to punch in opposition to evil-doers, the targets of shojo-version Luffy’s extending arms are partitions, as he’s in a position to execute a romantic kabe don/wall pound maneuver from basically anyplace he occurs to be standing.
Between being the one boy on campus and his superhuman stretching powers, Luffy attracts the eye of Charlotte Linlin, a.ok.a. Large Mother, who as an alternative of being an aged lady of intimidatingly towering stature…
is now a demure younger woman who’s head of the coed council, and was solely focused on sweet till the fateful day she met Luffy and fell for him.
Additionally a part of this are Nami, who retains the striped sea green-and-white sample of her bikini prime, now shifted to a sweater vest worn over her college gown shirt, plus a variety of different members of the One Piece forged.
▼ Nico Robin, who’s now a scholar librarian who’s learn each e book within the academy’s library.
▼ Boa Hancock, head of the Campus Beautification Committee, whose personal magnificence has gained her many admirers, however feels the pangs of old flame solely as soon as her path crosses Luffy’s.
▼ Carrot (left), head of the campus Animal Welfare Committee, and Vinsmoke Reiju (proper), whose description says she has a skirt-chasing youthful brother who often tries to sneak onto the Entire Cake Academy, in what’s a thinly veiled reference to Straw Hat Pirates member Sanji.
▼ And final, Tashigi, who as an alternative of being a captain within the Marines is now the captain of the kendo membership.
Proper now these eight are the one ones to have gotten a Maki redesign, and have been commissioned as a part of a promotion for the upcoming new installment within the One Piece: Pirate Warriors online game sequence (a play-on-words kanji character swap turns Pirate Warriors’ Japanese title, Kaizoku Muso/海賊無双, that means ”Invincible Pirates,” into Kaizoku Muso/海賊夢想, “Dreamy Pirates”). Nevertheless, with a whole lot extra One Piece characters left within the sequence, sould Maki ever need to draw extra, she’s obtained loads of candidates.