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One Piece’s Eiichiro Oda Draws Key Visual for J-Rock Band GLAY

GLAY is a major Japanese rock band, and 2024 marks a major milestone for them: 30 years since their major debut in 1994. As a result, GLAY is offering its GLAY EXPO this year. A big event like this needs a visual image to go with it, so GLAY went with a major manga talent: none other than One Piece’s Eiichiro Oda, creator of the bestselling manga series of all time.

GLAY shared the image online with the note:

GLAY 30th Anniversary Year!!
Key visual released! !

The key visual for “GLAY EXPO” was created by Eiichiro Oda, the author of “ONE PIECE”! !
With this visual that is appropriate for the adventure called EXPO,
Please look forward to the 30th anniversary of GLAY!

In addition, GLAY shared this video.

Oda might be busy finishing up One Piece and being involved with Netflix’s adaptation, but he shows he still makes time for a few other side products like this. Even presidents have been known to be excited to get art from Oda.

GLAY has been involved with theme song performances for a few different anime, including Ace of Diamond, Grendizer U, Kuromukuro and more.

VIZ Media publishes Oda’s One Piece manga and gave this description for the first volume:

As a child, Monkey D. Luffy was inspired to become a pirate by listening to the tales of the buccaneer “Red-Haired” Shanks. But his life changed when Luffy accidentally ate the Gum-Gum Devil Fruit and gained the power to stretch like rubber…at the cost of never being able to swim again! Years later, still vowing to become the king of the pirates, Luffy sets out on his adventure…one guy alone in a rowboat, in search of the legendary “One Piece,” said to be the greatest treasure in the world…

What do you think of Oda teaming up with GLAY?

Source: ANN


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.