Updated on September 12th, 2021
While the Olympics have finally started in Japan, there is also a surprisingly good news for anime fans from Japan.
President of the france, Emmanuel Macron was on the tour during the Olympics opening ceremony where he was gifted with a very special One Piece drawing from the manga creator, Eiichiro Oda himself. Emmanuel Macron posted the poster on his official twitter account to thank Eiichiro Oda for One Piece drawing:
The tweet translates to: Passionate about One Piece, I share with you this original drawing offered by its author. Thank you Eiichiro Oda
President of France also praised popular manga works including Akira, Fairy Tail, Dark Soul and Light.
The Tweet translates to: I am very happy to share this moment with you. Many of your works, including “AKIRA,” “FAIRY TAIL,” “Dark Souls,” and “Light,” have become myths not only in Japan but also in France. Culture connects people. With friendship.
In case you don’t know. France is the second biggest manga consuming country after Japan. Recently, when the government of France gave some allowance to young people to use it for culture. Most people bought manga and their was a shortage of manga in most book selling stores in France.