Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense used a quote from One Piece‘s protagonist Monkey D. Luffy in their tweet detailing the losses faced by Russian occupiers in the ongoing war.
The quote in the tweet read as follows: “Power isn’t determined by your size, but the size of your heart and dreams!” – Monkey D. Luffy.
The data states that over 59,000 personnel from the enemy side have been eliminated. It also put out the number of tanks, armored vehicles, artillery etc that were taken down by the Ukrainian forces.
One Piece fans were clearly surprised by the reference, however, they likened Ukraine’s current situation to that of Luffy’s when he was facing an emperor of the Sea.
Well done.— MrNotSoRight (@Mimister5) September 30, 2022
Ukraine is facing Russia like Luffy an Emperor of the Sea.
It will be devastating for Putin. pic.twitter.com/9PLUMzidfN
Other fans responded by added more quotes from One Piece about war and Justice in response to the Ministry’s tweet.
This isn’t the first time that Ukrainian Ministry of Defense made an anime or manga reference in their tweet. They had previously used a modified illustration of Chainsaw Man‘s Volume 1 cover to highlight the use of HIMARS in its efforts against Russia.
In February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in a major escalation of war between the two countries.
© Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation.
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