One Piece » 17th Anniversary
4th August, 1997 - 4th August, 2014
Congratulations to Eiichiro Oda and his seventeen successful years of One Piece!
My gratitude to this story and its creator, Eiichiro Oda, cannot be put into words.
I laugh and cry about it. I smile when I think of it. It is, indeed, a miraculous creation.
One Piece is not just a story, it’s more than that. One Piece is a life saver. I have heard some stories of One Piece being the reason why some people have not commit suicide and continue living. One Piece is encouraging. It gave people the courage to say what they like without worrying about others and do as they please. One Piece is inspiring. It has inspired people to live their dreams without regrets and to move on, to remember what they are fighting for. When I think of it, it gets unexpectedly hard to put how wonderful it is into words.
All I can think of is, ‘thank you.’
Thank you, Eiichiro Oda, thank you for One Piece.
Thank you for being alive.