Any remotely popular manga or anime is bound to have its share of fan art, and with a mega-hit comic like One Piece, the amount of artwork created in homage to it has to be staggering. But the illustrations we’re sharing with you today bring the concept of fan art to a whole new level — check out these super cool drawings of Luffy by 10 prominent manga artists that are an absolute delight to look at, even if you’re not a hard-core One Piece fan!
The collection of Luffy illustrations was compiled in a post on Facebook by the One Piece Forum, a fan site dedicated to the hugely popular manga/anime, and we think you’ll be impressed with the line-up of artists responsible for the pictures.
▼ Here’s a dreamily handsome-looking Luffy drawn by Takehiko Inoue, creator of well-known comics Slam Dunk and Vagabond.
▼ And here’s a wild and hungry looking Luffy by Masashi Kishimoto, the author of another mega-hit comic, Naruto.
▼ This young and care-free looking Luffy is the creation of none other than Akira Toriyama, who brought us Dragon Ball, which we’re guessing doesn’t need much introduction.
▼ This Luffy, who seems to sport a playful yet somewhat sensual look, is drawn by Katsura Hoshino, known for her dark and fantastic comic D.Gray-man.
▼ This Luffy who looks full of energy is the work of Yasuki Tanaka, author of the fantasy comic Kagijin. Tanaka worked for a time as assistant to Hirohiko Araki, creator of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures series.
▼ Kyosuke Usuta, the author of Pyuu to Fuku! Jaguar, makes Luffy look cute and sparkly in this picture.
▼ This Luffy drawn by Tite Kubo, the artist of hit manga Bleach, seems to have quite a grown-up look.
▼ Hiroyuki Takei, author of the popular comic Shaman King, gives us this intense and perhaps even slightly scary looking Luffy.
▼ This muscular Luffy who looks like he can kick some serious ass is the work of Yusuke Murata, artist of the American football comic Eyeshield 21.
▼This Luffy drawn by Masaya Tokuhiro, known for his comedic and slightly racy manga Jungle King Tar-chan, looks like he’s up for some mischief.
So, what did you think of the Luffys by the different manga artists? It’s always great fun to see different artists’ takes on a familiar character, and we hope you enjoyed seeing Luffy portrayed in the varied unique styles as much as we did. Here’s a huge thank you to the One Piece Forum and to the 10 talented artists who gave us this visually entertaining collection!
Source: Facebook (One Piece Forum)