French President Emmanuel Macron shared an illustration he received from One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda. He tweeted recently that he is sharing the image for passionate One Piece fans, and expressed his thanks towards Oda in both French and Japanese.
Oda’s message on the illustration, written in French, states that the piece is dedicated to the President of France and to all the One Piece fans in the country.
In France, the manga’s first volume alone has reportedly sold over 1 million copies as of July. The series represents 8.3% of the French manga market, with 25 million copies sold since 2013.
As of July 2021, One Piece manga had sold over 490 million copies in circulation in 58 countries and regions worldwide, making it the best-selling manga series in history.