Minoru Suzuki Got the Best Surprise From Eiichiro Oda After Shaving His Head Like a One Piece Devil Fruit

Oda sensei stuns his friend Minoru Suzuki with a memorable anime-style artwork to honor his 30th anniversary in pro-wrestling.

Minoru Suzuki Got the Best Surprise From Eiichiro Oda After Shaving His Head Like a One Piece Devil Fruit


  • Eiichiro Oda began penning One Piece in 1998; since then, the series has achieved unprecedented success.
  • Many acclaimed names in the world are fans of Oda sensei's magnum opus; including Minoru Suzuki, a legendary pro wrestler, OP super-fan, and personal friend of Oda.
  • One Piece's series creator paid tribute to Minoru Suzuki on his 30th anniversary in wrestling with memorable anime-style artwork.
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One Piece doesn’t need any preface; the story written by Eiichiro Oda has surpassed its competition and achieved success beyond one’s dreams. The series has sold over 100 million copies worldwide and is on the list of the highest-selling fictional books of all time, alongside names such as Harry Potter and Superman.

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Gosho Aoyama and Eiichiro Oda

The proceeding story has managed to engrave and resonate with many famous people. Minoru Suzuki, one of the most well-known wrestlers in Japan, is a massive fan of the series.

His appreciation for the story knows no bounds, as he got a devil fruit haircut to portray his fondness for One Piece. To honor Minoru Suzuki’s 30th anniversary in the wrestling industry, Eiichiro Oda penned a memorial artwork for his friend, which was a fantastic gesture by him and impressed a lot of fans.


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Eiichiro Oda paid tribute to Minoru Suzuki with a special anime-style artwork

One Piece began in 1998 and is about a boy who desires to become a pirate king. At the start, no one would have ever thought that the series would manage to become the face of anime worldwide.

Fast forward to decades later, and the series is the zenith of anime and the source of inspiration for countless stories. During its long journey, the franchise has managed to create a faithful fanbase all around the globe, which includes some very renowned names.


One Piece is exceptionally famous in Japan, and its popularity is apparent. Many megastars and sportspeople have openly acknowledged their love for One Piece.

One such name is Minoru Suzuki, a Japanese professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist and one of the most iconic names in the country.

Minoru Suzuki
Minoru Suzuki

Minoru Suzuki is a super fan of One Piece and has been friends with the author, Eiichiro Oda, for a long time. A few years ago, he got himself a devil fruit haircut, which he frequently displayed during his fights. He once voiced Minoru Kazeno in episode 336 of the One Piece anime.


The acclaimed wrestler has been in the industry for over 30 years, beginning his illustrious career in 1988.

During his 30th anniversary, Oda sensei drew a unique artwork for his friend to honor his legacy in the wrestling industry. Fans were happy to see this gesture by Oda sensei towards his friend.


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More on One Piece

One Piece has been the countenance of anime for many years now, and despite being more than two decades old, the story persists in thriving.

It holds a Guinness World Record for the most copies disseminated for the same comic book by a single author and is the best-selling manga series worldwide, with 500 million copies sold. Eiichiro Oda’s writing is compared to wine; the older he gets, the better the writing. The manga is currently in its final saga.


However, as everything ends, the same transpires in One Piece, which is currently in its final saga. The manga has started to wrap up the very first arc of the final saga, which is the Egghead arc.

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The One Piece

With each passing second, Luffy and his friends’ journey is coming to a close, but there are still many exciting things to discover, so buckle up and join this journey of Luffy trying to find the One Piece.


You can watch the series on Crunchyroll, and the manga can be read on Manga Viz.


Written by Jiyad Shaikh

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