“Naruto and Boruto never get this treatment”: Masashi Kishimoto Fans have a Fit After Luffy’s Literal Giant Celebration

Moneky D. Luffy's global birthday celebration causes a temper tantrum among Naruto fans

Monkey D. Luffy, Naruto

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  • 5th May marks the birthday of Monkey D. Luffy, the protagonist of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece.
  • Naruto fans complain on X about Masashi Kishimoto for not giving enough love to Naruto Uzumaki or Boruto Uzumaki.
  • Eiichiro Oda has made Monkey D. Luffy better than Naruto Uzumaki in every aspect.
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Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto has only risen in popularity 25 years after its initial release, continually enjoyed by its global fans across different generations. During the time of the series’ release, Kishimoto-san was struggling as a mangaka, but this series changed everything as it established him as one of the greatest mangakas with unparalleled skills in storytelling, equipped with intricately crafted characters.

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The manga became so popular that in 2002, the manga received its anime adaptation, and it instantly became a fan-favorite series. Even though the anime series came to a conclusion in 2017, it sits comfortably at #13 in ANN’s list of ‘Top 500 Most Popular’ anime in history. Despite the series always being kept in high regard by the fans, they are throwing a fit after a giant Monkey D. Luffy mascot shows up in Paris.

Naruto Fans Displayed a Temper Tantrum After Witnessing Monkey D. Luffy’s Birthday Celebration

5th May marks an important date for anime and manga fans because it celebrates the birthday of Monkey D. Luffy, the protagonist of Eiichiro Oda’s magnum opus, One Piece. The captain of the Straw Hat Pirates is an essential figure in the real world, despite being a fictional figure, as he teaches its viewers what it means to possess boundless optimism, unyielding loyalty towards one’s friends and always inspiring his viewers to chase their dreams.

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Eiichiro Oda's One Piece
Monkey D. Luffy

The series has left a lasting impact on its viewers by featuring memorable fans of the protagonist such as Gear 5 transformation, the Battle at Marineford, or Ennie’s Lobby Arc. As a result, fans of One Piece never leave an opportunity to show their love to the 5th Emperor of the Sea! 

To make the birthday more special, celebrations took place around the world with a giant mascot of Sun God Nika in Paris shared by a fan (@pewpiece) on X, leaving Naruto fans to complain about Masashi Kishimoto for not showing enough love to his protagonist.

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While fans are disappointed with Kishimoto-san for not showing enough love to his protagonists, Monkey D. Luffy is clearly the better-written character compared to the protagonist of the Shinobi series.

Eiichiro Oda’s Luffy is a Better Protagonist Than Naruto Uzumaki

For ages, it has been debated in the anime and manga community who is the better hero, The Future King of The Pirates or The 7th Hokage of Konoha? While both characters showcase a lot of similarities due to their similar storyline, they are different.

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When we keep them side by side, we can notice how Oda-Sensei has made his protagonist different because he doesn’t bind him by any village rules that will obstruct him from taking any action. The captain of the Straw Hat Pirates is free and cruises the seas with his crewmates, making him independent.

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On the other hand, the Nine-Tails Jinchuriki is often bound by the rules of the village, often obstructing him from making any decisions. Moreover, there are instances where the shinobi has to often depend on his friends for help, but Luffy likes to be large and in charge and goes for the main antagonist to become the most renowned pirate.

More importantly, the 5th Emperor of the Sea is more funnier than his shinobi counterpart as there have been numerous instances where the pirate has made us laugh hysterically with his innocent yet funny actions. Lastly, if we look at the personalities of Monkey D. Luffy and The 7th Hokage, both of them carry the traits necessary to be a protagonist of a series.

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A still from Eiichiro Oda's One Piece
A still from One Piece

However, in a subtle sense, Straw Hat is more charismatic than Kishimoto-san’s protagonist. This is because Luffy’s ideologies resonate more with other characters of the show, forcing them to believe in him and making them side with him. 

One Piece can be streamed on Crunchyroll.

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Written by Tushar Auddy

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Tushar Auddy, Content Writer. He has been in the entertainment industry for 3 years and is always on the lookout for a captivating story. He is a student of Linguistics and is currently pursuing his Master's degree in the same field. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him capturing the beauty of language.