Fans Jump On "One Piece" Creator's Kenshin Tribute

Plus a survey of better received past tributes

On his path to becoming one of the most successful manga artists ever, Eiichiro Oda spent time working as an assistant to Rurouni Kenshin author Nobuhiro Watsuki. He's even credited with the creation of the series' Yui Ikari look-alike transsexual warrior Honjō Kamatari. That hasn't stopped him from illustrating a Kenshin tribute that has had fans shaking their heads.

 

 

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Fans are saying that they don't like the stylization... or that it looks like Zoro cosplaying as Kenshing... or that it looks like Nami cosplaying... or that it just doesn't look like Kenshin... when they're not just cursing it out.

 

In Oda's defense, it does look more like the film version

 

To Love Ru author's Kentaro Yabuki's better received tribute

 

 

Oda influenced Kenshin antagonist Honjō Kamatari.


Past Oda tributes include

 

Kochikame 


Kinnikuman (MUSCLE) 


Kaibutsu-kun


Naruto


Jojo's Bizarre Adventure


Final Fantasy 3

Vagabond

Wing Man

Renka

Kingdom

Gundam

Akira Toriyama

Fujiko Fujio

Yoshitaka Amano

Takashi Yanase

Taiyō Matsumoto

 

Dreams Come True members Miwa Yoshida and Masato Nakamura

 Mecha-Mecha Iketeru!

Takuya Kimura

Bunta Sugawara

 Jirochô Sangokushi movies

via Rocket News 24 and Raftel Forums

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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