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    Reference to Naruto in One Piece?

    I just reread the One Piece from chapter 500 on and I found some crazy reference to the rinnegan in Naruto: http://www.onemanga.com/One_Piece/526/13/

    Look at the central-observation-snail. The snail obviously is connected to the countless monitoring snails in impel down just as Nagato is connected to his corpses in Naruto. And it has the Rinnegan.

    What do you think? Is it just coincidence?

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    Re: reference to Naruto in One Piece?

    i predict that the central-observation-snail will fight luffy soon

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    Re: reference to Naruto in One Piece?

    Quote Originally Posted by <3Matsumoto<3 View Post
    i predict that the central-observation-snail will fight luffy soon
    And I predict that its gonna be their new nakama ._.

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    Re: reference to Naruto in One Piece?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gumbertschovskinov View Post
    I just reread the One Piece from chapter 500 on and I found some crazy reference to the rinnegan in Naruto: http://www.onemanga.com/One_Piece/526/13/

    Look at the central-observation-snail. The snail obviously is connected to the countless monitoring snails in impel down just as Nagato is connected to his corpses in Naruto. And it has the Rinnegan.

    What do you think? Is it just coincidence?
    Holy damn!

    I never noticed that, but you're right!!!

    hmm you should send a letter to Oda and ask

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    Re: reference to Naruto in One Piece?

    It's very possible, but it being pure coincidence is just as possible. I mean, had it been the sharingan it would have been definite, but the rinnegan is quite a common pattern (I drew it on characters way back when I was a small kid because I thought it looked cool and I'm sure I wasn't the only one). Yet, I don't see a reason for it otherwise. It might just be a "focused, I see you"-kind of look but well.. I'll just leave it as a possibility. Nice find, still!

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    Re: reference to Naruto in One Piece?

    I find your reference, Gumbertschovskinov, totally valid.
    I do not remember the man that noticed that, but there was another reference in the OP manga to naruto, from the Luffy's appearance to the Pain's real body

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    Re: reference to Naruto in One Piece?

    I agree with Organizized. Kishimoto didn't really trademark concentric eye patterns. It makes me think of radar look at the snail's eyes, and it seems like a fitting eye design for the central snail. Whether he was inspired by the Kishimoto's Rinnegan is too generic to tell. That is just like saying any characters ever drawn in manga with large pupil-less eyes are references to the Byakugan. At least with the Sharingan, which has a distinct pattern, a clear reference can be seen.

    I definitely don't think Luffy looking skeletal was any sort of reference to Pain. It just shows how much Luffy's metabolism worked from Emporio's hormone treatment. The fat belly is a comical way of showing Luffy eating to heal himself.

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    Re: Reference to Naruto in One Piece?

    Well, if that is not a reference to pain, then this definitely is one. I already posted this a while ago but since the topic came up....

    Luffy's long lost cousin!
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    Re: Reference to Naruto in One Piece?

    Quote Originally Posted by kkck View Post
    Well, if that is not a reference to pain, then this definitely is one. I already posted this a while ago but since the topic came up....

    Luffy's long lost cousin!
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    LOL. I wonder if Oda reads other manga (like Naruto, for example)? Perhaps he obtained the idea from Kishimoto but I think it's more likely that Oda was merely trying to find a way to distinguish between central snail and the normal snails, since the other standard snails do not have spiral eyes.


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    Re: Reference to Naruto in One Piece?

    Quote Originally Posted by kkck View Post
    Well, if that is not a reference to pain, then this definitely is one. I already posted this a while ago but since the topic came up....

    Luffy's long lost cousin!
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    Similarity is undeniable. Luffy only needs eyes of that snail and then he can fight naruto. It does make sense thinking that Luffy is Rikudou the creator of ninjutsu in naruto world. Final match in both series: Luffy vs. Naruto

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    Re: Reference to Naruto in One Piece?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gumbertschovskinov View Post
    Look at the central-observation-snail. The snail obviously is connected to the countless monitoring snails in impel down just as Nagato is connected to his corpses in Naruto.
    I would say its connected to the countless monitoring snails in impel down just as every other den den mushi is somehow connected to every other one...
    The Grain Pirates. Scourge of Spelt, Corsairs of Corn, Rogues of Rye, Buccaneers of Barley, the Freebooters of the Farmland.
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    Re: Reference to Naruto in One Piece?

    God no.

    Coincidence
    Horrendous are the days that I ravage these seas!

    One Piece is the most epic manga out, I kid you not.

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    Re: Reference to Naruto in One Piece?

    As we are in a topic to see the similitudes between Naruto and One Piece, I would like to add a new one. I do not think there is always a reference to Naruto but it is interesting to see that the both mangaka have shown things that can seem similar.

    The fishman karate movement reminds me of the frog katas that do not have to touch to injure and that are using the natural energy and which looks like the " energy " drawn behind Jimbei.

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    Re: Reference to Naruto in One Piece?

    Yes, it's so obvious there are links, geez:
    • Kishimoto obviously made Kisame after reading the Arlong Arc.
    • Oda came up with Haki after reading about the Nine Tails rage.
    • The 3-tails demon was based off one of the Sea Kings Oda drew, see if you can find it.
    • The train-attacking frog is homage to Jiraiya.
    • Gaara and Crocodile were from an art trade they did with each other.

    Don't even get me started on how much influence Oda had on Batman: The Dark Knight.

    Sorry readers: taking a break from my One Piece reviews. Though I love doing them, One Piece Reviews are actually not near the top of my to-do list. Perhaps one day I'll return and do them properly.


    Spoiler: My one current One Piece prediction show

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    Re: Reference to Naruto in One Piece?

    Quote Originally Posted by bittman View Post
    Yes, it's so obvious there are links, geez:
    • Kishimoto obviously made Kisame after reading the Arlong Arc.
    • Oda came up with Haki after reading about the Nine Tails rage.
    • The 3-tails demon was based off one of the Sea Kings Oda drew, see if you can find it.
    • The train-attacking frog is homage to Jiraiya.
    • Gaara and Crocodile were from an art trade they did with each other.

    Don't even get me started on how much influence Oda had on Batman: The Dark Knight.
    Lol, please do tell......

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