Yamato Joins One Piece’s Straw Hats In Style With Epic New Fan Art
Yamato is the most requested One Piece character to join the Straw Hats. The new fan art gives a stylistic idea of their place with the pirates!
Warning: Contains spoilers for One Piece Chapter 1051
The range of One Piece pirate crew straw hats is filled with strong characters of infamy and skill, and now in new fan art from artist ED, the most requested member of the crew Yamato has been added to the list.
Yamato rose to prominence in One Piece last arc, Land of the Wa. They are the child of the major A play antagonist Kaido. Although Kaido took over the land of Wano and enslaved its people, Yamato developed a deep appreciation for the Wano samurai Kazuki Oden. Yamato quickly gained popularity among fans due to his impressive power and strong beliefs. Now it all comes to life in new fanart!
posted on Twitterfan artist ED adds to the hype with this A play fan art that looks like a dream come true for Yamato fans, especially since there is finally confirmation that Yamato is finally joining the Straw Hats in Chapter 1051 of A play! While Jinbe, Sanji, Bartolomeo, and Luffy feature prominently, the main focus of the fan art is Yamato’s presence alongside the crew. ED’s decision to place Yamato in the middle and name the art “The Big 5” is no accident. The inclusion of Yamato combined with their placement at the center of this fan art seems poetic to so many. A play Fans. Their much-anticipated Straw Hat membership has often dominated the manga’s fan talk, and this fan art offers a satisfying conclusion for Yamato as they play as their idol Kozuki Oden and travel the world with the pirates in search of adventure. .
Eiichiro Oda designed One Piece the artwork must be different on purpose. ED takes Oda’s distinctive signature and stylizes it for this fan art. The emphasis on the geometric angles of the characters is still present, as well as the line weights similar to Oda’s style. This piece really shines in the way the characters interact and flow with each other and the way ED hilariously dresses everyone in different formal tuxedos with little nods to each character’s personality. It makes perfect sense that Jinbe’s shirt is gold, Yamato’s shirt includes mystical designs after they turn into Devil Fruit, Luffy doesn’t wear his jacket at all, and Sanji and Bartolomeo wear their suits perfectly. Having everyone in formal attire emphasizes the unity and cohesion that Yamato will feel with the Straw Hats.
In this new fan art, ED gives Yamato a funky yet fun take on their inclusion in the Straw Hats line. The cheerful quality of the art combined with the whimsical clothing elements really shows how excited fans are to see Yamato’s inclusion. ED’s creativity serves the piece well, using a cool color palette that unifies the contrasting warm color scheme of the parchment background. This stylish and fun depiction of A play from ED is giving fans the chance to see a uniquely stylized Yamato as part of the straw hats.
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