Fans of One Piece are well aware that the series claims that friendship is the real treasure worth pursuing, and that theme has now been encapsulated by the show's new official tie-in jewelry.
As reported by PR Times, U-Treasure created a series of interlocking ring necklaces designed to evoke the themes of Eiichiro Oda's franchise. The jeweler has had prior experience collaborating with big anime franchisess, including Pokemon and Attack on Titan. The One Piece inspired necklaces are themed around three different bonds of friendship from the show, including the bonds shared between Luffy and Ace; Zoro and Sanji; as well as Shanks and Whitebeard. The two rings of each necklace are engraved with quotes attributed to each duo from iconic moments in the series.
Each necklace will be available for purchase from the U-Treasure's online store until Sept. 16. In addition to the three available sets of quotes, the jewelry will also come in three distinct colors. The pricing varies depending on the selected color, with silver priced at 15,400 yen ($139.93 USD), whereas gold and pink will both be sold for 41,800 yen ($379.82 USD) each. The necklaces are described as unisex and are crafted with a subtle design.
The first dynamic celebrated in the collection is that of the adopted brothers Monkey D. Luffy and Portgas D. Ace. The rings associated with the pair are engraved with a question from Ace and Luffy's determined response. They read, "Can you still fight, Luffy?!" and "Of Course!" The dialogue is lifted from the Marineford arc, following Luffy's rescue attempt of Ace, who was held captive at the hands of the Marines.
The second friendship would be seen as more of a contentious rivalry by fans. While Sanji and Zoro serve together as part of the same Straw Hat crew, they spend as much time bickering with each other as they do cooperating. The quote for the pair is a request for support from Zoro which reads "Hey... Cook? Lend me a hand for ten seconds?" The engraved response from Sanji is a confident "That should be enough time."
The final set celebrates the storied history between Red-Haired Shanks and Edward Newgate (Whitebeard). Both characters have reached high infamy among the pirates in One Piece, with both having also been connected to the Pirate King Gol D. Roger. Their mutual respect for each other is shown in the necklace dialogue, which was taken from an exchange in which Shanks details how he lost his arm. Shanks says, "I gave it up for the sake of the new era." In response, Whitebeard says, "… If you don't have any regrets, then that's fine."
Source: PR Times via SoraNews24