【tdr0278】Let’s get close to the similarity between Pirates of the Caribbean and ONE PIECE

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Popular attraction “Pirates of the Caribbean”, which is located in each Disney park.

The film that made in motif of that attraction is “Pirates of the Caribbean” starring by Johnny Depp.

The first series “The Curse of the Black Pearl” was released in 2003.

At that time, ginks of “the film is based on attraction” or “pirates film never hit” and the fact that “films that starring by Johnny Depp never really become masterpiece”, so people doubted this film won’t be a hit, but it acquired $305 million of box office revenue through America and was a big hit.

The film was a big hit through series of “Dead Man’s Chest”, “At World’s End”, and “On stranger Tides”.

Anyway, there is a production that Japanese people are familiar with when speaking of pirates.

“ONE PIECE”, which is pirates’ manga that started to publish in serially on Weekly Shonen Jump from 1997.

After publishing, it became a hit with no time and became popular manga that gathered attention from all over the world by it becoming animation. It has been 15 years since first publishing, but the popularity never decreases.

“Pirates of the Caribbean” and “ONE PIECE” are such popular pirates productions.

There is other familiarity other than theme of “pirates” between these two productions.

What is the familiarity of these two then?

The answer is “voice actor”.

Surprisingly, Hiroaki Hirata who did dubbing into Japanese of “Jack Sparrow”, which Johnny Depp played does voice of “Sanji”, who is a chef of the Straw Hats.

The character is totally different, so I am sure there are people who don’t realize that, but when hearing their voice with knowing then you will see. May be Hiroaki’s voice is probably suit for pirates.

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