One Piece is behind the latest TikTok trend

The timeless anime and manga One Piece has actually passed the 1000th episode mark. And while its lead character Luffy hasn’t end up being King of the Pirates yet, he has at least end up being the brand-new star of TikTok. In a brand-new viral pattern on the video-sharing app, music from the bumpers has actually ended up being a popular audio style for individuals to speak about the ups and downs of falling in love — including what dating truly resembles.

Typically speaking, the videos begin with some sort of delighted message about falling in love. This TikTok with 2.5 million views reveals an individual taking a selfie video while smiling with the onscreen text, “falls deeply in love with a boy” while a cheerful horn tune plays. Then, once the jingle is done, it cuts to a moodier, darker tune — this is where an individual typically speaks about a disadvantage of falling in love. In this video, the individual states, “met him on Discord” as they take a selfie video of them bug-eyed.

The majority of videos begin with that honeymoon stage, however then present various downsides. Here are 2 comparable examples.

Individuals have actually likewise adjusted the joke to speak about their felines.

So what’s the One Piece connection? The jingles utilized in the videos originate from the program’s bumpers that were utilized in early arcs of the anime, like “East Blue” or “Alabasta.” Each member of the Straw Hats has their own style based upon their character. Luffy’s, for instance, is a brilliant and uplifting horn that mirrors his bright, easy-going character. His is the tune utilized for the falling in love part of the pattern.

The 2nd part of the pattern originates from Zoro the swordsman’s jingle. In One Piece, the swordsman Zoro is a focused, irritated character, therefore he has a a lot more significant, major tune to match his character. The audio combines both Luffy’s and Zoro’s to have a sound comparable to the “I’m so happy, I’m so sad sound” where individuals will utilize Luffy’s jingle to communicate something that’s favorable, and Zoro’s to reveal a drawback (albeit in an often joking way).

One Piece isn’t precisely a story about love. It’s an action anime that follows a band of pirates as their captain, Luffy, tries to end up being the best pirate on the whole world. It’s an anime example and thought about by fans to be among the “big three” of popular anime; and it’s getting a live variation remake from Netflix, also.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.