Have you ever heard the One Piece rap? It’s one of those catchphrases that fans of the anime series, One Piece, can’t get out of their heads. But who created it? Who is behind this catchy tune that’s been stuck in our heads for years? Let’s dive into this ocean of mystery and find out!
The Rap was first released in 1999 as part of the show’s opening sequence. It was composed by Kohei Tanaka, a Japanese composer who has composed music for many other animes. The rap was written by Shuichi Ikeda, a Japanese actor, and lyricist who has also written lyrics for many other animes.
The rap was originally sung by Hiroshi Kitadani, a Japanese musician and songwriter best known for his work with JAM Project (a supergroup composed of veteran anime theme song performers). Kitadani returned to sing the new version in 2017 as part of the “We Go!” single which served as the opening theme song for the Dressrosa Arc in One Piece. The single peaked at number three on Japan’s Oricon Singles Chart and remained on the chart for 24 weeks.
The rap has become a fan favorite over the years and is often sung by fans during conventions or when watching episodes together. It has even been covered in multiple languages including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Chinese. The rap is such an iconic part of One Piece that it will live on forever in our hearts—and heads!
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So there you have it—the mystery behind who created and sang the popular One Piece rap has finally been solved! We now know that Kohei Tanaka composed it while Shuichi Ikeda wrote its lyrics. Hiroshi Kitadani then sang it for us to enjoy over two decades ago when it first aired in 1999—and again when he reprised his role for its 2017 comeback as part of “We Go!” So what are you waiting for? Put on your headphones and jam out to this classic hit from One Piece today!