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World Cup Fans Sing Anime Theme Song After Japan v Senegal Match

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There are only two things that truly unite us as human beings: football and anime.

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John Sulo is a French actor and comedian who is in Russia for the World Cup. He’s also a Senegal fan, and having been at the Senegal v Japan game—one of the nicest of the tournament so far—filmed this recital of the One Piece theme outside the stadium after the match (which ended in a very amicable 2-2 draw):

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And from the same game:

This World Cup has been a joy from day one, and I do not ever want it to end.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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Trivia time: One Piece creator Eichiro Oda is a big soccer fan. When the World Cup came to Japan in 2002, they made a One Piece short film to tie into it, in which Oda cameos as a character with a soccer ball for a head. Here’s the whole thing!