"This chapter is dedicated to all of those who have died in the Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster last year in Sendai. And, to all of those people who still have friends and family missing as a result of this disaster, here's something I'd like to say - Don't give up hope. Luffy, Yuki-Rin, the rest of the Straw Hats and Capricorns, and all the other good guys in One Piece
and in One Piece
fanfiction have your backs. They will fight for you and their stories of adventure will brighten your day. To my readers in Japan who may have known people that died or went missing in the disaster - I hope this fanfic and One Piece: Parallel Works
continue to make you smile. Because, as Namie Amuro said in the 14th opening, we fight together."