High Schooler Transforms a Melon Into a Real-life “Devil Fruit” From a Popular Anime

Fans of the popular anime and manga pirate series One Piece likely remember—and perhaps even dreamed about—Devil Fruit. In the world of the series, they are a collection of mysterious and distinctive fruits that give anyone who eats them permanent superhuman powers. But they come with a caveat; whoever ingests them is left permanently unable to swim. The severe limitation hasn’t stopped mere humans from wishing they could enjoy a Devil Fruit. Now, a Japanese high school student named Etoo has made their own, sans superpowers.

In a viral tweet, Etoo showed off their handy work of a real-life reproduction of Luffy's Gomu Gomu no Mi (Gum Gum Fruit). This particular fruit turns someone into a Rubber Human by giving their body the property of rubber.

Etoo produced a real-life replica of Gum Gum Fruit by carving the design into a melon and perfectly recreating its intricate patterning onto the rind. To do this, they revealed that they started scratching into the melon when it was still small which caused the mesh-like motif to stand out once the fruit grew bigger.

With such an enthusiastic response, Etoo said that they were going to work on another Devil Fruit: Mera Mera no Mi, which gives people the power to create, control, and transform into fire. Be sure to follow Etoo on Twitter to see when they complete it.

A Japanese high school student named Etoo carved a real-life Gum Gum Fruit, a type of Devil Fruit from the popular anime and manga series One Piece.

Etoo: Twitter
h/t: [grape]

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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