This Fan-Colored 'One Piece' Sketch Proves Why Carrot Is The Best

Warning! Spoilers for Chapter 888 of the One Piece manga below!

One of the big traditions in the manga fan community is where fans color in the black and white pages of manga moments they particularly enjoy.

As Carrot's full-moon transformation was one of the most major moments of One Piece lately, it just got a deservedly major coloration:

[Manga Spoiler][Chapter 888 Spoiler] Carrot colorized by HanayoNao from OnePiece

There have been quite a few fan colorations sharing Carrot's big moment from Chapter 888 of the manga, but One Piece fan HanayoNao has the most striking one yet. Taking series creator Eiichiro Oda's already striking design for Carrot's full-moon Mink transformation into a Su Long and imbues it with deep blues, striking reds, and an overall glow to enhance its impact.

The series has hinted in the past about the Mink's secret power during the full-moon, with Carrot even openly noting a possible transformation a few chapters earlier. This comes to a head in Chapter 888. In the previous chapter, Sanji, Pudding and Chiffon were trying to deliver a new wedding cake to Big Mom in order to calm her down. But when they're stopped by Oven, Bege interferes and they managed to escape thanks to the help of Chiffon's father Pound.

But when Bege and the Straw Hats find themselves pinned in the middle of the ocean between a raging Big Mom and other strong members of the Charlotte family, Carrot lets them know she'll take it into her hands.

Utilizing the power of the full moon, Carrot transforms from her normally cute self into the curvaceous design you see above. Her new form brings great increase in power and Carrot effortlessly flies over to the fleet of ships and begins taking them down.

Eiichiro Oda's One Piece first began serialization in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997. It has been collected into 87 volumes, with a few chapters yet to be included. It has been a critical and commercial success worldwide with many of the volumes breaking printing records in Japan. The manga has even set a Guinness World Record for the most copies published for the same comic book by a single author, and is the best selling manga series worldwide with 430 million copies sold worldwide.

One Piece is currently in the middle of the "Whole Cake Island" arc and is now streaming on Crunchyroll and FunimationNOW.