Not sure if exists or not. But I haven't heard of it so forgive me if posted already.
I am creating this thread for edd war d. new gate since he can't being a newbie. He states that the story template for One Piece is based on a 1982 cartoon series called "The Mysterious Cities of Gold". I believe there was a thread for "Vicky the Viking", right? It's a good read, watch, and listen.
! > Certainly it deserves its own thread, but I cannot create a new thread, since I am a Newbie here.
If somebody else wants to announce that probably the whole One Piece storyline is foreshadowed in a series from 1982 it would be awesome.
The series is called "The Mysterious Cities of Gold".
Oda practically copied Nico Robin and all the other stuff from it.
It also gives the idea for the intersection between four places to find the Golden City (which is equal to Raftel there, since it had only one season for 20 years).
If you do not want to watch its 39 episodes, you might feel free to watch the summarizing video that I recently uploaded:
! > The Mysterious Cities of Gold was inspired by the novel "The King's Fifth". There were two characters introduced named Roa and Zuñiga (the Zou-elephant is named "Zunisha") - an initially comedy duo who are Mendoza's cronies**.** They also have similar names to the name of the ship in the book, the Santa Pedro_._ Both are not brave at all and the smaller, bigger one (Sancho) is stuttering. In the last village they visit they secretly break out of their chamber as they are suspected to be dangerous Spaniards unlike the children. Furthermore they fight for their first time to help Mendoza who gets clubbed by two guards.
The Jaguar-warriors are giants that pursue the crew the first time when they enter their territory. They use heavy iron arrows and seem to be pretty belligerent. They seem to resemble a Northern species (Vikings, of course) and to protect that stone stature of Big Mom. Their leader is the red bearded one. They meet him again, as he suffers from dehydration. He respects Esteban, who is the only one who gives him some of his water. His physical strength is immense as he easily pushes Sancho and Pedro aside.
The Lucci-warrior rescues Esteban, Zia and Tao from the Spaniards as they break out from that prison after they entered the New World. He seems to be some kind of officer in his tribe. I do not remember his name, but he was firstly shown with a companion.
Both Zou and Skypiea look like the Incan/ Mayans Cities in TMCOG. Zia's father said they have to intersect the diagonals between the "three ruined cities and the mountain of the burnin shield". Zou is now after Jack's attack a ruined city, too. Remember, that on the moon Enel discovered such an Incan/ Mayan (ruined) city, too.
I still believe, that the Olmecs are loosely inspiring for the Tenryuubito.
I highly recommend to watch the 39 episodes!