Hirohiko Araki Goes to America!
〜Hirohiko Araki's Brief American Coverage Journey〜
Vast Wetlands!! Can You Predict the Future of the Story (Stone Ocean)?
A 30-minute drive from the metropolis of Miami with a population of 3 million, was a vast wetland area of 35,000 square kilometers
The stage for the beginning of Araki-sensei's new story was "Florida." Warm throughout the year and home to many Latin residents, this peninsula is not only the most lively place in the United States. It is also a region that has undergone the most significant change in the entire country, with areas that were once all wetlands being developed from scratch by human power. Nowadays, even the big city of Miami, boasting a population of over 3 million, was once just a desolate place where only alligators, many birds, and even more small animals lived, with nothing but water-soaked sawgrass growing. And even now, if you get in a car and drive just 30 minutes from coastal cities like Miami and Palm Beach, there are still vast wetlands as far as the eye can see, an overwhelming kingdom of nature! It is an impossible place for humans to casually set foot. The only place ordinary people without special training or equipment can go is the Everglades National Park, which stretches over 6,570 square kilometers in the southwest part of the peninsula. Here, roads are maintained in the wetlands, and observation points are set up here and there, allowing you to experience a part of Florida's nature. However, alligators walk nonchalantly in front of humans like stray cats. Or there's an alligator around the corner. That's what it's like here. Some species even attack humans, so you can't let your guard down too much. This time, I showed you just a small part of Florida. Araki-sensei seems to be taking pictures and researching enthusiastically, but how will this story, which started with a "detention center," unfold in the future? Can you read it from these photos?
Is America Delicious?
The hot dogs I ate in the real place were the best! Araki-sensei, who loves Italy, was actually worried about his daily meals, but he was in a great mood eating hot dogs every day!
[Translated by Vish]