FACTS & CURIOSITIES

Tashigi and Kuina

1. Myth: They are twins!

Fact: Kuina is seen as a baby and as an only child in Chapter 0.

2. Myth: They are the same character.

Fact: So far they are only considered different characters and no evidence has been stated to say otherwise since Kuina’s body is seen in the manga. This is mainly due to how 4Kids changed her death to an injury, from which many fans assumed the injury Kuina sustained was connected to Tashigi’s bad eye sight. Tashigi was drawn as a child in an SBS, and her appearance was very different from Kuina’s, making it clear that she and Kuina are separate characters.

KURO TRIVIA

  • “Kuro” can be written in kanji as 黒, meaning “Black”. “Kuro” is also a way of saying “claw” in Japanese.
  • When he was in his butler attire, there were strange symbols on his jacket. Oda explained that these symbols are poop, to signify that he is lying. Although the answer may have been a joke (as Oda is known to give joke answers to questions he cannot seriously answer), this directly resembles the American slang terms “bullshit” and “full of shit”, which are used as synonymous with lying and liars, respectively.
  • In an early SBS in the manga, Oda stated that Captain Kuro was the second most intelligent character shown in the East Blue Saga, being inferior only to Benn Beckman of the Red-Haired Pirates (and that Nami was the third most intelligent).
  • Due to being thought of as dead and the events surrounding him largely unwitnessed outside of those involved, Kuro was not considered when the Marines gave Luffy his first bounty.
  • In the 4th Japanese Fan Poll, Kuro is ranked the 29th most popular character in One Piece.

Would have loved to see this fight!!

Whitebeard was introduced as “the strongest man in the world”, while Kaido was introduced as “on land, sea and air, he is a pirate who is known as the strongest creature among all living things”. Who is the strongest one in your opinion?

What would’ve happened if Garp attacked Akainu at Marineford?

During the Battle of Marineford, when Akainu killed Ace, Garp was going to attack Akainu but Sengoku stopped him. At that point Garp said to Sengoku to not let him go otherwise he(Garp) will kill Akainu. So do you think Garp would really had killed Akainu? Was Garp really that much powerful at that time that he might had killed Akainu, possibly the strongest admiral?

Why Zoro and Franky didn’t do the pinky promise

D: In chapter 653, when Shirahoshi and the crew promised to go on a walk in a real forest the next time they met, why did Zoro and Franky not do the pinky promise?! –Yuminami Kobayashi Cat

O: Hmm… seems like many people were bothered by this. There’s no real deep meaning to this, but based on the path the story traveled and the individual characters’ actions, it seemed like maybe those two in particular hadn’t had much interaction with Shirahoshi, so why would they feel the need to hold out their pinkies? Of course, given that their captain and crewmates made that promise, I’m sure Zoro and Franky felt just like the rest of them, don’t worry.

8 Things You Should Know About Sengoku

Sengoku is the first Mythical Zoan user to appear in the series, though he was not revealed to be one until 337 chapters after his debut.

As a child Sengoku had his trademark afro and he was seen wearing a karate uniform with a black belt tied on his waist.

In his youth he also did not cover his afro and he lacked his beard.

During the two year timeskip, Sengoku aged with his hair turning gray. His former uniform is now replaced with a more casual wear during his retirement. He is wearing a dark blue shirt with red and green zig-zag patterns, orange tie with white marine shorts, and a Marine coat.

Sengoku has a pet goat. The goat is often with Sengoku, including in a Marine base when Saul was ordered to attack Ohara, at the meeting in Mariejois, on the execution platform when Ace’s parentage is revealed, and during the aftermath of the war. After the timeskip, the goat is on the Marine ship leaving Dressrosa.

When Sengoku and Tsuru were mentioned by Bartolomeo, they were shown in the latter’s imagination, hardly resembling their real appearance at all.

“Sengoku” can be written in kanji as 戦国, meaning “warring states”, a term borrowed from ancient Chinese to represent a period of history in Japan known as the “Sengoku Period“, which was recorded to have had near constant military conflict with extensive use of naval forces.

Sengoku shares his birthday, May 9th, with Kong.