In one of the interviews, Oda said that the final arc of One Piece will be about a war so huge that will make Marineford war look like an unimportant filler!
FACTS & CURIOSITIES
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” 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.
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?
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?
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.