FACTS & CURIOSITIES

Chopper is not interested in human naked women

D: To Oda-sensei. By the way, yeah. My question is, why does Chopper say, “I’m not interested in naked women”, in Chapter 446 (Volume 46)?! Your approximate age is 15, Chopper! Please ask him that for me, please. (18, Female)

O: I see. Well, you might want to read it closer. He says, “I’m not interested in naked HUMAN women”. He can speak human words, but he’s still a reindeer! Which means, he can fall in love with a human because of his mind, but he won’t be aroused by her looks. He just might be smitten with a really beautiful reindeer, though.

Whitebeard’s crew as children

D: I have a request for Odacchi! I want to see the childhood looks for the following Whitebeard Crew folks: Whitebeard, Marco, Jozu, Vista, and Izo!!! –Arinko

O: Sure thing.

Definitely one of the best moments in the series.

Just as Buggy is about to execute Luffy in the same spot as Roger, Luffy has the same reaction as the Pirate King 22 years ago when he was executed, smiling.

Oda revealed the inspirations on which Dressrosa is based

D: Hello, Mr. Oda! I noticed that Dressrosa was based on our home in Spain, so I decided to send you this letter as the speaker of our group. Why did you choose Spain? If you ever have reason to visit Spain, I hope you visit Barcelona’s Saló del Manga (a Catalan manga/anime convention). Nothing to be afraid of! Our women don’t stab you! P.N. Voice of the Pirate King

O: This is a condensed version of a letter I received from Spain. The Japanese was strange in a few places, so I think that must have come from one of those auto-translation sites. Thanks for the letter. You’re right about Dressrosa. It’s based on Spain, and Ancient Greece for the Colosseum parts.When I took a close look at Doflamingo and tried to think of what country is suited him. I arrived at the conclusion of Spain. I’ve mentioned the lands of One Piece being inspired by real-life countries in the SBS before, but it’s the first time I got feedback from the residents of the country. I can’t be irresponsible in the way I draw, but if you do see anything that seems like a half-baked version of your culture or buildings, please forgive me. Remember, it’s just a manga.

Did You Know?

The Marineford Arc was the biggest gathering of Devil Fruit users so far in the series with Akainu, Aokiji, Bartholomew Kuma, Blamenco, Boa Hancock, Buggy, Crocodile, Dalmatian, Daz Bones, Donquixote Doflamingo, Edward Newgate, Emporio Ivankov, Epoida, Galdino, Gekko Moriah, Hina, Inazuma, Jozu, Kizaru, Laffitte, Marco, Marshall D. Teach, Monkey D. Luffy, Onigumo, Portgas D. Ace, Sengoku, Smoker, Trafalgar Law, and Tsuru, as well as several unidentified Devil Fruit users, taking part, a total of at least twenty-seven people. Except for Enel, every canon Logia user created by Oda was present during the battle.

RAY OF HOPE – Chapter 850 Review

I don’t even find the words to describe this chapter! Oda scored again! What a way to end the year!!!!

That short fight we saw with Pedro and Tamago was really awesome!Luffy is angry. I don’t really remember him being this desperate since Impel Down.
So many theories are coming true during this arc! Sanji’s a prince.. Pudding is the 3 eyed girl… Pudding was lying to the strawhats…

Damn look at Pudding’s face, I’ve never expected THAT. She’s pure evil ! It just shocked me!!So she is Big Mom’s fav? And can we assume that she is quite strong if it is her who injured Reiju like that? Man Oda what a plot twist! 😮
Why did she decide to reveal her true identity and Big Mom’s plans to Reiju, though? Was she planning to finish her off? That would probably mean she is quite strong, as well (unless Reiju let her guard down or made the whole scenario intentionally to make her spill all their secrets)What will happen now? Are we heading for Vinsmokes and Strawhats vs The Big Mom Pirates?
There is also Capone…is he planning to do something during the wedding against Big Mom?
What about Jinbe?
What will happen with the tamate box?
What will Sanji do now? I bet 2017 will be the real YEAR OF SANJI! So Much Hype Right Now!!!!!! This is going to be the best arc in the whole series so far! 😮