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Why is Sanji addressing Nami with “San” and Robin with “Chan”?

D: Oda-Sensei, After I started watching One Piece, I thought of it all the time, but why is Sanji addressing Nami with “San and Robin with “Chan”? Yet it is Robin who’s the elder!! Is there any deep meaning behind it!?

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O: Well I actually didn’t think anything of it. Before there was a staff member in our workplace who asked us something interesting. The wish to treat a woman older than you as if she was younger, and a woman younger than you as if she was more of an adult….Is Sanji acquainted with this feeling? I replied, “O, Ofcourse. That is right”

Blackbeard, Whitebeard and Thatch Connections

Blackbeard’s real name was Edward Teach he was called Thatch until he became Captain of his own pirate ship and created Blackbeard.

In One Piece Marshall D Teach, Thatch, and Edward Newgate (whitebeard) all trace back to Edward Teach, Blackbeard is know as Teach until he murders Thatch and leaves that name, becoming Blackbeard with the killing of Whitebeard no longer “Teach”

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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

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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.

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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.

Tontattas: Names and Positions

D: It’s nice to make your acquaintance, Oda-sensei. First of all, “You’re not a naughty, big person!” Secondly, those little Tontattas are so goddamn cute! I want to know as many names and positions as possible. Please tell me.

If you don’t, I godda rip all yoh clothes! P.N. Beautiful Lady Swordsman Carrying Meat

O: Huh? But I’m already naked… Okay! Here you go!

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Top Row: Gancho (Tonta-Chief); Leo (Tonta-Troop Leader); Bomba and Rampo (Vice-Chiefs); Kabu and Bian(Aviation Squad).

Middle Row: Flapper; Bobomba (Bomba’s younger brother); Maujii; Nubon; Pellini.

Bottom Row: Grabar (Leo’s grandmother); Inhel, Cotton, Wicca, Baxcon and Daikon (Reconnaissance Squad).

Oda revealed which scene made him cry the most!

D: Oda-sensei, as you were drawing this series, which scene made you cry the most so far? Please tell us.             P.N. ca- 100

O: Woah. Splendid… This. These are the kinds of serious questions I look for. 

Personally, there really are lots of scenes that made me tear up as I drew them. There are even times where the drawing becomes so tough for me from all the feelings, that I have to leave my desk for a breather. As for the scene that made me cry the most, or rather, the scene that was especially tough for me to draw, I do remember that the scene from the Alabasta arc where Vivi keeps screaming “Please…!!! Stop fighting!!!” (Volume 23) was so hard to draw that I had to put my pen down. Though there are countless instances like this the more I try to recall. I guess it would have to be this one—.

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How many people would Shanks and the others be able to defeat?

D: Luffy’s haoshoku haki was able to affect 50,000 men, but how many would Shanks and the others be able to defeat? P.N. Captain Nobuo

O: In exactly the same place and exact same situation as Luffy, Shanks or Rayleigh may have been capable of knocking out all 100,000. In a different setting, you can’t really compare just by asking “how many people”. Being able to knock an enemy out with haki depends entirely on having an overwhelming power gap between the two. In Luffy’s case the point is the number of people that were so weak that they were not even worth him fighting. If there were 100,000 to-some-extent-strong-willed pirates before him, it’s possible that he wouldn’t even be able to knock out a single one. On a related note, as one’s proficiency with haoshoku advances, it’s even possible to target a few people in a crowd to NOT knock out.

Oda was asked what is Luffy’s mother like? Here is the answer.

John Irons: What is Luffy’s mother like? Was she beautiful? What happened to her? Did she die when Luffy was a baby?

Oda: I think she’s alive. I’m still thinking hard about this. [Laughs] But if she does appear in the story, then she’ll be a very tough-looking woman. And strict. There’s no way that she’s a beautiful mother. She’s got this typical middle-aged woman’s permed hair.

Oda was asked what is Luffy’s mother like Here is the answer

MARCO’S BLUE FIRE

D: Hello for the first time, Oda-sensei. I’ve read all the previous 57 volumes, and I was thinking, I don’t quite understand how “Phoenix Marco”‘s Zoan fruit of the “legendary beast” kind is different from Ace’s “Meramera” fruit. P.N. CNYfed978d9410c31127c34a70d89847506

O: Yeah, I know… I’ve omitted the explanation from this war arc, because I focused on the pacing and wanted to move the story forward. To explain Marco’s ability just a little bit: he’s Zoan, so he does have a body. But since he’s got “the blue fire of revival” – the Phoenix’s ability – wounds will regenerate, so attacks will not damage him (though there’s a limit to the regeneration). In other words, the flames are for regeneration. These blue flames don’t have the characteristics of actual fire – they don’t spread and burn things, and they aren’t hot. They’re completely different from Ace’s flames. I might touch on this in the main story at some point, so I’ll leave it at this fo

Strawhats’ favorite dishes to cook

D: In the Straw Hat Crew, Sanji is obviously the one who is the best at cooking, but who else is good at cooking? What is everyone’s speciality dish?

P.N. I created the praying mantis rooster.

O: Well then, I’ll be presenting to you what each member is best at making.

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(Luffy: Raw Meat on a Plate, Zoro: Sashimi, Nami: Roasted Duck with Orange Sauce, Usopp: Fish & Chips, Chopper: Mixed Juice, Robin: Boiled Paella, Franky: Barbecue, Brook: Churrasco)

Sanji is the best at cooking seafood, but he is overall good at making just about anything. Also, this has to do with how these characters grew up, but generally the ones other than Sanji who can actually do some decent cooking would be narrowed down to pretty much Nami, Usopp, and Robin.

Other members can pretty much just kind of slice, roast, and mix ingredients.

Oh, also, Nami’s cooking requires a premium fee even among crew members.

 

Why Luffy doesn’t kill anyone

As we know, Luffy hasn’t killed anyone, yet.

Oda explained why all Luffy’s former enemies are still alive :

D: Why doesn’t Luffy ever kill his enemies? If you look back, he didn’t kill Mohji, he didn’t kill Helmeppo or Captain Morgan, or anyone. Well, Zoro was the one who beat Morgan, but still. Why?

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O: Ahh, good question. First of all, Morgan is still alive. He’s being held in prison now by his former subordinates. So why didn’t Luffy kill him? In this era, people put their lives on their beliefs and convictions, and fight. When he goes into battle, Luffy is destroying others’ beliefs. And when these enemies’ beliefs are shattered and defeated, they feel a pain equal to death. I think that for these pirates, killing or not killing is secondary to winning or losing.