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Weekly Shonen Jump published the results for the yearly One Piece character poll.
Here is the TOP TEN:
- Monkey D. Luffy: 9,183 votes
- Trafalgar Law: 8,794 votes
- Roronoa Zoro: 7,997 votes
- Sanji: 7,154 votes
- Sabo: 5,131 votes
- Portgas D. Ace: 5,124 votes
- Tony Tony Chopper: 3,336
- Nami: 2,173 votes
- Bartolomeo: 1,751 votes
- Boa Hancock: 1,422 votes
Who’s your favorite One Piece character? Let us know!
Weekly Shonen Jump magazine interviewed both Eiichiro Oda (One Piece’s mangaka) and Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto’s mangaka). They talked for over 4 hours, the whole interview is about 13-page long and will be included in the official Naruto Guidebook “Michi Road”.
Here comes an extract of the interview (*Q – Interviewer | *O – Eiichiro Oda | *K – Masashi Kishimoto):
Q: When did you two first meet?
K: When… I think it’s when I was still a newbie mangaka. In the Jump new year event.
O: Is that so?
K: Maybe. (laugh) At the time, my impression on him was like he’s a great and famous sensei.
O: What’re you saying… (wry smile) (Oda was saying ‘you’re making fun of me’ friendly.)
K: Nah… Because Oda-san started the serial run of his manga two years earlier than me. I really thought a super sugoi man had appeared. Later, I addressed him as Oda-sensei, but he said (like begging) that I must not use such a honorific.
O: I took that for granted cos we’re at the same age. Why would I listen to your sensei when you’re talking to me…
K: Though we’re not performers, I think people who stepped into an industry earlier are admirable. (laugh)
O: I’m always aware of Kishimoto’s presense when he was a newbie. He can draw very well. To some extent, I felt we may have the same style.
K: What style… (embarrassing smile)
O: It’s like the feeling of why you also have the gi of Kamesenryu (Master Roshi from DB). (laugh) From the beginning I’ve prepared with offensive state. (Oda wanted to win against Kishimoto.)
K: I see, you had that determination back then. (laugh)
O: Because we’re both at the stance of manga, eventually there’ll be a winner and a loser. However, after I’ve met with him personally, I found he’s really a nice and kind man. It suddenly made me think the result didnt matter. I couldnt compete with a man like him. That’s what I thought.
K: I think that’s because we both understand each other’s hard work.
O: Very pleasing to hear you say that. When you’re working hard, it’s important to know who said what about you and your work. I sense you, who has the same standpoint as me, really understand how I truly feel, good to know.
K: Yes I do. (laugh) But I think I’m the one who has less pressure. Oda-san, you’re always at your peak. Your hard work and that pain must be abnormal (that normal people cannot bear). If I were you, I guess I would have gastrointestinal perforation due to huge pressure.
O: It’s wonderful having Naruto as an opponent. The luckiest thing was you didnt let me get complete victory. Actually, I didnt have complete victory in weekly serialization, besides and most importantly, Naruto is more popular than OP in foreign countries. Though a part of me was not reconciled to that turth, at the same time, I’m grateful. Cos the existence of such a piece of work, is one and only in the world.
K: Same goes for me. Instead of saying OP is my target, I’d rather say I always want to beat it. Seriously, I always think that.
This is a simple theory quickie.
Kaidou is called “The Worlds Strongest Creature” so we can assume that he isn’t human. The are many races in the OP world but the race I think Kaidou belongs to are the minkmen just like Bepo the bear and Pekoms the lion.
What kind of talking animal you say? A Monkey. Yes people. Kaidou is a monkey minkman and for good reason.
So far, we only have these silhouttes of Kaidou.
From these, you can tell Kaidou has a long/big/pointy nose. There are actually monkeys with big noses.
Know all those theories of Kaidou being based off Napoleon and being short? Well monkeys are short.
Many theories have claimed that Kaidou is Chinese and that supports my claim of Kaidou’s appearance as monkeys are very important animals in Chinese culture and mythology. In one of my latest theories, I said Chinese monkey statues are used to ward of demons and Luffy’s alliance resemble a “Night Parade of a Hundred Demons.”
Did you guys know that Monkey D. Luffy’s personality is based off Sun Wukong the monkey king in Chinese Buddhism? Sun Wukong was known as a troublemaker and he beat a dragon and Kaidou is a dragon zoan. It is common for OP villains to be meet with great irony and Kaidou, a real monkey, being beaten by Luffy is very ironic and symbolic.
Lastly, Kaidou is the ONLY yonkou whom we have not seen AND got hype. With the other yonko, we’ve seen them and we know how menacing they are based on their presence/appearance. With Kaidou, his hype is strengthened through the words of others. With this, I can say Kaidou will look RIDICULOUS. A good contrast to the other menacing looking yonkou. Just imaging a monkey-dragon hybrid. Kaku 2.0.
*Theory by Vandenreich
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