100 Mind-Blowing One Piece Facts That You Didn’t Know

100 Mind-Blowing One Piece Facts That You Didn't Know

One Piece is not just an anime, It is an emotion for every One Piece fan.

It has an infectious vibe about it, which makes you excited every time you get to spend more time with Straw Hat Pirates.

With its awesome plot, interesting arcs, great characters, and their backstories, One Piece can make you feel every possible human emotion.

100 Mind-Blowing One Piece Facts That You Didn't Know

So today, we have decided to make list of some of the Greatest facts about our favorite anime, One Piece.

From Author’s favorite devil fruit to what One Piece’s editor said about its ending. Here are our picks for 100 Notorious One Piece facts that every fan needs to know:

1-25 Fun Facts About One Piece

100 Mind-Blowing One Piece Facts That You Didn't Know

1. At the age of 4, Eiichiro Oda wanted to become a Mangaka just so that he could avoid a real job.

2. Eiichiro Oda’s journey in the manga world began with “Wanted!”, a gag Western that won the Tezuka Award when he was just 17. Following this, he published several one-shots, including “Monsters,” “Ikki Yako,” and “God’s Gift for the Future.” 

3. The original pitch for One Piece was titled “Romance Dawn” and released in the “Wanted” series. While it shared similarities with One Piece, it had differences, such as Shanks not being the mentor figure to Luffy.

100 Mind-Blowing One Piece Facts That You Didn't Know

4. Wano’s legendary samurai, Ryuma, didn’t debut in Thriller Bark but made his first appearance in Oda’s Wanted series, in a chapter aptly titled “Monsters.” Before battling zombies, he was a young warrior with aspirations of becoming the strongest.

100 Mind-Blowing One Piece Facts That You Didn't Know

5. Pandaman, a non-canon Easter egg character, pops up in various parts of the manga and even makes animated appearances in some One Piece movies. This is because Pandaman was originally created by Oda for a Kinnikuman contest with a pro-wrestling theme. He even has his own theme song!

6. Eiichiro Oda initially envisioned his One Piece series lasting only five years, centered around the emperors as the main antagonists. However, the introduction of the Warlords of the Sea extended his plans. 

7. Believe it or not, from Luffy’s pirate debut to the start of the time skip, all the madness went down in just four months. In contrast, the anime took approximately 12 years to cover this period. 

8. Before One Piece, Oda also worked as an assistant on one of the most beloved series-Rurouni Kenshin.

9. Speaking of love stories, Oda didn’t just draw Nami; he married a living, breathing one! Chiaki Inaba, a former cosplayer, model, and race queen, crossed paths with Eiichiro Oda at Jump Festa 2002 while cosplaying as Nami for a One Piece stage show. Their meeting sparked a connection, leading to a couple of years of dating before tying the knot in 2004. 

10. The longest break Oda took from One Piece was 4 weeks.

11. Despite Oda’s demanding work schedule as the creator of One Piece, the two(Oda and his Wife) have remained together. While Oda may live separately due to his intense manga drawing schedule, they manage to see each other often, maintaining a strong bond despite the challenges posed by the manga industry’s demands.

100 Mind-Blowing One Piece Facts That You Didn't Know

12. Being a film enthusiast, Oda based all the Marine admirals introduced in the series, including Green Bull, on famous Japanese actors. The original trio of admirals drew inspiration from Kuni Tanaka, Yasuko Matsui, and Banta Sugawara, well-known figures in the Japanese film industry.

13. His penchant for real-world references extends beyond the Marines. For instance, Franky’s design mirrors Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura, and Ivankov is based on Frank N. Furter from the Rocky Horror Show.

14. Every devil fruit has a swirly pattern on it. The reason for this is to distinguish them from other fruits.

15. According to Oda, Akainu’s Devil Fruit possesses the strongest defensive power in the One Piece world.

16. In this interview, Oda stated that “If Akainu became the protagonist, he is so strong that ONE PIECE would come to an end within a year.”

17. In the story, Law’s Devil Fruit, Ope Ope no Mi, is deemed so crucial that the World Government is willing to pay 5 billion berries for it.

18. When asked about which Devil Fruit power does Oda want in real life. Oda preferred he would have Robin’s power so that he could draw quicker.

19. Robin’s tale isn’t just ink on paper; it’s an ancient echo from China’s Qin Dynasty. Similarly to her backstory, in Ancient China, the government burned books and targeted scholars to maintain control. The emperor even said that “uneducated people were easier to control.”

20. The Revolutionary Army ship, the Wind Grandma, is named after a real-life yacht used to transport Cuban combatants in the 1950s, who planned to overthrow Fulgencio Batista from power.

21. Roger’s controversial execution mirrors Olivier Levasseur, a pirate who allegedly left behind a cryptogram about hidden treasure during his public execution.

22. Gol D. Roger’s iconic facial hair was initially intended to be nasal hair, but fortunately, Oda reconsidered.

23. Ace and Eiichiro Oda share their birthday on the same day which is on New Year’s Eve.

100 Mind-Blowing One Piece Facts That You Didn't Know

24. According to Oda, If the Straw Hats were a real family: Dad – Franky (Thug), Mom – Robin, First Son – Zoro, Second Son – Sanji (Punk), Daughter – Nami, Third Son – Usopp, Fourth Son – Luffy, Youngest – Chopper. (Source: SBS volume 43)

25. With a Net Worth over $200 million, Eiichiro Oda is the richest mangaka of all time.