Real World: One Piece

Topic started by FoxxFireArt on May 27, 2010. Last post by Little_Sparrow 4 years, 9 months ago.
Post by FoxxFireArt (2,654 posts) See mini bio Level 25

What If One Piece was in the Real World?!

As most of us know. A great deal of our favorite mangas or animes either try to take place in the 'real world', somewhere just to the left of reality, or they make up thier own little universe. The series Bleach quite obviously takes place in it's own town placed in Japan, Naruto has it's own Japanese-esque super continent, but the series One Piece literally has it's own world and set of rules. If you have ever wondered about where the rather eclectic Straw Hat Pirates from One Piece might of come from if it was set in the real world. The series creator Eiichiro Oda has finally answered that question.

The volumes of the manga have what is referred to as the "SBS". This is short for Shitsumon o Boshū Suru  (質問を募集する), and translates to "I'm Taking Questions". It's pretty much as it appears. It's a "Q & A" session where Oda answers both the serious and silly questions from real fans. On a request he even drew the crew if their genders had all been switched. Here is an excerpt from the SBS of Volume 56 of the manga where Oda was asked about the crew in the real world.

SBS- Volume 56

" R: Nice to meet you Oda-sensei. I have a question. If One Piece was set in the real world, which countries would the nine Straw Hats come from? "
" O: Well, I'll just put up what fits the character's image. "

Luffy (Brazil) / Zoro Roronoa (Japan) / Nami (Sweden)
Luffy (Brazil) / Zoro Roronoa (Japan) / Nami (Sweden)

 Usopp (Africa) / Sanji (France) / Chopper (Canada)
 Usopp (Africa) / Sanji (France) / Chopper (Canada)

 Robin Nico (Russia) / Franky (U.S.A.) / Brook (Austria)
 Robin Nico (Russia) / Franky (U.S.A.) / Brook (Austria)

Luffy: Brazil
Zoro: Japan
Nami: Sweden
Usopp: Africa
Sanji: France
Chopper: Canada
Robin: Russia
Franky: U.S.A.
Brook: Austria

I should point out that Oda didn't specify which region of Africa Usopp would be from. Since it's a continent and not a country. I also always thought Robin had more of a Brazilian vibe to her, but I see where the idea of Russian comes from.
I'm curious now about something. Where do you all believe characters from the Naruto series might come from in the real world?
-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.-   
Post by sora_thekey (1,097 posts) See mini bio Level 16

Well you are missing a Mexican... I'll incorporate myself into the cast of One Piece so there can be at least one Mexican.
Post by FoxxFireArt (2,654 posts) See mini bio Level 25
I didn't make the list. Blame Eiichiro Oda.
Post by sora_thekey (1,097 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@FoxxFireArt said:

" @sora_thekey:  I didn't make the list. Blame Eiichiro Oda. "

My bad... let me change that: "Well THEY are missing a Mexican."
Post by Kurohige (3,857 posts) See mini bio Level 19
Yay Russian.
Post by Little_Sparrow (1,220 posts) See mini bio Level 12
Nice thread man.
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