Bunbuku is a fairly big teapot adorned with dots around the middle. With its Devil Fruit transformation, it has a tanuki's head where its spout should be, a striped tail replacing the handle on the opposite side, and it is supported by tanuki legs at the bottom. The sclera of its eyes are yellow in the manga, but white in the anime.
Before eating the Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Tanuki, Bunbuku was carefully used as a teapot by Hitetsu. Due to Hitetsu's esteem for it, they are close, and Bunbuku has been the swordsmith's pet since it acquired its ability to transform into a tanuki.
Abilities and Powers
Being a teapot, Bunbuku is capable of storing tea and other liquids.
Wano Country Arc
When Tama brought Monkey D. Luffy back to Tenguyama Hitetsu's home in Amigasa Village, Bunbuku watched as Tama made and served Luffy all of her rice. After Tama fell ill, Bunbuku stood at her side.
- Its name comes from "Bunbuku Chagama," a Japanese folktale about a tanuki that turns into a teapot.
- It was revealed that Bunbuku appears sitted on its own testicles. This is a reference to the large scrotum that is traditionally associated with the tanuki as a yokai.
- Even though Bunbuku is originally a teapot, after "eating" the Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Tanuki, it cannot be used to boil water, as it will be hurt from the fire.
- Bunbuku is the only canon Zoan-powered object so far who is not a weapon.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 911 (p. 14) and Episode 894, Bunbuku makes its debut.
- SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 93, Bunbuku is first identified.
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 100 Chapter 1009 (p. 1-2).
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 93 Chapter 934 (p. 4) and Episode 929, Bunbuku listens to Hitetsu speak through a Smart Den Den Mushi.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 912 (p. 8) and Episode 897, Bunbuku stands at an ill Tama's side.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapter 925 (p. 15-16) and Episode 918, Bunbuku watches as Hitetsu thanks Chopper for treating Tama.