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The SBS (質問を募集する Shitsumon o Boshū Suru?, "I'm Taking Questions") is a special column featured in most tankoban collections of the manga, beginning with Volume 4. It is generally formatted as a straightforward question-and-answer column, with Eiichiro Oda replying to fan letters on a wide variety of subjects. Depending on the specific question, Oda's answer(s) may be short and flippant, or long and detailed.

It is here that the ages of the Straw Hat Pirates were first revealed, as well as various facts about the story that are not immediately apparent (but nevertheless present) in the chapters themselves. Sometimes the information on the characters is just suggested in this section by the fans, which Oda just agrees with and makes it official; for example, Tashigi's, Chopper's and Robin's birthdays which were all fan suggestions. The SBS was also where the author revealed the existence of the hidden characters Pandaman and Tomato Gang, who appear hidden in the background at many points during the series. Because of the nature of the SBS and the appeal of One Piece, Oda will get questions of all kinds of nature from the serious to silly and the 'mature'.

Contents

Overview

SBS Navigation
04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35
36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43
44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51
52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67
68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75
76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83
84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91
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A standard SBS column is split into several one-page installments. Each installment is placed between two chapters of the corresponding volume, serving as chapter breaks as well as maintaining the pages' recto and verso alignments so double-page spreads will stay intact.

(Note that several alternate features may break chapters instead, most often the Usopp Gallery Pirates or a Storyboard Presentation. In rarer cases, two chapters may run back-to-back without any break.)

Each column has a header, depicting one or more characters spelling out "SBS" in some creative manner. Prior to Volume 50, these were all drawn by Oda himself, and differed by volume. However, per a reader's request in Volume 49's column, all subsequent headers use fan-submitted art, and differ with every individual installment.

Posting Address

Currently, Shueisha accepts new SBS submissions at the following address (also used for the Usopp Gallery Pirates):

"SBS!! Usopp Gallery Pirates" Staff
SHUEISHA, Inc. JC ONE PIECE
P.O. Box 66
Kanda Post Office, Tokyo
119-0163, JAPAN
〒119-0163
東京都神田郵便局私書箱第66号
集英社 JC ONE PIECE
『SBS!!ウソップギャラリー海賊団』係

While return addresses are not strictly mandatory, SBS messages are generally expected to be written in Japanese. Similarly, header illustrations are expected to be 14×5.5 cm images drawn on the back of a postcard, per the following:

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Apart from the above, Viz Media maintains its own mailing address for American fans (though it remains unknown whether any of the materials posted here—Japanese or otherwise—are ever relayed to Shueisha):

Shonen Jump c/o Viz, LLC
P.O. Box 77010
San Francisco, CA 94107

Answers By Topic

Character Profiles

  • Name order: Vol. 6, Chapter 47.
  • The initial "D": Vol. 8, Chapter 70.
  • Characters named after birds: Vol. 16, Chapter 137;: Vol. 32, Chapter 302; Vol. 39, Chapter 371.
  • Why so many characters have unknown or deceased mothers: Vol. 78, Chapter 777.
  • Why there are so many strong old folks: Vol. 82, Chapter 819.

Straw Hat Pirates

  • Wearing the same outfit: Vol. 20, Chapter 177.
  • No nationality: Vol. 22, Chapter 198.
  • Why Luffy, Usopp and Chopper peeked into the women's bath: Vol. 32, Chapter 300.
  • Romance within the crew: Vol. 34, Chapter 317.
  • Favorite island types: Vol. 38, Chapter 365.
  • Specific numbers: Vol. 40, Chapter 380; Vol. 50, Chapter 485; Vol. 76, Chapter 753.
  • Specific colors: Vol. 40, Chapter 380; Vol. 50, Chapter 485; Vol. 76, Chapter 753.
  • Specific smells: Vol. 40, Chapter 380; Vol. 50, Chapter 485.
  • Favorite foods: Vol. 45, Chapter 439; Vol. 76, Chapter 753.
  • Least favorite foods: Vol. 73, Chapter 728; Vol. 76, Chapter 753.
  • Straw Hats as a family: Vol. 48, Chapter 460; Vol. 50, Chapter 485.
  • Straw Hats genderswapped: Vol. 56, Chapter 545.
  • Straw Hats' countries in the real world: Vol. 56, Chapter 549.
  • Straw Hats' inner thoughts: Vol. 59, Chapter 578.
  • Doing the laundry: Vol. 51, Chapter 496.
  • Why Straw Hats do not talk about "killing": Vol. 57, Chapter 555.
  • The name of the crew: Vol. 57, Chapter 559.
  • Number pairs in the crew's Devil Fruits: Vol. 59, Chapter 583.
  • Jolly Rogers post-timeskip: Vol. 65, Chapter 638.
  • Blood types: Vol. 66, Chapter 654; Vol. 76, Chapter 753.
  • Bathing: Vol. 67, Chapter 665.
  • Who cuts the crew's hair: Vol. 70, Chapter 696.
  • Straw Hats who use Haki: Vol. 71, Chapter 703.
  • Law's nicknames for Straw Hats: Vol. 72, Chapter 713.
  • Straw Hats's prefectures: Vol. 72, Chapter 713.
  • Sleeping schedules: Vol. 74, Chapter 737.
  • Real-world professions: Vol. 76, Chapter 754.
  • Cooking specialties: Vol. 79, Chapter 787.
  • Autographs: Vol. 81, Chapter 809.
  • Straw Hats becoming strident count: Vol. 81, Chapter 814.
  • Which crew members chew ice: Vol. 84, Chapter 846; Vol. 85, Chapter 856.
  • Fastest runners in a race: Vol. 85, Chapter 852.
  • Fixing teeth with milk: Vol. 87, Chapter 872.
  • HA!!? face: Vol. 93, Chapter 932.
  • Name ideas for Raid Suit Sanji: Vol. 94, Chapter 951.
Monkey D. Luffy
  • Age: Vol. 4, Chapter 27; Vol. 69, Chapter 681.
  • Height: Vol. 10, Chapter 83; Vol. 69, Chapter 681.
  • Birthday: Vol. 15, Chapter 130.
  • Animal resemblance: Vol. 20, Chapter 177.
  • Why Luffy never kills enemies: Vol. 4, Chapter 30.
  • Luffy's song lyrics: Vol. 33, Chapter 311.
  • Luffy with different wigs: Vol. 34, Chapter 323.
  • Wristband and bracelet: Vol. 37, Chapter 347.
  • Luffy's parents: Vol. 44, Chapter 424.
  • Why Luffy reacted to Nami's naked body: Vol. 54, Chapter 523.
  • No thought bubbles: Vol. 54, Chapter 524.
  • Why Luffy does not get fat: Vol. 57, Chapter 555.
  • Text on Luffy's tanktops: Vol. 60, Chapter 592.
  • Luffy's scar: Vol. 62, Chapter 610.
  • What Luffy said to Sabo: Vol. 80, Chapter 802.
  • How Fujitora imagines Luffy: Vol. 81, Chapter 807.
  • Luffy understanding beauty: Vol. 88, Chapter 887.
  • Luffy's future at age 40/60: Vol. 89, Chapter 897.
  • Luffy's catchphrase: Vol. 91, Chapter 918.
  • Luffy's nicknames: Vol. 96, Chapter 965.
  • Luffy's straw hat personified: Vol. 97, Chapter 978.
Roronoa Zoro
  • Age: Vol. 4, Chapter 27; Vol. 69, Chapter 681.
  • Height: Vol. 10, Chapter 83; Vol. 69, Chapter 681.
  • Birthday: Vol. 15, Chapter 130.
  • Animal resemblance: Vol. 20, Chapter 177.
  • Name inspiration: Vol. 4, Chapter 28.
  • Talking with sword in mouth: Vol. 5, Chapter 43.
  • Swords on the right side: Vol. 25, Chapter 232.
  • Pound Cannon meaning: Vol. 31, Chapter 287.
  • Calling Sanji "Darts": Vol. 36, Chapter 340.
  • Getting stuck in a chimney: Vol. 39, Chapter 374.
  • Puns in attack names: Vol. 41, Chapter 394; Vol. 44, Chapter 424.
  • Reading books: Vol. 55, Chapter 537.
  • Eating razors and poison: Vol. 67, Chapter 661.
  • Cutting the dragon: Vol. 69, Chapter 680.
  • Referring to Sanji: Vol. 73, Chapter 729.
  • Zoro with a buzzcut: Vol. 81, Chapter 807.
  • Zoro's future at age 40/60: Vol. 91, Chapter 917.
  • Zoro's swords personified: Vol. 92, Chapter 925.
  • Teeth hurt from biting swords: Vol. 95, Chapter 955.
Nami
  • Age: Vol. 4, Chapter 27; Vol. 69, Chapter 681.
  • Height: Vol. 10, Chapter 83; Vol. 69, Chapter 681.
  • Birthday: Vol. 15, Chapter 130.
  • Animal resemblance: Vol. 20, Chapter 177.
  • Three sizes: Vol. 6, Chapter 49; Vol. 37, Chapter 353; Vol. 69, Chapter 686.
  • Cup size: Vol. 42, Chapter 406; Vol. 69, Chapter 686.
  • Intelligence: Vol. 8, Chapter 64.
  • Meaning of "Tempo": Vol. 25, Chapter 230.
  • Nami's bracelet: Vol. 27, Chapter 252.
  • Growing breasts: Vol. 36, Chapter 342.
  • Nami Valley: Vol. 39, Chapter 375.
  • Happiness Punch vs. Haoshoku Haki: Vol. 74, Chapter 737.
  • How Nami's wanted poster photo was taken: Vol. 82, Chapter 822.
  • Nami's armor: Vol. 85, Chapter 856.
  • Nami's new clothes: Vol. 87, Chapter 876.
  • Despising Caesar: Vol. 89, Chapter 890.
  • Drawing the world map: Vol. 90, Chapter 902.
  • Nami's future at age 40/60: Vol. 92, Chapter 930.
  • Happiness Punch price: Vol. 93, Chapter 937.
  • Nami and mikan: Vol. 96, Chapter 967.
Usopp
  • Age: Vol. 4, Chapter 27; Vol. 69, Chapter 681.
  • Height: Vol. 10, Chapter 83; Vol. 69, Chapter 681.
  • Birthday: Vol. 15, Chapter 130.
  • Animal resemblance: Vol. 20, Chapter 177.
  • Sniper goggles: Vol. 13, Chapter 113.
  • Octopak Shoes: Vol. 32, Chapter 301.
  • Usopp's nose vs. Kaku's nose: Vol. 37, Chapter 348.
  • Sogeking's autograph: Vol. 41, Chapter 395.
  • Growing Pop Greens: Vol. 67, Chapter 669.
  • Usopp's future at age 40/60: Vol. 94, Chapter 946.
Sanji
  • Age: Vol. 7, Chapter 55; Vol. 69, Chapter 681.
  • Height: Vol. 10, Chapter 83; Vol. 69, Chapter 681.
  • Birthday: Vol. 15, Chapter 130.
  • Animal resemblance: Vol. 20, Chapter 177.
  • Why Sanji uses -san for Nami and -chan for Robin: Vol. 27, Chapter 247; Vol. 80, Chapter 797.
  • Why Diable Jambe does not burn his leg: Vol. 44, Chapter 426.
  • Not kicking women: Vol. 50, Chapter 486.
  • Sanji's inspiration: Vol. 68, Chapter 670.
  • Referring to Zoro: Vol. 73, Chapter 729.
  • Sanji's lighter: Vol. 75, Chapter 746.
  • What Sanji would do if a woman wasted food: Vol. 80, Chapter 798.
  • Why Sanji does not get heart eyes for Reiju: Vol. 85, Chapter 852.
  • Sanji's bento: Vol. 86, Chapter 864.
  • Missing line in goatee: Vol. 92, Chapter 930.
  • Sanji's simsim cream: Vol. 93, Chapter 933.
  • Blocking Big Mom: Vol. 94, Chapter 943.
Tony Tony Chopper
  • Age: Vol. 19, Chapter 167; Vol. 69, Chapter 681.
  • Height: Vol. 69, Chapter 681.
  • Birthday: Vol. 16, Chapter 140.
  • Animal resemblance: Vol. 20, Chapter 177.
  • Name spelling: Vol. 17, Chapter 147.
  • X on Chopper's hat: Vol. 19, Chapter 168.
  • Chopper's antlers flying: Vol. 31, Chapter 289.
  • How Chopper holds objects: Vol. 37, Chapter 348.
  • Playing rock-paper-scissors: Vol. 40, Chapter 384.
  • Not interested in human women: Vol. 47, Chapter 452.
  • Chopper without cuteness: Vol. 61, Chapter 596.
  • Chopper's hat post-timeskip: Vol. 63, Chapter 616.
  • Love for Milky: Vol. 90, Chapter 902.
  • Chopper's future at age 40/60: Vol. 97, Chapter 983.
Nico Robin
  • Age: Vol. 69, Chapter 681.
  • Height: Vol. 37, Chapter 353; Vol. 69, Chapter 681.
  • Birthday: Vol. 25, Chapter 227.
  • Animal resemblance: Vol. 50, Chapter 485.
  • Three measurements: Vol. 37, Chapter 353; Vol. 69, Chapter 686.
  • Cup size: Vol. 42, Chapter 406; Vol. 69, Chapter 686.
  • Attack names: Vol. 40, Chapter 381; Vol. 43, Chapter 410.
  • Using the names of the crew members: Vol. 49, Chapter 471.
  • Robin's kraken picture: Vol. 63, Chapter 616.
  • Robin's cute imagination: Vol. 71, Chapter 703.
  • Keeping candy for Chopper: Vol. 73, Chapter 724.
Franky
Brook
Jinbe
  • Jinbe's plan names: Vol. 67, Chapter 658.
Going Merry
  • Ship design and appearance: Vol. 11.
Thousand Sunny
  • Ship design and appearance: Vol. 46.
Nefertari Vivi
  • Age: Vol. 19, Chapter 167.
  • Birthday: Vol. 16, Chapter 140.
  • Animal resemblance: Vol. 76, Chapter 753.
  • Egyptian inspiration: Vol. 17, Chapter 148.
  • Why Vivi calls Zoro "Mr. Bushido": Vol. 23, Chapter 210.
  • Love for Arabasta: Vol. 29, Chapter 269.

Red Hair Pirates

East Blue

Buggy Pirates

Black Cat Pirates

Baratie

Arlong Pirates

Marines

Seven Warlords of the Sea

  • Ages and heights: Vol. 58, Chapter 567.
  • Crocodile's bounty: Vol. 36, Chapter 342.
  • Crocodile's birthday: Vol. 59, Chapter 580.
  • Hancock on Jump cover: Vol. 54, Chapter 528.
  • Hancock's birthday: Vol. 54, Chapter 529.
  • Hancock's three sizes and cup size: Vol. 58, Chapter 567.
  • Luffy inside Hancock's dress: Vol. 56, Chapter 547.
  • Warlords as children: Vol. 63, Chapter 618.
  • Warlords genderswapped: Vol. 76, Chapter 758.
  • Crocodile's past: Vol. 78, Chapter 779.
  • Brannew referring to Weevil: Vol. 80, Chapter 796.
  • Doflamingo's favorite and least favorite foods: Vol. 82, Chapter 824.
  • Weevil's connection Whitebeard: Vol. 83, Chapter 829.
  • Doflamingo and Viola: Vol. 83, Chapter 833.
  • Hancock's cooking: Vol. 84, Chapter 839.
  • Doflamingo in Impel Down: Vol. 88, Chapter 887.
  • Doflamingo getting newspapers: Vol. 88, Chapter 887.
  • Crocodile's favorite and least favorite foods: Vol. 89, Chapter 891.
  • Crocodile, Mihawk and Doflamingo children: Vol. 90, Chapter 909.
  • Mihawk's Yoru personified: Vol. 95, Chapter 957.
  • Crocodile, Mihawk, Doflamingo face app: Vol. 95, Chapter 960.
  • Doflamingo Kamen Rider inspiration: Vol. 95, Chapter 961.

Baroque Works

Giant Warrior Pirates

Sakura Kingdom

Arabasta Kingdom

Jaya

Skypiea

Cipher Pol

Water 7

Thriller Bark

Whitebeard Pirates

Roger Pirates

Blackbeard Pirates

Worst Generation

  • Name inspirations: Vol. 52, Chapter 508.
  • Law's birthday: Vol. 59, Chapter 580.
  • Supernova birthdays: Vol. 60, Chapter 590; Vol. 64, Chapter 629.
  • How Killer eats: Vol. 62, Chapter 605.
  • Law's -ya suffix: Vol. 62, Chapter 607.
  • Shachi and Penguin names: Vol. 62, Chapter 609.
  • Supernovas as children: Vol. 64, Chapter 634.
  • Supernova ages and heights: Vol. 68, Chapter 671.
  • Bepo's map: Vol. 71, Chapter 703.
  • Law's onigiri: Vol. 71, Chapter 703.
  • Law's tattoos and sword: Vol. 71, Chapter 703.
  • Supernovas genderswapped: Vol. 72, Chapter 719.
  • Supernova Jolly Rogers: Vol. 74, Chapter 738.
  • Law's animal theme: Vol. 76, Chapter 754.
  • Law's "Corazon" coat: Vol. 77, Chapter 768.
  • Drake and his father Barrels: Vol. 78, Chapter 782.
  • Penguin and Shachi birthdays: Vol. 81, Chapter 811.
  • Favorite and least favorite foods: Vol. 81, Chapter 813.
  • Hobbies: Vol. 82, Chapter 818.
  • Heart Pirates' submarine: Vol. 82, Chapter 818.
  • Heart Pirates opposed to alliance: Vol. 83, Chapter 829.
  • Vito putting hands through sleeves: Vol. 83, Chapter 836.
  • Bepo, Shachi and Penguin joining the Heart Pirates: Vol. 84, Chapter 840.
  • Cute Urouge: Vol. 86, Chapter 861.
  • Faust's name: Vol. 86, Chapter 861.
  • Why Kid and Killer dislike curry udon: Vol. 87, Chapter 878.
  • Worst Generation real-world countries and professions: Vol. 88, Chapter 883.
  • If Law saw a robot: Vol. 91, Chapter 912.
  • Flower and animal resemblance: Vol. 95, Chapter 954.

Sabaody Archipelago

Amazon Lily

Impel Down

Revolutionary Army

  • Ivankov's eyelashes and winks: Vol. 56, Chapter 542.
  • Inazuma's glasses: Vol. 57, Chapter 556.
  • Ivankov Rocky Horror Show: Vol. 58, Chapter 570.
  • Ivankov's birthday: Vol. 59, Chapter 580.
  • Inazuma in Ivankov's hair: Vol. 60, Chapter 586.
  • Sabo's birthday: Vol. 60, Chapter 590.
  • Sabo's sake cup: Vol. 60, Chapter 591.
  • Koala: Vol. 75, Chapter 745.
  • Sabo, Koala and Hack ages and heights: Vol. 77, Chapter 771.
  • How Koala, Hack and Sabo met: Vol. 80, Chapter 799.
  • Why Sabo grew out his hair: Vol. 82, Chapter 824.
  • Sabo's future at age 40/60: Vol. 90, Chapter 908.
  • Karasu, Lindbergh, Betty and Morley hobbies, favorite and least favorite foods: Vol. 91, Chapter 914.
  • Ahiru, commanders; Vol. 93, Chapter 935.
  • Betty inspiration: Vol. 95, Chapter 959.

Fish-Man Island

Donquixote Pirates

Dressrosa

  • Noland visiting the land of dwarves: Vol. 72, Chapter 712.
  • Rebecca's gladiator outfit: Vol. 72, Chapter 714; Vol. 73, Chapter 726.
  • Tontatta in Robin's "region B": Vol. 72, Chapter 714.
  • Spain influence: Vol. 72, Chapter 718.
  • Tontatta names: Vol. 73, Chapter 730.
  • Text on bystanders' shirts: Vol. 79, Chapter 793.
  • Child wearing a Kuma shirt: Vol. 79, Chapter 794.
  • Thunder Soldier's "SOL": Vol. 80, Chapter 796.
  • Viola's birthday: Vol. 81, Chapter 811.
  • Rebecca's birthday: Vol. 81, Chapter 811.
  • Doflamingo and Viola: Vol. 83, Chapter 833.
  • Noland bringing pumpkins to Green Bit: Vol. 83, Chapter 836.
  • Riku Doldo III's birthday: Vol. 86, Chapter 867.
  • Rebecca and Scarlett birthdays: Vol. 87, Chapter 878.

Straw Hat Grand Fleet

Zou

Wano Country

Germa Kingdom

  • Reiju's tattoos: Vol. 84, Chapter 845.
  • Reiju's age, Vinsmoke siblings' heights and blood types: Vol. 84, Chapter 846.
  • Sora's birthday: Vol. 85, Chapter 855.
  • Vinsmoke hair colors: Vol. 87, Chapter 872.

Big Mom Pirates

Beasts Pirates

Others

SBS Characters

One Piece World

Devil Fruits

Gomu Gomu no Mi
  • How far Luffy can stretch: Vol. 4, Chapter 30.
  • Why Nami can hurt Luffy: Vol. 43, Chapter 411.
  • Spikes hurting Luffy: Vol. 60, Chapter 589.
  • Why Garp's punches hurt Luffy: Vol. 62, Chapter 610.
  • Why Oda gave Luffy rubber powers: Vol. 65, Chapter 638.
  • Improved Gear Second and Third: Vol. 68, Chapter 671.
  • Gear Fourth Nio statue inspiration: Vol. 79, Chapter 793.
  • Gear Fourth limit: Vol. 89, Chapter 891.
Bara Bara no Mi
  • Distance limit: Vol. 7, Chapter 58.
  • Buggy's penis: Vol. 12, Chapter 103.
  • Why Buggy does not bleed: Vol. 20, Chapter 179.
  • Escaping the Birdcage: Vol. 78, Chapter 780.
Hito Hito no Mi
Hana Hana no Mi
  • If someone with hairy arms ate the fruit: Vol. 35, Chapter 335.
  • Sprouting breasts: Vol. 45, Chapter 433.
  • Feeling what her bodyparts touch: Vol. 47, Chapter 455.
  • Sprouting face concept: Vol. 58, Chapter 564.
  • Flower blossoms: Vol. 80, Chapter 798.
SBS Devil Fruits

Races

Animal Species

Den Den Mushi
  • Classification and types: Vol. 19, Chapter 173.
  • Wild Den Den Mushi: Vol. 41, Chapter 391.
  • Visual Den Den Mushi: Vol. 76, Chapter 756.
  • Training Den Den Mushi: Vol. 86, Chapter 865.
  • Changing appearance: Vol. 95, Chapter 959.

Series Information

Manga Creation

Anime, Movies and Specials

Real World Information

  • Female pirates: Vol. 6, Chapter 50.
  • Hourglasses on pirate flags: Vol. 8, Chapter 64.
  • Rum: Vol. 8, Chapter 70.
  • Flintlock pistols: Vol. 9, Chapter 74.
  • Sailing ceremony: Vol. 15, Chapter 129.
  • South Pole vs. North Pole: Vol. 18, Chapter 161.
  • Wakou: Vol. 22, Chapter 198.
  • Privateers: Vol. 28, Chapter 260.
  • Pink snow: Vol. 29, Chapter 266.
  • Artificial rain: Vol. 30, Chapter 276.
  • Drinking water via steam: Vol. 30, Chapter 282.
  • Quinine: Vol. 32, Chapter 302.
  • Brocken spectre: Vol. 33, Chapter 308.
  • Cutlass: Vol. 36, Chapter 338.
  • Hercules and Atlas beetles: Vol. 36, Chapter 338.
  • Curtain discharge: Vol. 36, Chapter 344.
  • Venice and Acqua Alta: Vol. 38, Chapter 359.
  • Longhorn cowfish: Vol. 38, Chapter 360.
  • Davy Jones: Vol. 38, Chapter 361.
  • Puffing Billy and the Rocket: Vol. 39, Chapter 370.
  • Klabautermann: Vol. 43, Chapter 418.
  • Blackbeard: Vol. 49, Chapter 474.
  • Ship toiletsVol. 50, Chapter 484.
  • Round rainbows: Vol. 51, Chapter 498.
  • Fata Morgana: Vol. 54, Chapter 529.
  • Bermuda Triangle: Vol. 61, Chapter 599.
  • Smokey Mountain: Vol. 62, Chapter 607.
  • Megalodon: Vol. 64, Chapter 628.
  • Blobfish: Vol. 66, Chapter 654.
  • Rabbit waves: Vol. 72, Chapter 713.
  • Sabaori: Vol. 75, Chapter 747.
  • Gimlet and Russian: Vol. 78, Chapter 777.
  • Semla: Vol. 89, Chapter 892.
  • Bathhouse handymen: Vol. 94, Chapter 947.

Eiichiro Oda's Profile

  • Liking animals: Vol. 4, Chapter 31.
  • Date of birth: Vol. 4, Chapter 33.
  • Why he became a mangaka: Vol. 4, Chapter 33.
  • Assistant days: Vol. 4, Chapter 33; Vol. 6, Chapter 50
  • Hometown: Vol. 6, Chapter 47.
  • Assistants: Vol. 7, Chapter 55; Vol. 52, Chapter 507.
  • Drawing with left hand: Vol. 19, Chapter 167; Vol. 21, Chapter 187.
  • Drawing with foot: Vol. 23, Chapter 213.
  • Drawing with mouth: Vol. 30, Chapter 284.
  • Drawing with eyes rolled back: Vol. 32, Chapter 300.
  • Watching Kamen Rider: Vol. 29, Chapter 271.
  • Older sister: Vol. 34, Chapter 320.
  • Marriage: Vol. 37, Chapter 347.
  • Onsen trip with mangaka: Vol. 37, Chapter 350.
  • Reading fan letters: Vol. 45, Chapter 436; Vol. 94, Chapter 952.
  • How Oda feels about fans lewding characters: Vol. 82, Chapter 822.

Voice Actor SBS

  • Mayumi Tanaka (Luffy): Vol. 52, Chapter 509-511.
  • Kazuya Nakai (Zoro): Vol. 53, Chapter 521-522.
  • Akemi Okamura (Nami): Vol. 54, Chapter 530-532.
  • Kappei Yamaguchi (Usopp): Vol. 55, Chapter 540-541.
  • Hiroaki Hirata (Sanji): Vol. 57, Chapter 561-562.
  • Ikue Otani (Chopper): Vol. 58, Chapter 572-573.
  • Yuriko Yamaguchi (Robin): Vol. 60, Chapter 593-594.
  • Kazuki Yao (Franky): Vol. 61, Chapter 602-603.
  • Cho (Brook): Vol. 64, Chapter 635-636.

Non conventional SBS

Volume 26 special header

On some volumes Oda did not use the traditional Question/Answer format but chose a topic:

  • Volume 11 was a special Going Merry SBS which depicts the ship's design.
  • Volume 16 where Oda made a correction about a typo.
  • Volume 26 International investigation Committee was a special about One Piece issues in the different countries it is published in.
  • Volume 46 was a special Thousand Sunny SBS which depicts the ship's design.
  • Volume 59 and Volume 60 had M.K.K. corners (Matomete Kakatte Koi; Come all at once) where Oda made quick decisions on characters' birthdays based on fan letters as long as he liked the reasoning behind the date.
  • Voice Actors SBS
    • Volume 61 had an HDK corner (Hai, Domo, Konnichiwa; Yes, Greetings, How are you)
    • Volume 61 had a 3D2Y corner, full of different sketches of what Oda was thinking of making the Straw Hats look like after 2 years.
    • Volume 64 had an HDO (Hai, Domo, Ohayogozaimas; Yes, Greetings, Good morning)

What does SBS stand for? By the Voice Actors

Translation and Dub Issues

While the Viz manga has retained and translated most SBS materials, it has skipped a few columns dedicated to showing off fan-made games. To maintain proper recto and verso alignments, the skipped columns are usually replaced with a generic "filler" page reprinting some panel from the preceding chapter.

Trivia

  • In a 2007 interview, Oda stated that the SBS was inspired by "a certain manga" from his youth that ran - and eventually discontinued - its own Q&A column.[1] While never stated outright, many fans have assumed this manga to be Dragon Ball, which included such a feature in its first twelve tankōbon volumes.

References

  1. Interview with website Manga Heaven, December 2007. Retrieved here, translated here.

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