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Syrup Village is the birthplace of Usopp, and is a peaceful area. The village is located on the Gecko Islands.

This is the main location of the Syrup Village Arc.

Layout and Locations

Syrup Village is a typical sleepy community, surrounded by grasslands, dirt trails, hills and forests. The villagers (including Usopp) live in simplistic houses, with Kaya's luxurious mansion sticking out among them.

There are two slopes leading from the island's shoreline to the village, one located to the north and the other to the south. Those passages are the only way to reach Syrup Village from the beach, as otherwise there are only tall cliffsides. Both passages are approximately three minutes away from each other by running.[1]

Meshi

Main article: Meshi

Meshi

Meshi is the name of the restaurant in which Luffy, Zoro and Nami get to know Usopp a lot better. Luffy appreciates the food in the restaurant. Meshi means "food" or "meals" in Japanese.[2]

Kaya's Mansion

Kaya's Mansion

Kaya's Mansion is the house in which Kaya and her servant, Merry lives. It used to belong to Kaya's father, but since her parents died, she inherited the whole mansion and fortune.[2] The estate is fenced and protected by the Mansion's Guards, though they may neglect their duties for lunch breaks.[3]

Usopp usually visited Kaya by sneaking in, until he left to become a true pirate. Kuro intended to take it by killing Kaya and manipulating her to sign a will for him to inherit it, but he was defeated by Luffy, and thrown off the island. During the Black Cat Pirates' attempt to attack Syrup Village, most of the mansion's employees went on vacation, leaving only Kuro and Merry, thus most of them unaware of the reason regarding the former's sudden departure, nor being able to help the latter from Kuro's bloodthirsty attack.

A mansion that looked similar also exists in Little East Blue.

Citizens

See also the associated category: Syrup Village Characters.
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Syrup Village
Kaya Merry Ninjin Piiman Tamanegi
Banchina  Mornin Mansion Guard Mansion Guard
Former
Yasopp Usopp Klahadore Luigia 

  •  : the character is deceased.
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Anime and Manga Differences

While Kaya's room was seen on the ground floor in the manga[4] it was on the second floor in the anime.[5]

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Kaya's room on the first floor in the manga
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Kaya's room on the second floor in the anime

Trivia

  • According to Rurubu One Piece, Syrup Village was inspired by villages in rural England. It shares this distinction with Foosha Village and Ohara.
  • Before the timeskip, the people of the Syrup Village (besides Kaya and the former Usopp Pirates) did not believe that it was Usopp on the Sogeking bounty poster, due to it not actually depicting him.
  • The village's name, apart from referencing the food item, may be a subtle pun meant to contrast with Usopp's: both end with the -pu (ップ?) katakana, and while Uso (ウソ?) references the Japanese term for "lie" (?), Shiro (シロ?) is homophonous with the first character in the term for "honest" (素直?).

References

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 4 Chapter 28 (p. 4-15) and Episode 12, Usopp explains the routes to Syrup Village.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 23 (p. 16-18) and Episode 9, Straw Hats eat at Meshi and learn about Kaya.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 24 (p. 8-12) and Episode 9.
  4. One Piece Manga — Vol. 3 Chapter 24 (p. 9-10).
  5. One Piece Anime — Episode 9.

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