Yatappe is an average size man, with long dark purple wavy hair and thick sideburns. His mustache and beard form a circle around his mouth. He has thick lips, a thin nose, and a circular scar over his right eye.
Being a yakuza boss, he had the respect of his followers from Kibi, as well as the other yakuza bosses of his time, being able to work alongside them. He seems to highly respect Hyogoro, and would threaten those who offend the elder as well as obey his commands.
Abilities and Powers
Yatappe wielded a katana during the Onigashima raid, so it can be assumed he's proficient with it.
At a certain point in his past, he became the yakuza boss of the Kibi region of Wano Country. After the Beasts Pirates took over the country, he opposed them and ended up in the Prisoner Mine in Udon.
Wano Country Arc
After Monkey D. Luffy led a rebellion in the prison, Yatappe was freed with the rest of the prisoners. The yakuza bosses later approached Hyogoro to show him respect, and upon seeing Luffy's casual way of addressing Hyogoro, they tried to punish Luffy, only to be stopped by Hyogoro. The bosses then let Luffy go and left to recruit their followers from across Wano.
Yatappe later joined up with the Rebel Command Squad in the Kibi region where he deciphered the meaning of Shimotsuki Yasuie's last message. Two days before the raid on Onigashima, Yatappe and the other yakuza bosses contacted Kin'emon and informed him of the number of allies they had recruited.
After arriving at Onigashima, the rebels were given Beasts Pirates disguises by Kin'emon. Yatappe and his group later infiltrated the Live Floor. When the Scabbards and Izo launched a surprise attack on Kaido, the rebels revealed themselves as the all-out war on the Beasts Pirates began. As the battle at the Live Floor raged on, the yakuza bosses planned to go after the Tobiroppo.
As Tony Tony Chopper began mass-producing the antidote for the Ice Oni virus, the yakuza bosses volunteered to guard him. During the struggle, Hyogoro got infected by the virus but physically returned to his prime self. After Hyogoro defeated the Mimawarigumi, he ordered Yatappe to end his life before he could completely transform into an ice oni. Yatappe hesitated and, after composing himself, swung the blade down, but Chopper stopped it and administered the antidote to Hyogoro. As Chopper slapped Queen and exclaimed that he was not a "tanuki", Yatappe inwardly apologized for having called him such.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 94 Chapter 952 (p. 8-10) and Episode 946, Yatappe makes his debut.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 93 Chapter 940 (p. 16) and Episode 937, Hyogoro talks about the yakuza bosses.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 954 (p. 7) and Episode 955.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 955 (p. 10) and Episode 956.
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 975 (p. 14-17).
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 Chapter 987 (p. 8-9).
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 Chapter 989 (p. 4).
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 99 Chapter 998 (p. 6).
- One Piece Manga — Chapter 1006 (p. 11, 19).
- One Piece Manga — Chapter 1007 (p. 3, 7-8, 12-13).