Volume 99 SBS Question Corner

Volume 99 of One Piece is now out in Japan, so I translated the entire SBS Question Corner so you can read it too! Enjoy!

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I’ve also decided to include a text transcript of the SBS for those that might want to use automated translation to help themselves. Here you go!

Question 1:
R (Reader): Sensei, congratulations on reaching 1000 chapters of One Piece. This volume will include Chapter 1000 within it. So there’s only one thing I could say: LET THE SBS BEGIN! – P.N. Goemon
O (Oda): Aw man… Thank you so much. 1000 chapters huh, this volume truly contains such a memorable occasio… IT’S ALREADY STARTED?!!

Question 2:
R: Odacchi, do you know how the symbol “π” is read? It’s read like “pie”! Then, please read this sentence: O-NAMI’S OPπ ARE THE BEST – P.N. Sanadacchi
O: DAMN YOUUUU!! SANADAAAA!!!
Come on man… at a time like this… when I was being congratulated for reaching 1000 chapters!! Furthermore, what’s up with this bust of a start to an SBS!! It’s become about busty opπ!! Will you ever shut up?!!!
Sigh, how I wish the PTA liked me.

Question 3:
R: In Volume 98 you revealed Kaido’s devil fruit name, but could you please tell us here the name of Kid’s devil fruit?! – P.N. Takumiso
O: Jiki Jiki no Mi (Magnet Magnet Fruit) Oh…?
I didn’t mention it before, huh. It allows one to freely manipulate metal with magnetism.
I should’ve mentioned it somewhere within the main story.
Next time I’ll draw something about it.

Question 4:
R: I have the request of a lifetime. Please let Sterry sit on the Empty Throne. – P.N. Seito
O: No.

Question 5:
R: Odacchi! Heso! Please draw Nami’s clima tact in anthropomorphized form! Asking in the name of all fans of Nami-san. – P.N. Tsubocchi
O: Sure. Here you go!

Question 6:
R: When Usopp was rescued by Komachiyo and O-Tama he said “ODEDODADEDADODODODDEBU!” (Chapter 996), but could he perhaps have intended to say “Ore o dareda to omotteru!” (“Who do you think I am?!”)? For the moment being though, I’m just glad Nami is safe!! – P.N. Yana
O: Incredible!! Good job on deciphering it, you are correct~~!! Lmao

Question 7:
R: When Kaido eats fish, does he eat their skin too? – P.N. Ebi
O: He’d say he thinks the skin is tastier. When at a table with others, usually things go like this: “Hey man… can you skin me this fish” and he’d be like “Of course! Here, I ate its scales for you! WORORORO”.

Question 8:
R: Odacchi, good evening. Among the Straw Hats, who cuts someone’s hair when it grows too long? – P.N. Pumpkin
O: There’s three of them who are pretty good at cutting hair, so whenever someone’s in need they’ll ask them.
The three in question -> Usopp, Sanji, and Robin

Question 9:
R: About O-Toko’s mom, or in other words Yasuie’s wife, what type of person was she? Is she still alive? – P.N. Goemon
O: Long ago, Yasuie used to be married without any children, but after he lost his wife he remained single. After losing to Kaido and surviving, he found a little baby at Ebisu Town. That baby was O-Toko. O-Toko does not yet know that they are not connected by blood.

Question 10:
R: I want to know how each of the Straw Hat Pirates like their fried eggs! Do they like them boiled and cut in half, do they like them salty… etc. – P.N. Odamania
O: I see… What a fun question–! Let’s find out!

Luffy

  • Sunny side up, almost raw
  • With mayonnaise

Zoro

  • Over easy, slow-cooked
  • With shoyu

Nami

  • Sunny side up, coddled
  • With orange sauce

Usopp

  • Over easy, coddled
  • With ketchup

Sanji

  • Over easy, coddled
  • With karakuchi sauce

Chopper

  • Over easy, slow-cooked
  • With syrup

Robin

  • Sunny side up, steamed
  • With black pepper

Franky

  • Over easy, slow-cooked
  • With butter shoyu

Brook

  • Sunny side up, coddled
  • With ketchup

Jinbe

  • Sunny side up, steamed
  • Salted

Question 11:
R: Jinbe-san!! Congratulations on officially joining the Straw Hat crew! I was waiting for you!! Please tell us all the detailed character info for him that was given in the previous SBSes for the other crewmembers!! – P.N. Yashirai
O: Sure. The letter also included all that I need to answer. It’s all the details I’ve given about Luffy and the others up until now. His favorite food was already revealed in the Vivre Card Databook to be “mozuku seaweed vinegar” and “fruits”.
Beyond those, here’s the rest:

  1. Least Favorite Food: Parfait (because it’s hard to eat)
  2. Associated color and number: Ocre, 10
  3. Position in the crew if they were a family: Father (so far Franky was the father, but he’s now been relegated to be the pervy granny)
  4. Smell: Smells like sea
  5. Associated Prefecture: Kagoshima
  6. Associated Country: India
  7. Associated Animal: Bear
  8. Cooking Specialty: Katsuo no Tataki (Japanese fish dish)
  9. Sleep and Wake Up Time: from 3AM to 9AM
  10. What goes on in his brain: Virtue, Virtue, Fist, Water, Wiseness
  11. Profession if he wasn’t a pirate: Train station staff
  12. Does he chew or swallow ice: Swallows
  13. Favorite Season: Fall at a Summer Island
  14. Associated Flower: Peony

Question 12:
R: Please anthropomorphize everyone’s beloved Yamato’s sideboob!! – P.N. Yashirai
O: Sure~, anthropomorphization is my specialty~……. AS IF!!
An anthropomorphized sideboob he says!! (I still wanted to give it a shot)
Honestly, geez… I received a disturbing amount of postcard asking for Yamato’s sideboob or his bare breasts! Come on guys, we’re almost at volume 100! Stop using your postcards for such depraved requests! Since when have they all been like this?!!

Question 13:
R: Odacchi! Please tell us the age, height, and favorite food of Yamato! – P.N. Pumpkin
O: Sure~ A very straightforward question~ Since you asked, here’s the answers:
Age is 28 years old (was born on the same year as Momonosuke)
Height is 2.63m (about twice as tall as Luffy)
Favorite Food is, of course, Oden. However, he also really likes salmon (by biting into it raw).

Question 14:
R: Oda-sensei, hello. Congratulations on reaching 1000 chapters!! By the way, was the color spread of Chapter 1000 made to look the same like the color spread for Chapter 100?! When I realized, I had non-stop goosebumps!! – P.N. Kino-san
O: That’s exactly right~! Those who have been reading for a long time might’ve noticed, but those who joined along the way might have not realized. I tried to match them both as a commemoration.

Question 15:
R: In Chapter 966, Roger and Rayleigh said as they were holding up Momonosuke and Hiyori “I haven’t spent time with a baby in ages!!” and “Reminds me of the old days”, but in those old days, whose baby did they spend time with?! It doesn’t seem like there’s any women aboard Roger’s ship so… – P.N. Hakudeiino
O: …eh? They said that? That’s just… (sweat) J-just skip that bit!! It’s nothing to worry about, nothing to worry about! Fyuu~ Fyuu~ (whistle noise)

Question 16:
R: Odacchi, in Chapter 978, there’s a Gifter with a giraffe devil fruit yelling “FUNK!” at the Live Floor, who is a different person from both Kaku and the Headliner Hamlet, so could it be that SMILEs can produce users of many different types? Particularly, does it matter if there already is a “natural” (assuming they’re natural) devil fruit user of that animal? – P.N. Tarou in the Dark
O: Sure. Ehm… SMILEs are artificial devil fruits, so they’re completely different things from regular devil fruits. To put it roughly:

  • Punk Hazard’s S.A.D.:
    A liquid made by mixing the lineage factors of all types of various animals.
  • Dressrosa’s SMILE Factory:
    By letting plants suck up S.A.D., they produce strangely-patterned fruits.
  • At the Wano Country:
    Only 1 in 10 of these imported fruits will grant animal abilities.
    So in other words, they aren’t related to the real devil fruits. That’s why Gifters with the same animal exist and why ability users for “logia”, “paramecia”, or “mythical type zoans” cannot appear, since lineage factors can only be extracted from already existing organisms. This is Caesar’s limit as a scientist. However, the genius scientist Vegapunk might… or might not have been able to research beyond that boundry…

(Note: in case you forgot about “lineage factors”, also bloodline elements in some translations, reread chapter 840. Oda’s final line tease could also potentially tie into some characters within the story speculating that the pacifista lasers are a result of Vegapunk successfully attaining the lineage factor of Kizaru’s Logia devil fruit, potentially suggesting Vegapunk might have cracked into the truth of devil fruits. This ties with a previous SBS (Vol.48) where Oda suggested in the far future that when a certain scientist appeared one day (potentially Vegapunk by the way it was phrased) we would come to understand the nature of devil fruits)

Question 17:
R: Odacchi! Please tell us why the Kumo Kumo no Mi (Spider Spider Fruit) and Mushi Mushi no Mi (Bug Bug Fruit) are different. – P.N. Ootsukishun
O: “Insect” fruits fall into the Mushi Mushi no Mi category.
Spiders aren’t insects, so they instead fall into the Kumo Kumo no Mi category.

Question 18:
R: A question for Oda-sensei! Among the designs of the SMILE fruit users, please tell us who are your top 3! – P.N. Tarou
O: I see. Man, the SMILE fruit users sure have some funny designs~! Don’t you think they look dumb? It’s really hard to pick a favorite…! Right then, number 3 is Speed!
It’s gotta be Umami-chan. When you think of a centaur, you usually think of a muscular beefy guy, so I wanted to make this one a sexy girl, but I felt that wouldn’t be possible with horse-like legs, so by making the thighs look more human-like, they made her look more beautiful, though her laughing face is like that of a horse. It’s so gap moe.

Number two! The face of how to grow your fruit in a weird way, it’s Hamlet!! His giraffe is always trembling and struggling to remain standing, yet despite having become a failure of a living creature, his speech is brimming with a noble prince-like confidence. You just can’t help but love him.

And finally, number 1 is…!! With a lion in his belly, it’s Holed’em!
It’s no exaggeration to say that SMILEs originated from wanting to draw this guy. A long while ago, there was this robot anime called “Future Robot Daltanious”. There a lion robot and a humanoid robot would transform and dock together, becoming a robot with a lion face on its chest!! It’s something I also loved as a child because of how cool it was. I always thought “How I wish I was made of “chougoukin” robot alloy so I could transform just like him~! “, so my longing came into form here!! Haha… oh, talking about this I remembered, I also really loved this centaur robot called “Daibajin”, so I wonder if that’s why I like Umami? Yeah, SMILEs are all like dockable robots!! So cool!!

Question 19:
R: What type of hairstyle would be called Kouzuki Oden’s hairdo?
Is it “The just perfect fit for the pillow of the Wano-Countrydo”? – P.N. Tarou in the Dark
O: It’s a perfect fit for the pillows of the Wano Country indeed! Haha
Japanese culture is really fascinating, did you all know of the times when everyone had tied hair? Since everyone tied their hair on the upper side with topknots and whatnot, they had pillows like these.

I remember my granny used one like this. Anyway, his original concept had a head like this. The top of his head was in the shape of a konnyaku, an egg, and a ganmodoki (all ingredients that are usually put in skewers of Oden), but only the ganmodoki remained! In other words, it’s called an “Inokori-ganmodoki-doki-doki-doku-toku-mage”, or an “Overtime Ganmodoki Heart-throbbing Super-duper Uniquedo”.

Question 20:
R: A question for Odacchi… or rather, a suggestion!! A while ago, you made a “Voice Actors SBS” where people could ask the voice actors questions, right? Then, I think that Katsuhisa Houki-san, the voice actor for the newest addition to the Straw Hat Crew, Jinbe, should also get to do it, what do you think? – P.N. Pitterer
O: Oooh, that sounds nice~. That was a really long time ago lol. From Vol. 52 where it started with Luffy’s VA Mayumi Tanaka-san to Vol. 64, the Straw Hat VA Corps did 9 SBSes total. So, we’ll be taking questions for Katsuhisa Houki-san, voice actor of Jinbeee~!!
He’s a really cool old dude who’s a bit of a dandy just like Jinbe! Ask away!!
Right then, today’s SBS ends here!! Next time, it’s Vol. 100~!!

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8 comments

  1. I hope that Kidd can control all types of magnetism and it seems that Oda refers to Yamato as ‘he’😅

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    • The type setter wrote in a side note, that Oda uses genderless pronounces. The type setter just used male pronounces becuase it is general use in the manga.

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  2. The most interesting question is the one about Roger. So Roger had perhaps at some time a child ion board or maybe it has something to do with one his advenutres. Maybe even from the earlier time before he had the Oro Jackson, as it is something that Rayleigh mentioned as well.

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    • I really wanted Artur to go into that haha..wtf..? So add on to the egg a second big mystery with Rogers ship. I definitely tripped out on that in the chapter itself, but now Oda is hinting more. maybe something to do with Shanks and Buggy, maybe they’d been there since they were babies? Only thing I could think of. Or is it something super random like Dragon haha.
      I’m just really hyped for the 1015 chapter secrets, idk why I didn’t totally guess the voice source. But definitely a badass chapter.

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  3. The type setter wrote in a side note, that Oda uses genderless pronounces. The type setter just used male pronounces becuase it is general use in the manga.

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  4. I’m happy Oda didn’t agree to draw Stelly on the Empty Throne (can’t explain why, lol). Accidentally this question reminded me of a certain motif from the Early Christian Art. This is known as “Etimasia” or “Hetoimasia”. It depicted an empty throne accompanied by angels and saints. For example, you can see this on a ceiling of Arian Baptistery in Ravenna. As I remember correctly it symbolised a waiting for the Second Coming of Christ…

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  5. Thank You Artur, for translating the SBS! The things I’m most excited about are:

    1. Roger and Rayleigh once had a child onboard.

    2. The Fact that O-toko doesn’t know that she is not Yasuie’s Daughter. I think this would have some plot relevance later on.

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    • I think it’s more just she doesn’t know, nothing big there. Plus it doesn’t matter, he still was her dad, common theme in OP is blood doesn’t matter but just caring for the kids.

      Definitely curious even more now about the babies though. shanks (and maybe buggy) being like picked up as babies from god valley or something..? He was a world nobles kid they protected? Explaining why he can go talk to the Gorosei and can parley with them? Just came up with that right now hahaha

      Other than that, no clue who else it would be. Maybe related to the infamous egg

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