Akianu’s past and the secret behind this name!

Don’t you find it curious that Oda chose to name Akainu Sakazuki, which means cup of sake?

In One Piece, sake represents brotherhood and bonds, as strong as those of family. Luffy shared a sake cup with Ace and Sabo to cement their brotherhood, and the Grand Fleet did the same to establish themselves, calling it “the sons’ cups”, and then there’s Binks sake which is full of meanings associated with it.

So why would Oda name the person who killed Luffy’s brother after something that symbolizes brotherhood? We believe this is where we can see doors.

It would be possible that Akainu was not an only child, much like Ace and Sabo for Luffy, and his brothers were killed by pirates when he was a child. Once we find out his backstory, we’ll see what path Luffy could have taken, with Akainu being, in fact, an inverted parallel of Luffy.

When Sabo “died” as a child, Luffy was only able to overcome it thanks to Ace. What would have happened if Ace had died the same day, leaving Luffy alone in the world? Maybe Akainu is proof of that. He turned his anger not just on pirates, but on the very concept of brotherhood/bond/nakama.

There are many theories floating around about how the One Piece will end up bringing the whole world together, either metaphorically, either literally by destroying the Red Line and gathering the seas, or a combination of the two.

We think that if that’s the case, Akainu would be a really poignant obstacle, someone who’s going to refuse the idea of ​​brotherhood because he himself considers it a lie, because for him, evil cannot be defeated by people coming together, it can only be defeated by being willing to sacrifice everything to defeat what is defined as “evil”, and Luffy and probably Sabo will have to show him just how much. no bond of brotherhood can be strong.