One Piece: 8 curiosities about Luffy that you may not have known

one piece” is one of the most gigantic works ever created, and I’m not just talking about anime anymore but about entertainment in general. The path of the Straw Hat Pirates is simply wild, and at the head of it is none other than Monkey D. Luffy, the captain of the crew. Obviously, after more than 1000 chapters being the protagonist of the franchise, it is impossible that there is not a single curiosity that can draw attention to the character.

So here I leave you with a series of references that you may not know, you may have overlooked or you may have forgotten with the years that we have been giving this (via fandom).

Luffy is the youngest member of the Worst Generation of One Piece (alongside Zoro)

Indeed, With only 19 years of age (the same years as Zoro), he is the youngest pirate to be part of this group of new rebels that have been unleashing chaos throughout the seas for some time now. Basically, the ages of each one are the following (I will put only the ages of their first appearance to make it clearer):

  • Luffy: 19 years old.
  • Zoro: 19 years old.
  • Marshall D. Teach: 38 years old.
  • Bee: 40 years old.
  • Jewelry Bonney: 22 years old.
  • Basil Hawkins: 29 years old.
  • Scratchmen Apoo: 29 years old.
  • Eustass Kid: 21 years old.
  • Killer: 25 years old.
  • Uruguay: 45 years old.
  • X Drake: 31 years old.
  • Trafalgar D. Water Law: 24 years.

He is the most popular character in One Piece.

There is no need to think about this much, really. Every X time in Japan popularity polls are always carried out for all manga (with anime it is less frequent), and in those referring to “One Piece” it is ALWAYS Luffy the character that appears with the most votes. The truth, with the years that have passed and characters that have been presented, says a lot about the charisma that Eiichiro Oda has managed to give Luffy so that he is the unquestionable favorite of the fans.

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With Dragon Ball as the maximum reference

It’s easy to see that Luffy and Goku share many similarities; They are characters who think little and act fast, who love to eat, who have pure intentions… It is obviously no coincidence, and that is that Eiichiro Oda has always presented himself as a huge fan of “Dragon Ball”. In the end, it’s no surprise that Akira Toriyama and Goku ended up having a clear impact on the “One Piece” protagonist.

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Her voice actress also plays a VERY important Dragon Ball character

Indeed, Mayumi Tanaka is a legend of Japanese dubbing, but not only because she has been voicing Luffy for more than two decades. The truth is before becoming the living representation of the future pirate king, Tanaka-san was already working on “Dragon Ball” as the voice of Krillin. It is not surprising, then, that he has a magnificent relationship with Masako Nozawa, who plays Goku, to the point that the latter has even said that he would love for Tanaka-san to be the next to voice the protagonist of “Dragon Ball”. if something happens to him.


The reason he doesn’t kill his enemies

In a society where there are pirates of extreme evil, the truth is that Luffy is someone who in most cases acts with the purest of intentions. Why doesn’t he kill his enemies despite having engaged in battle that could very well have been lethal? Because believes that letting them live and having their dreams shattered is a much more severe punishment than not simply taking their lives. I don’t know how things are more murky, really.

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His birthday is the same day as an important Japanese holiday

I have mentioned it before, but Luffy’s birthday is exactly on May 5th. What else happens that day in Japan? Well, what is known as ‘Children’s Day’, which basically aims to respect and celebrate the joy and character of the little ones. This holiday was designated at the national level in 1948, and is perfect for Luffy and that character so talkative that characterizes him.

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Luffy is all rubber… ALL RUBBER

Indeed, Eiichiro Oda came to receive the question from if Luffy’s penis stretched like the rest of his body… and he answered yes. Let’s see, it makes sense, in the end it’s a part of Luffy, and if he can stretch his neck several meters there is no reason why he can’t do the same with his penis. Curious is the truth. It makes you think.

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Share power and origin of it with a DC superhero

We all know that Luffy acquired his rubber powers after consuming the Gomu Gomu no Mi… But did you know that there is a DC superhero VERY SIMILAR in his powers and the origin of these?

  • The superhero I’m talking about is called elongated manalso known as The Elongated Man.
  • In keeping with his name, he has the same ability as Luffy to stretch their limbs to a limit that goes beyond the human.
  • Also like Luffy, Elongated Man drew his elastic powers by consume a fictional fruit called gringo. The difference with Luffy is that while the first consumed the fruit directly, Elongated Man drank a refined version of a soft drink that contained gringo extracts.
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And these are the main curiosities that one should keep in mind about Monkey D. Luffy, which does not mean that there are not more. I already tell you that if you start looking you will find many other things to discover about the protagonist of “One Piece”, although possibly not as interesting as the ones I have left you here today.

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