The Real-World Nationalities Of One Piece Characters

The Real-World Nationalities of One Piece Characters

Sadly, One Piece doesn't take place in the real world. But if it did, have you ever wondered where the Straw Hat Pirates would be from?

A while ago, One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda was asked this. Long time fans might know the answer, but a scan of Oda's reply has recently been floating around on 2ch, Japan's biggest online bulletin board. Let's take a look.

Q.) Nice to meet you Oda Sensei. I have a question. If One Piece took place in the real world, what country would each nine members of the Straw Hats gang be from?

Oda replied that, one way or another, the characters do have a certain "image" and in the original article, listed the countries next to each character's name in parenthesis.

The Real-World Nationalities of One Piece Characters

Luffy (Brazil)

The Real-World Nationalities of One Piece Characters

Robin (Russia)

The Real-World Nationalities of One Piece Characters

Zoro (Japan)

The Real-World Nationalities of One Piece Characters

Sanji (France)

The Real-World Nationalities of One Piece Characters

Franky (U.S.)

The Real-World Nationalities of One Piece Characters

Usopp (Africa*)

*Oda wrote "Africa," which, of course, is a continent and not a country.

The Real-World Nationalities of One Piece Characters

Chopper (Canada)

The Real-World Nationalities of One Piece Characters

Nami (Sweden)

The Real-World Nationalities of One Piece Characters

Brook (Austria)

That's a fairly international group of pirates, no?

Character screenshots via the One Piece Wiki


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