One Piece is a manga written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda and published in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since 1997, which tells the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates in search of the One Piece treasure. Check our lists about the series:
All Author Notes on One Piece volumes by Eiichiro Oda
In each volume of One Piece, the author Eiichiro Oda leaves a message for the fans. This list compiles all these notes.
|Volume||1||December 24, 1997||In order to write a "Story of Pirates", I've been gathering lots of sources on pirates and reading them, but none state of a pirate who dreamed of becoming one in their young days. Seems like they were having so much fun that they forgot to mention themselves in history. Gosh, this is why pirates are such a pain.|
|Volume||2||April 3, 1998||Customer "Oh generous host a customer has come I wonder where shall we have him sit People who have to sit near the exit make me feel uneasy" |
Nice, isn't it. This Northern European Pirate Song.
|Volume||3||June 4, 1998||If I ever get to take a break for a whole entire year, there's something I'd like to do. Polishing various drawing skills and drawing tool techniques. Then, drawing would surely become a lot more fun. I wonder who said that the earth is a narrow place.|
|Volume||4||August 4, 1998||I have a dream. Aah, how I want to scribble all over a dog's body at least one time before I die. 「Can I draw you some nose hair?」 「Can I turn you into a panda?」 |
There were many occasions where I dreamed of drawing on my friends' pets, but no one would let me. People tell me 「Get your own dog and draw on it」, but hell, what are you saying, I DON'T WANT TO HAVE SUCH A STRANGE PET DOG.
|Volume||5||October 2, 1998||[＼／] In volume 4, since it said you wanted to scribble on a dog, if it's fine with my dog('s picture), please feel free to scribble on him to your heart's content! He's called 「Charmy」(Original name Tome). |
(from the Shizuoka Area, I love monkeys♡ san)
Thank you very much. With much responsibility, I've turned Tome into one sexy dog. In this world, there are various animals with exotic colors to match their surroundings. For example, it's possible that a dog who grew up in a field of sunflowers may evolute like this in order to protect itself from outer enemies, isn't it. Living things are just so mysterious. U mad? I love monkeys♡ san.
|Volume||6||December 3, 1998||Does everybody know? When you eat stuff like Spaghetti al Nero di Seppie (Squid ink Spaghetti), your poop turns black. Real black. Then how's this. If you eat rainbow spaghetti I wonder if your poop would become rainbow poop. I wonder. I wonder if nobody gives a damn about this shit.|
|Volume||7||March 4, 1999||You can't see the side of your face with one mirror. Now I wonder if this is true. Like this... really fast... SWSH!! ... like this... look at the mirror real fast and...! Maybe you could see an afterimage for a second!! SWSH!! SWSH!! CRACK!! ..................!!|
|Volume||8||April 30, 1999||There's this short little story. A long time ago, rabbits—in the distant past—seemed to have been able to fly. The reason why we still count rabbits the same way we count birds in the Japanese language is because of this. Rabbits that freely soared through the ancient, clear, blue skies with those great, big ears---. ...That kind of occult story.|
|Volume||9||July 2, 1999||Ah-. It is currently the year of 1999, month of July. This is the month that our Bro, Nostradamus, predicts that "the world will be ended by the hands of the King of Angolmois". For this reason, when the King of Angolmois' wanted poster came out, the World Government made this decision. His appearance is as shown in this image. His punishment is 「To lock him up until the month of August」. In conclusion, if you spot him please do not attack him with moves such as the Rolling Sobat or the Piledriver. (World Government) (Translator's Note: On King of Angolmois's forehead of this image is a small "A" in Japanese [あ].)|
|Volume||10||October 4, 1999||It's Volume 10. Already 2 years since the series launched. 2 years huh... 2 years would mean Sazae-san would turn from age 24 to 24... ah, when I think about it, I'm the same age as Sazae-san right now. I somehow feel like I remember a time when I was the same age as Katsuo-kun. Who's next. Ah, Norisuke-kun. Or Taiko-san. Or Tara-san. Hah Tara-san makes me laugh a little. Or maybe Ikura-san. What am I talking about. Well, as usual I am always drawing my manga without even trying to get a proper job. (Translator's Note: Oda is referencing characters from the old manga series, Sazae-san.)|
|Volume||11||December 2, 1999||Ah- thank you very~~ much for ah- riding this ah- sightseeing bus. Eh- this bus~~ is uh- currently on its way~~ to~~ ONE PIECE's 100th ah- chapter. Ah, right around the right hand side to you~~ where~~ you can~~ see something tall~~ sticking~~ up~~ ah~ that would be~ the middle~~ finger~~, yes. Eh~~ now then we will~~ get into an~~ exciting~~ and lively mood in~~ this~~ sightseeing~~ bus.|
|Volume||12||February 2, 2000||Today, let us talk about the topic of "evolution". Or let's not. Let's just go. "Monkey" became "Human". As shown in the image provided. You'll probably be able to tell by looking at it, but the form starts to straighten, little by little. Now let's discuss the future form of "man". I personally think we should bring this in the direction of a back-flip. In other words, the human race will slightly float in the future. I'm sure of it.|
|Volume||13||April 28, 2000||There is a sacred Dragon in Enoshima. The being that is closest to God. That is the Dragon. I WONDER IF YOU CAN EAT DRAGONS. (Translator's Note: Enoshima Enoshima)|
|Volume||14||July 4, 2000||This is out of the blue, but I have seen a ninja before. I'm dead serious. I think it was when I was in 3rd grade or so. This is a story of when I was living in Miyazaki because of my parents' job transfer. A ninja came to the elementary school I went to. Class was suddenly over and an school-wide assembly was held. Getting a request from the principle, the ninja says this.「Today, I have come to show you all ninjutsu.」The ninja screamed「KAAAAAAHHH!!」and chopped a big rock. Our jaws dropped. Then the ninja picked out a few students in the higher grades, made them come up on stage, and said this.「You can go back.」The thing we puzzled kids saw next with our eyes was......!! TO BE CONTINUED.|
|Volume||15||September 4, 2000||A continuation from the previous volume. "Kaaaaahhh!!" the ninja screamed, and "Baaaam!!" Shockingly, the upperclassmen suddenly became stiff all at once and fell to the ground. It was the world-famous "Jutsu of Binding"!! After that, he did things like stopping people's hearts and showing us pictures from back when he was still in training; there was no end to the levels of our excitement. Then the ninja says this. "To be honest, I can keep on standing upside-down on the ceiling of this gym for 5 hours straight, but since we do not have the time today, I will not do it." |
I've seen a ninja. Dead serious.
|Volume||16||December 4, 2000||「Teacher!!! Afroda-kun's lunch money disappeared!!!」 「Say what!!? Seriously!!! Afroda!!! No lunch for you today!!!」 |
(Translator's Note: Afroda's name can also mean "It's an Afro" if read out loud.)
|Volume||17||February 2, 2001||Japanese restaurants that I usually go to with the staff have lots of families with kids as customers, and it's always lively. For each seat, a television set is attached. When we go there on a Wednesday at 7 o'clock, the kids have their mouths wide open and stare at the television set, looking silly, stuck like glue. The channel is set on 「ONE PIECE」. I think I should do my best.|
|Volume||18||April 4, 2001||I hear you need stamina to sleep. If you sleep the correct way, even if it's for a short while, it seems like you can wake up nice and fresh. In other words, you should sleep with all your might. That's the idea. So, in order to sleep to the fullest in a short period, I decided to gain some stamina before sleep. I gulp down some strong energy drinks and snuggle into my blanket. Ugh, geez, I'm tellin ya, HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO FUCKING SLEEP LIKE THIS.|
|Volume||19||July 4, 2001||In English, it's「Brown」. Brown is the color of land. If there was brown toilet paper, I think it would be a problem. ....Ya know--. You wouldn't be able to see it, right? ....Ya know--. ....Yeah this discussion is disgusting, isn't it. I really shouldn't be talking about this, should I. Now then! Volume 19 of「ONE PIECE」is going to start!!|
|Volume||20||September 4, 2001||Phrases with rhythm feel good to hear, don't they. Like「Kappa on the river flow」. Or「It's spring after all」. Or maybe「It is well into autumn」. Or「Falling dead on the street」, or 「stiff circular kicks」, or 「taste of rich soy sauce」. Now then, volume 20 starts.|
|Volume||21||December 4, 2001||I saw a unique panda on TV. You know how pandas have black sections? That part was all white. Heh, there are amazing things in this world. On top of that, it lives in places like the North Pole. I don't know what to do with you, panda. (Lol) Now then, volume 21「Ideal Nation」start.|
|Volume||22||February 4, 2002||Did you know? According to statistics, the "reading comprehension" rate of Japanese youngsters is crazy good on a worldwide level. Isn't this splendid? Hey. Isn't this splendid? Do you know why? Even out of the Japanese, people with the highest reading comprehension scores of all are the people who also read tons manga. Isn't it splendid? This fact. EESN'T DZEES SPLON-DEED? (↑French flavor)|
|Volume||23||April 4, 2002||These days, whatever book I read says that the「mermaids」that the sailors saw back then were probably actually all 「dugongs」. The scientist who said that. You, sit right there. For example, a sailor back then. Let's say his name is "Nishimura-san". He says this.「Me saw e mermaid」. Now that's the pure reason why mermaid legends were created. But you just said it straight out.「Maybe it was a Dugong.」Yes, and with this the whole world took it seriously. Well well, Nishimura-san is now very disappointed. Crying to bed in the otherworld.「BUT I SAW ZE MERMAID.」 Cheer up. Nishimura-san. DUGONGS ARE PRETTY CUTE TOO, YOU KNOW?|
|Volume||24||July 4, 2002||Come to think of it, when I went visited my family recently, my parents stated their thoughts on ONE PIECE for the first time.「That story 'bout the deer was real nice」........DEER?|
|Volume||25||September 4, 2002||There is a reason why Chapter 233 in this volume's cover is black. By doing this, I have memorialized my mangaka buddy named「Shingagin」who recently passed away. According to a certain person, even if a Mangaka dies, the characters that the Mangaka created live on in place of them. I really think we have a great career.|
|Volume||26||December 4, 2002||Brrrrrring......!!! I stop my alarm clock. It's 3 PM. I open the curtains, pour some coffee, and bring my head to my desk. I put my coffee in the same place as always, and open my sketchbook. I sharpen my pencil, slowly lean back on my chair, and ZZZ-------------. GOIN' BACK TO SLEEP IZ DA BEST. YEAHHHHHHHH (Do your work)|
|Volume||27||February 4, 2003||I just happened to think this yesterday, but 「ONE PIECE」 sure is a REAL WEIRD TITLE. (ROFL)|
|Volume||28||May 1, 2003||If you were to compare creating the storyline for manga to a game,「Tetris」would fit most. You put together the images scattered around in your mind like a puzzle to create a single, straight storyline. However, when that doesn't go too smoothly, I literally play the game「Tetris」. The image of the blocks building up one by one goes through my mind, and this is what I think.「TETRIS IS SOOO FUN. WOOOO--」|
|Volume||29||July 4, 2003||I hear that you need to eat hot food when it's still hot, or else it'll taste nasty. The thing is, I feel like the vast majority of us out there have tongues sensitive to heat. Since we call them "cat-tongued" in Japanese, I think there should also be a name for people with non-sensitive tongues. "Perverted Tongues". |
I was jealous, so I gave them an embarrassing name.
|Volume||30||October 3, 2003||I got a letter like this.「Oda-sensei, you are always irresponsible and weird.」I will make this clear here, right now; even though it's me that always makes the dumb comments, some time ago our neighbors were praising this one kid about how "if you made him do academics, he was clearly a prodigy and if you made him do sports he would show how athletic he was". And do you know who that kid was?? My friend Tanaka-kun. Now then, Volume 30 is starting.|
|Volume||31||December 19, 2003||Everyone!! News!! If you're having an unhealthy food routine and end up in a situation where you are having way too much sugar daily, having lots of salty foods as well to have a healthy balance IS SOMETHING YOU SHOULDN'T THINK OF!!! (EXTORTION!!!)|
|Volume||32||March 4, 2004||I hear that in this world everything turns out the way you think. Because for instance, in a case where a person thinks that in this world nothing turns out the way he thinks, what he thinks turns out to be real for him, therefore, everything turns out the way you think.|
|Volume||33||June 4, 2004||Boogers are nasty, so I've decided to refer to them as "Honey" from now on. I decided to ask one of the staff. "In schools, the chairs tend to have honey on the bottom of them, don't they." "Ehhhhh!?", he said. "Ehhhhh!?", I said back. "So what do you do with the honey you've harvested during class?!" "Oh, you flick it at people!!" "You abnormal person!!!"|
|Volume||34||August 4, 2004||I will sing the mystery song I used to sing with my buddies in middle school. 「A pig-- walks out in the street-- (bum bum bum~ x2)|
a car is coming from the side-- (bum bum bum~ x2)
The pig-- doesn't wanna die-- so he dodges and walks on-- (bum bum bum~ x2)」
Now, Volume 34 will begin.
|Volume||35||November 4, 2004||There is something called the "Nanba walk". Like when they say the Japanese people before the Meiji era walked by setting out their left leg and left arm together, and then right leg and right arm together. If this is true, I think the people of ancient Japan were always very nervous. The reason for the tenseness is of course, because of the piano concert that is coming up tomorrow, and for that concert, your secretly beloved Mariko is going to come watch. Takashi has very short fingers, and he is not able to reach the black keys of the piano, so in order to dismiss that weakpoint, he locks himself in the mountains once again, and fights the big bad bear!!! Now!! Volume 35, start!!!|
|Volume||36||February 4, 2005||I became 30 last year. I even married last year. There are days where I become a bit worried if there are any ways for me to live more properly then, as always, doing nothing but drawing cartoons, but I am healthy and well. Volume 36 will begin.|
|Volume||37||April 28, 2005||Humans seem to be strong but are actually weak creatures. There is this fact that if there are only 5 cms of water in a puddle, it is possible for a human to drown in it. In other words, only being able to breath from nose and mouth is not too good. And so let us learn the third way of breathing, everybody. The third way, ASS BREATHING. And so, volume 37 begi*fart*|
|Volume||38||July 4, 2005||When you buy stuff like singles CDs, around the 3rd song or so there's a singing-less song you can find that's written "Instoormentar". Mothers who forget to buy the ingredients of the miso soup they were going too make for the dinner of their families could say this. "Today's miso soup is Instoormentar". During a test, if you can't think of an answer then everyone should write next to the blank space. "It's Instoormentar". I frequently get pointed out by my readers that I forgot to draw something, but that is obviously also "Instoomentar". (Translator's note: The first Instoormentar (written インストゥルメンタル for all of them）refers to "Instrumental". The second is probably some pun on INSTRUmental and instant. The third has something to do with instruMENTAL but I am not sure how that works out. The last use of Instoormental is probably just random.)|
|Volume||39||November 4, 2005||BIRDS ARE LUCKY HUH? BECAUSE THEY CAN FLY AROUND THE SKY FREELY. According to a certain scientist's calculations, apparently if you train to get your chest to have 2 meters worth muscle, then humans can also fly. Scientists sometimes say the craziest things, don't they. Vamanos! Volume 39 will start!!|
|Volume||40||December 26, 2005||Goats became famous for eating paper. They deliciously eat anything that's paper, as if to say "Oh, this is totally edible". They eventually had to put up signs at the zoo. "Please do not feed the goats paper." In reality, eating paper that has synthetic fibers in it will actually get you sick. Goat... you... you... What are you, a rising comedian artiste? |
(Translator's note: In Japan, young comedian artistes, or "芸人-Geinin", will stereotypically do just about anything with a smile on their faces [usually on variety shows, etc.] in order to get a job or achieve fame.)
|Volume||41||April 4, 2006||These days even toothbrushes have evolved, and they even say there are these things called vibration brushes that vibrate 30 thousand times in just one minute, so when I carefully checked, it really was vibrating 30 thousand times. Now then, volume 41 is gonna begin--!!|
|Volume||42||July 4, 2006||I think that there is an ancient language and a modern language because language is something hard to pass down. In the Heian period, a certain person's diary apparently said "Young uns' these days don' know howto speak properly". It's funny how only the miserable stuff in history have been accurately passed down, so I think i'll try saying that when I'm old too. VOLUME 42 IS GON' FUCKING START BITCH.|
|Volume||43||September 4, 2006||Timing is important. George really needs to fart. Right now he is in a classroom and it's very quiet. So he thinks. If he shouts out extremely loud and farts while doing so, it can be covered. Three, two, one, "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!" "What?" *whisper whisper!!* *silence.....* *FART!!!* |
Now then!! Volume 43 is about to begin!!
|Volume||44||December 4, 2006||I hear that the worldwide population increases in about 200k people per day. There are over 5 billion humans in this world. Sometimes I wonder. Today I eat meat and tomorrow I eat meat and the whole world is eating animals every day, yet they don't become extinct. To all animals- THANKS FOR THE MEAL.Really. Volume 44 is starting!!! |
(Translator's Note: Red text in image says "Yakiniku")
|Volume||45||March 2, 2007||The days of war with 10 year old young men. Kids that were 10 when the series started are now 20. The hair in that place must be already going wild by now. Just saying, but by that place, I meant armpits. Armpit hair. It's become real long by now (not the armpit hair; I'm talking about the series) but I still have many scenes I want to draw. Hairless boys and Hairy boys, please bear with me for a bit more.|
|Volume||46||July 4, 2007||I will now announce a mystery song I used to sing with my pals. I want you to sing it to your crying friend. This song. 「Dooon't cry, Dooon't cry cuz I'll give you a potato♪ Ah nevermind cuz those things make you fart♪」 |
(Translator's note: this rhymes in Japanese. It's also in kansai dialect.)
|Volume||47||September 4, 2007||「UFO」stands for「Unidentified Flying Object」. I don't really get it, so I'll just call it a UFO. That's the word. A UFO researcher looks at a mystery object in the sky in a picture and says this.「This is without doubt, a UFO!!」In other words he's saying「There's no mistake it's an unidentified flying object!!」HM?? Volume 47 is starting---!! (Translator's Note: Text in image says "alien")|
|Volume||48||December 4, 2007||[＼／] Who are you calling invaders, dude. A heavenly punishment to the Mangaka that doesn't trust his fans. Switch on. Click. 10 seconds before Kokoro's Bra drops, 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1 *DROP*... Please continue on with the Volume. by Shelltect-kun >ﾟ)##)彡 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!! VOLUME 48 IS STARTIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHHH!!!!|
|Volume||49||March 4, 2008||I go outside hangin' a bag from my shoulder sometimes and bring my new song album with me instead by mistake. Yup yup. Common mistake. Volume 49 will start!!|
|Volume||50||June 4, 2008||"Huh......? you...... could it be that...... you are God?" |
"...YES." Okay volume 50 starting---!!
(Translator's Note: In Japanese, the way of saying the english word for "Yes" [イエス; iesu] is pronounced and written the same way as the Japanese way of saying "Jesus" [イエス; iesu]- hence, this could also be taken as a pun.)
|Volume||51||September 4, 2008||I heard a story where, in order to be able to paddle as much water as possible, a swimmer's hands become webbed. That's evolution, man. Mangakas are also always drawing so I want to evolute in one way or the other. For example... like the tip of my nails becoming shaped like a pen. Or being able to see through passerby women's clothing. Volume 51 is starting-!!|
|Volume||52||December 4, 2008||Vending machines during the winter have these labels that say "wa~rm" on them, so when I go with that flow and say "shoot, deadline's coming clo~se", it feels Relaxing. |
In the first chapter, if Luffy had said "I'll become the Pirate Ki~ng!" instead, something would feel slightly off. Just a little. Volume 52!! "I want to sta~rt it".
|Volume||53||March 4, 2009||That "pose" that a person makes when saying「Excuse me I need to pass through」or on a full train or bus「Excuse me I need to get off」!! Let's name it the "GOD FIST". We can assume that is an old type of martial arts that was passed down from ancient China. The people that are under the "God Fist"'s attack are hypnotized by the "will" that seeps from that hand and crowds end up creating a shining path as if Moses cracked a roaring sea in half.... Volume 53 is starting-!!|
|Volume||54||June 4, 2009||I hear that humans are supposed to be able to live until the age of 140. Then from there on, it's said that their lives get shorter as they put more stress onto their bodies. Mangakas always have way too much pressure in their lives, so I'll probably only get to live up to about the age of 135 (bummed). |
Life is so short. Volume 54!! Starting now----!!
|Volume||55||September 4, 2009||I heard that when you don't have enough oxygen in your body, your body says "gimme oxygen" and makes you yawn. When you yawn and the person next to you yawns as well, I personally think it's because the earth's oxygen suddenly decreases when you yawn. You know, the Law of Conservation of Mass and all. Thinking back, I yawned that day. ...yes, that day of the dream of all humanity, the space shuttle went to space. Half of that was a lie. Volume 55 is starting-!!|
|Volume||56||December 4, 2009||There's these seedless type of grapes that you can eat including the skin. Nothing can be better. I love those things. Seedless watermelon and seedless Japanese Persimmon make me feel like I'm in heaven too. Going with this flow, if things like shell-less crab and shell-less shrimp came out, I would totally gobble them up whole. Boneless fish is also great. From time to time the bones stab my throat so boneless eel makes me happy too. Still, I wouldn't want this. MANGALESS LIFE. Now then Volume 56!! It's starting---!!!|
|Volume||57||March 4, 2010||I'm the type of guy who doesn't feel right if I'm not reading something; in other words I have an addiction to books. I lied. JUST WANTED TO TRY SAYING IT. Volume 57 is starting---!!|
|Volume||58||June 4, 2010||I'm not about people just deciding things for you without any consent. Since the very day you were born, you're just automatically categorized as the "Year of the Rabbit?!! "Capricorn the Goat"?!! You've gotta be kidding me!!! I don't wanna be some damn weakling animal like that!! |
With that being said, let's change this up.
"YEAR OF THE HUMAN-EATING RABBIT" "THE DEMONIC GOAT CAPRICORN, WHO SWALLOWS ANACONDAS WHOLE"
Scary. Sounds strong. Volume 58 starting now---!!
|Volume||59||August 4, 2010||You ask why I'm drinking alone? You know how there's this one song that someone was singing about how if everyone "imagined" of a peaceful world, then the world would gradually become peaceful, right... You wanna drink with me too? After all, today is the day John died. |
Ah, John the Dog. THE DOG.
Volume 59 is about to begin---!!!
|Volume||60||November 4, 2010||"The Standing Death of Benkei". I believe this death wins first place when it comes to manliest ways of dying that have been told down the Japanese generations. |
In the previous volume, the death of the great "Whitebeard" was the epitomy of this saying. Speaking of Benkei, I have this one trait that really mirrors him. Yeah. You see, I heard that, coincidentally, Benkei had this same little quirk, but the truth is that
I also feel like crying when I accidentally bang my shin.
Guess it can't be helped... that men among men end up resembling each other.
Alright, Volume 60 starting--!!
(Translator's note: Text in image says "GYAAAAAAAHHH My nose bled...". For more information on Benkei, go here: Wikipedia:Benkei, or here Benkei: The Warrior Monk Who Died Standing)
|Volume||61||February 4, 2011||I despise people who try to be cute. For example, people who try to use cute words are secretly manipulating us into letting our guards down, so be very careful. "One and only → Wun and onwy♡" "Monument → Monyu♡ment" "No breaks the entire year → No breakies the entire yearrrrr♡" "Mugi yu → Mugyuuuuuuuuuu~~♡" |
How about we all keep the cuteness appeal to a bare minimum!!!
A respectable chivalry manga, "ONE PIECE"!! The sixty-first volume!! It's about to start, so my greetings go to you!!!
(Translator's note: These can all be considered as puns in the Japanese language. [show]
Text in image says "Boss, please don't try to stop me!!! I... Even if w'both end up taking e'chother out, I'll make sure to thrust this shank into his abdomen with a 'squish♡'..." [Read in a gangster accent])
|Volume||62||May 2, 2011||Apparently, if you trace the roots of peoples' DNA, our blood all leads to a single woman from a looooong time ago in Africa. Despite this, theoretically speaking, she was not the earliest human around--- but such a person must exist. |
The beginning of humanity. The mother of humanity!
It sounds intense, so I tried drawing a picture in her image.
All of humanity is one big family.
No matter who's in trouble, they're not a complete stranger.
Volume 62 is startiiiing~~!
(Translator's Note: Background text in image says "Great Mother!!!" and in Great Mother's speech bubble, it says "Do your homework!!")
|Volume||63||August 4, 2011||Back when I was a kid, I raised this Japanese rhinoceros beetle larva, but I fiddled with its horn too much while it was growing and it ended up hardening at a weird, twisted angle. They say to strike while the iron is hot, but that was a bad thing I did there. Yet, I can't help but imagine- that if I had accidentally attached a bazooka to its shoulders while it was a pupa, it might have grown into a bazooka helmet beetle. If I had equipped it with armor and a katana, it might've grown into a fully armed helmet beetle. Except that's sort of unethical- and after all, it's best to stay the way we're born!! Volume 63 is starting--!! |
(Translator's Note: Japanese rhinoceros beetles are called "カブトムシ [lit. Warrior helmet bug]" in Japanese.)
|Volume||64||November 4, 2011||Snacks from those traditional candy shops have wrappers or bags with these characters, who announce their opinion on how the snack tastes, printed on them. I kind of like that, and think it'd be fun if they did this for various types of products. For example, on a bag of kimchi, it'd say, "Spicy!!" For pervy DVDs, it'd say "Naughty!!" For cigarettes, "Smoky!!" For drugs, "Risky!!" Volume 64 starting!! Tasty!! |
(Translator's Note: Text in image speech bubble says "Tasty!!")
|Volume||65||February 3, 2012||It goes in the bunker because you think you don't want it to. In fact, if you aim for the bunker, you'll have a better chance of missing it. My favorite type of iron is... a 5-iron. I feel like these days, my putting skills are going down the drain---... Though I'VE NEVER EVEN PLAYED GOLF BEFORE~~!!! I wanna try it out when I'm all grown up-- Volume 65 is starting~~!! Good up!!|
|Volume||66||May 2, 2012||Ordering a "Chef's Capricious Pasta" is a gamble. I'd be crying myself to bed if the chef were "feeling like not making anything today" or "feeling like he wanted to eat his own cooking today". I'd at least want to know how the chef has been doing recently. "The chef's daughter got a 100 on her test. Chef's Capricious Pasta!!" Sounds delicious--!! "The chef's wife has been cheating on him... Chef's... Capricious Pasta..." .......uhhhh--...... Now then! The capricious captain's big adventure!! Volume 66 is starting--!! |
(Translator's Note: Text in image says "I wonder what I should mix together today--". "Capricious Man" is printed on his hat.)
|Volume||67||August 3, 2012||A "snooze". What the hell is "snooze"? Before I knew it, this weird little word had somehow permeated our society. |
The image that comes to mind when I hear the word devoid of context is something like this.(←) Now then, Volume 67 is starting!! Don't snooze on it!!
(Translator's note: Text in image speech bubble says "Try sprinkling some salt onto Volume 67, it'll get salty")
|Volume||68||November 2, 2012||Does the thought of "I DON'T EVER WANNA GROW UP!!" ever cross your mind? |
When surrounded by adults who can hardly be considered role models, kids will lose their appetite and refuse to grow. If we were to take full advantage of this phenomena, it would become a revolutionary anti-aging treatment. Maybe the more shitty adults there are out there, people who don't want to end up like them will be able to stay young forever. But these days, there are awesome adults regardless of wether they're over 40 or over 70 which is just TOO BAD.
Strive for volume 70!! Volume 68's about to start--!!!
|Volume||69||March 4, 2013||(←)Oh, shit!! When your toilet paper accidentally rips vertically in half, it begins. |
THE GAME OF DEATH, that is.
The left side is already two~three laps ahead of the right side and still going.
A man must must never look back to his mistakes!!
It is too late to turn back now!!
Volume 69 starting---!!!
|Volume||71||August 2, 2013||When a product sells really well, they say it's a "hit". They go "Successful hit!!" "Major hit!!" "Ground-Breaking hiiiit!!!". |
And recently, I've been thinking. JUST CALL IT A HOME RUN AT THIS POINT!!!
Volume 71 begins now-kakiin!!
(Translator's Note: "-kakiin" is the Japanese sfx for hitting a home run.)
|Volume||72||November 1, 2013||Mini dog♡ Mini bird♡ Mini cow♡ Adding "mini" before something makes it so much more adorable, doesn't it. |
Mini pig, mini rabbit, mini horse, mini rhombus, mini cat, mini bear, mini pernix, ministry...
Now then, the adorable mini-volume 72 MINI-STARTING NOW!!
|Volume||73||March 4, 2014||(←)Back when I was a student, I learned that this fellow here is Japan's legendary regent, Prince Shotoku. However, recently, there's a theory that's been going around that this portrait might have not been Shotoku himself, which is quite problematic for me. In other words, this means that my "Prince Shotoku had a huge appetite and constantly carried a shamoji (rice spoon) around with him" theory would also be proved false. So in the end, WHO IS THIS HUNGRY GUY!!! History is full of dreams and excitement. Volume 73, begin!!|
|Volume||74||June 4, 2014||From time to time, people talk about things that have a mochi-like texture, and I've discovered a food that has a mochi-like texture as well. Mochi. A mochi-like Volume 74, starting nowwwwwwwwwwwww!!! |
(Translator's Note: Text in image says "So mochi-like--, super mochi-like~~")
|Volume||75||September 4, 2014||These days, people tend to prefer fancy terms when color-coding merchandise, like using "chocolate" over brown or "rose" over red. I like it. Like "champagne gold" or "mint" or "wine", "ruby", "cherry", "fudge", "caramel", "natto" "rice" "miso soup" "pickled plum" "now then" "the" "snot-colored" "volume 75" |
|Volume||76||December 27, 2014||This famous Japanese saying that can be taken as even sexist. "A wife must always walk three steps behind her husband." This saying comes from ancient Japanese samurai culture. Let's say we were one of those samurai who constantly carried around those dangerous Japanese swords, not knowing when we'd need to pull them out and fight- if that were the case, would we really make our loved ones walk right next to us? Those "3 steps" are equivalent to the distance we must make to keep our ladies safe!! If you're a man, say this. "Take 3 steps back and follow me!!!" Take 3 steps back from volume 79, and this is "Volume 76"!! |
Starting now-de gozaru~~!!!
(Translator's Note: Samurai stereotypically add "-de gozaru" to the end of their sentences in Japanese.)
|Volume||77||April 3, 2015||You know how if a figure skater or ballerina tried to add a taste of "cyclone" to their typical spins, they'll either end up flying or getting themselves buried? Well, I figured, if you tried adding a taste of "cyclone" to your asshole, your **** would spurt out, spinning like crazy, and you wouldn't even be constipated anymore. VOLUME 77 WITH A TASTE OF CYCLONE!!! |
(Translator's note: Text in image says "Gyururururu". This is the sound effect for spinning.)
|Volume||78||July 3, 2015||The law that states that construction worker uniforms cannot be this way DOES NOT EXIST!!! All you need is courage!! (and funds) The courageous Volume 78, starting now--!!|
|Volume||79||October 3, 2015||A person who ends his sentence with a musical note ♪ looks happier than necessary. |
"Hiyashi chūka now on sale ♪"
"I'm going to commit seppuku ♪"
"I don't wanna die ♪"
Blow away your depressed feelings by a musical note ♪!
Now let's start volume 79 ♪♪
|Volume||80||December 28, 2015||Kids used to sing this song long ago, but it seems kids these days also sing it while jumping ropes, which reminds me of my childhood. Kids "Let's pick up the postman's lost items! 1, 2, 3, ...10!" |
Postman "Thank you!"
It's a cute song, but I wonder if the postman lost only letters. Honesty, youth, best friend, freedom, shining eyes and spirit of adventure!
Postman "Thank you!!" (crying bitterly)
Volume 80 now begins!!
|Volume||81||April 4, 2016||They say that half-bathing is good|
for one's health! Time for volume 81
|Volume||82||July 4, 2016||There's a Japanese game called Atchi Muite Hoi (Look|
That Way) where one player has to turn their head in
one of the four directions while the other player points
with a finger, hoping to guess the same direction.
Well, I've invented a secret weapon called Atchi Muite
Hoi 3-D that has ten directions instead. If a kid ever
challenges you to Atchi Muite Hoi, use this method to
childishly avoid losing!!
|Volume||83||November 4, 2016||I...I've been lied to!!!|
Is it possible...that when you swallow watermelon
They don't grow inside your tummy?!
Is it possible that Volume 83 is about to start?!
|Volume||84||February 3 2017||Would you believe it?! This T-shirt has the yellowness|
of 300 lemons!! Volume 84 is about to begin!!
|Volume||85||May 2 2017||Try making a four with your fingers! "Four!!"|
Is it just me, or is your thumb bent way more
than you expected?!
Okay, here comes Volume 85!! Let's go!!
|Volume||86||August 4, 2017||It's the 20th anniversary of One Piece! Maybe it's time... I actually take this seriously!!! Here comes volume 86!!|
|Volume||87||November 2, 2017||You got it!|
Volume 87 begins!!
|Volume||88||March 2, 2018||1. Once there was a little pond of water ♪ (Yo♪)|
2. A ball fell in and splashed a lot or ♫ (SHOCK!!)
Maybe it's a downcast eye? (Aye-aye ♫)
3. And now it has begun to cry
4. Perhaps it's dripping like a candle (hot wax ♫)
Oops, we've had a company scandal ♫ (fat stacks ♫)
We're sorry ♫ for our crim-in-ali-ty
And hope you accept our a-po-lo-gy ♫
|Volume||89||June 4, 2018||When everyone eats outside,|
there's always bowl of fried chicken left.
Let's give them a name:
Just something like "Only Sergeant Shoichi left!
Who can settle this!"
For those who don't understand who he is just search it.
I'm sorry! Volume 89 begins!! (Translator's Note: For those who "Don't understand", click here.)
|Volume||90||September 4, 2018||What's the most|
to be firm to the bite?
I took three hours to think this question.
Everyone must has such experience right?
The answer may be angry kid...
But it must...
Volume 90 begins!!
|Volume||91||December 4, 2018||"Build shrines for Komainu!"|
In Edo era, everywhere in Japan
received this message.
Local masons however,
Never seen Komainu before.
No image search, no fax machine.
In such era, local masons
try their best to make "Komainu" by their imagination.
This is "The origin of Komainu!"
Let's search images (for Komainu) now!
Volume 91 begins!! (Translator's Note: Komainu is a Japanese traditional imagination creature.)
|Volume||92||March 4, 2019||48 brown and 100 gray colors!! We have many brown and gray-related colors in Japan. This is because our ancestors created various colors despite the Edo Shogunate prohibiting the general public from wearing flashy kimonos. |
I believe they wanted to be fashionable with more colors. I'll draw the Wano Arc with flashy colors! I'm looking forward to how the anime will handle it!! Let's start Volume 92!!
|Volume||93||July 4, 2019||← Does everyone feel something like this!? You just think something like this, right!? |
"Soi" here, means "Soy"!!
Soy, Volume 93 begins!!
(Translator's note: Text in image from counterclockwise says "Upper left", "Lower right", "Soi!", "Turn around".)
|Volume||94||October 4, 2019||Apparently, snails won't travel over their own trails because they hate the sliminess of it. What gives?!!|
|Volume||95||December 28, 2019||You know how you start cleaning one tiny corner of your room, and then it just never ever stops?! |
Yean. Nice. I always wanted to say that (but not actually do it). Well, now i'm done. But this adventure isn't done by a long shot!! Enjoy volume 95!!
|Volume||96||April 3, 2020||96 volumes!! When I turned around, it becomes 69 volumes!! |
...Or so I thought, but turning 96 around still gives us 96!!
Even if I tried to turn it around, turning back isn't an option anymore, as the Volume 100 party approaches!!
Volume 96, beginnn!!
|Volume||97||September 16, 2020||Lately, my vision has been getting worse and I struggle to see a lot of smaller details, so when it's time to sleep, I have to wear glasses or I won't be able to see my dreams well. |
THAT'S A LIE!!
Volume 97, beginnn!!
|Volume||98||February 4, 2021||There are insects called "spiky-spikies". People discovered spiky-spikies without spikes, so they named them "spikeless spiky-spikies". Within that group, ones that do have spikes appeared, so they were named "spiked spikeless spiky-spikies". I thought that among them there might be some that are timid. And furthermore, I wondered if among those there were some that have flaws. "Flawed timid spiked spikeless spiky-spikies". |
"Wano Country Climactic Awesome Volume 98" STARTING—!!!
|Volume||99||June 4, 2021||← You pressed it, didn't you? You pressed it, right? It's not a video!!! Ah hah hah hah ha!! People press triangles, don't they. I too saw one the other day and wondered if it was a video, but when I pressed it, it turned out to be a sandwich. Nothing moves on paper, does it? Wrong. The story that has begun to move will not stop. Look forward to the connected covers, too!! |
The just-before-Volume-100, Volume 99!! STARTING〜〜〜〜!!!
|Volume||100||September 3, 2021||"It sounds like there are some upset people online. I'm sorry if anyone says anything to you at school." "I'm fine!!" says the little guardian. Big guardian: "Cheer up!!" A bunch of delicious food appears!! "I'm so exhausted..." "Get in!!" Car drives off!! Arrive at the hot spring!! "I caught a cold..." "Hey, that's not a cold!!" Off to check in at the hospital!! I'm the one who gets all the glory, but when you're in the vicinity of a famous person, there are lots of bad things that happen too. If I didn't have these bright guardian spirits around, I can tell you that I'd have collapsed long ago!! May I use the milestone of the 100th volume to express my appreciation to them? Thank you for everything, now and always!! It's volume 100!! Hope you enjoy it!!!|
|Volume||101||December 3, 2021||I'd like to talk about one of my favorite little stories from the classic piece of Japanese literature, Tsurezure-gusa. Long ago, there was a master tree climber. He would silently watch his apprentice climb, and only when the younger man was one step away from the ground again would he say, "Be careful." What a deep story!! People get themselves hurt when they take their safety for granted. As an adult, you'll see this play out often. But the one thing I've never seen in all my life is a master tree climber. Okay! Let's not take Volume 101 for granted!! Here it comes!!!|
|Volume||102||April 4, 2022||In the Edo period, "it" was sold as fertilizer for crops. And the "it" from people who ate fine food was sold at a premium, while the "it" from the poor or criminals was cheap. Even "it" has ranks of quality.|
The age-old question is "Which would you rather eat it-favored curry, or curry-flavored it?"
But the question you should ask in response is, "Whose 'it' are we talking about?"
Anyway... Man, I wish the PTA liked me!!!
Here's volume 102. Enjoy!!!
|Volume||103||August 4, 2022||Bluetooth!|
Volume 103 begins!!
|Volume||104||November 4, 2022||"Digital ramen, extra large!"|
"Could you pass the digital sauce?"
"Make sure you put on your digital undies first!"
"Aah! Digital zombies!"
"Beware of high digital winds this afternoon going into the evening."
Seems like everything wants to be cool and add "digital" to its name now.
Here's a digital adventure from some digital pirates!