It was definitely one eventful week for One Piece fans because the series’ author Eiichiro Oda has just dropped one major revelation about Roronoa Zoro, one of the two Wings of the Pirate King.
During an SBS interview, the mangaka of the series revealed Zoro’s family tree. If you aren’t a fan, this might mean nothing to you, but to those who have been with One Piece for a while, this is definitely something worth a whole hour of thinking and deducing, and maybe even contemplating.
Check out the translation of the official interview below:
You see, it has been a while since Roronoa Zoro was introduced in the series. This is only natural given that he is the first crew Luffy recruited. However, even though he was introduced first, he never had a major arc dedicated just to himself. The only thing we know about Roronoa Zoro is that he wants to be the greatest swordsman the world has ever known, so his name reaches the heavens and so that Kuina, his childhood friend who had passed away, could hear his name.
Aside from all that, nobody knew the origins of Zoro. Oda never revealed his parents, nor did he ever mention them in the manga. However, during the fight in Wano, many of the Samurai who saw Zoro’s sword-fighting skills were amazed by his stance. Even Hyogoro, the boss of the Samurai agreed. He even went as far as to compare him with one of the most famous swordsmen in Wano– Shimotsuki Ushimaru, saying that Zoro was a complete resemblance to him in his youth.
Fans originally thought that Zoro’s origins would be revealed in Wano, but it was not, so they were looking forward to it being revealed in some other future arc. However, Oda took fans by surprise when he just randomly dropped Zoro’s family tree in an SBS interview. This was, of course, a letdown for some, but it definitely answers one major question: Zoro is a descendant of the one who created Enma, the greatest sword of all, and he is definitely fated to be the greatest swordsman
Nothing in the One Piece world is a coincidence, but one mystery has now officially been solved. What do you think of Oda’s sudden revelation? Share your thoughts with us!