A pieceEiichiro Oda’s creator has finally answered one of the biggest fan questions about his record-breaking manga, regarding Zoro and his family created countless theories. Through SBS (Q&A section) of episode #105 of One Piece, Oda confirmed that Zoro is indeed a descendant of the Samurai of Wano.
In SBS episode #105 of One Piece, shared and translated by various online sources, including Artur – Ohara Library, Eiichiro Oda takes this opportunity to shed light once and for all on Zoro’s ancestors, revealing that he is actually a descendant of the Shimotsuki clan from Wano. Shimotsuki Kouzaburo, a legendary swordsmith who forged Oden’s sword Enma, leaves the remote land of Wano 55 years before the current events of the series, along with a group of 25 people. Among them was Shimotsuki Furiko, Shimotsuki Ushimaru’s older sister, who later became Ringo’s Daimyo and died fighting Kaido after he took over Wano. After arriving at East Blue, ten people from Kouzaburo’s group settled there and founded the village of Shimotsuki. Furiko is married to a Wano named Roronoa Pinzoro. They had a son, Roronoa Arashi, who married a woman from East Blue and became Zoro’s father.
Eiichiro Oda Confirms Zoro Is A Descendant Of The Shimotsuki Clan From Wano
Fans have always suspected that Zoro might have a connection to the land of the Samurai, and these suspicions grew even more after Yamato’s flashback revealed the side of Shimotsuki Ushimaru, who looks exactly like Zoro. Another flashback later reveals that Kouzaburo lived in Zoro’s village and gave him his first sword, opening up all sorts of theories and speculations. However, Oda said that, while there is certainly a story about Zoro’s past, he probably won’t mention it in the manga. In fact, despite being one of the best arcs in One Piece, Wano has disappointed fans by failing to solve the mystery of Zoro’s connection to Ushimaru and his ancestor, the legendary samurai Ryuma , known as the “sword god”.
Zoro actually met Ryuma, or rather his corpse, in Thriller Bark, where he was resurrected by Gecko Moria’s powers to serve as one of his zombie generals. After being defeated by Zoro, Ryuma gave him his sword, Shisui, and the Straw Hats seriously returned Ryuma’s grave in Wano. Revealing Zoro’s family tree makes the character even more interesting. Zoro is not only the great-grandson of Ushimaru, one of Wano’s last Daimyo, and a direct descendant of the legendary Ryuma, but he is also a distant relative of Kuina, his childhood friend, whose tragic death inspired him to become the strongest. swordsman in the world.
Zoro’s Ancestors Show Fate Is A Powerful Force In One Piece
It is understandable that Eiichiro Oda has decided to remove Zoro’s family plot from the manga. One Piece is currently in its final stages, and already has a large number of plot threads, mysteries to unravel, and characters to get into the action. Considering Zoro’s personality and the fact that his parents died when he was young, he must be completely oblivious to his legacy. However, fate is a powerful force in A pieceand so Zoro get a chance to meet his legendary ancestors and also liberate his homeland from the yoke of Kaido, fulfilling his duty as a descendant of the Shimotsuki clan.
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Source: Artur – Ohara Library.