Shanks is one of the main characters in One Piece, and he is also one of the strongest that exist in the world. He holds the title of Yonko, which means he’s literally a top tier pirate, and a ruler of the New World. When it comes to Shanks, we really don’t know much. He was introduced at the very beginning of the series, but then we saw nothing from him for quite some time, until Garp explained that he was one of the Yonko, which literally shook many fans, including me.
Shanks later appeared at the War of Marineford, and there, he single handedly stopped the war that had been raging on for some time. He was able to stop Akainu from killing Coby, and nobody dared to move in his presence. After that, again, we didn’t see Shanks, but one of the major question about Shanks was just answered by Eiichiro Oda, the writer of One Piece.
Shanks carries a saber with him all the time. It is basically how he dueled with Hawkeyes Mihawk back in the day when he was not a Yonko, and it is said that their battles shook the entire New World. Even someone of the stature of Whitebeard heard about them, as he recalled when he met Shanks on Moby Dick.
Now, we know that Mihawk carries around a Legendary sword, called Kokutou Yoru, which is a black blade; also known as the strongest sword in the entire world of One Piece. Shanks on the other hand, carries around a sword which we don’t even know if it’s Legendary nor not. However, in the latest SBS, Eiichiro Oda was asked about Shanks’sword, and his answer cleared a lot of stuff up.
D: What’s the name of Red-Haired Shanks’s sword? -P.N. Kooshi
O: Right. It’s called “Gryphon.” Shanks appeared in the first episide, but I had no clue how he was going to fight, you know?
This confirms two things. One, obviously, the name of the weapon that Shanks carries, and two the fact that it is a legendary saber. That’s right. The name of Shanks sword has been derived from Griffin. In the world of One Piece, Gryphon refers to a Legendary beast from South Blue, one of which has been captured by Big Mom in her Prison Book. Shanks himself is from East Blue. So yeah his sword is definitely Legendary. What do you think of Shanks and his sword? Let me know in the comments section below.
One Thing Everyone Missed From The Latest One Piece Episode
Hey everyone! Today I’m going to be talking about the One Piece anime. More specifically, I wanna talk about things that are specific to the anime and haven’t been properly showed in the manga. So, for those of you who have not completely caught up with the anime, and the manga as well, I suggest you do so, because this post will contain spoilers from Whole Cake Island arc.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s continue. So, right now, the anime is at the point where Luffy gets trapped in the Book Prison, which is one of the abilities of the son of Big Mom, Mont d’Or. This book contains several species, specifically those which are unique. Not only does it contain animals, it also contains other strong people, just like Monkey D. Luffy, and Nami.
As Luffy was trapped in the world of books, we saw that there were many others trapped as well. The Book Prison works in the way that the page which is right next to a prisoner contains all the information about them. Luffy’s and Nami’s page had information such as their bounty, their origins, and things like that mentioned right next to it. Now, in the manga, the text is still there, but it is too messy to be able to read.
So, nobody really paid any attention towards it when it was shown in the manga. However, the anime made sure everyone turned their eyes towards the Book Prison, by revealing something that literally shook the One Piece community.
According to the anime, Big Mom has successfully defeated and captured an “Admiral”. That’s right. An Admiral. Now, it’s up to you whether you want to believe it or not, but it is what it is. Some just call it Non-Canon, but it is a step that I don’t think Toei can take without the permission of Oda. Anyway, there are some who claim that it not a Marine Admiral, but someone like Orlumbus, or Don Krieg, but remember, they’re not unique enough to be put in there.