Manga, SBS, Oda's interviews/anything that comes out of his mouth and databooks that have information backed up by the manga.
Personally I find the fillers and non-Strong World films to be doing a good job at respecting the source material so I'm never like, "OMG THIS ISN'T CANONNNNNN!!!!! "
Like when Zoro took out Sanji in Movie 5? Movie 8 & 9 which are just alternate reality versions of the Alabasta arc and the Drum Kingdom arc?
Like when Luffy the DF user ran about and played in the OCEAN in Movie 6?
I could go on.
Only particular Movies that Oda was involved in are canon.
Personally, I always just go by whatever the manga says. There did come a time though, that it turned out some of the stuff about where the strawhats went to during the time skip was shown in the anime before it officially showed up in the manga, so I do put some degree of faith in the anime except when it's inconsistent with the manga. I don't consider myself an expert on One Piece, so whatever else that comes up (SBS, movies, etc.) I just see as extra information that doesn't have a big impact or influence on the actual main story. It's not like One Piece has far reaching inconsistencies like some of the other manga I'm keeping up with right now so I'm not too bothered about those things.... But at least for the anime, I find it easier to understand what's going on when its animated that sometimes gives extra information about the story that black and white manga panels don't always show.
If you the fillers and non-strong world movies don't strike you as being strongly non-canon then I was just saying I'm pretty much shocked and was listing down examples.
I never even said that you said they were canon. I'm saying that I think the opposite and that the Non-Strong World Movies did a bad job excluding Film Z.
The bold and capital letters in your post is unnecessary. I pretty much replied to your post fairly.
Most of the stuff is only background information - but once Oda decides to reveal stuff in SBS, it is canon as it comes directly from him.
For example, how knock up streams work and how the cumuloregalis cloud is able to support structures was explained directly in the story so even someone like me who isn't exposed to SBS and the like still know about it. Since those kinds of things don't exist in this world, suddenly being expected to believe that there's an island floating in the sky would be hard for a reader to believe without an explanation (which is why I believe it was explicitly explained in the manga as important to make the story believable). But since I don't keep up with stuff outside the manga and anime, I don't expect most people to know those details like the Super-floating wood.
But if a situation ever came up where people would debate over "why did the wood not sink when it should've?" then this little tidbit about the super-floating wood would be important and the fact that it's canon with regards to the story even though it wasn't stated in the manga would also be important.... until that happens though, (I think) it's not really that important for everybody who keeps up with the story to know.
EDIT: Actually, if you're talking about the floating wood the strawhats used to rise out into the new world, I was already satisfied (as a reader) with the explanation that Franky gave here in the manga.
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Just to add, that picture of Crocodile in SBS could also be showing a tomboyish girl. Purposefully, most likely.
After his first appearance the databooks said that blackbeard was "cherry pie man" who lived in loguetown, ironically because that databook was written right between when blackbeard was shown there, and he was revealed, it came out about two-three chapters after blackbeard had been revealed, and honestly the conversation he had with luffy heavily implied that he was not a native of loguetown, honestly we could have made a better guess than that. The databooks are mostly just recap, with oda likely throwing them a bone or two here and there, since some critical information has been released in them.
In the anime marco was portrayed as a stock character when shanks met whitebeard as well, I doubt there is any communication there, we should just go by the manga and the additions to it that come with new volumes, that includes the SBS.
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Not really important, but I think you meant Mock Town.
@winterwyrm Thanks I didn't actually know that.
Since the Databooks involve middle men scribing things down for Oda as oppose to the Manga/SBS I'll only count Manga/SBS as canon then.
I guess Databooks can count as canon to a certain extent but not like Manga/SBS then.
Up to that collecting deadline of One Piece Blue, Volume 24 was just released in Japan:
- Volume 24th 1st edition was published on Sep 9th, 2002
- One Piece Blue's 1st edition was published on Aug 7th, 2002
- Volume 25th 1st edition was published on Nov 9th, 2002
Those dates come directly from the RAW versions.
Add up the time to printing hundred thousands of copies, and you have your reason why Blackbeard is only listed as "Cherry-pie man" in One Piece Blue. Not having the name "Blackbeard" appearing next to the "Cherry-pie man"'s image is hardly proof that Oda does not work on databooks.
One Piece Databooks have always been actual up to the latest tankobon, not the latest Jump chapter. This hasn't changed much even though Oda lately provides character names in databooks - and this actually is evidence that Oda does have massive influence on the databooks.
The entry "Cherry-pie man" in the databook OPBlue doesn't say anything about him living in Loguetown (Which would the wrong town anyways btw: Did you mean "Mock Town" by any chance?), nor does it even mention a town at all. It just says that Luffy and he got into a quarrel about their different tastes on cherry-pies and the bar's drink.
Here's his entry:
There's nothing about either ローグタウン or モックタウン, so it can't mention him living in Loguetown (or Mock Town).
@hoeru- Not true, it explicitly states that "cherry pie man" is his name, and that he is a "regular customer of the mock town pub" which is not possible, since ace's adventures tell that BB left whitebeard's crew not too long ago, and BB had been in drum kingdom recently, therefore due to him being obviously active, and just dropping by mock town, that could not be true. They obviously just guessed about him because they thought we would never see him again.
Well it is up for debate about marco, but he really looks like the anime writers didn't know he was supposed to be a significant character, if you watch the episode, he doesn't move much in the background, if they had known he would be a big deal, they typically show him looking up, or doing something to emphasize him, instead he is drawn as part of the background.
Yes, I did list the wrong town though, I read that some time ago.
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