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SBS - from the Japanese Shitsumon o Boshū Suru, which roughly translates to "I'm collecting questions" is a part of every One Piece volume since its fourth instalment.
The SBS is usually found after each chapter in the volumes. There Oda-sensei answers questions of fans in his typically humorous way, sometimes giving more or less valuable information. This includes age, height, nationality and many more such data. In a special segment called "Usopp Gallery Pirates" it is also used as a showcase for fanart sent to him, respectively his publisher.
So much for the information on what SBS is. Please use this thread to post and discuss SBS from now on~
Last edited by ladylola; December 26, 2014 at 02:56 PM.
SBS is a very interesting insertion to the manga. There are numerous things that had been "asked" by fans and one of them was the birthdays of various characters like the Straw Hat crews in which many are curious to know. In fact even us, international fans, can also participate in the SBS (Question-and-Answer") by writing in to Oda's publisher. The only requirement is that it has to be written in Japanese.
The newer ones still need to get translated.
That's right. Many volumes have already been translated and they are posted in the One Piece Wikia. All thanks to the translators who have done a great job.
Let us take one volume for discussion.
In Volume 4 for example, we have these "questions and answers":-
D: What are the ages of Luffy, Zoro, Nami, and Shanks?
O: At present
Luffy is 17
Zoro is 19
Nami is 18
Usopp is 17
Shanks - I'll tell you his age from 10 years ago. He was 27 at the time he was hanging out in Luffy's village.
D: Doesn't Zoro's name come from the famous pirate, "François l'Olonnais"?
O: I took the name from Francois l'Ollonais, said to be the cruelest of all the "Pirates of the Caribbean". That, along with Morgan and Alvida, are names derived from actual pirates.
D: This is about Captain "Buggy the Clown"! Is that Captain Buggy's real hair that sticks out of both sides of his hat? Or is it a decoration (like a wig)?
O: Yes. This question has been asked several times. I believe this will answer your curiosity.
D: Why does Luffy have so little "tension"?
O: It must be because he's so stupid.
D: How did Mohji's hair get like that?
O: He was born like that. Only those 2 spots grow out quickly. If he left his hair alone, he'd end up looking like a rabbit.
All these answers from Oda give additional information or details that have not or have yet been revealed in the manga. Some answers make me laugh. Oda-sensei does have a sense of Humour.
Yep the SBS is an excellent source of information about characters. For example the last SBS featured in volume 75 gave the ages of DD's crew, as well as a drawing of a grown up Sugar.
Sadly it's still not translated on the wikia, but I found a French site that gave a rough translation, and apparently Sugar looks like a 10 year old, but in reality she's 22. She's not that old.
Didn't know that the last volume has already been translated into French. haha!
It was kinda funny- someone wanted to be the pirate king and Oda's response was there was something wrong with his life.
The ages of DD family was quite good. I didn't think that Sugar was actually a child though she had a child's body. But she wasn't that old either. Twenty-two years old is young and the adult look is very attractive. She looks cute.
I have a very vague memory that in one of the SBS Oda said that the average life of one piece humans lasts aroun 120 years.
Does anyone remember seeing that or maybe even know in which SBS it was?
It's references here in the SBS:
On this page there is the last SBS translated with pics.
SBS also famous for it dick jokes
I mean it's not really dick jokes, it's mostly a silly recurring gag where every time a new interesting devil fruit shows up, they ask Oda about the penis. First it was if Luffy's penis stretches, too, and since then it's just been used for characters like Jozu, does he have a diamond penis, etc. just stupid stuff like that.
It's not like it's a bunch of dick jokes, again, just a single recurring gag.
I enjoyed the elaboration on the detail in certain panels you'd otherwise have missed out on. Like the time Sanji threatened to put razor blades in Zoro's food, and then Zoro's next dinner is very crunchy! XD
It is good that he keeps putting in stupid jokey questions over serious ones, keep the comedy rolling as much as possible!
Oda said on the SBS: Luffy (Haoshoku Haki), Zoro (Busoshoku Haki), Sanji (Kenbunshoku Haki) but when exactly will Zoro show his true mastery in Bososhoku ? Also I want to see Sanji Dodging bullets and hits with Kenbunshoku active not just hearing ladies cry from miles way .