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One Piece Creator Reveals 3 New Characters And A Mythical Devil Fruit!?

One Piece Creator Reveals 3 New Characters And A Mythical Devil Fruit!?

Hi guys, today we will be discussing the event coming up regarding the 20th anniversary happening in Kyoto and the reveal of Wano kingdom chapter and some spoilers.

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In the photograph above we can see the 6 of the straw hat crew and a mythical creature in their background. Today I will be revealing what is the creature and the two people right behind luffy. Also we will cover the relation of the creature and the blonde guy.

will not reveal what the story is going to be as it removes all the fun out of the story and I do not exactly know it too haha. BUT, I will let you know the background of from where the creature is derived and the man with the bow and arrows on his back are. Let’s start of with the legend of the creature in question.

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Its name is Nue, a legendary Japanese yōkai or mononoke. It is described to have the front half of a snake for a tail, the body of a Tanuki (Japanese racoon dog), the legs of a tiger and the face of a monkey. Many might say, it is clear that the creature has a body of a tiger too and I couldn’t agree more but let’s face it, if the mythical creatures in One Piece are exactly the same as the mythical creatures in real life what fun would it be? Oda would just be doing a historical accurate tv show instead of creative anime.

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The man with blonde hair, arrow and bow on his back is from the same legendary tale I will be talking about in a minute is derived from Minamoto no Yorimasa.

The legend started sometime in the Heian period dating back between 794-1185. This period is named after the capital city of Heian-kyō, or modern Kyōto hence the Wano Kingdom is set in Kyōto. The creature appears to be a combination of animals in the Sexagenery cycle. This cycle of 60 terms is a mean to distinguish time in China and Eastern Asian cultures. with a northeast Tiger, a southeast Snake, a southwest Monkey, and a northwest Qian (dog and wild boar).

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In Heike Monogatari and Settsu Meisho Zue tells a tale about the killing of the Nue which says: At the place where the Emperor Konoe lived, appeared a black smokey cloud along with an eerie sound resembling a crying voice, making the Emperor Nijō afraid, the emperor fell into an unknown sickness and neither prayer nor medicine could heal him.

Minamoto no Yorimasa was commanded to seek out and kill the mysterious creature. Yorimasa took with him his retainer Ino Hayata and also took along with him the arrow he received from his ancestor Minamoto no Yorimitsu. He found the black cloud shot his ancestors arrow at it and a shrieking cry could be heard and the nue fell from the sky, Ino Hayata subsequently seized it and finished it off.

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The emperor regains his health immediately and gave Yorimasa the sword Shishio as a reward for his bravery and killing the nue.

Now, this is basically what we are expecting to be the story around, I am not saying this is exactly what will happen but Oda got the ideas from this tale and a lot of the Wano Arc will revolve around this tale of the nue.

What are your thoughts? Who do you think will be the nue or in One Piece talk having the mythical zoan devil fruit of the nue? Lastly, who is that female in the picture, is she Robin or another character yet to be revealed? I hope you enjoyed it and see you on the next post.

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