One Piece was an anime that suffered a lot from censorship, causing great discrepancies compared to the manga.
One Piece has become one of the longest running manga/anime of all time, surpassing 1,000 episodes and being part of the best Shonen in history. In addition, this story still has much more content to address, as well as many more mysteries that still need to be solved and also if Luffy and company will fulfill their dreams, those for which they began this journey.
however, though Toei Animation has done an impressive job on the adaptation from this manga to the anime format, we must also point out that, throughout its more than 1,000 episodes, the decision has been made to change some parts of the original material when making it to the anime.
Obviously, these changes do not imply a change in the plot, but are details, but that is very interesting know some of the most important differences between the One Piece manga and anime.
Bellamy stabs Roshio in the manga.
Bellamy has been quite the changeable character throughout the One Piece franchise. However, this pirate has undergone one of the changes between the manga and the anime.
Everything happens in chapter 222 of the manga, when Bellamy is playing cards with Roshio. However, the first accuses the second of cheating and after an argument, Bellamy stabs him in the hand..
This is different in the anime, as Bellamy never stabbed him, but instead just held him tightly by the arm. But nothing more bloody.
Akainu pierces half of Shirohige’s head in the manga.
The battle of Marineford was one of the most epic moments in the entire manga and, at the same time, with quite a sad ending. But it is during this event that one of the most noticeable changes between anime and manga occurs.
Specifically in chapter 575 of the manga, when Shirohige confronts Akainu, one of the Navy Admirals at the time. The latter uses the power of his Magma Fruit to attack Whitebeard and punches him in the face of her, destroying half of her face.
Whereas, in the anime, when Akainu hits him, only destroy half of his mustache. Although later Whitebeard receives a rather serious blow to the abdomen.
Changes in Nefertari Vivi’s clothing
It is no secret to anyone that many of the angles, plans and designs of the female characters in One Piece They are made to highlight your figure or its attributes.
In One Piece manga chapter 111, Nefertari Vivi is shown wearing a t-shirt that has a spiral pattern that highlights her breasts. This, although it could be a gagwas changed in the anime with a pattern of wavy lines to not make so much emphasis.
Zoro killed a dog in the manga
Roronoa Zoro is also known as “The Pirate Hunter”, as he has killed many of these characters in his life until he joined Luffy’s group. However, although it is obvious that Zoro has used his different swords to kill other peoplefew know that he also killed a dog.
In the third chapter of the One Piece manga, when Zoro is imprisoned by Helmeppo, a local girl explains to Luffy and Koby why Roronoa ended up there. At the moment, she says that he killed the wolf that was the pet of the member of the Navy, because he was causing havoc in the town. But, in the anime, it is only shown that he threw a chair at him.
Sanji’s Cigarette Censorship
Censorship has always been present in One Piece, especially during its first story arcs. And one of the characters Sanji has suffered the most.
If you are one of those who saw the first arcs of One Piece in the anime on TV, you probably remember that Sanji used to be shown with a lollipop. However, this is not really so.
In the manga, Sanji has always been shown with a cigarette. In fact, this has become a character trait, because in chapter 68 of the manga it is explained that he started smoking to show that he was a mature man. This is all after he and Zeff opened the doors of the Baratie.
all this was censored and removed completely in the anime, where Sanji didn’t smoke his cigarette, instead he had a lollipop.
The way Nami’s adoptive mother died
Bell-mère’s life had a rather sad ending, because in her life, she was part of the Navy. However, she gave up all this to become a tangerine farmer. In addition, at this time, he also took care of raising Nami.
But all the happiness and tranquility would end when Arlong invaded this village with the intent to threaten all inhabitants. It was here that Bell-mère confronted this criminal gang. However, as chapter 78 of the manga shows, she is shot in the head by Arlong, killing her. While, in the anime, it hit her in the chest.
The way Luffy got the scar on his face
One of Luffy’s most characteristic physical features is the scar under his eye. And if you are one of those who has only seen the anime, you may don’t know how this pirate got the woundsince it was only explained in the manga.
During the introductory story arc of Eiichiro Oda’s work, it is revealed that Luffy wanted to show that he had what it takes to be a pirate and that he was very brave. Thus, took a knife and made that wound right under the eye. This would become the character’s signature scar.
The anime omitted all of this, possibly due to the violence of the scene, but has left Luffy’s scar unexplained. And this is one of the key differences between manga and anime.