02-16-2015, 01:06 AM #1
One Piece Wikia Wrote:SBS (質問を募集する Shitsumon o Boshū Suru, "I'm Taking Questions") is a question-and-answer column that began in volume 4 of the manga, in which Eiichiro Oda answers questions sent in by his fans, making jokes and sometimes telling useful information about the story and characters. It is here that the ages of the Straw Hat Pirates were first revealed, as well as various facts about the story that are not immediately apparent (but nevertheless present) in the chapters themselves. Sometimes the information on the characters is just suggested in this section by the fans, which Oda just agrees with and makes it official; for example, Tashigi's, Chopper's and Robin's birthdays which were all fan suggestions. The SBS was also where the author revealed the existence of the hidden characters Pandaman and Tomato Gang, who appear hidden in the background at many points during the series. Because of the nature of the SBS and the appeal of One Piece, Oda will get questions of all kinds of nature from the serious to silly and the 'mature'.
The SBS are displayed on a single page between the end of chapter and the cover of the next one. In case a chapter starts with a Double Spread, there is no SBS as the 2 pages are taken by the cover. This page can also be used to display a set of Usopp Gallery Pirates pictures instead of an SBS.
Before volume 50, the logo headers where common to all SBS chapters and drawn by Oda, but following the request of a fan at the end of Volume 49 SBS, the logo headers are now fans drawings and different for every chapters.
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SBS are really amazing to read!
They can sometimes make your brain explode and eyes pop out by reading what kind of question fans do and what Oda-sensei reply!
They are very useful and fun to read, many minor things about characters are revealed and much more!
Please read them and Discuss about them here