After the war at the naval headquarter, there was a kind of long interval to tell childhood of Ace, Sabo and Luffy. And we learned so much about those BROTHERs and Luffy’s hometown.

In those episodes, I noticed that Ace was wearing Kanji Shirts constantly. Do you know any meanings of them?

One Piece Ep.496: Ace’s Kanji Shirt #1

Kanji Shirts in One Piece

The first kanji shirt that I noticed was this one “爆撃”. This kanji idiom means “Bombing”. I have no idea how he got the shirt but he seems to have a lot of kanji shirts, so it must be his taste.

The 爆撃(Bombing) shirt may represent his anger and momentum. Young Ace was like a cannon ball. Is that why?

One Piece Ep.496: Ace’s Kanji Shirt #2

Kanji Shirts in One Piece

The second kanji shirt is “無罪”. Ha ha, This is funny one. The Japanese kanji idiom “無罪” means “Not Guilty”. He steals stuff. He uses violence. But he seems to want to claim that he is innocent kid.

Or, does he want to say that being born as Roger’s son is not his sin? Yup, kids can not choose their parents.

One Piece Ep.496: Ace’s Kanji Shirt #3

Kanji Shirts in One Piece

The third kanji shirt says “暴力”. That means “Violence”! This is not even funny…. Stop wearing it, Son. I hope nobody can read it in One Piece World. Who sold this shirt in the first place?

By the way, Luffy is wearing a unusual shirt too. It says “Tamago Jiken(卵事件)”, and that means “egg incident”…? Well, it’s meaning less phrase for me.

If I have a chance, I’ll talk about Ep.497!


Today’s Kanji Shirt is “Genius”! Kids are genius! If Ace wears my Genius Shirt, I guess it’ll be like this one(Black Text, Tank, Red). Ha ha.


 One Piece Ep.497: Ace’s Kanji Shirts Meanings
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If you want to know the meanings of any Japanese kanji that you don’t see English subs for in a particular animation or live action movie, tell me “Name of the Show”, “Season and Episode #” and “the Exact Moment (Minute: Second)”!

If it’s just Japanese kanji that you see around you, like a shop sign or a tattoo, you can send me the photo as long as you are allowed to take picture of it.

I can’t promise to reply to everyone but I’ll try my best!

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