R: Hi Mr Oda, here’s my first question. I read about pirate history every now and then, so what are the origins of the Supernova Rookies’ names? Is this about right?
Oda: Wow that’s superb! I’m very thankful. You explained it very nicely. I just have one correction. Capone Bege’s name is taken from the american gangster “Al Capone” and the english privateer William Le Sauvage.
Please think of privateers as people like the Shichibukai.
Also Killer’s name is pretty fitting. Other than that, that’s right, the Rookies’ names were put together from the names of real pirates. Well, it’s just the names, but I’m sure this will raise the tension for people who like pirates.