If you’re going to be King of the Pirates, you’ve got to assemble an outstanding crew. This would be my crew…
What is this about? As of tomorrow, I will have been watching One Piece for an entire year. That’s one episode a day, every day and to celebrate this landmark, I’ve decided to pick my own pirate crew from the other anime I’ve seen. Therefore, I can’t pick anyone from One Piece, that would be too easy.
Unless you’re familiar with One Piece, you’re probably wondering what positions there are to fill in a pirate crew. As far as I can tell, you will need a warrior, a sniper, a chef, a navigator, a strategist, a scientist, a doctor, a mechanic, and an entertainer.
That’s a total of nine positions, excluding the captain and that’s me anyhow, but this is Sunday Sevens. Well, worry not, a member of the crew can fill multiple positions if necessary. So, let’s get on with it and recruit my crew.
Warrior: Saitama (One Punch Man)
This one kind of goes without saying, but anyone that can defeat all opponents with a single punch would make a fine addition to the crew. Saitama is also a pretty humble guy who would fit in well with the others and doesn’t seem to mind remaining in the background.
Sniper: Yoko Littner (Gurren Lagann)
For me, Yoko was the star of Gurren Lagann and is more than welcome on board my ship. She’s an ace shot and isn’t fazed by dangerous situations. If anything she thrives on them and quickly assesses the situation before charging headfirst into danger.
Well, Yoko, there will be plenty of danger where we going. I can’t wait to see you cut loose.
Chef: Ban (The Seven Deadly Sins)
The food at the Boar’s Hat Tavern was basically pigswill until Ban took over as the Chef for Meliodas. After that people came in for more than just booze, and not just to ogle the waitresses. On top of that Ban is also immortal, so that’s not a bad backup skill to have.
Welcome aboard Ban, make yourself at home and yes, I’d love a cup of tea.
Strategist: Camilla (Castlevania)
Camilla is also going to fill the role of navigator because she quite clearly knows her way around. Having wound Dracula and his generals around her little finger, she tricked them into moving their castle into an ambush. She’s always a couple of steps ahead of the game.
I’m not going to lie, the idea of having a vampire on the ship is both exciting and terrifying, but I can’t wait to see where she takes us.
Rimuru Tempest (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)
I think I’m the most excited for
Mechanic: Mei Hatsume (My Hero Academia)
When it comes to machines, Mei Hatsume is an absolute genius. She’s an inventor that can turn her ideas into reality at an incredible rate. If I let her get a hold of the ship it’ll be the envy of the New World. She also has enhanced eye sight, enabling her to zoom in and lock onto items at great distances.
Now, that’s going to come in handy in the crows nest. This crew is starting to shape up nicely.
Entertainer: Yugiri (Zombie Land Saga)
And Yugiri completes the crew. She can sing, dance, and play music. Originally a courtesan, Yugiri can keep the crew spirits up and she’s also not afraid to hand out advice where needed. Not to mention that she’ll slap the silly out of you if you give her the opportunity.
On top of that, she’s a zombie. So, I now have a zombie and a vampire on the crew. Seriously, I am going to be King of the Pirates for sure.
Anything to add? I almost considered making this a Tag post, but wasn’t sure how well it would be received. I appreciate that not everyone has seen One Piece and people new to anime are often put off by the sheer number of episodes. That said, if anyone wants to assemble their own crew, link back to this post so I can see who you’ve picked. Thanks for reading.
Other Post in the Sunday Sevens Series.
- One Piece Fights
- Favourite Anime OP
- My Hero Academia
- Seven Colours in her Hair
- My Pirate Crew
- Seven Swords!
- Favourite Series Watched in 2018