D: Oda-sensei, here's a very serious question. If Shanks was a deck hand on Gold Roger's ship,
does that mean the guy who hit him and Buggy when they were fighting in Volume 3 was
the captain of the ship? Or maybe an officer? from Sonoe-san
O: Ah yes, the story of Buggy and Shanks in their swabby days. That would mean the captain of
their ship was none other than the Pirate King, Gold Roger. The man who scolded the two
boys was the first mate. I've had that set in stone since the very start, so I even made
sure the anime staff knew that.