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One Piece: Two new members to Luffy's crew as good as confirmed by the creator

In the course of his adventurous journey on the world's oceans, protagonist Luffy has already joined a number of fellow campaigners. But the straw hat gang doesn't seem to be complete yet.

For more than 20 years we have been accompanied by the adventures of the pirate Monkey D. Luffy, who travels the oceans in search of the legendary treasure of the pirate king Gol D. Roger. In his search for the legendary One Piece, Luffy has so far joined eight comrades (Zorro, Usopp, Sanji, Nami, Chopper, Nico Robin, Franky, Brook). All of them together make up the Straw Hat Pirates. But the crew of our heroes doesn't seem complete yet, as the current One Piece Databook shows (via The Library of Ohara).

Luffy's crew in One Piece is still incomplete

In the so-called databooks, additional information is published again and again that we have not seen in the manga or anime before and may never see it. One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda reveals blood groups as well as the characters' favorite foods. In the current Databook, the Mangaka now indirectly revealed, that two more characters could join Luffy's crew in the future. The former Samurai of the Seas will be the 10th official member Jinbei called. About his entry it says:

Jinbei is officially the 10th member of the Straw Hat Pirates, the helmsman of the crew. His card number is 10, which leaves three more places in the straw hats after him. On Whole Cake Island he joined the straw hats and as one of the tea parties, he is an official crew member.
Jinbei, the 10th straw hat pirate

In addition, we are reminded again that currently on Jinbei the second highest bounty exposed within the straw hat gang (438,000,000 berries). What is particularly exciting about Oda's statements is the formulation that three places after Jinbei are still open in the crew. Well, more precisely, there are still two places open, because the 13th member of the gang has also been revealed: Vivi. It is said of the Princess of Alabasta:

Vivi is officially to be considered as a former straw hat. She occupies position 0013 (...), as a former crew member she is placed at the end. This means there are two more places for straw hats on 0011 and 0012 (remember that one or both seats may be reserved for the Flying Lamb / Thousand Sunny).
Vivi, the 13th straw hat pirate

The small addendum in brackets already indicates that one or even both ships, which Luffy and his friends also always regarded as crew members, could be an official part of the Straw Hat gang. On the other hand, however, neither of the ships has to occupy one of the two still free spaces, which is why two more characters could join Luffy's crew after Jinbei. Further support would certainly not be amiss if we consider that with Blackbeard an opponent with one huge bounty waiting.

The current One Piece episodes By the way, you can legally watch the stream in time for the Japanese TV premiere. Incidentally, one is waiting for us soon new double episodethat should come up with visually stunning action.

Who do you think the two still secret straw hat pirates could be?