Reader: Hello, Odacchi. I am writing this letter from Liguria. (Liguria is a region of Italy, not Water Seven) I want to know the connections the two agents that went to Ohara with Spandine have with the current CP9 agents. I get the feeling that the guy with the glasses is Kalifa’s father. Thank you for making Robin!
Oda: Kalifa’s dad! You’re absolutely right. I didn’t give out any hints at all about it. I told my editor at the time about it, but this person
is actually Kalifa’s father. Most of the CP9 members are orphans that have been trained by the government, but we thought it might be interesting if among those children are some who belong to a bloodline of agents. Kumadori’s mom isn’t one of them, by the way.
Reader: In volume 51, chapter 502, the CP9’s Independent Report shows Kalifa wearing the Criminal brand that’s popular on Fish-Man Island! Why would a human be wearing that? And does Kalifa like brand-name stuff?
Oda: I’m glad you caught that. That is indeed a T-shirt of Pappagu’s brand “Criminal.” I get the feeling that Kalifa likes brand-name clothing. Criminal is very popular on Fish-man Island, but it is sold on dry land too. Even Zoro was wearing it for a while. Now about the name “Criminal.” The Japanese word for “criminal” can also mean “star.” That’s why it’s star-shaped.
Reader: Mr. Oda! If Kalifa had mistakenly eaten the Ox-Ox Fruit, Giraffe Model, at the Tower of Law, what would she have looked like?
Oda: Like this, I think this is good in its own way.
Reader: Isn’t the Bubble-Bubble Fruit that Kalifa ate more of a Logia type than a Paramythia type?
Oda: Kalifa has bubbles coming from her. The actual shape of her body doesn’t change, so it’s a Paramythia type. Rub and bubbles come out. Isn’t that convenient?
Reader: This may be sudden, but in chapter 412 of volume 43, Nami was tearing off Kalifa’s clothes looking for the key… but isn’t that going a bit too far?! Right in front of Franky too! It’s sexual harassment! No one will want to marry her now! Mr. Oda, can I have Kalifa?!
Oda: Ready, and… You want her?!
Reader: Oda sensei, I have a question! Please tell me the ages of the CP9 members. Please! Finger Pistol! (Sorry! Don’t dodge it!)
Oda: Watch out!! Phew… That was close. I dodged! Hahaha! I’m not going to take it!
Reader: After she defeated Kalifa, Nami was ripping at her clothes looking for the key. In the end, where was it?
Oda: W-Where was it? I couldn’t reveal something so private! (Blush) I mean, it was there! That wily Kalifa!
Reader: Sensei, I absolutely must know what the eight members of CP9 looked like as children (especially Lucci). If you don’t mind, would you draw them for me? Please?
Lucci, (shirt says “Peace”)
Reader: Odacchi!! These days I’m having trouble sleeping. Kalifa is the only girl in CP9. When she uses the Iron Body technique of the Six Powers, does she bounce? When I go to confirm, I get covered in bubbles… See? Today, too, bubbles smmother me… GLUB GLUB… Obajjii! Bind bout bor be!! (Odacchi! Find out for me!!)
Oda: Yep, today we’ve got another girl-crazy question from inside Japan. What the—! Are you telling me to go find out instead of you?! You think I’m some kind of peeper?! Be bibbin boub. (She didn’t bounce.)
Reader: Dear Oda sensei, the scene where Kalifa prepared tea for Mr. Iceberg was absolutely gorgeous. What does it take to become a splendid secretary and woman like Kalifa?
Oda: Glasses and documents. Yep. You should also say, “The insolence!”