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He is a short man with black hair that goes to the sides of his head. He has tan skin and wears a blue shirt. His nose is red.
The crest-like piece of hair on his forehead shifts between arcing up to arcing down several times in the chapter.
Ippon-Matsu has a large knowledge of swords and seems to really like them. Despite trying to trick Zoro into selling him the Wado Ichimonji, Ippon has some conscience, initially refusing to sell the Sandai Kitetsu because of the sword's curse of bringing death and insanity to its wielders. He also stated that he likes bad guys and was shown to be a fan of Roronoa Zoro, as Ippon was the one who gave him the replacement swords: one destroyed and one that he currently uses.
When he first met Zoro, Ippon-Matsu acted polite due to Zoro being his first customer in a long time (due to Marine Captain Smoker arresting pirates, who are potential customers), but he became dismissive when he discovered that Zoro only had 100,000 on him. Upon seeing the Wado Ichimonji, he tried to buy it from Zoro for far less than it was worth. He continued bartering despite Zoro's refusals until Tashigi entered the shop. His greedy attitude changed when Zoro tested his luck against the Sandai Kitetsu, tossing it up into the air and holding out his arm to see if it would be sliced off. The sword missed Zoro's arm entirely, defying Ippon-Matsu's refusal to sell it due to the curse on the blade.
Impressed by Zoro's will, Ippon gave him both Sandai Kitetsu and Yubashiri for free. Yubashiri was his family's heirloom, a sword passed down through his family from one swordsman to the next until it reached him. His willingness to part with the sword, he told his wife, was that he was simply passing on to Zoro his dream.
Two Years LaterEdit
Ippon-Matsu is seen two years later cleaning his bathroom, proudly talking to his wife about the enlarged poster of Zoro on the wall behind him.
Translation and Dub IssuesEdit
His wife was changed to his mother in the 4Kids dub.
- One Piece: Become the Pirate King!
- Legend of the Rainbow Island
- Aim! The King of Berry
- One Piece (Game Boy Advance)
- Ippon-Matsu made a cameo appearance in the The Detective Memoirs of Chief Straw Hat Luffy TV special.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 97 and Episode 49.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 11 Chapter 97 (p. 5).
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 64 Chapter 630, cover story: From the Decks of the World Vol. 15.