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The subject of this article is sometimes referred to as "Kumacy" or "Bearsy".

Kumashi was a stuffed bear zombie who acted as Perona's servant[2] and the commander-in-chief of the Wild Zombies[3] on Thriller Bark prior to its collapse.

AppearanceEdit

Kumashi is a large zombie resembling a patchworked teddy bear. His body is composed of white, light blue, and orange cloth with bandages over his lower body, legs, and arms. He wears an oversized white and blue cap on his head and a surgical mask over his mouth, he also has bloodshot eyes suggesting he doesn't have eyelids.[1] There is a zipper on his back that leads to his hollow interior, which is spacious enough that Usopp, Nami, and Tony Tony Chopper all hid within Kumashi at the same time.[5]

PersonalityEdit

Kumashi was very loyal to Perona and would brutally attack anyone who tried to harm her,[6][7] though he frequently forgot that she did not want him to speak, leading her to angrily berate him for doing so.[8][9][10] Like most zombies, he was afraid of fire.[11]

Abilities and PowersEdit

As commander-in-chief of the Wild Zombies, Kumashi had authority over all the unranked Wild Zombies and Vice-Commander Hippo Gentleman, only superseded in authority by Perona herself.[3]

As a zombie, Kumashi could not feel pain.[12] He possessed immense strength superior to that of a normal bear,[13] allowing him to tear up solid stone with his strikes[14] and send an opponent crashing into the ground with enough force to crater it with a single swipe.[15] He also possessed considerable physical speed, as noted by Usopp, whom he was able to easily keep up with while pursuing him.[16]

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

Some after Hogback met Perona ten years prior to the Straw Hat Pirates arriving on Thriller Bark, Hogback created Kumashi and modeled him after Perona's teddy bear at Perona's behest.[17]

When Brook began purifying zombies Thriller Bark five years prior to the Straw Hats' arrival, Kumashi tried to inform Perona of what was occurring, only to be yelled at for waking her up.[18]

Thriller Bark ArcEdit

As Perona began returning her spirit to her body in the form of the Negative Hollows that had been observing Thriller Bark, Kumashi welcomed her back, prompting Perona to berate him for speaking due to his deep voice before declaring that they were heading out.[19]

After Ryuma incapacitated Nami, Usopp, and Tony Tony Chopper, Perona informed Kumashi that the Risky Brothers were carrying the defeated Straw Hats in coffins and ordered him to take the coffins to the dance hall. After berating Kumashi for voicing his confirmation, Perona told Kumashi that she would be commanding the treasure recovery group at the Thousand Sunny and ordered him to notify her if something happened, prompting Kumashi to wave at her before wishing her a good trip, only for Perona to berate him once more.[20]

Straw Hats Inside Kumashi

Nami, Usopp, and Chopper hide within Kumashi.

However, after escaping from the Wild Zombies, Nami, Usopp, and Chopper found Kumashi and hid within him using the zipper on his back, which he could not reach. When Absalom greeted him while searching for the Straw Hats, Kumashi tried to tell him that they were hiding in his body, but Absalom interrupted him and demanded to know if he had seen them. Kumashi greeted Perona when she returned and tried to inform her as well, but Perona angrily scolded him for talking once more, leaving the pirates' presence unknown.[21]

After Monkey D. Luffy was captured, Kumashi accompanied Perona to a meeting with the other members of the Mysterious Four, where he once again tried to reveal that Nami, Usopp, and Chopper were hiding within him, only to be prevented from doing so by Perona once again demanding that he not speak before watching alongside the others as Gekko Moriah cut off Luffy's shadow.[22]

When Nami, Usopp, and Chopper reacted to what had just happened, Perona believed Kumashi was talking again and scolded him once more. Soon afterward, Kumashi accompanied Perona and the rest of the Mysterious Four to the freezer containing the corpse of Oars.[23]

Kumashi watched as Moriah implanted Luffy's shadow into Oars's corpse. When Oars suddenly opened his eyes and roared, Nami, Usopp, and Chopper fell out of Kumashi in sheer terror, causing a surprised Perona to demand to know if Kumashi had been hiding them all along.[24]

As the Soldier Zombies brought tons of food for Oars to consume, Perona demanded to know why Kumashi was hiding the Straw Hats, only to shut down his attempt to explain the situation by berating him for talking.[25]

When the Straw Hats began rampaging through the mansion after waking up those who had their shadows taken, Kumashi followed Perona to her room after she declared that she would subdue the pirates with her Negative Hollows.[26]

Soon afterward, Kumashi was present when Perona was confronted by Roronoa Zoro, Sanji, Usopp, and Franky, but merely watched as Usopp let the others go on ahead.[27] When Perona attempted to hit Usopp with four Negative Hollows at once, the effects ended up backfiring, leading to her apologizing to a surprised Kumashi.[28]

Sogeking Purifies Kumashi

Sogeking purifies Kumashi.

Shortly afterward, Kumashi pursued Usopp as he was chasing after Perona and angrily forbade him from laying a hand on Perona before attacking him with multiple powerful swipes of his arms. However, Usopp managed to scare him off with a ball of fire and prevented Kumashi from pursuing him any further with a wall of flames.[29] A few minutes later, Kumashi caught up with Usopp, who had been heavily battered by Perona's Mini Hollows, and began mercilessly beating him into the ground. Suddenly, Sogeking took over and shoved a salt ball into Kumashi's mouth, purifying him, to Perona's shock and anger.[30]

Two Years LaterEdit

Perona Finds Kumashi

Perona finds Kumashi's corpse.

After Moriah's defeat and the abandonment of Thriller Bark, Kumashi's corpse remained on the ship and was found by Perona after she returned.[31]

Major BattlesEdit

Translation and Dub IssuesEdit

"Kuma" means "bear", which lead to some fan translations translating "Kumashi" to "Bearsy".

MerchandiseEdit

Video GamesEdit

Support AppearancesEdit

TriviaEdit

Zoro as Kumashi

Zoro dressed up as Kumashi.

  • In the anime version of Zoro's cover story, Perona dresses Zoro up as Kumashi in an attempt to make herself feel better after being separated from him.
  • In a response to a fan who noticed Perona holding a teddy bear resembling Kumashi in Hogback's flashback and wondered if it was him, Oda responded in a SBS that the stuffed toy is not him. He explained that Perona simply asks Hogback to make zombies based on her stuffed toys, and Kumashi is a zombie based on the stuffed toy and not a toy enhanced into a zombie.[17]
  • Kumashi's corpse did not decompose and was well preserved for two years after Sogeking purified him.
  • Perona had a pet bear named Kumae who resembled Kumashi when she was young.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 449 (p. 12) and Episode 343, Kumashi debuts.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 454 (p. 9) and Episode 348, Perona confirms that Kumashi is her personal servant.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 466 (p. 7) and Episode 361, Hippo Gentleman refers to Kumashi as the "commander-in-chief" of the Wild Zombies.
  4. One Piece Blue: Grand Data File (p. 53), Kumashi's birthday is given.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 454 (p. 9) and Episode 348, Nami, Usopp, and Chopper hide within Kumashi using the zipper on his back.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 464 (p. 17) and Episode 359, Kumashi pursues and attacks Usopp for trying to attack Perona.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 465 (p. 15) and Episode 360, Kumashi brutally injures Usopp for attacking Perona.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 449 (p. 12) and Episode 343, Perona berates Kumashi for speaking.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 451 (p. 6) and Episode 345, Perona berates Kumashi for speaking.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 454 (p. 8) and Episode 348, Perona berates Kumashi for speaking.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 464 (p. 18) and Episode 359, Kumashi flees from a fire Usopp creates.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 49 Chapter 475 (p. 6) and Episode 370, Moriah explains how zombies cannot feel pain.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 465 (p. 15) and Episode 360, Perona reveals that Kumashi's physical strength is superior to that of a normal bear.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 464 (p. 17) and Episode 359, Kumashi's strikes tear up the stone floor beneath him.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 465 (p. 15) and Episode 360, Kumashi hits Usopp with enough force to crater the ground he lands on.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 464 (p. 18) and Episode 359, Usopp notes Kumashi's considerable speed.
  17. 17.0 17.1 SBS One Piece MangaVol. 49, Fan question: "In Hogback's flashback scene in Chapter 468, is that stuffed animal Perona's holding actually Kumashi?! If so, how did he get to be so freakin' huge?"
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 458 (p. 11) and Episode 352, Kumashi attempts to inform Perona of Brook's purifying spree.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 449 (p. 12 & 18) and Episode 343, Kumashi greets Perona as she returns to her body and heads out alongside her.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 451 (p. 6) and Episode 345, Perona commands Kumashi to retrieve the defeated Straw Hats and informs him that she will be overseeing the treasure recovery at the Thousand Sunny.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 454 (p. 8-9) and Episode 348, Nami, Usopp, and Chopper hide within Kumashi, who fails to inform Perona and Absalom of their presence.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 455 (p. 15-16 & 19) and Episode 349, Kumashi tries to reveal the presence of the Straw Hat and witnesses Luffy's shadow being cut off.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 456 (p. 8 & 18-19) and Episode 350, Kumashi is scolded by Perona for the noise that the Straw Hats made and enters the freezer containing Oars's corpse.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 457 (p. 7-9) and Episode 351, Kumashi witnesses Oars's awakening and has the presence of the Straw Hats inside him discovered.
  25. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 458 (p. 4) and Episode 352, Perona berates Kumashi for hiding the Straw Hats.
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 460 (p. 11) and Episode 355, Kumashi accompanies Perona to her room as she prepares to subdue the Straw Hats.
  27. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 461 (p. 12 & 18) and Episode 356, Kumashi watches as Perona confronts several of the Straw Hats.
  28. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 462 (p. 3) and Episode 357, Perona apologizes to Kumashi due to the effects of her Negative Hollows backfiring against Usopp.
  29. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 464 (p. 16-18) and Episode 359, Kumashi pursues Usopp, but is stopped by a wall of fire.
  30. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 465 (p. 14-16) and Episode 360, Kumashi brutalizes Usopp, but is purified by Sogeking.
  31. One Piece Manga — Vol. 67 Chapter 658, cover story: From the Decks of the World Vol. 40, Perona finds Kumashi's corpse on Thriller Bark.

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