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Vivi Reads Newspaper
Japanese Name: 新聞
Romanized Name: Shinbun
Official English Name: Newspaper
First Appearance: Chapter 96; Episode 45

Newspapers play a major role in the series. Nami of the Straw Hat Pirates is often seen reading them. Wanted posters are often slipped into the newspaper, shipping them all across the world. In the World of One Piece, newspapers are distributed worldwide using gulls called News Coo.

Mizu Mizu NewspaperEdit

The Mizu Mizu Newspaper (水水新聞 Mizu Mizu Shinbun?, literally translated as "Water Water Newspaper") is the newspaper of Water 7. Like many products originating from Water 7, it carries the phrase "Mizu Mizu" at the start of its name. It first appeared in Chapter 337 and in Episode 239.


From the newspaper, it was revealed another coup d'état had occurred in Vira. Later, the paper was used to report the Baroque Works' incident. However, in that case, the truth was falsified; Smoker and his partner Tashigi, not the Straw Hat Pirates, were credited with bringing down the organization.

CP9 SagaEdit

It was the paper that led Vivi and the others back in Alabasta to discover that Miss All Sunday was now with the Straw Hats. It also informed Blackbeard of the location of Luffy and his crew after it reported the events of Enies Lobby. Incidentally, the report on Enies Lobby was made out to be a large scale attack by Luffy and his crew, rather than the small force that actually infiltrated, and no mention of the Buster Call was made: the whole incident was pinned on the Straw Hats. However, it also neglected to mention the involvement of the Franky Family and Galley-La Company members who played vital roles in the incident. No mention was made as to why the raid on Enies Lobby occurred.

Summit War SagaEdit

Though we do not see the other reports on the Eleven Supernovas, their progress is implied to be highly reported by the newspapers, leading Shakuyaku to have a fairly good understanding of Luffy and his crew, as well as his rivals who were also on Sabaody Archipelago. Later, when Luffy's incident involving the Celestial Dragons was reported by the newspapers, Elder Nyon was able to tell Luffy about his brother Ace's execution using the details.

During the Impel Down Arc, it was revealed by Emporio Ivankov that the newspapers are subject to heavy censorship by the World Government and that most major incidents are actually covered up in the papers. Many of the prisoners on Level 6 of Impel Down were subject to such cover-ups due to their repugnant and abhorrent nature.

During the Battle of Marineford, when Fleet Admiral Sengoku made the announcement that Portgas D. Ace was the son of the Pirate King Gol D. Roger, the reporters immediately reported to their headquarters in order to publish the breaking news. The same action occurred later when Sengoku revealed that Monkey D. Luffy is an adoptive brother of Ace and the biological son of Revolutionary Monkey D. Dragon. Soon after that, when Sentomaru brought in an army of Pacifistas, the reporters once again contacted their headquarters. Their last known contact prior to the Visual Den Den Mushis' signals being completely cut off was about Squard stabbing Whitebeard and the false testimony that Whitebeard had betrayed his allies in exchange for the safety of his own crew.

Upon the Den Den Mushi regaining consciousness, the first broadcast was Buggy, much to the spectators' irritation. After that, Ace's demise at the hands of Admiral Akainu was witnessed. After Marshall D. Teach and his crew assassinated Whitebeard and stole his power, Shanks and his crew arrived and brokered a ceasefire. The news of Whitebeard dying became known worldwide, as did the fact that Luffy's whereabouts were unknown, but the escape of Impel Down prisoners from Level 6 via Blackbeard's raid was not reported because the Government didn't want to lose the trust of the citizens. This pretense greatly infuriated and disgusted Sengoku. Gekko Moriah was reported having died in the war, but the article lacked credibility; in truth, he was supposed to be exterminated by Donquixote Doflamingo and an army of Pacifista on the World Government's orders due to being too weak to continue to bear the Shichibukai title. However, as Doflamingo put it, Moriah disappeared before he could finish him off.

Luffy Pays His Respects

A photograph of Luffy's silent prayer, with a secret message to his crew on his right arm.

During the reconstruction of Marineford, reporters were there to record every moment. When Luffy returned along with Jinbe and Silvers Rayleigh and sailed once around the island with a stolen Marine ship, Luffy himself entered the island and rang the Ox Bell 16 times, then threw a bouquet of flowers over the largest battle scar on the island and performed a silent prayer before escaping the Marines. The reporters were very excited by what seemed like a natural photo op, and they made sure to take as many pictures as possible, which ended up being published in newspapers.

Most people reacted to news of this event with shock, confusion, or amusement, but the Straw Hat Pirates knew it was Luffy's way of signaling them. In this way, he successfully manipulated newspapers worldwide into conveying a message that he couldn't have sent otherwise.

Fishman Island SagaEdit

Two years after the war, the newspaper reported that the famous rock star "Soul King" Brook is a pirate from about half-a-century ago, that he has joined the Straw Hat Pirates, and that, as Brook declared, Luffy is still alive. 

From Decks of the WorldEdit

The newspaper reporting the return of the Straw Hat Pirates formed a link between many characters the Straw Hats had met, showing their reactions as they read about the crew in the newspaper.

Pirate Alliance SagaEdit

The same article about the Straw Hat Pirates' return that appeared in From the Decks of the World was shown being read by Monet, leading her to recognize the crew.

Trafalgar Law used the newspaper in his machination to coerce Donquixote Doflamingo into resigning from the Shichibukai. In exchange for Caesar Clown, Law told Doflamingo that he must resign before the release of the next day's newspaper, which would carry an article about him resigning. The day after, the newspaper reported the resignation, a notice about the alliance between Luffy and Law, and a notice about the one between the Kid Pirates, Hawkins Pirates, and On Air Pirates. Both of the latter pieces were reported by the mysterious journalist Absa.

After the events in Dressrosa, the newspaper publicized Doflamingo's defeat at the hands of Luffy and Law's pirate alliance.


  • The Grand Line Times was a supplement that replaced one issue of the manga. It was written as though it were taken directly out of the manga.
  • The New World Times consisted of two supplementary pages at the end of Chapter 664. It recapped the activities of several characters during and after the Battle of Marineford.

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