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Japanese Name: シャクヤク
Romanized Name: Shakuyaku
English Name: Shakuyaku[1]
Debut: Chapter 498; Episode 392
Affiliations: Shakky's Rip-off Bar[1]
Occupations: Bartender,[1] Pirate (former)[1]
Epithet: "Shakky" (シャッキー Shakkī?)[1]
Birthday: May 8th[2]
Japanese VA: Hiromi Tsuru

Shakuyaku, most commonly known by her nickname Shakky, is the bartender of Shakky's Rip-off Bar on the Sabaody Archipelago. She is a former pirate[1] and is also known for once being chased by the legendary Marine, Monkey D. Garp.[3]

AppearanceEdit

Shakky is a relatively slim and tall woman with short black hair, with two tufts pointing upwards and is always seen smoking a cigarette.

She has a pink, cleavage revealing t-shirt with a black spider on it, which is rather difficult to see due to the black jacket she wears on top of it, with the collar and the cuffs similar to a crow's wings, and light-violet lines running down the sleeves; her stomach was exposed. She also wears a yellow beaded necklace, pants that have a kind of giraffe pattern, and a belt with a white cardigan tied around it. She also wears white shoes, and has painted fingernails.

Twenty two years ago, her physical features looked exactly as it does now, but with certain subtle clothing differences. She had a more revealing A-shirt with the same color and spider-motif she sports in the current storyline, but paired with short pants. She also did not wear her necklace of beads, nor her jacket.

GalleryEdit

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Full-body view of Shakuyaku.
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Shakuyaku's outfit after the timeskip.
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Shakuyaku from twenty-two years ago.
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Shakuyaku's portrait in One Piece: Gigant Battle!.

PersonalityEdit

Shakky is very knowledgeable, and seems to constantly seek information - particularly on other pirates. She also reads the newspapers in what one could assume to be an obsessive manner, as she believes strongly that knowledge is power. She was the one who informed Luffy of all of the nine other pirates whose bounties exceed Beli100,000,000. She is rarely seen without a cigarette. Shakky is also highly intuitive, being able to guess Hancock's and Luffy's Impel Down penetration plan, even knowing that Hancock would fall for Luffy.

She also seems intent on keeping her age a secret; Luffy asked her how old she was when he heard that she had quit being a pirate forty years ago, but she immediately changed the subject, though she mentioned that she had been chased by Luffy's grandfather. After meeting Luffy for a short time, she is impressed by him, and states that she's rooting for him to become the Pirate King, particularly since she is aware that Silvers Rayleigh was the first mate of Gol D. Roger and is aware that Roger and Luffy are similar.

Shakky is also fond of teasing people, like teasing Chopper into believing he had to pay Beli100,000 for cotton candy.[4] She is infamous for charging exorbitant prices for her goods, but she made an exception for Hatchan and the Straw Hats.

Abilities and PowersEdit

Shakky's strength is not fully known, but one may assume that she has at least some fighting powers as a former pirate. A few things indicate that she is strong, though. At her first appearance, she was seen with three pirates whom she had beaten to a bloody pulp then promptly threw out, and she claims to have been chased by Garp, who is a legendary hero of the Marines and a powerful man in his own right.[3]

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

She gave up the life of a pirate forty years ago to open a bar.[3] At some point she formed a partnership with Silvers Rayleigh. She was also protecting the Gorgon Sisters, with the help of a younger Rayleigh and a younger Nyon, when the sisters escaped from the World Nobles.

Some time after Gold Lion Shiki's escape, Hatchan visited Shakky's bar. Shakky offered Hatchan a drink when he wanted to meet Rayleigh.

Summit War SagaEdit

Sabaody Archipelago ArcEdit

Her business partner, Rayleigh, had gone missing for the previous six months before her introduction. Upon meeting Luffy, she informed him of the other major pirates (the Eleven Supernovas) that have arrived on the island around the same time as him. She then told them that they might find Rayleigh at Sabaody Park. After the Straw Hats returned from the Human Auctioning House, where they found Rayleigh, he and the entire Straw Hat crew gathered at Shakky's bar. When Luffy declined easy information to One Piece, Shakky stated that she is a fan of Luffy. She took care of the wounded Hatchan as well as Keimi and Pappug as the Straw Hats depart. Unknown to her, Keimi, Pappug, and Hatchan; Bartholomew Kuma teleported the Straw Hats away from the Sabaody Archipelago to different locations. While it was getting late and the Straw Hats had not been heard from since they left, Keimi began to worry about their safety. While Pappug and Hatchan were convinced they would be be fine, Shakuyaku on the contrary, pointed out that their chances of facing a Marine Admiral and escaping are slim, and noted that the current era is slowly changing, so the Straw Hats must catch and hold on to "the waves" that will inevitably wash it away to survive.[5]

Post-War ArcEdit

When she learns about Luffy's situation after the Battle of Marineford, she tells Rayleigh that if she were Boa Hancock, she would hide Luffy from the Marines on Amazon Lily. She is seen again on the Thousand Sunny with Hatchan, Keimi, Pappug, and the Rosy Life Riders. Keimi asks Shakky if the Straw Hats are going to reunite using the vivre cards. Shakky replies that it will take time and assumes that Rayleigh has found Luffy. She then speaks about the need to protect the Thousand Sunny until the Straw Hats return. When Kuma arrives, Shakky tells everyone not to worry, unaware that the Shichibukai lost his free will and became a weapon of the World Government.

Fishman Island SagaEdit

Return to Sabaody ArcEdit

She reveals to Sanji which of the Straw Hats have already come to the island. She informs Brook through Den-Den Mushi about the situation with the Marines and the Imposter Straw Hats. She then goes to the Thousand Sunny with Rayleigh. There, she informs the Straw Hats about the Marines' activities on the archipelago. She also said that she had just talked with Brook on a Den Den Mushi, saying that he should be coming to the ship soon. She then said that everyone needed to hurry since the Marines are closing in on them and that the only one they were not in contact with was Luffy. She then gave them Rayleigh's Vivre Card, saying that Luffy would be following the card and was "counting on it."

After the Straw Hats finally gather, Shakky sees them sail off to Fishman Island.

Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit

In the anime only, she briefly flirts with Brook. When he asks about the color of her panties, she indifferently is about to tell him, but is interrupted by Keimi and Pappug, though later she does show them to him off screen.[4]

TriviaEdit

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A fan's drawing of Shakky and Rayleigh.
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  • In Vol. 61 of Usopp Gallery Pirates, Oda commented on a drawing of Shakuyaku and Silvers Rayleigh, calling them a "cool married couple". However, if they are truly married (or even in a romantic relationship) remains to be officially confirmed.
  • Her name (芍薬 shakuyaku?) means "peony", a type of flower.
  • Even though it is only shown in the anime, Shakuyaku is the first and so far only female to willingly show Brook her panties.[4]
  • Shakky might be based upon Ching Shih, female Chinese pirate, known also as Madame Cheng. She was one of the few pirates who actually retired, like Shakky, and she opened a gambling house.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 (p. 6) and Episode 392, Shakuyaku is introduced.
  2. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 76), her birthday is revealed.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 (p. 9) and Episode 392, Shakuyaku reveals to Luffy to have been chased by Garp when she was a pirate.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 One Piece AnimeEpisode 392.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 514 and Episode 408, Shakuyaku says that the era is slowly changing.

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