One Piece Girls “Deformed & Grotesque”


With the girls of One Piece somehow dominating a ranking of the anime girls with the most comely proportions, One Piece detractors cannot help but voice concerns about the direction their design appears to be taking – specifically, how their waists gradually shrunk to spindles as the manga progressed, even as their breasts ballooned to basketball size.


Above, the top row shows Nami’s development from the start of the manga on the left to the more recent volumes.

For those wondering, Nami’s supposed measurements are 169cm – B95-W55-H85 (I Cup).

For reference, an actual human (or Yui Ichikawa at any rate) with these waist/hip measurements:


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    Comment by Anonymous
    12:52 06/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Fairy Tale has these issues as well, the drawing styles are similar the characters look kind of like monkeys.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:52 05/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Thats because Eichiro Oda cannot draw anyone anatomically correct!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:47 18/10/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I thought art was supposed to get BETTER as a series goes on? (And believe me, One Piece has been going ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON...)

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    16:06 18/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "I thought art was supposed to get BETTER as a series goes on?"

    ...Hunter X Hunter..? Nah.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:10 18/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    16:43 18/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    but the story is epic so its all good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:24 18/10/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I stared reading One Piece years ago, and I've always liked how Nami looked originally, and I hate how they look now, and I've complained about that to a couple friends of mine that read One Piece as well. It's pretty stupid, she was much better proportioned or what have you at the start, and didn't have fucking balloon size tits with a size -10 waist.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:54 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They're an extreme take on those supposed conceptual ideals for a women figure, the thin waist shapely hip and big breasts taken to the max.

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    Comment by motaku96
    16:14 18/10/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Lol. Just lookin' for a reason to post a picture of Yui Ichikawa. XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:07 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And yet so many on here bagged on comics for being "realistic". Allot of you are fucking hypocrites and the scum of lower human.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:25 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haters gonna hate.

    It's almost like the writer of SC has mysteriously become some sort of feminazi who can't stand to see idealized images of women.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:13 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I-idealized? Holy crap dude.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:15 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And you think Artefact is a feminazi? :0

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:33 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would like to mention that she is a teenager and is still growing at 18 so her growth/breast spurt didn't happen til throughout the series.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:37 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They started off pretty normal. But then their waists kept mysteriously shrinking as time went on...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:03 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Listen i dont have a problem wiht OP proportions they still look hot but they shouldnt be on any list about perfect proportions.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:34 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Proportions are less relevant the more money you make.
    Ivankov. <3

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    02:59 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    These lolitards need a brain,seriously.

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    04:19 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:27 18/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jesus christ how many people voiced concern? 4 people? Maybe 5? The series has evolved over mroe than a decade and has turned out nice and balanced. Awesome male AND Female characters, said female characters actually do something and are quite hawt
    If anything it's gotten better.

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    Comment by Holly
    23:27 18/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    erm nothing new o,o

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:28 18/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is so stupid. They are fictional characters in the first place of course they are not meant to look realistic. People are retarded.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:27 15/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Indeed, but no one would consider this fictional characters as "art" as long as it is drawn this way.

    Just look at it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:52 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Beats fapping to Panty.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:54 18/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's like an anime Rob Liefeld.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:26 15/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree with you, it is quite hard to see the appeal of people for finding this art style sexy.

    This is indeed Rob Liefeld level of art style.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:00 18/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Either Nami's measurements have undergone some kind of change throughout the course of the manga, or Arte's numbers are wrong.

    The local edition of the manga (volume 6) states that her measurement are B86-W57-H86.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:30 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think I've ever read anywhere else when I visit anime sites that somebody complains about the girls body in One Piece. Seems SankakuComplex doesn't like it themselves more like.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:45 20/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I always thought of One Piece's women to be completely stylized, like fashion modeling illustrations and shoujo manga. I never even thought of comparing it to more realistic manga.

    It's not like One Piece is the only shonen manga to have oddly skinny stretched-out characters. Look at Bleach.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:02 21/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol retarded post by SC

    let's complain about Nami's bust size and waistline
    from an unrealistic/fictional/far from reality manga/anime called one piece,coz it's "unrealistic"

    let's compare a fictional girl to a real human girl

    poll said "Perfectly Proportioned Anime Girls" not real girls,those voters didn't base their vote for realism/realistic proportion of human anatomy,
    instead they base it for a fictional anime girl

    they want to vote for & think who's better proportioned "anime girls"(no realism needed)
    it's only what they think who's better

    and the author said Nami is a growing girl me:in a fictional world

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:31 15/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least in "U.S comics" they are striving to be at least realistic and look at the improvement it has gone now.

    But this, it just getting worse as time went on

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:58 20/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Angry fanboy is angry.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:38 20/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is there a problem One Piece girls having unreal body proportions? I don't see any at all!!!! Remember U.S. comics, women will always be big breasted, except the old ladies and the ones too young to have them!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:30 15/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least in "U.S comics" they are striving to be at least realistic and look at the improvement it has gone now.

    But this, it just getting worse as time went on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:45 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dinner plate eyes, pink and green hair, mouths taking up 40 % of their face and then disappearing the next moment.... LETS COMPLAIN ABOUT BIG TITS BEING UNREALISTIC. Y'all niggas is gay.

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    Comment by PrinceHeir
    04:32 20/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yui Ichikawa's body is delicious :O

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:00 22/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was almost tricked into commenting on this bulls$1t...oh wait.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:47 05/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are so many off proportions in One Piece, I just considered it an art style...

    Stop nit-picking. They're trying too hard to find news.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:21 09/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Deformed & Grotesque"
    You can tell these are the words of a 2ton hippopotamus. Fatties want the whole world fat so they can be just a bit less ugly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:04 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The two things that popular but hated by me:

    Final Fantasy series from VI to XIII: For being an attention whore while also being a worse game than other competing RPGs.

    One Piece: The reason above.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:20 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nami's figurine ending version strong world
    and Boa both strippable

    sells like pancake

    fuck realism human Anatomy

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:53 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd reap anyone of them, and that's the bottom line.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:06 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This site is totally lost morale after this post

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:12 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Here in Brazil we respected the relevant posts on this site, but in this case was something completely unnecessary from a work admired.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:48 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    One piece is fucking stylized. Stop and consider the men of the manga for a moment; they are unrealistic too! So is everything else about one piece; the entire art style is hyper stylized.

    I can not believe that anime fans are condemning something for being unrealistic. Stop and look around the screen for a moment. Look at the other images that are gracing Sankaku complex. Look at Miku; what the hell is she supposed to be anyways, with her gargantuan eyes and impossible hair? The nature of anime is not one of hyper-realisim; the entire genre is made up of stylization.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:45 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah... second to the last is Ivankof. That's a guy who ate the Hor-Hor fruit and can manipulate hormones.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:32 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    damn this is pointless, every character in one piece has exaggerated proportions why are people criticising this?

    you know what kuma creates unrealistic expectations on males none of us can be that damn big! i want to be BIG! not fair.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:09 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    seriously. . . this is an anime . . . they can mess up the proportions as they want em to be . . . you just need you imaginations to correct them

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:34 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    who cares??
    if they're hot,that's fine

    fuck feminist


    Comment by Anonymous
    13:05 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The One Piectards are gonna go crazy lol

    Fucking Fanboys.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:12 19/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shut It Narutard. @@

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