Monkey D.Luffy and Roronoa Zoro’s friendship is a running theme among the viewers of the anime One Piece. This is understandable as they share the most distinct ‘brother in arms’ relationship. Some fans also consider them the most dangerous duo out of all the members of Straw Hat Pirates.
The first to join the crew Straw Hats, Zoro, is also the second friend Luffy made out at sea. With the dream to become the world’s strongest swordsman, he is the perfect choice to serve as Luffy’s right-hand man on his quest to become the King of the Pirates.
What is One Piece About?
One Piece is inspired by the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. As of February 2021, the manga became the best selling manga series in history. The anime also follows the same footsteps and achieved massive success.
The series follows the adventures of Luffy who possesses a rubber body after eating a Devil Fruit. To find the treasure “One Piece” and become the next Pirate King, he along with his crew, the Straw Hat Pirates sets off on a daring journey.
The crew is joined in by many interesting and unique characters on the way. Together, they combat bounty hunters, other pirates, criminals and secret agents of the corrupt World Government.
The friendship between Zoro and Luffy
Their personalities are way different from one another as Luffy’s bubbly and childlike attitude is in deep contrast with Zoro’s composed and sensible nature. But that would be just exterior judgement, as they share rather similar characteristics.
They are both extremely straightforward and don’t second guess before speaking their minds, tend to handle situations in a simple and blunt manner, and also have a terrible sense of direction (a running gag in the series). And their core value, i.e loyalty and compassion, allows them to hold each other dearly and work effectively as a team.
Zoro trusts Luffy undoubtedly and obeys his decisions whatever the consequences, respecting it as a captain’s decisions. Luffy too considers Zoro as his most trusted adviser and has complete faith in his abilities. They complement one another so well that fans can only adore and cherish them!