Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece displays a ton of fun adventure-loving characters and this is maybe what makes the show earn a huge number of fans. The Straw Hat Pirates are one of the most loved teams in all of anime. Their teamwork and the uniqueness of each member plays a key role in getting everybody to One Piece.
With that being said, let’s take a special look at the character Roronoa Zoro, who acts as a right hand to Luffy (the protagonist). He has been named as the 2nd most popular character in several polls, just behind Luffy. Read to find out why he is insanely popular and much likeable.
What to know about Roronoa Zoro
Roronoa Zoro, also known as “Pirate Hunter” Zoro, is the fighter of the Straw Hats and one of their two swordsmen. His goal is to become the greatest swordsman in the world to honour a promise he made to his deceased childhood friend, Kuina.
Zoro, Luffy and Sanji are considered the “Monster Trio” of the crew due to their significant strength and abilities. Zoro’s intimidating appearance and notorious demonstrations of his power have made outsiders mistake him as the captain of the crew.
Though he maintains a stern and distanced demeanour, he is a sensitive fellow who values loyalty highly. He regards the sense of comradeship greatly important and is willing to put his life on the line willingly to save his members from danger.
Why is Roronoa Zoro insanely popular?
Zoro’s swordsmanship skills and techniques give him a big reason to be extremely likeable among anime fans. His power is different from some of the characters of the series, as it doesn’t involve the Devil Fruit.
As his strength is purely based on training and mastering swords, it becomes relatable to people. Well, also since sword fighters are well-favoured in the anime fandom. Along with that, his badass attitude makes him gain a lot of diehard fans.
Although it was never mentioned in the manga or the anime, people claim that he is the vice-captain of the crew as he takes on the leadership role whenever Luffy is not present. His dedication and commitment to the crew is something the fans find impressive.
Zoro’s popularity seems to be growing consistently as new viewers show the most interest in him, besides Luffy.