How old is Luffy? Fans have loved the charismatic protagonist of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece for decades.
Monkey D. Luffy is the friendly leader of Straw Hat Pirates and he’s surprisingly complex for his seemingly simple backstory. Luffy’s cheerful personality can distract from his darker side. Fans only see it when the young pirate captain goes into battle. Over the years, Luffy has transformed from a bright-eyed, cheery boy to a capable, mature pirate leader.
The story’s unique artistic style of One Piece is prompting many questions about the characters’ ages. Luffy appears in many different ages throughout the anime, which can confuse viewers who don’t have a deep understanding of One Piece history. Although the young pirate does grow up through the series, it is sometimes difficult to know exactly how much.
What is the age of Luffy in One Piece.
Luffy’s age changed a few times during One Piece. The manga that inspired the anime was published for the first time in 1997. It is still being published today. Many viewers are left confused about the characters’ ages as the manga keeps releasing new issues. The characters of One Piece are not static, as they do in many anime. Luffy, the main focus of the show, has seen a lot of change over the course the series.
Luffy, a 7-year-old fresh-faced boy, is introduced at the beginning of One Piece. Although his time as an adolescent does not last very long, it is crucial to the story of One Piece. Luffy accidentally eats the Devil Fruit Gomu Gomu No Mi at this age. The “Gum Gum Fruit”, also known as the Devil Fruit, transforms Luffy’s body into rubber and allows him to stretch at will. These new abilities eventually prove to be extremely useful, but they also take away the ability for Luffy to swim.
Skip ahead of time
The first half of One Piece is told when Luffy is just 17 years old. This is after he left Windmill Village, his childhood home. After a decade of dreams, Luffy sets out to find Shanks, his childhood idol and the legendary “One Piece”. Many content fans will recognize Luffy’s appearance at this age with his red vest, blue shorts, and straw hat.
After the timeskip
Halfway through the long storyline in One Piece the Straw Hat pirates experience an unexpected time jump. According to Distractify two years pass after the events of episode 516 in the One Piece animated. During this time, the main pirate crew remains separate. Each member of the crew can experience a dramatic rise in power by training in their own style, without needing to watch a lot of filler episodes.
Luffy turns 19 after a two-year gap. His outfit is slightly updated to reflect his maturity. It exposes more skin and scars. For the remainder of the story, he’ll probably remain around this age. However, another time jump is possible. According to series creator Eiichiro Oda, the manga will be completed in 2024 or 2025. This leaves plenty of time for the crew and to jump ahead a few more years.
Maybe Luffy will be 20 by the time he becomes Pirate King.