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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Memorable Anime Character: Roronoa Zoro

Name: "Pirate Hunter" Roronoa Zoro
Where You've Seen Him: One Piece
His Story: Before he joined the crew of the Straw Hat Pirates, he was a famed Pirate Hunter who was chasing a dream to be the best swordsman in the world.  He fights with a three sword fighting technique, where one sword is in his mouth during the fight.
Why Is He Memorable? His character is a series of complexities.  He's a great fighter, but strives to be more.  On the other hand, he has absolutely no sense of direction and seems to nap as much as he trains. He's loyal to Luffy, at one point saying that he can't fulfull his own dream if he can't help his captain fulfill his.
Trivia: Zoro has ranked second in four Shonen Jump popularity polls, and fourth in an Orison poll on a character most people would like to see get a spinoff.

Tomorrow -- An experiment goes terribly wrong in Neo Tokyo.

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