Vegapunk’s One Piece Anime Debut Has Fans Disappointed With Toei Animation, Eiichiro Oda’s Bland Designs

Vegapunk's debut in the One Piece anime leaves fans dissatisfied.

Vegapunk's One Piece Anime Debut Has Fans Disappointed With Toei Animation, Eiichiro Oda's Bland Designs


  • One Piece is written by Eiichiro Oda, started in 1998, and has been ongoing ever since.
  • Dr. Vegapunk is one of the vital characters in the plot and was teased from the very beginning.
  • He made his anime debut in the Egghead Island arc, and fans were not happy with his design.
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Over the journey of 27 years, One Piece, along with being one of the greatest manga and anime series of all time, has been the victim of controversies. One of the reasons other fanbases bash One Piece is due to its character design, which has always been below par except for some characters.

Dr Vegapunk
Dr. Vegapunk

One character whose reveal in the anime managed to disappoint fans was Dr. Vegapunk, the most intelligent man in the One Piece verse. The fans of the series took their opinions to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share their dissatisfaction over his debut and even take shots at Eiichiro Oda.

Vegapunk’s anime debut failed to satisfy the fans

One of the most sought-after names in the series, Dr. Vegapunk, is the epicenter of the verse and plays a very pivotal role in Eiichiro Oda‘s magnum opus. Dr. Vegapunk was first mentioned by Koby in episode 315 and manga chapter 433.


Dr. Vegapunk is the chief scientist of the World Government and has consumed Nomi Nomi no Mi, which makes him unparalleled in the One Piece world in terms of smartness. He single-handedly made the Navy a force to be reckoned with.

His creations need no introduction, as he is the mind behind sea stones, Pacifistas, Seraphims, and many others.

Fans have been patiently waiting for the appearance of this renowned individual, and finally, he made his debut in the Egghead arc. However, instead of being a memorable moment, it turned out to be a very disappointing instance for the fans due to the terrible design.


One Piece finally animated Dr. Vegapunk, but it was a very bland and ugly-looking design, which led to fans being severely disappointed as they waited for almost 15 years for him to be animated.

The disappointed audience took it to X and shared their views and thoughts on Dr. Vegapunk’s anime reveal. They said:



The reveal has divided the vast One Piece fandom into two sides: one believes his character design is perfect, while the other believes that Oda sensei failed to give him a good-looking design.

What’s happening in One Piece?

As each chapter gets released, One Piece takes a step towards its inevitable end. Finding the acclaimed treasure, One Piece, which was the reason Luffy started his journey, is closer than ever.


However, there are several arcs left before the awaited treasure gets revealed to the audience, and the current obstacles faced by the Straw Hats are Kizaru and Saturn. Luffy is currently engaged in a fierce battle with Saturn, and the other members of his crew are also fighting on Egghead Island.

Luffy in his Gear 5 form in the One Piece manga
Luffy in his Gear 5 form in the One Piece manga

The battle between these beasts is about to close, with Straw Hats’ next destination already being teased by Oda sensei. All the hints point out that it is Elbaf, the country of giants.

There are still a few major arcs left before the cessation of One Piece, and fans still have a lot to discover in the One Piece world.


Watch the journey of Luffy and his members on Crunchyroll.


Written by Jiyad Shaikh

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