Today, we’re going to talk about something that even the most die-hard fans of One Piece don’t even know :
How old is Luffy ?
This is a question that you can ask any fan of the series and they’d stutter when trying to answer. Whether it’s Luffy birthday or how old is Monkey D Luffy at the moment, it’s hard to determine it because the series does not mention it often. If you don’t know Luffy age, then you’ve come to the right place as this article will finally answer your questions !
How old is Monkey D. Luffy ?
One Piece is full of colorful and interesting characters, and Monkey D Luffy is one of the most important characters of the show, as he is the titular protagonist and can even be called the mascot of the entire series. Luffy is not a generic hero that just grows stronger with the storyline progressing, he is instead a character with unique motivations, powers and a personality that easily sets him apart from the competition.
Naturally, fans want to know everything about him and one of the most important things about any person is their age and « How old is Luffy from One Piece » is one of the most common searches related to anime and manga that you will see.
Luffy’s birthday is hard to determine for the average One Piece fan because it’s not often that how old is Luffy is brought up in the series. Not only that but the fact there’s a time-skip in the story makes it harder to calculate how old is Luffy in One Piece as a whole. Let’s start from the beginning and look into how old is Monkey D Luffy from the start to where we are right now in the storyline.
In the beginning of One Piece, we see the debut of Luffy’s character as a child in the prologue. When we first see him and he is eventually saved by Shanks, Luffy’s age is only 7 years old. Afterwards, when Ace started his journey to the sea, Luffy’s age is 14 years old.
When he finally started his own journey as the infamous pirate from East Blue Sea to Grand Line, Monkey D Luffy age is 17 years old. From the debut to his first journey, this answers the question of how old is Luffy in One Piece before the Time-Skip.
If someone ask you :
« At what age did Luffy set sail ? »
Luffy set sail at the age of 17.
Once the time-skip happens with all of the Straw Hat Pirates training separately, we see an older Luffy return. Luffy’s age from that point on is 19 years old and that is the oldest we have seen him in the storyline so far. Luffy is still 19 years old in present time, including the on-going Wano Arc in both anime and the manga of One Piece.
Fans have argued that the story has been going on for years ever since the time-skip happened but the writer of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda was asked how old is Monkey D Luffy recently and he explained that even though the storyline is long, Luffy’s age is still 19 because the events have been continuous in the storyline, thus not leaving the time for the characters to age.
Luffy at Age 40 and 60
A neat little surprise that exists for any One Piece fan looking for Luffy’s age is the fact that the author of One Piece drew the physical appearance of Monkey D Luffy age 40 and 60. Not only that but he also drew ‘Bad Ending’ versions of the character, making it a total of four concept arts.
Monkey D Luffy Age 40 :
As you can see, Monkey D Luffy Luffy age 40 looks like a mature version of the character with less shaggy hair, a slight beard and more refined features. Whereas the version below is the ‘Bad Ending’ Luffy at the age of 40, which shows him in a bad state with messy hair, a fat build and a broken tooth.
Monkey D Luffy Age 60 :
Luffy age 60 looks like an older man with an aging facial structure, a bigger beard and slightly messier hair than his 40-year-old self. While less recognizable than his 40-year-old self, he still has the iconic smile. Many fans pointed the fact that he looks exactly like his grandfather : Monkey D. Garp.
Meanwhile, ‘Bad Ending’ Luffy age 60 has lost most of his hair, has broken teeth, a gigantic white beard and is barely recognizable in any way, with his smile looking more sinister than hopeful at this point.
Additionally, we also got to take a look at Ace at the age of 40 and 60 as a bonus, also complete with his ‘Bad Ending’ versions.
It’s a tragedy that we will never get to see Ace grow this old, even if as a ‘bad’ character. However it’s nice to see how he would have looked at these ages if he was still alive.
In order to summarize what was said during the article we have summarized the most important information in the form of questions.
How old is Monkey D Luffy ?
Monkey D. Luffy is currently 19 years old.
How old is Luffy at the begginning of One Piece ?
At the begginning of One Piece, Luffy is 7 years old. Luffy set sail at the age of 17.
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