In the past, Joy Boy promised the people of Fishman Island that he’d raise them to the surface with her help and use the Noah to accomplish the task. Joy Boy’s exact age hasn’t been revealed to us, much like most other things about him. He is, however, known to have existed about 900 years ago in the One Piece world.
Do you like this video? Joy Boy was an extremely relevant figure of the Void Century who played an important role in the history of Fish-Man Island and left behind a certain item of unimaginable value on the last island of the Grand Line. He was first mentioned on the Ryugu Poneglyph read by Nico Robin while at the Sea Forest.
↑ 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 64 Chapter 628 and Episode 548, Nico Robin reads about Joy Boy on the Ryugu Poneglyph. ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 649 (p. 16-18) and Episode 569, Neptune explains to Robin who Joy Boy was.
Joy Boy was first mentioned in chapter 628 – eleven years ago – as a man who visited Fish-Man Island, leaving an apology letter for breaking a promise made with its inhabitants. Joy Boy’s next mention occurred nine years later, during Kozuki Oden’s flashback in chapter 967.
Who is Joy Boy?
Joy Boy was an extremely relevant figure of the Void Century who played an important role in the history of Fish-Man Island and left behind a certain item of unimaginable value on the last island of the Grand Line. He was first mentioned on the Ryugu Poneglyph read by Nico Robin while at the Sea Forest. Gol D. Roger declared that he wished the two could have lived during the same period upon learning the true history on Laugh Tale.
At some point, Joy Boy came across an island, which would later be named Laugh Tale by Gol D. Roger, and left behind a treasure that would come to be known by the world as One Piece.
If the letter was written by Joy Boy himself, he had a lifespan of at least 100 years. Oden wished for Wano Country to open its borders before the day Joy Boy finally reappears. Kaido stated that Luffy “couldn’t be Joy Boy either”, after defeating him a second time.
He was first mentioned on the Ryugu Poneglyph read by Nico Robin while at the Sea Forest. Gol D. Roger declared that he wished the two could have lived during the same period upon learning the true history on Laugh Tale. When the “appointed time” comes, Joy Boy is expected to appear again.
Judging by Kaido musing whether or not Luffy could “be Joy Boy”, as well as Oden expecting Joy Boy’s reappearance 900 years after his last known appearance (the apology on the Poneglyph), it is unknown if “Joy Boy” is the name of a single person or a title that can be inherited by others.
How long did Joy Boy exist before One Piece?
6 Joy Boy’s Return. Although Joy Boy existed about 800-900 years before the current storyline of One Piece, the recent events of the story lead the fans to believe that he’s bound to return, eventually.
8 His Treasure. Joy Boy was, in the words of the Pirate King, a great man who had loads of treasure in his belonging. Although what this treasure is exactly isn’t known, Roger calls it a ‘massive’ treasure that he doesn’t know what to do with.
Ultimately, this led to him writing an apology on a Poneglyph and pass it down to those who inhabited the island at the time.
In the anime, Joy Boy made his introduction a bit earlier, in Episode 548. The primary reason behind this is the faster pacing of the anime, until the late Dressrosa arc. Ever since his first mention, he’s slowly being fleshed out with each passing arc.
One Piece: 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Joy Boy. Joy Boy is one of the most mysterious figures in the One Piece universe, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t tidbits that we’ve learned about him. Joy Boy is one of the most important characters in One Piece history, however, we’ve yet to be introduced to him.
Somehow, he found himself on the losing end in this battle, which is why he and his allies, especially those of the Kozuki, engraved the history of the world on blocks of stone, known as the Poneglyphs. It is unknown how Joy Boy died, but he is said to make a comeback soon.
Poseidon, one of the Three Ancient Weapons, is known to be reborn in the One Piece world after a couple of hundred years (the exact number being unknown). The same applies to Joy Boy, who is said to have been reborn in the world alongside Poseidon.