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"Evening Shower" Kanjuro is a samurai from Wano Country. He is a retainer of the Kozuki Family[2] and Kin'emon's fellow samurai who was captured by Doflamingo's crew.[1][3]

AppearanceEdit

Kanjuro's appearance matches the stereotype of a traditional Kabuki poser. He has bright long red hair down to the floor with the front hair sticking outward and down to his chest, with big lips and blush marks on his cheek in a similar manner to Bentham.[1] All-in-all, his appearance resembles a kabuki performer. He is rather tall, as he appears to be a similar height to Kin'emon (who himself is of a comparable height to Brook, who stands 277 centimeters) when standing side by side.[4]

He wears a traditional samurai outfit with a ribbon in the middle and zori for footwear. On his back Kanjuro carries a large brush which he keeps in readiness for use with his powers.[1]

GalleryEdit

Kanjuro Hard Knock Days
Kanjuro as he initially appeared in Hard Knock Days.
Kanjuro Anime Full Body
A full body view of Kanjuro in the anime.

PersonalityEdit

Kanjuro seems to be quite caring, since he suggested that they leave the island and devised a plan to do so. He is also very brave, since he sacrificed himself to let his fellow samurai escape.[3] Unfortunately, there are times where he can be absent-minded such as when he failed to realize the citizens of Dressrosa could climb the net he had drawn like a ladder to get to Usopp and King Riku, or when he was fooling around during the escalade of Zou's leg and failed to realize that a monkey was falling towards him, hitting Kin'emon and him and making them fall off the elephant.[5]

His personality seems to be a lot like Sai in the sense that he is overzealous with his emotions. For instance, when he realized he put Usopp in danger, he stated he would cut open his stomach as compensation. However, he quickly decided against such actions when Kin'emon told him not to, showing he does listen to his friends.

Like most other characters in the series, he has a unique Laughter Style: "Ka, ka, ka"

Abilities and PowersEdit

Devil FruitEdit

Kanjuro's power

Kanjuro's Devil Fruit allows him to animate what he draws.

Kanjuro ate a Paramecia-class Devil Fruit that allows him to turn anything that is drawn into a three-dimensional real object, or even a living organism by saying "Appear" (出でよ Ideyo?). Creations also have the same abilities as the originals, such as a bird's ability to fly, or food being edible (although according to Kin'emon it hurts his stomach). This also allows him to affect his own body, as he hid inside a wall as a drawing to avoid detection. Due to his lack of knowledge about Devil Fruits, he calls his ability "sorcery".[1] The fruit's powers can also work in reverse, causing the animation to revert to its inanimate 2D form if it comes in contact with a flat surface.[6] Kanjuro can also order the drawing to return to its inanimate form.[7]

Ironically, despite his Devil Fruit ability, Kanjuro is bad at drawing, which seems to compromise the full potential of his creations.[1] The drawings will dissolve if they come into contact with water.[8] Living creatures created have limited strength and endurance, and if they reach their limit they will revert to their inanimate form.[5]

TechniquesEdit

  • Nuke Suzume (抜け雀 Nuke Suzume?, literally meaning "Escaping Sparrow"): Kanjuro draws a large sparrow in order to escape a confined area. However due to his poor drawing skills, the sparrow cannot fly very well. He first used it to escape Dressrosa's prison with Kin'emon.[1]
  • Nobori Ryu (昇り竜 Nobori Ryū?, literally meaning "Rising Dragon"): Kanjuro draws a long dragon which cannot fly, but can climb up cliffs and steep surfaces. He first used it to take him and the Straw Hat Pirates and allies up one of Zou's legs. However, his creation disgusted Kin'emon, as he hates the sight of dragons, while Robin, in contrast, actually blushed because she found it very cute.[9] The Straw Hat Pirates named the dragon "Ryunosuke" (りゅーのすけ Ryūnosuke?).[5]
  • Nekozaemon (ねこざえもん Nekozaemon?): Kanjuro draws a giant cat with dis-proportionally short and small limbs. By his claim, cats are good climbers, which was the purpose of drawing Nekozaemon, but due to the poor drawing and small limbs, the cat climbed at a very slow rate, seemingly exhausted at short amount of time. He first drew it to climb back up one of Zunisha's legs after falling off Ryunosuke.[8]
  • Torasaburo (虎三郎 Torasaburō?): Kanjuro draws a tiger that is fairly rotund and has a short tail and crudely drawn stripes. He first drew it to climb back up one of Zunisha's legs for the second time after Nekozaemon failed. "Saburo" means "third son," referencing how it was the third drawing to climb up Zunisha.[7]

WeaponsEdit

Kanjuro's Katana Brush

Kanjuro's brush.

In order to utilize his Devil Fruit powers, Kanjuro keeps a giant ink brush with him. It has a katana hilt and guard, with a tassel tied to the pommel. He wields it in a manner similar to a sword, instead of how one would hold a brush.[1]

HakiEdit

Main article: Haki

Kanjuro is able to use Busoshoku Haki, which he used to reinforce his ink brush to help Zoro and Kin'emon push back the Birdcage.[10]

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

Kanjuro Gets Captured

Kanjuro sacrificing himself for Kin'emon.

Kanjuro, alongside Kin'emon, Momonosuke, and Raizo escaped from Wano Country due to Kozuki Oden sacrificing himself to Kaido and the shogun of Wano Country in order to allow his son and retainers to escape.[11] They were heading to Zou, but ended up shipwrecked, in which they got separated from Raizo, and drifted ashore to Dressrosa. Once there, they were chased by Dressrosa's guards. Kanjuro chose to be apprehended to cover Kin'emon, allowing him to escape and pursue Momonosuke on a ship that was headed toward Punk Hazard.[3]

Dressrosa ArcEdit

After his capture, Kanjuro was imprisoned at the SMILE Factory under the guise of a toy house.[12]

While Kin'emon was at the royal palace, Kanjuro was said to have disappeared from the scrapheap.[13]

When Kin'emon later arrived at the scrapheap, it was shown that Kanjuro was hiding in the walls; he was also able to sustain himself by using his Devil Fruit powers to make food. Kin'emon was happy to have found Kanjuro, who was also glad to see Kin'emon again. Kanjuro and Kin'emon prepared to leave on a bird Kanjuro drew and brought to life using his Devil Fruit ability, but the trapped citizens and Dressrosa soldiers begged to be taken along.[1]

Kanjuro Frees Prisoners

Kanjuro helps the prisoners escape from the underground scrapheap.

Kanjuro then used his ability to create ladders for the people to climb to the surface with.[14] After leaving the scrap heap, Kanjuro and Kin'emon went to the old King's plateau and met up with Usopp, Viola, and Riku Dold III.[15]

Upon Usopp's request, Kanjuro created a doodle drawn by the sniper which was then converted into a special projectile that Usopp would use to defeat Sugar. When the Dressrosa citizens reached the top of the plateau, Kanjuro and others held them back long enough for Usopp to snipe at Sugar. Though Kanjuro and Kin'emon were tied up, Usopp was successful in making Sugar lose consciousness.[6]

The Dressrosa citizens then released the samurai and the others, realizing that they were merely playing into Doflamingo's hands if they had continued. They were later joined by Issho, who decided to place his faith in Monkey D. Luffy and his allies.[16]

After most of the Donquixote Pirates' officers were defeated, Kanjuro informed Usopp that Issho left and went to the city. Kanjuro, Kin'emon, and Usopp then saw Pica heading towards the Old King's Plateau.[17]

When Pica prepared to crush everyone on the plateau, Kanjuro was awestruck when Zoro destroyed the Pica statue and defeated Pica.[18]

As Dold, Tank, and the citizens were leaving the Old King's Plateau, Kanjuro heard about Law's defeat from Viola.[19]

Later, as Doflamingo's Birdcage started shrinking he leaves the Old King's Plateau with Kin'emon and Zoro. Kanjuro was informed by Zoro about his intention to stop the Birdcage.[20]

Once they reached the Birdcage, Kanjuro and Kin'emon were surprised that Zoro made an attempt to push back the Birdcage. The samurais tried to tell Zoro that it would be impossible, but Zoro angrily told them to help instead of doing nothing.[21]

Zoro and Samurai Push Birdcage

Zoro and the samurai help stop the Birdcage.

The two samurai complied and they were soon aided by Issho.[22] They kept pushing the Birdcage back just long enough for Luffy to deal one decisive blow to Doflamingo. Once Doflamingo had been defeated, they witnessed the collapse of the Birdcage. They rejoiced as Doflamingo's downfall was announced to Dressrosa.[23]

Three days after Doflamingo's downfall, Kin'emon and Kanjuro traveled through the central streets, watching the citizens rebuild the country. They later appeared at Kyros' house, eating a meal with the Straw Hats. They prepared to leave when the Marines were mobilized to pursue Luffy and all those affiliated with him. They fled when the Marines were about to storm Kyros' house.[24]

After Luffy separated from the group to take care of unfinished business, Kanjuro's group went to the eastern port. While waiting for Luffy, they saw Issho approaching.[25]

When Issho prepared to attack them with all the rubble from Dressrosa, they quickly fled to the escape ship. At that moment, Luffy arrived and attacked Issho.[26]

During the clash, Issho used his gravity ability to blow away Luffy, who was then caught by Hajrudin. They quickly fled across a bridge leading to a gigantic ship in the distance. Issho prepared to drop the rubble on them but was obstructed by the Dressrosa citizens who were pretending to chase after the pirates. They eventually reached Orlumbus' flagship, the Yonta Maria.[27]

After the Straw Hat fleet was formed, the Straw Hats and company held a feast to celebrate their victory over Doflamingo.[28]

After the feast, each of the leading allies received Luffy's vivre card and parted ways. Bartolomeo then brought the Straw Hats, the samurais, and Law to his ship, the Going Luffy-senpai.[29]

Zou ArcEdit

During a hail storm, Luffy's group learned that the Barto Club doesn't have a navigator, lack experience in sailing, and they usually called a granny who gives them useless advice. Therefore, the Straw Hats, the samurais, and Law needed to protect the ship. After one week of traversing through the dangers of the New World, the ship finally arrived at Zou. Kanjuro commented that he heard tales of a tribe that hates humans.[30]

After finding the Thousand Sunny, the Barto Club bid Luffy's group farewell. Proceeding to search for Sanji's group, they climbed the giant elephant's left hind leg with a dragon that Kanjuro conjured. After the samurais explained that they were also searching for their ninja comrade, Raizo, the group saw something dropping towards them.[31]

Samurai Ride Nekozaemon

Kanjuro, Kin'emon, and Bariete ride Nekozaemon up Zou's leg.

The thing that was falling towards them happened to be a monkey. While Kin'emon and Kanjuro were fooling around, the monkey hit them, causing them to fall off the dragon. Despite being separated from the group, the samurais assured the Straw Hats that they were alright and will catch up to them eventually.[5]

Kanjuro later conjured a cat, which he, Kin'emon, and the monkey used to climb the elephant's leg. As they saw the eruption rain, they panicked as the cat would melt if it made contact with water.[32]

Having failed to reach Zou, Kin'emon and Kanjuro returned to the Thousand Sunny and decided to wait until the next day.[33]

On the next morning, they finally reached Zou. When Kin'emon asked the monkey mink about Raizo, he quickly ran away. The samurais chased after him, not noticing a sleeping Franky, Robin, and Brook.[7]

Raizo is Safe

The minks reveal that they protected Raizo from Jack.

On the way to the Mokomo Dukedom, Kanjuro and Kin'emon reunited with Momonosuke. When they arrived at Kurau City, they were quickly intercepted by the Straw Hats, who tried desperately to keep them hidden. However, when they saw Inuarashi and Nekomamushi fighting with each other, the samurais revealed themselves, much to the Straw Hats' horror. Contrary to what the Straw Hats expected, the Mink Tribe welcomed them and revealed that Raizo is safe as well as having a friendship with Kin'emon's clan.[4]

After Inuarashi and Nekomamushi called a truce for the sake of Momonosuke, whom they recognized as their lord, they took the samurais and the Straw Hats to a secret area in the Whale Forest where Raizo was hidden.[2]

After making their reacquaintance, Kanjuro, Kin'emon, and Raizo were saddened to see the state Zou was in after Jack's invasion. They then went back inside the whale tree once Robin finished deciphering the red poneglyph hidden there. After explaining the history of the Kozuki Family and their connection to the poneglyphs, the samurais and Raizo expressed sorrow in explaining Lord Oden's execution at the hands of Kaido and the shogun of Wano Country.[11]

Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance Infobox

The samurai and minks form an alliance with the Straw Hat and Heart Pirates.

The samurais and the two rulers of Zou revealed Oden's will to open the country of Wano to the world and to defeat Kaido and the shogun of Wano Country. The samurais also explained that they needed allies which was the reason why they journeyed to Zou. They then formed an alliance with the Mink Tribe and the Straw Hats.[34]

They later left the secret room and the samurais explained that they never went with Oden during his travels as leaving the borders of Wano is a crime. While discussing their plans to defeat Kaido, the alliance decided to split up and meet up again at Wano Country. Law agreed to take the samurais back to Wano Country in his submarine. Right after they left the Whale Tree, they felt Zou shaking and heard Zunisha crying.[35]

Zou's shaking was because of Jack returning and assaulting the giant elephant, Zunisha. On Momonosuke's command, Zunisha retaliated and sank Jack's fleet. With the threat of Jack ended, everyone became calm again.[36]

After Momonosuke decided to stay on Zou in order to communicate more with Zunisha, Kanjuro and his comrades prepare to go back to Wano with Law and Zoro accompanying them. As the Sanji retrieval team departed from Zou, everyone, except for the Straw Hat members left behind, was shocked when Luffy jumped off Zunisha with his party.[37]

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MerchandiseEdit

Video GamesEdit

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TriviaEdit

  • The three drawings Kanjuro created to climb Zunisha each had the end part of their name match one of the Wano Country characters. Ryunosuke with Momonosuke, Nekozaemon with Kin'emon and Torasaburo with Kanjuro himself.
  • In Kanjuro's first flashback appearance, he appeared to have his hair back in a pony tail. However, in the volume release of the chapter, Oda made a change to Kanjuro's shadowed appearance. In the revised chapter he seemed to have some type of helmet or hat on his head.[38] It could also possibly be a tengai or reed hood worn by komusō.
    • When Kanjuro was seen for the first time, he resembled neither of these silhouettes.
  • The voice actor for Kanjuro's climbing dragon, Ryunosuke, is credited as Ryunosuke Yamaguchi (山口竜之介 Yamaguchi Ryūnosuke?),[39]
Volume Change 725a
Kanjuro's silhouette in the Weekly Shonen Jump release of Chapter 725.
Volume Change 725b
The revised silhouette from Volume 73

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 76 Chapter 754 and Episode 691, Kanjuro appears.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 817.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 700 (p. 10-11) and Episode 629, Kin'emon talks about his comrade being prisoner on Dressrosa.
  4. 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 816.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 804 and Episode 753.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 Chapter 758.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 815.
  8. 8.0 8.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 80 Chapter 806 (p. 3-4), Kanjuro using Nekozaemon to climb up Zunisha.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 80 Chapter 803 (p. 4-5, 12-13), The Nobori Ryu climbing Zou.
  10. One Piece Manga — Vol. 79 Chapter 788 (p. 12), Kin'emon using Busoshoku Haki alongside Zoro and Kanjuro to stop the Torikago.
  11. 11.0 11.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 818.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 713 (p. 14) and Episode 643.
  13. One Piece Manga — Vol. 74 Chapter 740 (p. 13).
  14. One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 Chapter 755.
  15. One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 Chapter 756.
  16. One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 Chapter 760.
  17. One Piece Manga — Vol. 78 Chapter 777.
  18. One Piece Manga — Vol. 78 Chapter 778.
  19. One Piece Manga — Vol. 78 Chapter 780 (p. 8), Kanjuro learns about Law's defeat from Viola.
  20. One Piece Manga — Vol. 78 Chapter 784 (p. 3), Kin'emon and Kanjuro are informed about Zoro's intention to stop the Birdcage.
  21. One Piece Manga — Vol. 79 Chapter 787.
  22. One Piece Manga — Vol. 79 Chapter 788.
  23. One Piece Manga — Vol. 79 Chapter 791.
  24. One Piece Manga — Vol. 80 Chapter 796.
  25. One Piece Manga — Vol. 80 Chapter 797.
  26. One Piece Manga — Vol. 80 Chapter 798.
  27. One Piece Manga — Vol. 80 Chapter 799.
  28. One Piece Manga — Vol. 80 Chapter 800.
  29. One Piece Manga — Vol. 80 Chapter 801.
  30. One Piece Manga — Vol. 80 Chapter 802 (p. 5 & 13-17), Kanjuro and his allies make their way to Zou.
  31. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 803 (p. 3-5 & 12-13) and Episode 752, Kanjuro and his allies begin ascending the elephant's leg.
  32. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 806 and Episode 755.
  33. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 807 and Episode 756.
  34. One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 819.
  35. One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 820.
  36. One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 821.
  37. One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 822.
  38. One Piece Manga — Vol. 73 Chapter 725.
  39. One Piece AnimeEpisodes 752753, Ryunosuke appears in the anime, voiced by Ryunosuke Yamaguchi.

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