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|Debut:||Chapter 43; Episode 20|
|Affiliations:||Straw Hat Pirates|
|Epithet:||"Black-Leg" (黒脚 Kuro Ashi?)|
|Japanese VA:||Hiroaki Hirata
Ikue Otani (young)
|Odex English VA:||Joseph Murray (Episodes 20–67)
Paul J. Pistore (Episodes 68+)
|4Kids English VA:||David Moo
Veronica Taylor (young)
|Funi English VA:||Eric Vale
Christine Auten (young)
21 (after timeskip)
|Height:||177 cm (5'9½") (debut)
180 cm (5'11") (after timeskip)
"Black Leg" Sanji is a pirate and the chef of the Straw Hat Pirates. He is officially the fifth member of the crew and the fourth to join, doing so at the end of the Baratie Arc. Since he was born in North Blue, he is the first Straw Hat not to originate from East Blue. He is one of the top three fighters in the crew alongside Luffy and Zoro. His dream is to find the rumored All Blue, which is where East Blue, West Blue, North Blue, and South Blue meet along with their wildlife, a chef's paradise. He has a bounty of 77,000,000.
Sanji is a slim, yet muscular, long-legged young man with blond hair and keeps his hair brushed over one side of his face. For the initial part of the series, this was the left side. Due to his left eye never being seen, many fans questioned whether he had one at all. In the manga it was usually covered one way or another, but is seen in the anime (episodes 20, 21, 27, 82, 128, and Movie 6 and 10 although usually very briefly and most likely due to animation errors). Later, after the two year timeskip, he switched his hairstyle so that it covers the right side. It also appears that Sanji's hair is less straight and scruffier after the timeskip.
Among Sanji's physical traits are his distinctive eyebrows. Both form a spiral but at different ends. His right eyebrow forms a spiral at the outer end, while his left eyebrow forms a spiral at the inner end. This means his face is asymmetrical with the position of his eyebrow spirals. This, however, is not fully seen due to his hairstyle. He still gets very upset if somebody, typically Zoro, mocks him over the spirals. Though, on rare occasions, Sanji's other eye was seen in the anime, the spiral was never witnessed.
Sanji almost always wears a black, double-breasted suit with a tie and a long-sleeved, buttoned shirt of varying colors, usually orange, blue, turquoise, or black, with or without pinstripes. His fashion does change at times.
Before the TimeskipEdit
During the Drum Island Arc, he wore a brown coat with furry outlining.
During the Alabasta Arc, he wore blue jacket-like attire suited for the desert in addition to orange sunglasses.
During the Skypiea Arc, he wore a pink dotted shirt with black knee-length pants.
During the Davy Back Fight Arc, he wore a lavender shirt with a blue tie.
During the Water 7 Arc, he didn't wear a suit jacket, but a black vest over an orange, pinstriped shirt.
During the Post-Enies Lobby Arc, he wore a darker lavender shirt with a red tie.
He also wears dress shoes, mostly for his Black Leg Style. These shoes are extremely durable, and were designed to increase the power of his attacks, though he can attack sufficiently without them as shown in his fight against Kuroobi. Sanji is also a chain-smoker, and is rarely seen without a cigarette.
After the TimeskipEdit
After the two year timeskip, Sanji now covers his right eye, shows his left eye, and has grown his hair just slightly longer. He also sports a dark goatee, and stubble on his upper lip. Both his left and right eyebrow are curled to the right. Sanji's neck has gotten thicker as well, similar to Luffy and Zoro. He wears a black and yellow 3-piece suit. In Punk Hazard, he wears a full black three-piece suit.