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For the chapters of the same name, see Chapter 43 and Chapter 843.

Vinsmoke Sanji,[11] most commonly known by his moniker "Black Leg" Sanji,[4] is a pirate and the cook of the Straw Hat Pirates, the former sous chef of Baratie, and the third son of the Vinsmoke Family,[12] thus making him a prince of the Germa Kingdom.

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 Monster Trio in the crew, alongside Luffy and Zoro.

His dream is to find the rumored chef's paradise, All Blue, which is where East Blue, West Blue, North Blue, and South Blue meet, along with their wildlife. He has a bounty of Beli177,000,000, which is only valid if captured alive,[13] per the request of his father.[14]

Appearance

Main article: Sanji/Gallery

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.[15] In the manga it was usually covered one way or another, but is seen in the anime (Episodes 20, 21, 27, 82, 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.[16]

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; both resemble the numeral 6. 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.

While Sanji's eyes usually seem black, he was depicted with grey-blue eyes in the anime at the beginning of Thriller Bark Arc.[17] This is shown again during the Punk Hazard Arc, when Trafalgar Law switched Sanji into Nami's body, and her usual brown eyes became grey-blue in color.[18]

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 outfit changes on a more frequent basis than most of the crew.

Before the Timeskip

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 did not wear a suit jacket, but a black vest over an orange, pinstriped shirt.

During the Thriller Bark Arc, he wore a dark blue shirt with a light blue tie, as well as his usual black suit jacket and trousers.

During the Post-Enies Lobby Arc, he wore a darker lavender shirt with a red tie.

During the Straw Hats' separation, Sanji was coerced into dressing as a typical okama, complete with a wig and heavy makeup, though reverts to his usual outfit and appearance sometime after that.

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 Timeskip

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 has grown taller, and therefore remains nearly the exact same height as Zoro. He wears a black and yellow 3-piece suit. In Punk Hazard, he wears a full black three-piece suit.

While on Punk HazardKin'emon used his unnamed Devil Fruit ability to give Sanji a double-breasted coat for the cold, as he was trapped in Nami's body because of Trafalgar Law.

During the Dressrosa Arc, Sanji first wore a white dress shirt which he wore untucked, with a black tie, black trousers and a black, pinstriped waistcoat. Upon going incognito into Acacia, he wore a black double breasted suit, with a white shirt with the top button undone. In the anime he wears a blue tie as well. He also wore black glasses and a fake white beard and mustache. After being injured by Doflamingo, Sanji wore bandages around his chest and wore his shirt and suit jacket unbuttoned and over his shoulders.

After arriving on Zou, Sanji sported a pair of sunglasses (with his hair still covering one of the glasses) an orange leather jacket, yellow trousers and a small backpack. He also slightly trimmed his beard. Later, he wore a black fur-trimmed coat over a dress shirt, and a beaded necklace.

During the Whole Cake Island Arc, Sanji wore a white, frilled dress shirt as well as his usual black dress pants and shoes; he keeps the collar of the shirt upturned and the first few buttons undone. Later, his wrists are each fitted with a gold exploding wristlet (later revealed to be fakes), and his face is discretely covered by a transparent hi-tech mask given to him by his sister, to remove the facial swelling he received during a violent confrontation with his brothers. Once he departed for Whole Cake Chateau with his family, he was also clad in a red, single-shoulder royal cape held together with a golden chain and clasp. During the Tea Party, he wore a white tuxedo, comprising a dress shirt and ascot under a white vest, white trousers and shoes, and an open formal coat with a raised collar. 

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 5 Chapter 43 and Episode 20, Sanji is introduced.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 8 Chapter 68 and Episode 30, Sanji joins the Straw Hats.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga — Vol. 84 Chapter 840.
  4. 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 435 (p. 17) and Episode 320, Sanji's bounty for attacking Enies Lobby is revealed.
  5. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 7, fan question: How old is Sanji-san?
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 598 and Episode 517, two years pass in the storyline.
  7. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 15, fan question: Oda-sensei!! I've been thinking about this a lot... what are Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp and Sanji's birthdays? Tell us!!
  8. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 10, fan question: I wanna know the height of all 5.
  9. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 57), Sanji's post-timeskip height is given.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 801 (p. 15-17) and Episode 746, The Straw Hats are given new bounties after Dressrosa.
  11. One Piece Manga — Vol. 84 Chapter 843 (p. 17), Sanji refers to himself as "Vinsmoke Sanji"
  12. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 812 (p. 17), Sanji's family name is revealed.
  13. One Piece Manga — Vol. 80 Chapter 801.
  14. One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 826.
  15. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 20, fan question: Does Sanji have a left eye?
  16. One Piece Manga — Vol. 61 Chapter 598, Sanji returns to Sabaody with a new appearance.
  17. One Piece AnimeEpisode 337, Sanji being seen with grey-blue eyes.
  18. One Piece AnimeEpisode 586, Sanji in Nami's body, with grey-blue eyes.

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