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The Wano Country is a nation in the New World. It is a country not affiliated with the World Government and is currently being occupied by the Beasts Pirates.[1]

It was first mentioned by Hogback, as Ryuma was from there.[2]

General InformationEdit

Wano Country has its own warriors, the samurai ( samurai?), who are swordsmen so strong that not even the Marines go near them.[3]

Women from Wano are expected to be modest and speak gracefully and quietly. In addition, the chonmage is a common hairstyle.[4]

The country follows a policy of isolationism, meaning that contact with outsiders such as pirates and other countries is prohibited. Leaving the country's borders is also considered a crime.

LayoutEdit

Wano Country is split into an unknown number of areas that are ruled by daimyo. One of them, Kuri (九里 Kuri?), was formerly ruled by Kozuki Oden.[5]

HistoryEdit

It was Kozuki Family that developed the means of inscribing poneglyph stones.[6]

After his death, the legendary samurai Ryuma was buried in Wano Country. His legacy made him a national hero.[7]

Kin'emon was born in Kuri[8], and served as retainer for the Kozuki Family.[9]

Sometime after Kin'emon was born, someone robbed Ryuma's grave and made off with Ryuma's corpse as well as his sword, Shusui. This incident was considered a disaster that brought the country to its knees. When Kin'emon saw that Zoro had Shusui, he thought Zoro was the culprit.[7]

At one point in time, Portgas D. Ace went to Wano Country and learned how to make a kasa, later making one for Little Oars Jr.[10]

Recently, the Beasts Pirates have been occupying Wano Country and have taken over most of the country's regions. One of the country's daimyo, Kozuki Oden, was executed by Kaido and the resident shogun for refusing to give out information about the "True History" that he found out in his time as a member of the Roger Pirates.[6] This caused Oden's son, Kozuki Momonosuke, and three of his retainers, Kin'emon, Kanjuro and Raizo to flee the country towards Zou, where they could meet with two other retainers of the Mink Tribe, Inuarashi and Nekomamushi. For safety reasons, Momonosuke was instructed by Kin'emon to pretend to be his own son.

According to Kin'emon, several warriors from Wano Country who are against the rule of Kaido and the shogun have been gathering together in order to former a rebellion. Kin'emon also claims that Kozuki Oden's last words before leaving his retainers was to open the borders of Wano. During the Zou Arc, the Kozuki Family formed an alliance with the Straw Hat Pirates and the Heart Pirates in order to battle Kaido's forces and liberate Wano.

As the Poneglyphs are considered indestructible, the fact that the Kozuki Family of Wano Country was able to not only create, but also shape and carve them, gives a small insight into the potential technology and abilities they had.

InhabitantsEdit

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Wano Country Citizens
Kozuki Oden  Kozuki Momonosuke Kin'emon Kanjuro Raizo
Ryuma 

  •  : the character is deceased.
  •  *: the character's status is unknown. Hovering the symbol may give further details.
  •  : the character is non-canon.
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TriviaEdit

  • The name is a pun, as "Wa no Kuni (和の国? literally meaning "Country of Harmony")" is used as a name for Japan.
  • The fact that the swordsmen in this country are called "samurai" and its closed-door policy are also a reference to Japan in their Feudal era.
  • The location Kuri means "Nine Li", Li being a unit of measurement originating from China, but adopted in Korea and Japan, roughly being 500, 393, and 3927 meters, respectively. Since Wano Country is based on Japan, Kuri may be translated as "35,345 meters" or "21.96 miles".
  • So far, when a character native to Wano Country has been introduced in the present manga, their information is seen on a Japanese scroll rather than the regular information box. Momonosuke's fake introduction was an exception (perhaps hinting that the introduction was duplicitous), but when his real identity was given, he also had a scroll. Also of note is that Ryuma was introduced in a different manner, as he predated One Piece and originally first appeared in the oneshot Monsters, and upon reappearing in One Piece, it was not really him, but his zombie (but it is should also be noted that Monsters was written and drawn long before the concept of the samurai and the Wano Country was ever developed, so this can also be an exception).

ReferencesEdit

  1. One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 819.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 450 and Episode 344, Ryuma and Wano Country as told by Hogback.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 655 and Episode 579, Brook explains about samurai within Wano Country.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 67 Chapter 657 and Episode 582, Sanji explains how he recognized the samurai by his topknot hairstyle.
  5. One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 817.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 818, Nekomamushi talks about Wano Country's involvement with the poneglyphs.
  7. 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 699 (p. 11-12) and Episode 625.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapter 672 and Episode 598, Kin'emon introduces himself properly after retrieving his full body.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 816 (p. 13=17), Kin'emon reveals he is a retainer of the Kogetsu Clan, whom have been friendly with Zou for generations.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 555 and Episode 464, Ace mentions learning how to make a kasa here to Oars Jr.

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East Blue: Dawn Island (Foosha Village  •  Mt. Colubo  •  Midway Forest  •  Gray Terminal  •  Goa Kingdom)  •  Goat Island  •  Shells Town  •  Shimotsuki Village  •  Organ Islands  •  Island of Rare Animals  •  Gecko Islands (Syrup Village)  •  Baratie  •  Conomi Islands (Arlong Park  •  Cocoyasi Village  •  Gosa Village)  •  Loguetown  •  Mirrorball Island  •  Tequila Wolf
North Blue: Lvneel  •  Spider Miles  •  Rakesh  •  Flevance  •  Minion Island  •  Rubeck Island  •  Swallow Island  •  Notice  •  Germa Kingdom
West Blue: Ilusia  •  Ohara  •  Thriller Bark  •  Toroa  •  Las Camp  •  Kano Country
South Blue: Briss Kingdom  •  Karate Island  •  Centaurea  •  Torino Kingdom  •  Baterilla  •  Black Drum Kingdom
Grand Line
Paradise: Cactus Island (Whiskey Peak)  •  Nanimonai Island  •  Little Garden  •  Kyuka Island  •  Drum Island (Drum Castle  •  Drum Rockies  •  Robelle  •  Gyasta  •  Cocoa Weed  •  Bighorn)  •  Alabasta (Alubarna  •  Yuba  •  Rainbase  •  Nanohana  •  Erumalu  •  Spiders Cafe  •  Katorea  •  Tamarisk  •  Suiren  •  Tomb of the Kings  •  Sandora Desert  •  Sandora River)  •  Vira  •  Renaisse  •  Jaya (Mock Town)  •  Long Ring Long Land  •  Ukkari Hot-Spring Island  •  Water 7 (Dock 1  •  Franky House  •  Galley-La HQ)  •  Scrap Island  •  St. Poplar  •  San Faldo  •  Pucci  •  Enies Lobby  •  Banaro Island  •  Florian Triangle  •  Thriller Bark  •  Sabaody Archipelago (Sabaody Park  •  Antonio's Graman  •  Human Auctioning House  •  Sabao Dome  •  Shakky's Rip-off Bar)  •  Karakuri Island  •  Momoiro Island  •  Boin Archipelago  •  Namakura Island  •  Kuraigana Island  •  Kenzan Island  •  Merveille  •  Marineford  •  Sea Floor (Underworld of the Sea  •  Goldfish Empire  •  Headband Catfish Village)  •  Foolshout Island
New World: Raftel  •  Yukiryu Island  •  Wano Country  •  Edd War  •  Foodvalten  •  Totland (Whole Cake Island  •  Cacao Island  •  Jam Island)  •  Punk Hazard  •  Raijin Island  •  Risky Red Island  •  Mystoria Island  •  Dressrosa (Corrida Colosseum  •  Acacia  •  Sebio  •  Carta  •  Primula  •  Flower Hill)  •  Green Bit (Tontatta Kingdom)  •  Zou (Mokomo Dukedom)  •  Prodence Kingdom  •  Mogaro Kingdom  •  Jewel Ice Sheet  •  Doerena Kingdom  •  Majiatsuka Kingdom  •  Applenine Island  •  Karai Bari Island  •  Broccoli Island
Unknown: Baltigo  •  Elbaf  •  Great Kingdom  •  Pirate Island  •  Land of Ice  •  Nakrowa  •  Rommel Kingdom  •  Emerald City
Others
Sky Islands: Skypiea (Milky Road  •  Upper Yard  •  Angel Island  •  White Sea  •  White-White Sea)  •  Birka  •  Weatheria  •  Ballon Terminal
Calm Belt: Amazon Lily  •  Tarai Current (Marineford  •  Enies Lobby  •  Impel Down)  •  Rusukaina
Red Line: Reverse Mountain  •  Twin Cape  •  Mariejois  •  Fishman Island (Ryugu Kingdom)
Space: Moon
Non-Canon
Anime Only: East Blue: Ocean's Naval  •  Warship Island  •  Lost Island  •  Grand Line: Papanapple Island  •  Fireworks Island  •  Goat Island  •  Ruluka  •  Rainbow Mist  •  Navarone Island  •  Hyokaido  •  Spa Island  •  Little East Blue  •  Eight Nine Island  •  New World: Maubeugemour Sea  •  Hand Island  •  Nebulandia  •  Silver Mine
Movie Only: East Blue: Gold Island  •  Clockwork Island  •  Grand Line: Crown Island  •  Hannabal  •  Navarone Island  •  Elena  •  Partia  •  Asuka Island  •  Omatsuri Island  •  Mecha Island  •  Kilauea  •  New World: Endpoints  •  (Firs Island  •  Secon Island  •  Piriodo)  •  Dock Island
Other: Samba Island  •  Trans Town
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Wano Country
Daimyo: Kozuki Oden   •  Kozuki Momonosuke
Samurai: Kin'emon  •  Kanjuro  •  Ryuma 
Ninja: Raizo
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Artificial Devil Fruit
Weapon Based: Shusui
Fighting Style Based: Kitsunebi-ryu  •  Haki
Related Articles
Story Arcs: Thriller Bark Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc
Families: Kozuki Family
Others: Monsters  •  Katana  •  Swordsmen  •  Mink Tribe  •  Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance  •  Beasts Pirates
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Beasts Pirates
Members: Kaido  •  Jack  •  Sheepshead  •  Ginrummy
Subordinates: Scotch  •  Drake Pirates (X Drake)  •  On Air Pirates (Scratchmen Apoo)
Allies: Donquixote Doflamingo  •  Caesar Clown
Ships: Mammoth
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Zou Zou no Mi, Model: Mammoth  •  SMILE
Fighting Style Based: Haki
Other: Koro
Related Articles
Story Arcs: Marineford Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Totland Arc
Locations: Zou  •  Wano Country
Others: Yonko  •  Underworld (Broker)

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