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Denjiro is a samurai of Wano Country who once served Kozuki Oden until Oden's death 20 years ago.[1] He is also one of the Nine Red Scabbards.[2]


According to a silhouette of him, his hair is gathered into a very long ponytail, and he appears to have large, pointy ears.[1]

At least up until thirty years ago, he always wore sunglasses and had a ponytail. When he was younger, his ponytail was much shorter.


Denjiro's Eyes
Young Denjiro with his eyes visible.
Past Denjiro
Denjiro 33 years ago.
Denjiro 30 Years Ago
Denjiro 30 years ago.


Denjiro was a trickster and a swindler, taking pride in his abilities to manipulate people and get what he wants.




Denjiro is one of Kin'emon's two oldest and closest friends aside from Tsuru, having known him for years even since before they met Kozuki Oden.

Kozuki OdenEdit

Even before becoming his retainer, Denjiro has immense respect for Oden, believing him to be different from other adults that he considers foolish and that respect increased after witnessing him defeat the Mountain God. Because of his admiration for Oden, Denjiro quickly decided to become his follower after his exile from the Flower Capital.

Abilities and PowersEdit

Along with Kawamatsu and Ashura Doji, Denjiro is considered by Kin'emon to have been one of Oden's most powerful followers, being worth 100 men in battle.[1]


Denjiro has extraordinary intelligence from a young age being a master negotiator and swindler, able to aquire great products for a fraction of the price.[3] His intelligence is also shown when he correctly deduced that the reason Kurokoma had sought the offspring of the Mountain God was to manipulate the powerful monsterous beast to oust Hyogoro. His intelligence is great enough that he learned faster than his fellow members of the Nine Red Scabbards during their self-education and being able to guide and teach them himself.



Denjiro was an orphan living in the Flower Capital. At one time 41 years ago, he swindled a pot merchant. He met up with Kin'emon, who showed him a white boar. Denjiro then informed Kin'emon that the boar was an offspring of the Mountain God, which began attacking the capital. The two were approached by Kozuki Oden, who asked them to give the boar to him.[4]

As Oden tried to take the boar from Kin'emon, Denjiro expressed his admiration for Oden. He then panicked when Kin'emon tried to attack the Mountain God but was awestruck to witness Oden striking down the beast. As Oden left the capital in exile, Denjiro decided to become his retainer. He and Kin'emon then followed Oden to Shimotsuki Yasuie's residence at Hakumai.[5] They later followed Oden on his journey to Kuri. After Oden became daimyo of Kuri, Denjiro became one of his retainers.[6]

Denjiro Teaching

Denjiro helping his fellow members of the Nine Red Scabbards in their self-education.

After Inuarashi, Nekomamushi, and Kawamatsu joined Oden, they were running low on funds. Therefore, he and the other retainers attempted to steal money from Yasuie, but they were caught. Instead of punishing them, Yasuie allowed them to take the money and encouraged them to use it to become better people for the sake of Oden and Wano Country. Following Yasuie's advice, they educated themselves and trained to become dignified warriors. 30 years ago, they visited the Flower Capital with Oden.[7]

After meeting the Whitebeard Pirates, Oden and his retainers were having a feast with them. Oden said that he wanted to join the crew, but Denjiro, Kanjuro, Kin'emon, and Raizo voiced out against it. After the Whitebeard Pirates left Wano two weeks later, the retainers discovered Oden, Izo, Inuarashi, and Nekomamushi to be missing.[8]

Denjiro served under Oden until the latter was executed 20 years ago. However, Kin'emon believes that Denjiro is still alive.[1]


Volume Change 725a

Kanjuro's former silhouette.

  • Denjiro's silhouette resembles the initial silhouette of Kanjuro that was shown in the magazine release of Chapter 725.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 One Piece Manga — Vol. 91 Chapter 921 (p. 9), Denjiro is first seen in silhouette.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 93 Chapter 939.
  3. One Piece MangaChapter 960.
  4. One Piece MangaChapter 960 (p. 11,15).
  5. One Piece MangaChapter 961.
  6. One Piece MangaChapter 962.
  7. One Piece MangaChapter 963.
  8. One Piece MangaChapter 964.

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