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For the chapter of the same name, see Chapter 959.

Samurai are a class of warriors in Wano Country.[2] Although the title is typically applied directly towards swordsmen, it can also be used as a generic term for all Wano Country warriors, including ninja and sumo wrestlers.[3]


The samurai of Wano Country are said to be so strong that Marines do not go near them.[2] Fleet Admiral Sakazuki himself noted the potential danger of the samurai, and thus decided not to send Admiral Kizaru to Wano Country.[4]


See also the associated category: Samurai.
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Shimotsuki Ryuma  Izo Kin'emon Kurozumi Kanjuro Inuarashi
Kozuki Oden  Kukai Kikunojo Denjiro Ashura Doji
Kurozumi Orochi  Kawamatsu Kozuki Momonosuke * Hyogoro Hotei
Mimawarigumi Shimotsuki Ushimaru 
Raizo Tama * Shinobu Fukurokuju Daikoku
Fujin Raijin Hanzo Chome Jigoku Benten
Bishamon Yazaemon Kazekage Sarutobi ?????
Urashima Jibuemon Nekomamushi

Social Status

The samurai class (士族 shizoku?, literally meaning "Warrior Family") have high social status in Wano Country. Under Kurozumi Orochi's corrupt rule, anyone of samurai class may order or kill the lower class without legal repercussions, whether it is to retain their honor or for their self-serving reasons.[5] For a lower class citizen to be married into the samurai class is considered an honor and it would be an insult to the samurai's honor if said lower class refuses the proposal.[6]

20 years ago, the Kozuki Family was known as one of the highest of the samurai classes, having not only existed for centuries in the country, but also having ruled the country as well, until the family was executed in an attack by the current Shogun of Wano Kurozumi Orochi and the Emperor Kaido.

Certain samurai who do not have any affiliation within the traditional samurai classes or families are known specifically as ronin (浪人 rōnin?, literally meaning "drifter" or "wanderer").[7]



  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 448 (p. 6) and Episode 342, Ryuma appears.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 655 (p. 7) and Episode 579, Brook explains about samurai within Wano Country.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 808 (p. 7) and Episode 757, Ginrummy states that Samurai is a general term for Wano Country warriors.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 907 (p. 4) and Episode 887, Sakazuki notes the potential danger posed by the samurai.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 915 (p. 3) and Episode 901, Mouseman talks about Wano's social hierarchy.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 916 (p. 10-11) and Episode 903, Urashima attempted to publicly execute Kiku for rejecting him.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 909 (p. 14) and Episode 892, Zoro becomes a ronin while infiltrating Wano Country.

External Links

  • Samurai – Wikipedia article about samurai
  • Rōnin – Wikipedia article about rōnin
  • Shizoku – Wikipedia article about shizoku

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