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"Black Leg" Sanji,[12] born as Vinsmoke Sanji,[21][22][23] is the cook of the Straw Hat Pirates and one of the Senior Officers of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet.[5] He is the fifth member of the crew and the fourth to join, doing so at the end of the Baratie Arc.

Born as the third son and fourth child of the Vinsmoke Family[24] (thus, making him a former prince of the Germa Kingdom), he disowned his family twice, once in his youth and again after reuniting with them as an adult.[25] After fleeing the Vinsmokes as a child, he eventually entered the care of Zeff as the sous chef of the Baratie, where he would remain until he met Monkey D. Luffy, who convinced him to join his crew.

His dream is to find the rumored chef's paradise, All Blue, which is where the East Blue, West Blue, North Blue, and South Blue meet, along with their wildlife. He is one of the top three fighters of the Straw Hats, alongside Luffy and Zoro, who are referred to as the "Monster Trio".[26][27]

He first gained a bounty of Beli77,000,000 for his role in the raid on Enies Lobby. It increased to Beli177,000,000 after the Dressrosa Arc, but the condition of his bounty was changed to Only Alive due to his biological father's interference. After he escaped from Big Mom's territory, his bounty condition was reverted back to Dead or Alive (with the Vinsmoke name despite his renouncing it), and its value increased to Beli330,000,000.[19] Following the Raid on Onigashima, his bounty was increased to Beli1,032,000,000.[5]

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What is the significance of Sanji's nickname, 'Black Leg'? toggle section
The 'Black Leg' nickname of Sanji indicates his disconnection from the Germa and pays homage to his mentor, 'Red Leg' Zeff. It refers to his unique fighting style, emphasizing kicks and acrobatics, which he honed under Zeff's guidance. His epithet, unlike his siblings', is written in kanji, symbolizing his non-alignment with Germa.
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How old is Sanji in the pre timeskip period? toggle section
Sanji, a prominent character in One Piece, is 21 years old during the pre timeskip period.
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What is Sanji's height and how does it compare to other Straw Hat Pirates? toggle section
Sanji, of the Straw Hat Pirates, has a height of 5'11"/180cm. He is shorter than several crew members, including Zoro, Robin, Franky, Brook and Jinbe.
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Sanji, part of the Vinsmoke family, severed ties due to their harsh treatment. Under duress, he pretended to be a family member to protect his friends, Luffy and Nami. This caused him distress and his brothers continued their torment. When he discovered Big Mom's plot to assassinate his family, he chose to abandon them. He later freed his family from the Big Mom pirates at a wedding. His father, Judge, questioned his actions, to which Sanji responded by honoring his 'true father' and disowning Judge verbally.
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When is Sanji's birthday and how is it celebrated in the series? toggle section
Born on March 2nd, Sanji's birthday is subtly referenced in the series through his bounty of ((B))1,032,000,000, which incorporates the numbers 3-2 from his name, San-ji.
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Further information: Sanji/Gallery

Sanji is a tall, slim, muscular man with long legs and jaw-length blond hair which he keeps brushed over one side of his face. Before the timeskip, this was the left side. 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.[28]

Sanji's most distinctive physical trait is the spirals on his eyebrows: His right eyebrow forms a spiral at the outer end, while his left eyebrow forms a spiral at the inner end. His eyebrows curl in the opposite direction from his siblings, whose eyebrows curl in a counterclockwise direction (i.e., to the left side); Sanji's eyebrows instead curl in a clockwise direction (i.e., to the right side). During his battle with Queen, when his dormant genetic modifications awakened, Sanji's eyebrows switched to curling in the same direction as his siblings' (i.e., to the left side).[29][30] After being unconscious for a brief period, when he awoke, his eyebrows had returned to their original shape.[31] When fighting S-Shark, his eyebrows changed direction again, although they reverted back following the battle.[32][33] After deflecting Kizaru's laser with a kick, his eyebrows have once again changed directions.[34]

While Sanji's eyes usually seem black, he was depicted with grey-blue eyes in the anime at the beginning of Thriller Bark Arc.[35] During the Punk Hazard Arc, when Trafalgar Law switched Sanji into Nami's body, her usual brown eyes became grey blue in color.[36]

Sanji almost always wears a black, double-breasted suit with golden buttons and a tie together with 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.

As a child, Sanji wore a yellow shirt with the number "3" on it, white pants, brown boots, and a light-yellow bandana around his neck. His hair was styled in the opposite manner as it is in the present.

Before the Timeskip

During the Drum Island Arc, he wore a brown coat with furry outlining.

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

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 Straw Hats' separation, Sanji was coerced into dressing as a typical okama, wearing a pink dress with short puffy sleeves. He also wore a long blond curly wig, nail polish, a pair of woman's undergarments, and heavy, trashy makeup. He was also seen with a pair of high heels. He later 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 anchor style facial hair, and stubble on his upper lip. 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 double-breasted suit with golden buttons and a yellow dress shirt together with a brown tie. In Punk Hazard, he wears a full black double-breasted suit with golden buttons and a grey dress shirt together with a very light grey tie.

While on Punk Hazard, Kin'emon used his Fuku Fuku no Mi 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. After finishing the second wedding cake, Sanji disguised himself as one of the WCI 31 chefs by wearing a chef hat and a rag.[37]

During the Levely Arc, Sanji wore a dark long sleeve shirt with a light tie, dark pants, and a bandage wrapped around his right arm.[38]

In the Wano Country Arc, Sanji was given a yellow and white stripped yukata by Kin'emon with a top knot the same as Luffy and Zoro. Later, he dons the raid suit that was given to him by his family, which gives Sanji a presumably black Germa outfit and cape with the number 3 on it, as well as jet-propelled boots. Uniquely, it also gives him a mask to wear over his nose and mouth, as well as a pair of sunglasses and a set of earphones on the top of his head. It also slicks the front of his hair into two parts, one pointing up and one pointing down.[39] During the Raid on Onigashima, Sanji wore a red suit, black shirt, red tie then white tie, and black gloves before briefly changing into a Beasts Pirates attire with the help of Kin'emon's Devil Fruit power.

During the Egghead Arc, Sanji wears a hooded orange Hawaiian shirt with a blue and yellow floral pattern, a pair of black shorts with the name Vegapunk written on the side, an earpiece, and a pair of orange DOM Shoes.


In Clockwork Island Adventure, he initially appears he appears with a blue two-tone swimsuit. After the Trump Pirates stole the Going Merry with his clothes inside, he had to wear a white tuxedo with a red rose on the flap from a wedding store. Then he changes his clothes for a green jacket, with a gray shirt underneath, and black pants.

In Chopper's Kingdom on the Island of Strange Animals, he wears a dark brown jacket, with the chest area exposed, a white collar, and black pants. He also wears his orange glasses during the plot. Also momentarily, he wears an extravagant panda costume designed by Usopp.

During the G-8 Arc, he infiltrates as a Marine cook, wearing a white cook uniform, a blue scarf on his neck, and a white chef hat.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 5 Chapter 43 (p. 12) and Episode 20, Sanji is introduced.
  2. 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 and Anime — Vol. 84 Chapter 840 (p. 10) and Episode 803.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 87 Chapter 870 (p. 11-12) and Episode 840, Sanji renounces his allegiance to his homeland and disavows his birth name.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 105 Chapter 1058 (p. 3-5) and Episode 1086, The Straw Hat Pirates' bounties post-Wano Country.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapter 926 (p. 9) and Episode 919, Sanji is in charge of running a Soba Noodle Shop Cart as his cover while infiltrating Wano Country.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 227 (p. 7) and Episode 148, Sanji reveals his North Blue origin.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 19 Chapter 174 (p. 3) and Episode 108, Sanji's alias in Arabasta is revealed.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0005), San-gorou and Osoba-mask are romanized.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 724 (p. 11) and Episode 655, Momonosuke refers to Sanji as San-gorou.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapter 931 (p. 5) and Episode 925, Sanji's second alias in Wano is revealed.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 435 (p. 16-17) and Episode 320, Sanji's bounty for attacking Enies Lobby is revealed.
  13. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 7 (p. 46), Sanji's age is revealed.
  14. 14.0 14.1 One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 69), Sanji's profile after timeskip is revealed.
  15. 15.0 15.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 69 (p. 66), Sanji's age and height after timeskip are revealed.
  16. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 15 (p. 90), Sanji's birthday is revealed.
  17. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 10 (p. 46), Sanji's height is revealed.
  18. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 66 (p. 162), Oda explains the blood types of the world and reveals Sanji's blood type.
  19. 19.0 19.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 903 (p. 4-5) and Episode 878, Sanji's bounty after Whole Cake Island.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 801 (p. 15-17) and Episode 746, The Straw Hats are given new bounties after Dressrosa.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 84 Chapter 843 (p. 18) and Episode 807, Sanji refers to himself as "Vinsmoke Sanji".
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 87 Chapter 870 (p. 8-10) and Episode 840, Sanji disowns his family again.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 903 (p. 4) and Episode 878, Sanji states never to mention the name Vinsmoke in front of him again.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 812 (p. 17) and Episode 763, Sanji's family name is revealed.
  25. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 83 Chapter 832 (p. 14-15) and Episode 793, The Germa Kingdom debuts, and Sanji's family is revealed to be its royal family.
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 455 (p. 14) and Episode 349, Nami refers to the "Monster Trio".
  27. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 62 Chapter 606 (p. 5) and Episode 525, Caribou refers to the "Monster Trio".
  28. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 598 (p. 9) and Episode 517, Sanji returns to Sabaody with a new appearance.
  29. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 102 Chapter 1031 (p. 13-16) and Episode 1057.
  30. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 105 (p. 24).
  31. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 103 Chapter 1044 (p. 3) and Episode 1071, Sanji awakens with his eyebrows curling clockwise once more.
  32. One Piece Manga — Vol. 107 Chapter 1077 (p. 11).
  33. One Piece Manga — Vol. 108 Chapter 1091 (p. 15).
  34. One Piece Manga — Vol. 109 Chapter 1107 (p. 13).
  35. One Piece Anime — Episode 337, Sanji being seen with grey-blue eyes.
  36. One Piece Anime — Episode 586, Sanji in Nami's body, with grey-blue eyes.
  37. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 88 Chapter 886 (p. 4) and Episode 859.
  38. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 903 (p. 2-3) and Episode 878.
  39. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapter 931 (p. 4) and Episode 925.

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