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Tamanegi is a former member of the Usopp Pirates, along with Ninjin and Piiman, before Usopp joined the Straw Hat Pirates.[1]

He is an ally of the Straw Hat Pirates during the Syrup Village Arc.


Tamanegi is a boy with straight brown hair with a tuft sticking up at the top, making his head reminiscent of an onion in appearance, and tiny eyes. He wears square glasses, a yellow shirt with a blue vest jacket over it. He also wears a dark yellow sash, dark brown pants, and black shoes, with grey on the very top and bottom, with tan buckles.[1]

After two years, he has grown taller, and his hair has grown longer. He wears a dark colored jacket, with a sash and plaid shorts. His glasses have rounded edges, and his eyes are not as small.[3]


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Tamanegi's color scheme in the manga.
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Tamanegi before the timeskip in the Colored Manga.
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Tamanegi after the timeskip in the Colored Manga.
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Tamanegi's concept art in the anime.
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Tamanegi at age 4.
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Tamanegi's outfit in Jango's Dance Paradise in the Colored Manga.
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He had a habit of disappearing off somewhere and coming out of nowhere screaming.[1] He is loyal to Usopp and is very brave, standing up to Jango in Kaya's defense. His ambition is to become an author.

Abilities and Powers

He uses a little shovel fitting his size as a weapon during his attack against the Black Cat Pirates.



The Usopp Pirates were formed 5 years from the start of the story. Ninjin, Tamanegi, and Piiman joined Usopp in telling lies during that time.

East Blue Saga

Syrup Village Arc

Tamanegi was in Syrup Village when the Straw Hat Pirates arrived.[1] The Usopp Pirates later assisted Kaya in her escape when Captain Kuro planned to kill her. They did this mainly by running and hiding from Jango, whom Kuro sent to make Kaya leave everything to him in her will.[4] After Kuro's defeat, the Usopp Pirates had a tearful disbandment when Usopp decided to be a real pirate. The children decided to continue Usopp's lies of "pirates are coming".[5]

Arabasta Saga

Jango's Dance Paradise

After Usopp joined Luffy, Tamanegi, Ninjin, and Piiman found Jango in their village, so they chased him and forced him to run away.

Water 7 Saga

Post Enies Lobby Arc

Tamanegi, Ninjin, and Piiman reacted to Usopp's new bounty after Enies Lobby was raided. Even though it said "Sogeking" and he was wearing a mask, they could recognize him because of his nose.[6]

Fish-Man Island Saga

From the Decks of the World

Tamanegi, Ninjin, and Piiman read a newspaper about the Straw Hats' return.[3]

Four Emperors Saga

From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc

After the events at Dressrosa, Kaya and the former Usopp Pirates were overjoyed to see Usopp's new wanted poster.[7]

Translation and Dub Issues

Tamanegi's name literally means "Onion", and the translation is used as his name in the English version.

Anime and Manga Differences

In Episode 17 the scene from the manga of the three boys returning home after the battle and getting scolded, Tamanegi's mother in particular scolds him from breaking his glasses again was omitted. As a result, Tamanegi replaced his damaged glasses at some point offscreen with no explanation.

Kaya and the Usopp Pirates read the news about Luffy.

In the anime Episode 512, Tamanegi was seen along with Kaya, Ninjin and Piiman, reading the news about Luffy's exploits in Marineford, after the war, something that was not shown in the original manga.[8]


Video Games

Support Appearances

Non-Playable Appearances


  • Tamanegi's favorite food is fried onion rings.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 23 and Episode 9, Tamanegi is introduced.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0061), Tamanegi's information is revealed.
  3. 3.0 3.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 63 Chapter 621, cover story: From the Decks of the World Vol. 8, Tamanegi is seen two years later.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 5 Chapter 36 and Episode 15.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 5 Chapter 40 and Episode 17.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 440 (p. 4) and Episode 324, Kaya and the Usopp Pirates recognize Usopp's bounty.
  7. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 808, cover story: From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc Vol. 4.
  8. One Piece Anime — Episode 512.

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