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Wanze is a member of CP7 and a cook, specializing in making ramen noodles.[2]

He was one of the antagonists during the Sea Train voyage in the Water 7 Arc.


Wanze has an almost permanent smile on his face, even when he is afraid or mad. He has white fluffy hair and buck teeth, with spiral-designs on his cheek, and his eyes seem to extend off of his face with his skin and eyelids as well. Wanze wears a black shirt unbuttoned, revealing his chest, a yellow scarf, black pants with an orange belt, and roller skates. The back of his jacket reads "MAD". On both his forearms, Wanze has tattooed the kanji 拳 (kanji meaning "fist"?). He also wears a white chef's jacket with the World Government's symbol on its back, to which he removes prior to battle.[2]

After getting hit by Sanji's Parage Shot, Wanze's face is molded into something that resembles a stereotypical bishonen; ironically, he finds this form to be rather ugly. His face changes back to its former appearance after a kick to his torso from Sanji.[6]


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Wanze's concept art from the anime.
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Wanze's bishonen face.


Wanze is loud, obnoxious and explicitly annoying who often acts in a whimsical or uncontrolled manner, which is often done to goad his enemies into underestimating him and his abilities. As a master in Ramen Kenpo, Wanze also takes pride in his fighting style and acts confident in showing his enemies when he states that CP9 had chose him on the train to keep intruders out.[7] However, he is a bit dense and can be short tempered. Furthermore, he oddly becomes dizzy when he sees spirals, such as Sanji's eyebrow.[8]

One of the main key features of Wanze is his constant facial expression (the "dumb" smile) that never changes even when he claims to be scared, which often annoys and provokes his enemies.[9] However, he did get genuinely mad when Sanji changed him into a bishonen and claimed to be mutilated.[6]

Given his loyalty to the World Government and Cipher Pol, Wanze is an advocate for Absolute Justice and is naturally prejudiced against criminals that threaten them regardless of their character. As such he is not above slandering and disparaging Nico Robin over her infamous reputation much to Sanji's anger.

Like other One Piece characters, Wanze has his own Laughter Style, starting it with "Sa" (i.e. Sasasasasasa!). He also tends to say a verbal tic, "Go-go-go!", when he is excited.

Abilities and Powers

Wanze is CP7's melee fighting expert, whose skills serve as additional security for CP9's return voyage to Enies Lobby. He is quite analytical, as he was able to figure out Sanji's weakness (in that immobilizing his legs makes him powerless) after fighting with him for only a few minutes.[8][10]

Ramen Kenpo

Further information: Ramen Kenpo

Wanze in his suit of ramen.

Wanze is a chef who specializes in making ramen out of his own body by a process of eating flour, kneading the dough in his mouth, and cutting it with his fishnet-shaped nose hairs into noodles which are extracted out of his nose.[1] He mainly uses his ramen cooking specialty as part of his own fighting style, Ramen Kenpo. In battle, Wanze can control his self-made ramen in different techniques, which includes shooting noodles out of his nose at highspeed,[11] as well as kneading ramen to form a battle suit.[12]


Alongside his Ramen Kenpo, Wanze uses various bladed weapons. He also wears a pair of roller skates with circular blades as wheels, which can ignite fire from friction and enhance his kicks.[13] He also throws kitchen knives and wields a large poisoned knife.[14]


Water 7 Arc

Wanze was first mentioned by Corgi having occupied the Sea Train's fourth car going from Water 7 to Enies Lobby, to which he serves as head waiter of its current voyage.[15] He was then informed by a Marine soldier of trouble aboard the train, only for Wanze telling him to shut up over having trouble of his own.[1]

As Sanji, Sogeking, and Franky went into his car while invading the train, Wanze was shown skating across the kitchen with a food trolley and his skates. Upon introducing himself the chef immediately offers them his special ramen by demonstrating the way he makes it, much to the trio's collective disgust. Instead allowing them go ahead of him, Wanze stated they would have to go through him first.[2] Franky fired an explosive shot at Wanze, which grazed his hair and left him shocked, though Wanze's unusual expression and reaction angered the trio. Sanji tried to kick him, which Wanze also dodged. Sanji confronted Wanze to allow Sogeking and Franky to go on. Wanze used Ramen Beam, but they managed to dodge the noodle projectiles. Sanji attacked Wanze again, allowing Sogeking and Franky to escape. However, Wanze laughed because Nero of CP9 was in the next car. Wanze ignited his roller skates before kicking at Sanji, who managed to dodge the attack and kick Wanze 12 times. Wanze and Sanji then exchanged insults before Wanze created a battle suit out of ramen. He gloated about this technique, angering Sanji due to his waste of food.[16]

Sanji's knife handling vs. Wanze's Ramen Kenpo.

Wanze managed to overpower Sanji by trapping him in his ramen fists. Sanji tried attacking his unprotected head, but Wanze used Ramen Beam to stop him. Wanze stated that he had figured out Sanji's fighting style and sent several waves of ramen down on Sanji, but Sanji pulled out two knives and cut apart the ramen. Being able to use kitchen tools due to Wanze using food as his weapon, Sanji prepared to show Wanze his skills with them.[17] Sanji cut off Wanze's ramen arms, and Wanze was intent on upholding his mission as he kicked at Sanji with ramen legs. However, Sanji cleanly cut the legs into little pieces, and Wanze used Ramen Beam once again in desperation, but Sanji cut the remainder of his suit into several pieces. He was not hurt due to Sanji not wanting to use weapons on him, and as Sanji put the knives back, he took the knives and threw them at Sanji. However, Sanji managed to dodge them and kicked Wanze several times in the face. Wanze questioned Sanji's motives for rescuing Nico Robin, but this only made Sanji angrier and caused him to use Parage Shoot on Wanze, changing his face into that of a bishōnen.

Sanji stated that Wanze had committed the crimes of calling himself a chef, wasting food, and speaking ill of his friend. Intent on preventing Sanji from advancing through the train, Wanze pulled out a large poison-soaked knife and charged with it. However, Sanji repeatedly kicked him across the torso, sending him crashing into the fifth car where the CP9 agents were, leaving him lying unconscious in the aisle.[18]

The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.

One Piece Film: Gold

Wanze was seen proposing to a woman on a ferris wheel in Gran Tesoro. However, a turtle car driven by Monkey D. Luffy, Usopp, and Chopper suddenly flew past their capsule, causing Wanze to panic and throw the flowers he had in his arms into his lover's face.[19]

Concludes non-canon section.

Major Battles

Early One Piece

Wanze was originally going to be a sexy female chef, but was changed to a male "surfer dude" with goggles. His third design resembled a stereotypical French chef, his 4th design was very close to Wanze's bishonen look, and his 5th design had ape-like features and goggles.[20]


Wanze's cameo behind Usopp.

  • He makes a very brief appearance in Episode 303, where he is seen walking in the background and giving the audience a "peace" sign.
  • In Shonen Jump's 3rd Popularity Poll to determine the most popular One Piece characters, Wanze ranked at 75th. In the 4th and 5th, he was ranked at 122nd and 124th, respectively.
  • Wanze is, so far, the only person to ever make Sanji use a weapon, not counting when Sanji aimed a flintlock at Robin.
  • "Wanze" in German means Heteroptera, a group of bugs.
  • Wanze's favorite food is fried eggs.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 38 Chapter 367 (p. 18) and Episode 257, Wanze debuts.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 39 Chapter 368 (p. 18-19) and Episode 258, Wanze is introduced.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0400), Information about Wanze is revealed.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 598 and Episode 517, two years pass in the storyline.
  5. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 211), Wanze's birthday is given.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 39 Chapter 372 (p. 16-19) and Episode 261.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 39 Chapter 369 (p. 6) and Episode 258.
  8. 8.0 8.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 39 Chapter 370 (p. 8) and Episode 259.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 39 Chapter 369 (p. 7-9) and Episodes 258259.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 39 Chapter 370 (p. 12) and Episode 259.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 39 Chapter 369 (p. 10) and Episode 259.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 39 Chapter 369 (p. 15-16) and Episode 259.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 39 Chapter 369 (p. 12-13) and Episode 259.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 39 Chapter 372 (p. 13, 17) and Episode 261.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 38 Chapter 362 (p. 9) and Episode 253, Wanze is first mentioned by Corgi.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 39 Chapter 369 (p. 6-16) and Episodes 258259.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 39 Chapter 370 (p. 7-15) and Episode 259.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 39 Chapter 372 (p. 10-19) and Episode 261.
  19. One Piece Movie — One Piece Film: Gold, Wanze is seen in Gran Tesoro.
  20. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 42, Oda shows his sketches of Wanze.

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