EXTREME SPOILER ALERT.You have been warned.
Can anyone else hear Zoro’s mockery behind the scenes? No? Well, we can. One Piece’s anime and manga have shown off all of Sanji’s unique powers since joining the Straw Hat crew, and the original author behind it all has revealed the secret behind some of Sanji’s most notable characteristics! When we eventually discovered Sanji’s links to the Vinsmoke Family, there was some speculation regarding whether or not he ended up like the rest of his siblings despite being born human. Nevertheless, as the Wano Country arc of One Piece approached its conclusion, this grew more confusing than ever as Sanji’s physique transformed.
Sanji’s physique has steadily changed over the series, and with the release of the latest volume of One Piece manga in Japan, One Piece series creator Eiichiro Oda spoke up about Sanji’s shifting body. When a fan inquired about a slight shift in the direction of Sanji’s brows, Oda said that this was a visual signal of some far larger adjustments that had occurred in Sanji’s body since his fight with Queen on Onigashima.
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In Chapter 1031 of the One Piece manga, Sanji’s eyebrow changed direction, but in Chapter 1044, it returned to its original position. Eiichiro Oda, the creator of the One Piece series, acknowledged that this change was intentional. He explained that on Whole Cake Island, Sanji’s siblings were born with special abilities due to their altered lineage factors, including superhuman qualities and tough skin, similar to an “exoskeleton.” However, Sanji’s mother intervened and ensured that he was born a normal human being.
In One Piece’s episodes and chapters, Oda spoke about Sanji’s eyebrows after his fight with Queen changed his appearance. Oda explained that Yonji’s eyebrows are different from Sanji’s and resemble the Germa 66. The fight highlighted the power of science within Sanji, which was triggered by the raid suit. Oda also noted that even before the fight, Sanji had a remarkable ability to resist fire. Oda encouraged readers to keep watching Sanji’s story unfold.
What do you think of this slight but impactful change in Sanji’s physique? What kind of mysteries will unfold next? Stay tuned to find out!
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