As we know well, the Straw Hat Pirates from One Piece are a truly amazing group with a lot of different characters who have managed to bond over some shared ideals and goals. We also know that each of them joined Luffy’s crew because they liked his idealism and because they had dreams of their own. As far as Sanji is concerned, his goal is to find the All Blue, and in this article, we are going to explain everything related to that question.
The All Blue is a legendary small sea whose existence has not been proven, but which is supposed to be the only point where the North Blue, South Blue, East Blue, and West Blue actually meet. It was first mentioned in Chapter 56 and Episode 26 of the series, but it has not been discovered as of the time of writing. Based on the assumption that all the Straw Hats will see their dreams become a reality by the end of the series, Sanji will probably reach All Blue at one point, making his dream and the dream of his mentor, Zeff, a reality. But, at this point, the “when” part is not known, as we don’t know where All Blue is at the moment.
The rest of this article will be a combined insight into Sanji and the All Blue in One Piece. We will connect these two topics and explain how they are tied, as well as how all of it is connected to the overall geography of the world of One Piece. Sanji is one of the series’ most popular characters and one of the more interesting ones, so the story of him and his relationship with the All Blue is worth writing about. The article might contain some spoilers, so be careful how you approach it.
Sanji has not yet found All Blue, but he probably will in the future
Sanji, born Vinsmoke Sanji before giving up his surname and nicknamed Black-Leg Sanji, is the cook of the Straw Hat Pirates. Sanji learned the culinary arts on the Baratie, a floating restaurant owned by Red-Leg Zeff, a former pirate. He is the fifth member of the Pirates and the third to accept Luffy’s invitation. He is the first member of the crew not originally from East Blue. He remained anonymous for a long time before becoming known to the world as Black-Leg Sanji.
He sets sail alongside Luffy in an effort to find the legendary All Blue, which has a very important and symbolic meaning for all chefs and is important to Sanji for personal reasons as well. Long known simply as Sanji, he is actually the 3rd son and 4th child of the Vinsmoke Family, making him a Prince of the Germa Kingdom. His overall role in the story is great, and despite often being a comic relief due to his simp nature and the fact that he most often simply cooks, he has a lot of depth and is a truly complex and intriguing character.
Now, in order to understand why All Blue is so important, we have to tell you a bit about the world of One Piece, as it is a very specific world that has to be understood before being analyzed in more detail.
The World of One Piece is the “name” of the unnamed world where the series occurs. In Chapter 392, we learn that the world of One Piece is a planet consisting mainly of water and has six satellites (including the moon) two asteroids orbiting the world, and a last one orbiting one of the satellites. Note also that the world rotates through an angle of 24°-25°, the same as the Earth. The era in which the story takes place, the Great Age of Piracy, strongly resembles the colonial eras of the real world.
In the world of One Piece, there seem to be three major types of environments, all of which are inhabited and civilized. The first is the Blue Sea, a huge ocean covering the whole world. The next is the Celestial Sea (or “White Sea”), which, as the name suggests, is an environment in the sky. The last is the bottom of the oceans, of which Fish-Man Island seems to be the only inhabited place.
The Blue Sea is divided into four major seas, which are the four main sectors of the Blue Sea as well. They are:
- North Blue is the northernmost ocean of the Blue Sea and is the birthplace of some important characters, such as Sanji from the Straw Hat Pirates, Trafalgar Law from the Heart Pirates, and famous explorer Mont Blanc Noland.
- South Blue Is the southernmost ocean of the Blue Sea, and the ocean St. Briss sailed on during her ill-fated voyage to Skypiea. Franky, Eustass Kid, Inazuma, and Portgas D. Ace are all from South Blue.
- East Blue is the easternmost ocean of the Blue Sea and is best known as the birth location of late Pirate King Gol D. Roger and other famous characters, like Monkey D. Luffy, Monkey D. Dragon, and Roronoa Zoro.
- West Blue is the westernmost ocean of the Blue Sea, best known as the former home of Ohara island before the World Government destroyed it. Notable West Blue figures include Nico Robin, Brooks, and Doctor Hogback.
There’s also the Grand Line, which is unimportant for this article. So, now that we’ve cleared this up, where does the All Blue come in here? Well, the All Blue is a hypothetical sea where all the four major seas of the Blue Sea meet, thus, the only place in the world where all four major seas meet.
Its existence has not been confirmed, which is why it is a topic of many legends, but many believe it exists and want to find it, especially cooks since it is considered to be dreamland of all cooks and chefs. This is why Sanji wants to find it, but this is also why Sanji’s mentor, Red-Leg Zeff, wanted to find it.
But why do cooks like All Blue so much? Well, it is said that it is the only place that is home to fish from all four major seas at once, as fish from all around the world supposedly live there, which means that cooks have an abundance of food sources at their disposal and can work their magic.
So far, the canon works have not officially confirmed that All Blue indeed exists, but several anime filler episodes scattered through the series have confirmed that it could actually exist. Be that as it may, the All Blue is still a legendary location at this point in time, and we are going to have to wait a bit more for Oda to reveal whether it exists or not, i.e., whether Sanji will find it in the end.