The term “ship” in terms of anime is actually a shortened version of the word “relationship” and represents fan-based relationships between the characters in the series. So, if you think that two characters would be great as a couple, you’re “shipping” them together. As far as One Piece ships are concerned, one of the most often discussed characters in this category is Nami, who is, incidentally, one of the most popular characters in the series as well. In this article, we are not going to focus on Nami’s romantic life in general but rather on her relationship with one specific character – Vinsmoke Sanji – as we are going to tell you why they are just friends.
Nami and Sanji are very close friends, as they have been members of Luffy’s crew for a long time. But, while they are close and care for each other, Nami sees Sanji as just a friend. On the other hand, Sanji simps over Nami, but Sanji simps over every good-looking girl, so this isn’t a proper argument. Having said all of this, Nami simply sees Sanji as a friend, and that is it.
The rest of this article will explore the potential relationship between Nami, one of the most popular characters in the series, and Sanji, another very popular character from the series. We will explore Nami’s and Sanji’s personalities in more detail, as well as the nature of their relationship in the world of One Piece. This article won’t contain too many spoilers, but still, be careful how you approach it if you don’t know the whole story.
Nami has a very bossy personality, but she has a soft and caring side as well
Nami and Nico Robin are the most intelligent members of Luffy’s crew. Nami is very dominant and bossy; she usually orders crew members (even Luffy) even though she’s not the captain, but no one in the crew objects because everyone trusts her abilities. If she finds herself in danger, her first concern is her safety, and she often makes other crew members fight in her place. Nami can sometimes be evil, so much so that she would even leave her allies to save her own life.
However, despite her shortcomings, Nami is one of the more compassionate and emotional members of Luffy’s crew because she is easily moved and sympathizes with those who have had a hard or sad past. She is even willing to forgive the repentant Hacchan even though she has caused her much pain and suffering in the past as an officer of Arlong. She is very understanding. For example, when discussing whether to re-accept Usopp in the crew or not, she was willing to overlook her actions to bring back her friend, not understanding Zoro and Sanji’s pride speeches.
Nami is obsessed with fashion. In fact, she always wears different clothes, and when she goes shopping, she enjoys trying on many clothes in high fashion stores, only to leave saying that she prefers something simpler. Nami doesn’t seem ashamed to wear provocative or revealing clothes, even to be photographed in costume or to be spied on while she takes a bath, as in Alabasta, provided there is adequate compensation.
After two years of separation from the crew, Nami seems to have become less violent as she no longer reproaches the rash actions that her companions perform from time to time. When Luffy and Zoro endanger the lining of Sunny, she tries to scold them and teach them a lesson for their reckless behavior.
Sanji simps over (almost) every girl in One Piece
One of Sanji’s most distinctive characteristics is his ability to remain composed and kind. Like Franky, Sanji is not ashamed to express his emotions. He frequently abruptly leaves the team only to intervene when a situation calls for it. He has a tendency to speak relatively calmly, even under duress, and he hardly ever acts without first carefully weighing his options. The fact that Sanji tricked Crocodile, that he was actually Mr. Three, or that he foresaw the CP9 taking Nico Robin to the station and reaching there before they both speak to Sanji’s intelligence. When things go as he predicted and according to plan, Sanji has the propensity to exclaim, “bingo!”
His worst flaw, though, is that he is an uncontrollable womanizer. He claims that Nami was the main reason he decided to join Luffy’s crew and flirt with any pretty woman he came across. Due to his two years spent on the trans-format island after the time skip, Sanji has grown even more twisted and acts strangely when he approaches persons of the opposite gender.
Sanji has always displayed great courage and lavished attention to every attractive lady he has encountered. Even if he is not drawn to ugly or elderly women, he nonetheless shields them from harm, as he did with Kureha.
Zeff instructed him in manners and etiquette while he was still a child, and he was also taught never to hit a lady. When his friends are in danger, he only gets to threaten one of them, like when he points a gun at Miss All Sunday immediately after leaving Whiskey Peak. However, he never manages to shoot her, as with Califa and Robin when the latter was Bibi’s opponent. Additionally, he demonstrated to be quite envious when he discovered that Bartholomew Bear had dispatched Luffy to Amazon Lily, the island of women. He despises those who toss away their food or don’t eat it all because they are unaware of what hunger is like.
Sanji and Nami are just friends
Nami frequently takes advantage of Sanji’s devotion to her by ordering him to do his errands, despite being annoyed by his womanizing in serious moments. For example, when Sanji leaves Nami a note before riding the Puffing Tom in Water 7, she is annoyed that most of the writing is a meaningless love letter with the important information only in the postscript.
When Kalifa took down Sanji in Enies Lobby, Nami was shocked by his moral ideal of not hitting women and decided to pay her back for what she had done to him. When he was temporarily in her body during the Punk Hazard arc, she was disgusted by his perverted behavior and tried to control him so that he didn’t go too far in his perversions. Sanji also has the distinct honor te the only member of the Straw Hats whom Nami calls with a suffix, i.e. “Sanji-kun” (incidentally, Nami is the only girl to whose name Sanji adds “-san”). Nami was hurt by Sanji’s departure in the Zou arc and went to Whole Cake Island with Luffy to save him.
As you can see, there is a fair amount of closeness between the two, but they care for each other because they are friends. Their personalities are simply too different and wouldn’t really work that well as a couple.