Whom Does Nami Love in One Piece? Her Love Interests Explained!

Whom Does Nami Love in One Piece? Her Love Interests Explained!

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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 have decided to explain to you just whether Nami had a love interest in the story and who she could end up with in the future.

At this moment, Nami does not have a romantic interest. Although she has been shipped with Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji (but, let’s face it, every good-looking girl has been shipped with Sanji at one point or another), none of these ships have been officially confirmed by Oda. However, the one with Luffy seems to be the most probably one when fans are concerned.

The rest of this article will explore the potential relationships of Nami, one of the most popular characters in the series. We will explore Nami’s personality in more detail, as well as some of the most popular ships involving her and the characters seen in 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.

What is Nami like?

Nami and Nico Robin are the most intelligent members of Luffy’s crew. Nami is very dominant and bossy; she usually gives orders to 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.


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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.

Unlike Nico Robin, Nami is a potential candidate for a romantic relationship with some of the characters. However, that doesn’t seem to be Oda’s focus at this moment, as he has stated that the characters are in love with adventure (at this time).

Who could Nami end up with?

In this section, we are going to discuss some of the more probable ships involving Nami:

Monkey D. Luffy

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Although Nami respects Luffy as a captain, she frequently chastises him for his stupid behavior, but he never becomes enraged with her, even when she manipulates him. Also, when it comes to navigating the ship, Luffy doesn’t mind following her instructions. Despite his Devil Fruit powers, Luffy can still be injured by Nami’s physical attacks when she kicks his ass in anger or annoyance.

Nami was initially the only person Luffy trusted with his hat during battles, demonstrating the captain’s trust in his navigator. Despite minor disagreements caused by his recklessness, she firmly believes in him and regards him as a tremendous source of strength. When Nami became ill, Luffy tried everything he could to help her.

He stayed by her side all the time, trying to make her smile, then becoming sad when he failed and trying to keep the promise Genzo had made to him. During the Drum Kingdom arc, instead of making the villagers answer for shooting Vivi, Luffy knelt before them, pleading with them to bring a doctor to their ship for the sick Nami.

Even though he usually forgets, Luffy is still wary of Nami’s wrath. When Luffy learns that Absalom is planning to marry her, he simply says, “He desires to marry Nami? He’s courageous.” Despite not knowing anything about her past and seeing her screaming and crying out of hatred for Arlong, Luffy comforted her and became enraged at Arlong, attacking him and his crew to avenge her, just as Gol D. Roger had done before. Nami is the only person Luffy has given his straw hat to.

Vinsmoke Sanji

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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.

Roronoa Zoro


Nami has faith in Zoro’s fighting abilities and frequently relies on them; however, she is quite often irritated by his slacker antics, e.g., his excessive sleeping. Like the rest of the team, Zoro fully trusts her navigational abilities and always obeys her commands. Nami’s cleverness makes it possible to manipulate the always-introverted swordsman into perpetual debt, and as a result, they frequently argue, usually resulting in Sanji’s intervention.


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But besides this, they both are Straw Hats’ top drinkers. Zoro is concerned about her safety and frequently comes to her aid. In Skypiea, he was constantly concerned that Nami would be swallowed; in Thriller Bark, he wondered if Sanji could save Nami, even though he himself was in danger, as Franky emphasized. He also saved her from an attack by Monet on Punk Hazard, and Dressrosa, he rushed to save the ship, where Nami was staying, from Doflamingo; he was the only person who stayed with the sick Nami when the others went to explore the iland, and he took over her navigator functions so she could rest.

Nami also looks after him, as evidenced by her presence at his bedside with Chopper whilst the remaining crew members commemorated the end of the Thriller Bark arc.

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