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Nami One Piece

Nami (ナミ) is a Swedish fictional character, navigator, and a cartographer, who dreams of drawing a world map, and becoming the best navigator, cartographer, and a weather specialist. She is a significant character in the series One Piece created by the editor and author/mangaka Eiichiro Oda. The animation was adapted by Toei for the anime.

Wiki/Biography

Nami, also known as Cat Burglar Nami, was born on July 3 (age 18 years;debut, 20 years; post-time skip) in the Conomi Islands, East Blue. Her zodiac sign is Cancer and her blood group is X. Since childhood Nami was a gifted artist and a talented navigator with a curiosity about the world and mapping it. After getting free from the clutches of Arlong Pirates, she embarked on her journey as the Navigator in the Straw Hat Crew.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx): 5’6″

Weight: 50 kg

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: Orange

Built: Lean

Gender: Female

Special Feature: Tattoo on the left shoulder

Nami Full Body

Nature

Nami appears to be a mature and intelligent person who is also tough and composed. However, beneath her calm and friendly exterior lies a caring and lively personality. Despite her friendly behavior, she has a very short temper and tends to overreact and physically lash out at anyone who acts immaturely. She has a soft spot for children and acts like a motherly figure toward them, fiercely protecting them from any harm. Additionally, Nami tends to take charge and boss around the crew when Luffy is not around. Her MBTI personality is ESTJ and people with such personalities have Extraverted, Observant, Thinking, and Judging personality traits and also they possess great fortitude, emphatically following their own sensible judgment. They often serve as a stabilizing force among others, able to offer solid direction amid adversity.

Statistics

IQ: 8/10

Knowledge: 9/10

Fighting Skills: 5/10

Leadership Quality: 4/10

Personality: 9/10

Durability: 6/10

Speed: 7/10

Bounty: 366 Million berries (Post Wano Arc)

Teamwork: 5/10

Family

Parents and Sibling

Nami had been orphaned since a young age, and was found by an Ex-Marine named Bell-mère, along with her adopted sister Nojiko. They lived in poor circumstances and Belle had left the marines to take care of the two girls. Nojiko owns a tangerine farm in Cocoyasi Village.

Belle Mere (Nami's Mother Figure)

Belle Mere (Nami’s Mother Figure)

Nojiko (Nami's Sister)

Nojiko (Nami’s Sister)

Relationships and Affairs

Nami was released from her years of working under the Arlong Pirates by Luffy who came to help her and save her village. She has been with Luffy since then and is loyal to him as a crewmate. Luffy even gave her his signature Straw Hat to her as a sign of trust which he never gave to anyone. She gets angry with her and beats him up over small things but cares for him the most and believes that Luffy will someday become the “King Of Pirates”. It is possible to assume that later in the series, Nami and Luffy will be together as a couple.

 

Sanji is always obsessed with Nami and he claimed that she is 98% of the reason for him to be on the crew. They both care for each other and Nami keeps beating him whenever he tried to flirt with him. During the Whole Cake Island Arc, Nami showed how much she cares for Sanji and what he means to her.

Nami and Sanji

Nami and Sanji

Friends

Monkey D Luffy met Nami while his battle with Buggy where she pretended to be a member of his crew and wanted to steal his money. Luffy later helped her and made her a part of his crew. Both of them share a close bond and could go to any lengths in order to help each other.

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While Nami relies heavily on Zoro’s fighting abilities, she also finds his laziness and frequent naps to be annoying. On the other hand, Zoro trusts Nami’s navigation skills completely and always obeys her orders without question. Despite this, Nami’s shrewd personality allows her to manipulate Zoro’s easy-going nature, keeping him perpetually indebted to her.

Nami and Zoro

Nami and Zoro

Usopp is the best friend of Nami and they both are the weakest members of the Straw Hat Crew. Nami can easily see through his lying nature and considers him to be an idiot. She got her signature weapon Clima-Tact from Usopp and relies on him for advancements in her weapons. In any situation of trouble, they both are the first to run away and escape.

Nami and Usopp friends

Nami and Usopp’s friendship

Nami and Sanji have a complex relationship in the One Piece series. Sanji is deeply infatuated with Nami and often flirts with her, showering her with compliments and chivalrous gestures. However, Nami does not reciprocate these feelings and usually responds to Sanji’s advances with annoyance and rejection. Sanji is always willing to cook and provide food for Nami, and she appreciates his culinary skills. They often work together on missions and share a mutual respect for each other’s abilities. While their feelings for each other may not be romantic, they share a strong bond as fellow crewmates and friends.

Nami in Sanji's Arms

Nami in Sanji’s Arms

Nami has a strong affection for Chopper and was the first crew member to acknowledge his abilities as a doctor. She holds his medical knowledge in high regard and considers his safety as important as her own. In turn, Chopper has great respect for Nami’s navigation skills, but sometimes fears her intense desire for money and aggressive behavior towards the “foolish” members of the crew.

Nami and Chopper

Nami and Chopper

Nami considers Franky as his elder brother but is easily provoked by his childish nature and the stupidity he does along with the other crew members.

Nami hugs Franky

Nami hugs Franky

Brook often flirts with Nami, but she responds to his advances with a beating and firm rejection. She makes sure that he gets stopped from doing something as a pervert and gives him a well-deserved kick. Despite this, Nami cares for Brook and she values his musical abilities as the crew’s musician. They also work well together on missions, with Nami relying on Brook for his speed and abilities.

Nami and Brook

Nami and Brook

Jinbe and Nami had a complicated meeting at first, where Jinbe was apologizing to Nami for whatever she had to go through in her past due to his indirect actions. Later they both ended up resolving the matter and became good friends and both of them appreciate each other’s skill as a crew member and she calls him Boss Jinbe as a sign of respect. Nami was glad to see Jinbe finally joining the crew in Wano along with the rest of the members.

Jinbe and Nami

Jinbe and Nami

Religious Views

Nami has not been associated specifically with any religion, but it is believed that to some extent she believes in God.

Career

Since a young age, Nami had been interested in Cartography and Geography. She has been studying all about them by stealing books and attaining information from around which made her develop the skills of a talented thief. During her childhood, she had to work for a pirate named Arlong who asked her to work for him and collect a heavy amount of money in order to free the village from his control. Since then she had been stealing from pirates and giving that money to Arlong. She got betrayed once she collected all the necessary amount and Luffy had to save her village.

Nami steals money

Nami steals money

After that, she joined the Straw Hat Crew as the navigator and set sail in order to fulfill her dream of drawing the map of the World. While the time skip of 2 years happened after the Sabaody Archipelago by Bartholomew Kuma, Nami was sent to a sky island called Weatheria where she learned all about weather control and improved her skills as a navigator. She has been serving as a great navigator and warrior in the Straw Hat Crew and has fought many battles and won against foes like Mrs. Doublefinger, Hotori (Skypeia), Khalifa, Absolom (Moria Pirates), and Ulti (Animal Kingdom Pirate).

Nami defeats Ulti

Nami defeats Ulti

Anime

One Piece (ワンピース Wan Pisu) is an animated series based on the manga One Piece by Eiichiro Oda, produced by Toei Animation and had its first broadcast by Fuji Television on 20 October 1999. In 2004, the company 4Kids Animation acquired the rights to Dub and provide One Piece for the English dub audience. Nami first appeared in the Anime Episode 1: Romance Dawn – The Dawn of the Adventure”.

Nami first appearance Anime

Nami’s first appearance in Anime

Manga

The One Piece manga was written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda as his first big manga series. One Piece has been serialized by Shueisha in the shonen jump manga collection, Weekly Shonen Jump on July 22, 1997. She appeared for the first time in One Piece chapter 8: “Nami”.

Nami first appearance Manga

Nami’s first appearance in Manga

Films

The first One Piece movie was launched on March 4, 2004, and was produced by Toei Animation. To date, One Piece has 15 Movies in total with “Film Red” being the latest in addition. The movie 6 “Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island” was an experimental movie with the first time having a CGI version of the anime.

List of all One Piece movies:

  • One Piece: The Movie (2000)
  • One Piece: Clockwork Island Adventure (2001)
  • One Piece: Chopper’s Kingdom on the Island of Strange Animals (2002)
  • One Piece: Dead End Adventure (2003)
  • The Cursed Holy Sword (2004)
  • One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island (2005)
  • One Piece: The Giant Mechanical Soldier of Karakuri Castle (2006)
  • One Piece – Episode of Alabasta: The Desert Princess and the Pirates (2007)
  • One Piece – Episode of Chopper Plus: Bloom in Winter, Miracle Sakura (2008)
  • One Piece Film: Strong World (2009)
  • One Piece 3D: Straw Hat Chase (2011)
  • One Piece Film: Z (2012)
  • One Piece Film: Gold (2016)
  • One Piece: Stampede (2019)

    Nami in One Piece Stampede

    Nami in One Piece Stampede

  • One Piece Film: Red (2022)

    Nami in One Piece Film Red

    Nami in One Piece Film Red

Video Games

The first One Piece game was released in Japan on the console of WonderSwan in 2000 July- Become the Pirate King! (めざせ海賊王! Mezase Kaizoku-Ō!) – Bandai. Over the years, multiple games have been released on various platforms such as Gameboy, Nintendo, Play Station, Mobile Phones, etc.

List of Top One Piece Games

  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors
  • One Piece: World Seeker
  • One Piece: Unlimited Adventure
  • One Piece: Burning Blood
  • One Piece: Grand Battle
  • One Piece: Grand Adventure
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2
  • One Piece Treasure Cruise
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Deluxe Edition
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4

    Nami in One Piece Pirate Warriors 4

    Nami in One Piece Pirate Warriors 4

  • One Piece: Odyssey

    Nami in One Piece Odyssey

    Nami in One Piece Odyssey

Live Shows and Performances

One Piece shows have been a great tourist attraction and were taking place in the One Piece Tower in Tokyo, Japan since 2015 and lasted till 2020 when the Tower was closed. The show involves various actors in cosplay to perform various scenes from the One Piece show.

Nami Live Show

Nami Live Show

TV Drama/Web Series

The One Piece series will be released on Netflix in 2023. Nami will be played by the actress  Emily Rudd. The show is developed by Matt Owens and Steven Maeda and produced by Tomorrow Studios and Shueisha.

Emily Rudd to play Nami

Emily Rudd to play Nami

Portrayed and Voiced By

Japanese

Akemi Okamura and Wakana Yamazaki (明美) were the Japanese Voice actor for Nami and various other minor characters in One Piece Anime.

English

Luci Christian, Kerry Williams, and Alison Lester

Chinese

Chio Su Ping

Spanish

Elisabet Bargalló

Portuguese

Barbara Lourenco

Italian

Emanuela Pacotto

French

Kelly Marot and Delphine Moriau

Korean

Jung Mi Sook and Malay Tisa Julianti

Powers and Abilities

Physical and Mental Capabilities

Nami has always been a sneaky, creative, and talented person who has expertise in various fields such as Cartography, Navigation, Mapping, Stealing, and Negotiating. She is able to make various complex calculations and equations which help her in making decisions for navigation and tactical advantages. Apart from her impressive mind, she also has a perfect physical appearance which allows her to easily deceit people or manipulate them in order to work for her. Combining both abilities, she can take advantage of any situation and get the job done.

 

Nami impressing others

Nami impressing others

Art of Weather

Magic Clima-Tact

Nami uses her attacks based on the weather system manipulation by the weapon called Clima-Tact which was crafted by Usopp for her. It allowed her to do various attacks such as Gust Sword, Cyclone Tempo, Thunderbolt Tempo, and Mirage Tempo: Fata Morgana to damage and flee away from enemies.

Nami using Clima-Tact

Nami using Clima-Tact

Sorcery Clima-Tact

Nami got an improved version of the Clima-Tact after the 2 year time skip where she learned more about weather manipulation. With this combination, she was able to use various stronger moves such as Thunder Breed Tempo, Weather Eggs, Milky Road, and Rain Tempo. It was further upgraded to grow in size and shrink as per her will and could even store Zeus, whom she meet in Whole Cake Island.

Using Sorcery Clima-Tact

Using Sorcery Clima-Tact

Zeus

Nami manipulated Zeus to become her slave and work for her in return for weather eggs which he was obsessed with and only Nami could provide for. He stays inside her Clima-Tact and uses lightning attacks when summoned by Nami to help her. He can also change the shape of her weapon in order to make new forms and attacks using his abilities.

Nami and Zeus

Nami and Zeus

Controversies

Over Revealing Outfits

Nami has always been a fan-service character which makes it hard for younger audiences to watch the over-sexually revealing character. This has led to accusations of objectifying women in the show. However, the creator of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda, has defended Nami’s design, stating that it is part of her character and personality.

Nami outfits

Nami outfits

Beating her Own Crewmates

Nami is always being a coward in front of enemies but beats up her own crew for their various childish behaviors. has been known to use physical violence, particularly hitting and slapping, to express her anger or frustration. This has been criticized for perpetuating harmful stereotypes of women being violent or abusive. But mostly it is justified by calling it “Ongoing Gags” as it seems funny to some audiences.

Nami beating everyone

Nami beating everyone

Nami- Money-Minded Gold Digger

Nami is known for her love of money and treasure, which has led to accusations of her being a shallow and materialistic character. However, Nami’s backstory and motivations for seeking wealth are explored in the series, revealing a deeper and more complex character than initially portrayed. She would even go as far as to not share treasures with his crewmates and lend them money at high-interest rates.

Nami loves money and treasure

Nami loves money and treasure

Awards and Honours

  • Global Awards for Best-Selling Manga– Best-Selling Manga Series
  • Anime Awards (2022)– Most Viewed Series of All Time
  • 46th Japan Anime Awards (2023)– Best animation category

Favorites

  • Food: Mikans
  • Hobby: Drawing Maps
  • Fruit: Tangerines
  • Color: Orange
  • Numbers: 03, 73

Facts and Trivia

  • Nami is also known by various names such as Namizo (ナミゾウ, Namizō), O-Nami (おナミ, Onami, English versions: “Onami”), Cat Burglar (泥棒猫, Dorobō Neko), Navigator, Thief, Pirate Officer (Arlong Pirates, former), and Kunoichi.
  • The reason for Sanji joining the Straw Hats was Nami as he is obsessed with her the most. If anything happens to Nami, Sanji will always be the first one to come to her rescue but also keeps getting rejected by her romantically.

    Nami beats Sanji

    Nami beats Sanji

  • During the Whole Cake Island and Zou arc, Nami was the one who felt the worst about Sanji leaving and wanted to get him back and save him.
  • Nami was given a statue of bronze which was dedicated to the Kumamoto Revival Project.

    Nami bronze statue

    Nami bronze statue

  • Nami was also featured in Kyutai Panic Adventure! which was a crossover episode among various Anime.
  • The Jolly Roger of Nami shows a skull with a bandana and winking action showing her nature as a fun-having person.

    Nami's Jolly Roger

    Nami’s Jolly Roger

  • Other than Luffy, Nami was the only person to ask someone to onboard the ship. She asked Chopper to join the crew while they were on Drum Island.
  • Nami has always been in the top 7 for the One Piece popularity polls throughout the years.
  • During Jump Festa 2002, Chiaki Inaba, the wife of Eiichiro Oda (creator of One Piece), dressed up and acted as Nami in the One Piece Spectacle Stage, showcasing her acting skills as an actress.

    Chibaki Inaba as Nami

    Chibaki Inaba as Nami

  • Her name means “wave/breaker” in Japanese and her birthday is celebrated on the 3rd of July which in Japan is known as ‘Tanabata” or the “Star Festival”. Also, her birthday gives Kanji for her name 7-3 meaning Na-Mi.
  • Nami owns a small tangerine farm and her own personal library on the Thousand Sunny and she smells like notes and mikan.

    Nami's farm on Thousand Sunny

    Nami’s farm on Thousand Sunny

  • Nami has a spirit anime of “Cat” and her thoughts only revolve around Money and Beauty.
  • In the real world, if Nami would have existed, she would have been a childcare worker as she loves children the most.

    Nami and Momonosuke

    Nami and Momonosuke

  • If Nami would have a phone, her number would be 7373-737373.
  • In one of the SBS by Oda, he stated that Nami will never have an affair with any of the Straw Hat Crew members due to her nature and relation to them as a family.
  • Nami is a heavy drinker and can compete with anyone in a drinking competition. During the Whiskey Peak Arc, she showed how much she can drink and still maintain her senses.

    Nami being drunk

    Nami being drunk

  • Nami was originally planned to be a character named “Pinwheel D. Nami,” who was supposed to be a former cabin girl on a pirate ship and her original design was totally different than the current one.

    Nami original design

    Nami original design

  • Karyl Karsenti, a French actress was the inspiration for Nami’s character design.
  • The biggest fear of Nami and Sanji is bugs, and they both cannot stand the site of bugs.
  • If Nami would have devil fruit, it would be Goro Goro no Mi (Lightning Devil Fruit) which is owned by Eneru (Enel) from Skypia Island. This fruit would be perfect for Nami and her great knowledge of weather systems.

    Nami with Goro Goro no Mi

    Nami with Goro Goro no Mi

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