@dorobou neko

“You burglar” + “cat” makes “cat burglar”, which in Japanese is “doborou neko”, which also indicated a woman who stands in the way of another in romance: basically, a husband stealer. (The most famous “dorobou neko” in manga would be One Piece’s Nami)

Yeah. There you have it.

Nami and “Dorobou Neko"

So lately it’s been brought back into discussion that Nami’s nickname Dorobou Neko (translated to cat-burglar) might possibly come to use again. I’ve seen some talk about it already, but feel like adding my own thoughts since the debate has been pretty heated.

First let’s just look at what the nickname can stand for. The term Dorobou Neko can be used to describe women in Japan that are accused for stealing someone’s husband or lover.

“The Japanese use the term for women who steal other women’s husbands but the term doesn’t apply to men who steal wives! One male native speaker wonders whether husband-stealers have come to be called cats because women’s seduction of men is like the meek way in which cats sneak into houses.”

Since the very beginning of the Sanji’s arc when it was announced that he was leaving to be wed a lot of SaNami shippers started to speculate if Oda possibly would use the double meaning of Nami’s epithet. Especially after we knew she was actually going with Luffy to bring Sanji back it became a rather interesting topic for us.

Oda has called Nami Dorobou Neko since very early on, and what’s even more noteworthy is that he actually already used it in the sense of a “Husband Stealer” in the Thriller Bark arc with Absalom and Lola. We’ve also seen quite a few parallels between Whole Cake Island and Thriller Bark, even with Lola herself reappearing in the story. So of course SaNami shippers kept on speculating about the epithet possibly becoming relevant in this sense again.

With Sanji being called “Mr. Husband” recently the thought has resurfaced.

However, apparently it needs to be explained that just because SaNami shippers see the possibility of the nickname being used in relation to Nami and Sanji and Purin, that does not mean that we view Nami as an actual husband stealer.

First, Purin and Sanji are not married. They’re not even in a relationship. So it would be impossible for Nami to be an actual husband stealer or “homewrecker”.

That is not what we are saying. Neither does the use of Nami’s nickname in relation to coming in between Sanji and Purin have to mean that it is something that Nami does on purpose. She doesn’t have to be in love with Sanji or actually actively try to “steal him” from Purin.

That’s not how Oda used it with Absalom and I doubt that’s how he would use it with Sanji if he actually decided to use it again.

In fact, the nickname would most likely (if used at all) be an accusation from a third party. I don’t even think Purin would be the one to use it, despite it being possible in her “evil” mode. A lot of people already saw the panel of Purin reacting to Sanji carrying Nami as possible jealousy. So it’s not completely impossible that Oda would write something similar with Nami again to get such a reaction from Purin.

However, I do not think Purin would say this, since she is aware that Sanji is in fact not her husband. No, it is then much more likely that perhaps one of the chefs or some third party would accuse Nami and use the nickname. Since they actually think Purin and Sanji are married there could arise such a situation when Nami and the rest meets up with Sanji and Purin.

Oda even used this joke from Sanji recently.

Nami doesn’t have to do much for Sanji to fawn over her, and if he loses his cool it’s possible Oda could write in Nami being called Cat Burglar, most likely as a joke. Meaning that Nami wouldn’t have to do a single actual “stealing” or “home wrecking” action for her to be called a husband stealer. Just like with Thriller Bark it would more likely just be a small misunderstanding or over reaction.

It would not reflect badly on Nami in any way but perhaps how the “bad guys” would see her. And all the strawhats have been accused wrongly by their enemies plenty of times. Nami herself has already been accused of this once and it’s not like that actually reflects her image or personality.

I’m pretty sure the SaNami community doesn’t talk about this theory because we think that Nami would actually step in and literally steal Sanji from Purin. Which again, wouldn’t even be possible since Sanji doesn’t “belong” to Purin to begin with. And even more so since Purin is actually on their side…

So, that being said us talking about Nami’s epithet being used does not mean we see Nami as a prize or as a homewrecker. It does not reflect on Nami’s character any more than how their enemies can see the strawhats as bad. Oda writing about the Vinsmoke’s talking about Nami as if she’s a whore doesn’t make her one, and neither would anyone calling her a Husband Stealer actually make her into one.

So I’m going to ask the LuNami community, something I generally avoid, do you really think we are so shallow that we simply see Nami as Sanji’s toy? Or as a plot-device for shipping? Do you really believe that we hate or care so little about her as an individual character? Personally I love Nami and I love One Piece as a whole. I’m not just a shipper, I’m a reader and a fan of One Piece first, as I assume most shippers are.

Or for that matter we don’t see Sanji like this either. We’re not using Sanji as some thing that either belongs to Nami or Purin. It’s speculation about Oda possibly using the double meaning of Nami’s nickname again. Not about Nami actually coming in between Sanji and Purin acting like Sanji is hers. That is not at all what this discussion is about, so please if you think something is wrong then feel free to ask or explain what you think before labeling a whole group as shallow and disgusting.

I know not all LuNa shippers can possibly think that the whole SaNami fandom is toxic and delusional, just like we don’t think the same about all LuNa shippers.

So here I invite you to message me and let me know what you really think. Because personally I feel like this topic has been way bent out of proportion.

Also this is not an invite for a fanwar. Please be polite and understand that not everyone has the same view as you.

Thank you for reading.


No confiabas en los piratas por lo ocurrido en tu pueblo a causa de uno…

Sin embargo decidiste confiar en aquel pirata que portaba un tesoro que te fue cedido para demostrarte la confianza que tenía en ti…

Piratas trataron secuestrarte por tus magníficas habilidades de navegación y cartografía…

Pero tus nakamas siempre te protegerán…

En especial, Luffy tiene la promesa de cuidar tu sonrisa…

Porque para él, eres la mejor navegante del mundo…


“Dorobou Neko”: wanted 66 millones

La mejor navegante del mundo y tal vez, si Oda-sama lo decide, la próxima Reina de los Piratas...

Bridal Carry and SanNami Reconciliation

Show me the f**king panel did Oda ever draw Sanji carry other female character in bridal way other than Nami? Tell me another panel how many times does Oda draw Sanji ever carry Nami in bridal style? Please don’t throw anime screencap at me whether it’s from adding scene in TV series episode, filler, opening song, or movie of him ever carrying Robin, Viola, Carina, etc.

The answer for 1st question is NO. No, he didn’t.

And for question number 2, although animator make Sanji did it to Nami several times, Oda only ever makes it in manga TWICE. 


Now, tell me why a man carrying a woman like Sanji did to Nami is called bridal style? 

A man carries a woman in his arms — one arm under her legs and the other supporting her back like a groom carrying his bride. It usually denotes or foreshadows a romantic relationship between the characters or a major difference in their physical strength or both. It’s also called a princess carry.

TV Tropes – Bridal Carry

The tropes calls it bridal carry but we know it’s simply called bridal because it’s how a groom carrying his bride.

Now, back to the question number 3: When did Oda ever draw Sanji carry Nami in bridal style?

Nah, Oda LITERALLY took it in CONTEXT that so far Sanji ever carried Nami that way just twice when they are involved in forced WEDDING: Thriller Bark and Whole Cake Island. Nami and Absalom never made the kiss of oath, so did Sanji and Pudding. But Oda make BRIDE Nami carried by Sanji in bridal style and GROOM Sanji carry Nami in bridal style too. 

As it isn’t enough, in both weddings, Oda draw the bridal carry started with Sanji catching Nami from fall like a knight in shining armor rescuing a princess (as it’s also shown in Leo x Mansherry scene). Plus, in WCI, Oda needs to draw Pudding in shocked/jealous expression in small panel next to SanNami bridal carry panel. By that, Nami is literally a Dorobou Neko, Boyfriend/Husband/Lover Stealer. Once again, referring Thriller Bark, Lola has called Nami with her epithet because she thought Nami steal Absalom from her.

TV Tropes – Bridal Carry also said:  “When the participants aren’t romantically involved, expect fans to cite this as “proof” that they really are.“

I ask you. When is a wedding never seen with romance theme even for Sanji and Pudding who don’t exactly love each other? When is a wedding never involved with romance undertone between the two characters especially when one of them participate in wedding crash of another for each other?

Now, the only missing between Sanji and Nami is the vow and kiss of oath. Maybe it’ll happen in EoS…. maybe yes, maybe not.

Though, anti-shipper may think SanNami shippers only cares about the bridal carry because we keep reposting the scene. No, we don’t. As neutral readers finding how cute it is when Sanji and Nami smile at each other, we also acknowledge that it is the most beautiful scene after all the shits went through between them that they had been parted away since Zou. Who made Sanji smile broadly and genuine in this arc? Pudding because he forced himself to be happy with the marriage for Baratie and nakama’s sake and that he had to act during the wedding? Big Mom because she promise him to keep his nakama safe? Luffy when the captain only was convinced that his cook is okay after seeing his interaction with Nami through mirror that he’s back to his usual self? No. And finally, after the death glare he gave and that he stated he could’ve not looked at her face since that time; he eventually smiles genuinely at her. And she smiles happily knowing it’s Sanji.

So, reread it from Zou, look back at how Sanji tried not to involve Nami in danger but she’s captured because she’s worried of him, and then a past strike him back and to save his nakama he had to say goodbye and left her cry in Luffy’s shoulder, look at how Nami keep pushing Luffy to get Sanj back, look at how shocked she was when she smiled reuniting with him but he replied her with death glare, look at how afraid she is because he seriously beaten their captain, look at how hurt it is when she slapped him in teary eyes. But now, just one happy smile and it erases them all.

You can call it nakamaship, we don’t mind; but it’s undeniably Sanji and Nami’s relationship development. When two characters can make up together again after a serious fight, it makes them closer and their bond stronger. Same as how Luffy and Sanji had resolved their problem with bento.

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