Recently, Zoro and Sanji met each other again for the first time since the Dressrosa Arc. So we’ve had 221 consecutive chapters without a Zoro and Sanji interaction (chapter 722-chapter 943). That’s 23.4% of One Piece’s entire publication time!
I was curious about the numbers for the other Straw Hats. So I made a list of the Top 20 longest separations among the Straw Hat Pirates Crew.
What constituted being “together” was a bit up to interpretation, but in general I looked for characters being in the same place in the same chapter.
Some things I thought were interesting:
- Sanji had actually been separated longer from Robin, Usopp, and Franky than Zoro
- I was surprised how many pairs of characters have yet to meet up in Wano
- Beneath the Top 20 were several many-way ties, mostly Straw Hats who were separated from the beginning of Dressrosa to their reunion at Zou (~106 chapters), or their separation during the time skip (~86-90 chapters)
- Of all of the pairs, those who had the least “longest separation” were Franky and Robin who were apart for 86 chapters during the time skip