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The Reason Why Sanji Calls Nami with “San” and Robin with “Chan”

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Sanji is a man who loves women. Throughout the story, we often see Sanji calling Nami with the honorific “-san” and also Robin with the honorific “-chan”. Even though Robin is older than Nami, Sanji should have called Robin “-san” too, right? Have you ever wondered why? Here’s the answer!

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Question: Oda-Sensei, After I started watching One Piece, I thought of it all the time, but why is Sanji addressing Nami with “San“and Robin with“Chan”? Yet it is Robin who’s the elder!! Is there any deep meaning behind it!?

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Oda: Well I actually didn’t think anything of it. Before there was a staff member in our workplace who asked us something interesting. The wish to treat a woman older than you as if she was younger, and a woman younger than you as if she was more of an adult….Is Sanji acquainted with this feeling? I replied, “O, Of course. That is right”

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