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Does Kanjuro Die In One Piece? Why Did Kanjuro Betray?

When Kanjuro was introduced in the beginning of Dressrosa Arc, he was trending in the One Piece community. Not only because of his appearance, but also he unique power and his comical attitude. And fast-forward five years, and here we are, questioning the same guy’s credibility. As we move towards the greatest War after Marineford, the Wano War is revealing many forbidden secrets that will send shiver down the spine of most One Piece watchers. This post will explain whether Kanjuro is a traitor, and if yes, why did he betrayed everyone and virtually sold-off entire Kozuki Clan.


Is Kanjuro Traitor?

Yes, Kanjuro is a Traitor! That’s the shorted way to explain the truth. Though, nobody would believe, the first suspicion came when Orochi ordered his subordinates to destroy Thousand Sunny(Luffy’s Ship) and the bridges that connected the Gang Members with the location they were going to raid.

The first question was: How did Orochi knew Thousand Sunny’s position considering it was parked in a very secretive location.?
How did Orochi learned that “Someone” was back from 20 years, the time when Kaido attacked Wano?

There are probably many other information he might have leaked the we will never know.

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Before dying, Yasui changed the plan and shifted the Port location from where the raid was about to begin, his genius idea was picked up by every Samurai in Wano, even then this information was leaked to Orochi somehow within a very short amount of time. There is also a high chance that it was Kanjuro who leaked Yasui’s real identity to Orochi and we know the consequences. When such deep secrets are leaked so quickly, question begin to arise about a lurking traitor(Spy).

But, behind everything there is a reason, and, in Kanjuro’s case too, there was a reason why he kept on leaking information to Orochi even though Orochi was the Worst leader Wano had ever seen?

But, Why This Betrayal?

Before explaining about why Kanjuro turned into a traitor, let’s compare something really interesting! Do you find any similarities between these two names? Kurozumi Orochi, Kurozumi Kanjuro? Yes, they both have the same surname, “Kurozumi“.

Now, some obvious questions will arise for sure: “Is Kanjuro & Orochi related?”, “Are these two Kurozumi Brothers?”, the answer to these questions is No! Orochi and Kanjuro are not Brothers, they are only from the same clan.

They why did Kanjuro betray?
Several decade ago, the Kurozumi family was one of the six ruling families in Wano, but they were persecuted and hunted to the point that many died (almost all of Kurozumi was wiped out). This incident was the seed that laid to the sprouting of intense hatred towards the Kozuki Clan. Among the Kurozumi Clan, only Orochi and Kanjuro were in good shape, and since Kanjuro also lost his parent in childhood, he became hell-bent on destroying the Kozuki Clan. But, Kanjuro’s hate towards the Kozuki Clan was harnessed effectively by Orochi and this led to Kanjuro become a dependable spy.

In other words, Kanjuro was a Spy working for Orochi and the emotions he showed towards Oden and the Kozuki Clan was only a fake persona he was wearing every time. Even Oden’s death did not dilute his hatred, he was rather overjoyed with the way he died.

Does Kanjuro Die?

Does Kanjuro Die?
The answer to whether Kanjuro is alive or dead is “Debatable.” But, if we take into account the last time he appeared in the Manga, the latter is true. That simply means that Kanjuro might be dead.

After revealing that he was a spy all along, Kanjuro was not seen again. He was only to be seen at on the War zone, at the peak of the raid. He fought against the Red Scabbards and possibly died after facing defeat. After his defeat, the last scene that we see is that of Kanjuro’s body laying on the ground and Raizo crying.

The direct answer to whether Kanjuro is dead or alive is “Unkown.” Yes! we have only seen Kanjuro laying on the ground with blood coming out of his mouth. This scene doesn’t reveal everything, but, we will probably learn after the War is over. One thing is sure, whether Kanjuro dies or not, he is going to be remembered as the worst traitor of Wano’s History.

Who Killed/Defeated Kanjuro?

There is no single person who may have killed/defeated Kanjuro. The battle was fought between the Red Scabbards with Inuarashi and Kanjuro with his squad. In the beginning of the battle, Kanjuro was not only showing off his devil fruit skills, but also his physical ability.

He was easily able to counter various attacks from the Red Scabbards, but he was against the best Warriors Wano has got, and in the end, he was defeated/killed.

Even though he was a spy who sold-off everything to Orochi just to take revenge, his defeat/death grieved almost everyone in the Red Scabbards. That simply shows the emotional attachment they had with Kanjuro.

Is Kanjuro Devil Fruit User?

Is Kanjuro a Devil Fruit User?
Yes, Kanjuro is a Devil Fruit User. Kanjuro has eaten a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows him to produce ink from his body. But, the ink, has some special properties. When painted with the ink, the painting can take a 3-Dimensional form and Kanjuro can then control it at will.

This devil fruit had a major influence in many arc from the very time Kanjuro was introduced. From the beginning of his appearance, Kanjuro was always criticized because of his poor painting skills. But, in reality he is a genius artist with precise control over his Brush and techniques. This is just a simple example of how Kanjuro always kept himself off the radar.

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