One Piece Spin-Off Reveals Sanji's 40 Year Old Look

One Piece has wrapped up its special Sanji spin-off series from Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma's creator duo with its final chapter, and before they went out they introduced a look at Sanji at 40 years old! Food Wars: Shokugeki no Sanji was a special new take on Eiichiro Oda's original manga series from the creators behind the titular Food Wars, Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki. This special series introduced a whole new look at Sanji while it focused on his particular cooking focused challenges over his long journey with the Straw Hats, and the final chapter introduced the wildest look at the fan favorite yet.

Beginning back in 2018 with a surprising release, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Sanji officially came to an end with its most emotional release yet. Going back to the beginning as Sanji continues to learn under Chef Zeff and the rest of the crew on the Baratie, Sanji is asked by a customer to specially create a dish just for her. When he does so successfully, she ends up having the usual reaction to good food fans used to see in Food Wars. But her vision of Sanji's future is very close to Oda's 40 year old design for the character. Check it out below as highlighted by @sanjiluvbot on Twitter:

The final chapter of Food Wars! Shokugeki no Sanji tasks Sanji with one of the toughest challenges of his young career as a burgeoning chef. When he's asked by a coming client to craft a meal specifically for her, Sanji comes up with a special lamb dish that offers several types of tastes. It was then revealed that some other chefs on the Baratie were so jealous, that they messed with the ingredients. Sanji eventually works past this, and pleases the customer so much that her clothes burst off (like in Food Wars) and she imagines that Sanji would only get more skilled as a chef as he grows older. 

Her specific vision of Sanji is the 40 year old version of the character that Eiichiro Oda once had shared with fans curious about how each of the Straw Hats would look as they aged. It's the first officially incorporated version of the design fans have seen in any official One Piece release, and now it's been immortalized as part of the spin-offs grand finale. But how do you like seeing this older Sanji in Food Wars! Shokugeki no Sanji? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!