Becoming the Knight of the Sea: Transforming into Jinbe

From Fish-Man Karate Master to Honorable Warrior: Tips, Techniques, and Outfit Essentials for Jinbe

Jinbe is a whale shark fish-man who strives to fulfill his former captain’s dying wish, coexistence and equality between humans and fish-men. Also known as ‘Knight of the Sea’, Jinbe is a Helmsman of the Straw Hat Pirates, steering ships and many types of boats. Ever since joining the Straw Hats, he has displayed amazing talents as a helmsman, being able to maneuver the Thousand Sunny into a small “Green Room” within the massive sentient wave Big Mom generated, allowing the ship to surf away from the crushing waves unharmed, truly bringing out the Thousand Sunny’s full potential.

Jinbe is a gigantic blue whale shark fisherman and the Straw Hat Pirates’ current tallest member. He has a stocky body comparable to that of a sumo wrestler and a face that is frequently connected with numerous Japanese demons such as the oni. He also has two tusk-like conical bottom fangs similar to Oni’s; the remainder of his top and lower rows of teeth are nearly identical, albeit considerably smaller. He also has a pronounced underbite, which allows room for his massive fangs.

Jinbe is also a master of Fish-man karate and according to him, the secret lies in the mastery of the water in the user’s direct vicinity. Possessing immense physical strength, speed and durability, Jinbe is also an excellent swimmer and can manipulate water to his benefit.

Portraying Jinbe: Capturing His Strength and Honor

Loyal, brave and kind, Jinbe is truly the whole package, a blue one to be specific. Jinbe is noted for his quiet and serene temperament. He frequently serves as a voice of reason, providing good advice and sound conclusions, particularly in tight times. His experience and knowledge make him an effective advisor and strategy.

Jinbe is very determined and resilient. He does not give up easily and is willing to confront enormous obstacles in order to attain his goals. His drive is seen in his devotion to Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates, as well as his desire to improve the lives of his fellow Fish-Men.

  • Loyalty: Stand by your loved ones during good and difficult times. Be dependable and trustworthy; someone people can rely on.
  • Stand against injustice: Speak up against unjust treatment and discrimination. Support causes and organizations that advocate for equality and justice.
  • Show empathy: Listen to others and try to comprehend their emotions and viewpoints. Provide assistance and comfort as needed.

Crafting Jinbe’s Look: Key Elements and Styling Tips

Jinbe’s outfit perfectly captures the essence of a fish-man and the former Warlord of the sea. His outfit consists of:

  • A light, pastel colored kimono
  • A dark colored obi
  • Dark colored hakama, traditional wide-legged trousers
  • Japanese sandals (geta or zori). Any simple, flat sandals can work as substitute
  • Tattoo of the Sun Pirates’ symbol on his chest

Get the entire outfit here:

You can find the Sun Pirates’ sticker tattoo here which will completely elevate your outfit to a whole new level. And, if you really want to go all out, you can try painting your entire body, or at least parts that are visible, blue.

Cosplaying Jinbe as a fish-man portrays the diversity within the One Piece universe, true to what the show stands for. Not only is it an incredibly fun and creative outfit, but it will also give you the opportunity to interact with fellow cosplayers and fans. So, if you’re a One Piece fan, or a fish-man, a fish, a whale, blue in color or just someone who loves cosplay, this is your sign to cosplay Jinbe!

“It may be hard right now, Luffy…but you must silence those thoughts!!! What is gone, is gone!!! So ask yourself this!! What is there…that still remains to you?!!!”
`Rufi, ima wa taihen kamo shirenaikedo…… demo, sono kangae o damara senakya!!!’ Nakunatta mono wanaku natte shimatta! Dakara kō jimon shite kudasai! ! Anata ni mada nokotte iru mono wa nandesuka?!!!’

– Jinbe, One Piece

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Written by Zahra Farooqui

If not found writing an article, Zahra can be found stopping to pet every single street cat, brewing some coffee, listening to Kun Faya Kun, pondering existentialism or bawling her eyes out to Fleabag. She won't be found finishing her law assignments, something she's actually supposed to be doing.

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