Ninjin is a former member of the Usopp Pirates, along with Piiman and Tamanegi, before Usopp joined the Straw Hat Pirates.

He is an ally of the Straw Hat Pirates during the Syrup Village Arc.


Ninjin is a freckled boy with short spiky purple hair (white in the digital colored manga) that covers his eyes, a red hat (orange in the digital colored manga) with a frill at the top and the Usopp Pirates Jolly Roger on the front, and a face that ends in a pointed chin; these three features make his head resemble a carrot. He also wears a black sweater, a reddish-brown sash, light orange pants (yellow in the digital colored manga), and dark brown shoes, with light brown on the bottom.

After two years, he has grown taller and his hair appears to be less spiky than before, and he wears a light-colored hooded jacket with buttons. He also wears black calf-length pants and black laced shoes.


He is very loyal to Usopp and is very brave, standing up to Jango in Kaya’s defense. He wants to open a bar when he grows up.

Abilities and Powers

He uses a frying pan as a weapon during his attack against the Black Cat Pirates.

He is fairly durable and fast as he was able to survive and dodge attacks from Jango.



The Usopp Pirates were formed 5 years from the start of the story. Ninjin, Tamanegi, and Piiman joined Usopp in telling lies during that time.

East Blue Saga

Syrup Village Arc

He first appeared in Syrup Village when the Straw Hat Pirates arrive. The Usopp Pirates later assist Kaya in her escape when Captain Kuro planned to kill her. They did this mainly by running and hiding from Jango, whom Kuro sent to make Kaya leave everything to him in her will. After Kuro’s defeat, the Usopp Pirates had a tearful disbandment when Usopp decided to be a real pirate. The children decided to continue Usopp’s lies of “pirates are coming”.

Arabasta Saga

Jango’s Dance Paradise

After Usopp joined Luffy, Ninjin, Tamanegi, and Piiman found Jango in their village, so they chased him and forced him to run away.

Water 7 Saga

Post Enies Lobby Arc

Ninjin, Tamanegi, and Piiman were seen again after Enies Lobby was raided, reacting to Usopp’s new bounty. Even though it said “Sogeking” and he was wearing a mask, they could recognize him because of his nose.

Fish-Man Island Saga

From the Decks of the World

Ninjin is seen again along with his two friends, hearing about the Straw Hats’ return.

Whole Cake Island Saga

From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc

After the events at Dressrosa, Kaya and the former Usopp Pirates were overjoyed to see Usopp’s new wanted poster.

Translation and Dub Issues

  • In the 4Kids version, his dream of opening a pub was changed to say that he wanted to open a vegetable restaurant, while in the English version of One Piece: Unlimited Adventure was stated he wanted to open a nightclub.
  • Ninjin’s name literally means “carrot”, and the translation is used as his name in the English version. This makes his name the same as the female mink, Carrot.

Anime and Manga Differences

In the anime, Ninjin, along with Kaya, Tamanegi, and Piiman, was seen reading the news about Luffy’s return to Marineford after the war, something that was not shown in the original manga.


Video Games

Playable Appearances

  • One Piece Bon! Bon! Journey!!

Support Appearances

  • Aim! The King of Berry
  • One Piece: Grand Battle! Rush!
  • One Piece: Grand Adventure
  • One Piece: Gear Spirit

Non-Playable Appearances

  • One Piece: Become the Pirate King!
  • Birth of Luffy’s Dream Pirate Crew!
  • Dragon Dream!
  • Grand Battle! 2
  • One Piece (Game Boy Advance)
  • One Piece: Unlimited Adventure
  • One Piece: Gigant Battle
  • One Piece: Gigant Battle! 2 New World
  • One Piece Romance Dawn: The Dawn of the Adventure
  • One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X
  • One Piece Treasure Cruise


  • Ninjin’s favorite food is carrot juice.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 23 and Episode 9, Ninjin makes his debut.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Vivre Card – One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0059), Information about Ninjin is revealed.
  4. 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 63 Chapter 621, cover story: From the Decks of the World Vol. 8.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 5 Chapter 40 (p. 17) and Episode 17.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 4 Chapter 35 and Episode 15.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 5 Chapter 40 (p. 14) and Episode 17.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 5 Chapter 36 and Episode 15.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 5 Chapter 40 and Episode 17.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 5 Chapter 41 and Episode 17.
  11. One Piece Manga — Vol. 15 Chapter 130, cover story: Jango’s Dance Paradise Vol. 4.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 440 (p. 4) and Episode 324, Kaya and the Usopp Pirates recognize Usopp’s bounty.
  13. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 808, cover story: From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc Vol. 4.
  14. One Piece Anime — Episode 512.

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