Camie is a fictional character in the popular manga and its anime adaptation, the One Piece series, written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda.
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Camie is an endearing kissing gourami mermaid who made her first appearance in Hatchan's Sea-Floor Stroll cover story in the One Piece series. She later appeared in the main storyline after being rescued by Hatchan from a large sea boar, along with her starfish companion and mentor, Pappag.
Camie, while nurturing dreams of becoming a designer, initially worked alongside Hatchan on his food cart, the Takoyaki 8, when she encountered the Straw Hat Pirates for the first time. Following the two-year timeskip in the series, she took on the role of a waitress at the Mermaid Cafe, a charming establishment located on Fish-Man Island.
She plays a central role during the Sabaody Archipelago Arc and proves to be a valuable ally to the Straw Hat Pirates during the Fish-Man Island Arc.
First Appearance in Anime
One Piece Episode 385: Arriving at Halfway Through the Grand Line! The Red Line
Japanese Voice Actor
English Voice Actor
18 (after timeskip)
Fashion designing apprentice
Waitress at Mermaid Cafe
Approximately eight years prior to the series' beginning, Camie and Pappag were part of a gathering of individuals who offered their signatures in support of Queen Otohime's petition.
Camie and her starfish companion, Pappag, found themselves in quite a predicament when they were swallowed by a massive sea boar while traveling the seas. However, their unfortunate situation took an even more perilous turn when the sea boar itself fell prey to a colossal sea monster reminiscent of a leviathan.
In a stroke of good fortune, their lives were spared as Hatchan, a skilled fish-man with a trident, came to their rescue. Hatchan engaged the leviathan-like sea monster in a fierce battle and ultimately emerged victorious, saving not only Camie and Pappag but also the sea boar from its impending doom.
The chaos of the battle led to the sea boar expelling both Camie and Pappag, freeing them from their confinement within the large sea creature. Grateful for their rescue, Camie expressed her heartfelt gratitude to Hatchan for saving them from becoming the prey of yet another massive sea creature.
Their relief was short-lived, however, as Hatchan made an unexpected decision. He traded Camie to a group of his former associates in exchange for a map that purportedly led to valuable treasure and a legendary Takoyaki sauce. Unfortunately, these associates, led by a pirate named Macro, had sinister intentions of selling Camie into a form of slavery for a significant profit.
Macro's plan to auction Camie off was abruptly disrupted when Hatchan forcefully barged into their ship. In a fit of anger, he subdued Macro and his crew, putting an end to their wicked scheme. While it appeared that Macro had deceived Hatchan with a counterfeit map, he vehemently insisted that the map was genuine. To everyone's surprise, the treasure and the Takoyaki sauce were actually within a colossal octopus named "Mash," whom Hatchan had previously encountered and defeated while following the map.
With Hatchan now in possession of the treasure, the sauce, and the remains of Mash, Camie, and Pappag decided to accompany him on his journey. As they continued their underwater travels, they arrived at Headband Catfish Village, where they encountered a heart-wrenching situation. The village had recently been devastated by a shipwreck that left the catfish inhabitants starving and in despair.
Witnessing the dire circumstances of the catfish villagers deeply moved both Camie and Pappag, causing them to shed tears. When Hatchan initially left with his newfound treasures, Camie and Pappag mistakenly believed that he had abandoned them without contributing to the village's recovery.
However, they soon learned that Hatchan had not abandoned them at all. In reality, he had used his treasure to purchase cooking utensils, chopped up the remains of Mash, and acquired the legendary Takoyaki sauce. With these ingredients, Hatchan set up a takoyaki stand and prepared numerous takoyaki balls to feed the starving catfish villagers. Camie and Pappag wholeheartedly assisted Hatchan in distributing orders of takoyaki to alleviate the villagers' hunger and bring them hope.
After their hard work distributing takoyaki balls to the catfish villagers, Camie and Pappag took a well-deserved rest. They had given away all but one set of takoyaki balls with the legendary sauce, and the enticing aroma of the remaining food attracted the attention of another octopus fish-person named Octopako. Octopako was a fishwoman whom Hatchan had long been in love with, and he had intended to propose to her using the last set of takoyaki.
However, upon meeting Octopako, Camie and Pappag quickly realized that she was a snobby and selfish fishwoman. Hatchan was about to give her the takoyaki when they discovered that one headband catfish, the catfish elder, had arrived late to Hatchan's takoyaki stand. As the last starving catfish, he was rightfully given the last takoyaki instead of Octopako. This situation revealed Octopako's true nature, as she punched Hatchan for not giving her the takoyaki.
Camie tried to comfort Hatchan in the wake of this heartbreak and stayed by his side. Eventually, they all fell asleep under the warm embrace of the setting sun.
The following day, everyone awoke to a delightful surprise. The headband catfish, in gratitude for Hatchan's kindness, had constructed a magnificent ship for him known as the Takoyaki 8. With the grand opening of Hatchan's new floating takoyaki stand, Camie continued her journey alongside her fish-man friend, sharing in the adventures and experiences that awaited them.
As Camie and Pappag journeyed through the ocean, they once again found themselves in trouble. A massive sea king swallowed them up, marking the twentieth time such a thing had happened to them. Fortunately, their luck changed when they were rescued by Monkey D. Luffy, the captain of the infamous Straw Hat Pirates on the Thousand Sunny ship.
Camie, grateful for their rescue, wanted to repay Luffy and his crew by selling them her specialty, takoyaki (octopus balls). However, Pappag scolded her for not just giving the food to their saviors, which surprised both Camie and the Straw Hat Pirates.
Once the misunderstanding was cleared up, Camie decided to keep her promise and treat the Straw Hat Pirates to her takoyaki. However, their joy was short-lived as they received distressing news. Hatchan, Camie's friend, had been kidnapped by a group called the Flying Fish Riders and was in grave danger.
In a brave move, Camie chose to put aside her reward and asked the Straw Hat Pirates for help in rescuing Hatchan. In return, she promised to guide them to Fish-Man Island, which was their destination. This offer was met with enthusiasm from the Straw Hat Pirates, eager to assist their new friend.
With the group now working together, Camie called upon some fish friends to guide them to the Flying Fish Riders' base. These fish were helpful but hesitant because they were afraid of the Flying Fish Riders.
As they neared the enemy's base, the Flying Fish Riders attacked the Thousand Sunny, initiating a battle between the two groups.
Despite initially being attacked, Camie and her group arrived at the Flying Fish Riders' base to find it deserted, except for Hatchan, who was locked in a cage. However, they realized it might be a trap. Camie's allies, who had a history with Hatchan, hesitated to help him. Feeling abandoned, Camie and Pappag decided to rescue Hatchan on their own but ended up captured by Macro and his crew.
Just when it seemed all hope was lost, the Straw Hat Pirates decided to help despite their past conflicts with Hatchan. With Luffy's assistance, Camie and Pappag were saved from Macro's clutches and brought to safety on the dock of the Flying Fish Riders' base.
Camie was then reunited with Hatchan, and they witnessed the intense battle between the Straw Hat Pirates and the Flying Fish Riders. Things took a bizarre turn when the leader of the Flying Fish Riders, Duval, revealed that he bore an uncanny resemblance to Sanji's wanted poster. He sought revenge for the mistaken identity.
In the midst of the chaos, Sanji was ensnared in a net and dragged underwater by the Flying Fish Riders. Camie, displaying her incredible underwater speed, dove after them to save Sanji. She successfully rescued him, but her actions led to a comical situation where Sanji had a severe nosebleed due to their close proximity. Camie, concerned about Sanji's well-being, laid him down on the dock after bringing him back to the surface.
After Sanji used his kicks to rearrange Duval's face, the battle came to an end, and the situation was resolved. With Hatchan freed, Camie and her friends kept their promise to the Straw Hat Pirates. They rewarded the Straw Hats with the takoyaki meal they had promised.
Following the meal and a friendly encounter with Duval, who was grateful for his new face, Camie and her friends guided the Straw Hat Pirates to the Sabaody Archipelago. They explained that, while they could swim to Fish-Man Island themselves due to their ability to breathe underwater, the Straw Hats needed to coat their ship with a special resin found on the archipelago to reach Fish-Man Island. Upon arriving at the archipelago, Camie and her friends joined the Straw Hat Pirates in their quest to find a mechanic who could provide the necessary coating for the Thousand Sunny.
As they ventured deeper into the archipelago, Camie and Hatchan disguised themselves and asked the Straw Hat Pirates to treat them as regular humans while on Sabaody, given the discrimination faced by their races from the locals. The group rented Bon Chari, a mode of transportation on the archipelago, and toured various sites as they made their way to their destination.
However, their fun journey took a darker turn when they witnessed a disturbing scene involving a slave named Devil Dias, who attempted to escape from his World Noble masters and was severely injured in the process. Camie felt sickened by the situation but knew they couldn't intervene without facing the wrath of the World Nobles.
As they continued their journey to find the mechanic, they entered the shadier parts of the archipelago and encountered Shakuyaku, an old acquaintance of Hatchan's, at a bar. Shakuyaku informed them that the mechanic they were seeking, Silvers Rayleigh, was not at the bar but could be found elsewhere on the archipelago.
Before they could search for him, Shakuyaku warned them about a group of powerful pirates with bounties exceeding Beli 100,000,000 roaming the archipelago. Camie and the group set out to locate Rayleigh with this new information and warning in mind.
The group decided to start their search for the mechanic, Silvers Rayleigh, at Sabaody Park, a relatively safe place where he could possibly be found aside from the lawless zones. Instead of focusing on finding the mechanic right away, Camie and the others decided to enjoy the rides and attractions at the park.
With the Straw Hat Pirates, Camie had the opportunity to have fun and fulfill a childhood dream shared by her race and the fish-men, which was riding the Ferris wheel at Sabaody Park.
However, amid all the fun and excitement, Camie was unexpectedly kidnapped by Peterman and his gang, the Hound Pets, with the intent to sell her into a life of slavery.
After being taken to Grove 1, Camie was delivered to the Human Auctioning House by her captors, who had bound and tied her in a sack. There, she was mistreated by the auction house's manager, Disco, for her behavior. Fortunately, Disco was incapacitated by Rayleigh's Haki. Camie, now equipped with an explosive collar around her neck, was placed in a giant fish tank in preparation for her auction.
As Camie awaited her turn to be auctioned, she spotted Hatchan and her friends among the attendees. They had come to the auction house with the plan to bid on her and save her without causing a scene. However, their intentions were thwarted when Charlos, a World Noble, immediately placed a staggering bid of Beli 500,000,000 on her. Charlos intended to place her in a tank filled with piranhas for his entertainment. With no other bidders challenging Charlos, Camie was sold to him.
Just as she was being sold, chaos erupted when Luffy and Zoro burst into the auction house to rescue her. Amidst the commotion, Camie witnessed a horrifying moment as Charlos shot Hatchan when it was revealed that he was a Fish-Man. Trapped inside her tank, Camie could only pound on the glass and scream in horror, but her cries were muffled by the glass.
In the midst of the chaos at the auction house, Luffy suddenly punched Charlos, the World Noble who had shot Hatchan, in the face. This action sent shockwaves through the crowd, and panic ensued. During the commotion, Zoro used one of his techniques to slice open Camie's fish tank.
Although her prison was open thanks to Zoro, the explosive collar around Camie's neck remained attached. As Shalria, Charlos's sister, prepared to shoot Camie to stop the Straw Hats, Rayleigh intervened and knocked her out with a burst of Haki. Rayleigh, the coating mechanic, had arrived on the scene along with a giant who was also supposed to be sold at the auction. With their help, Camie and her friends were temporarily saved, and Rayleigh skillfully removed the explosive collar from Camie's neck by hand.
While Camie was reunited with her friends and the mechanic they were searching for was found, there was no time for pleasantries. They learned that the Marines had surrounded the auction house in response to Luffy's actions. Despite this, the Straw Hats decided to break through the Marine blockade.
With assistance from members of the Kid and Heart Pirates, who were also accused of being the Straw Hats' accomplices, Camie and her friends managed to escape from the Human Auction House, with Franky carrying Camie. As they made their getaway, they were reunited with Duval and his men, who had joined the effort to help Camie upon learning about her kidnapping.
After safely returning to Shakky's Rip-off Bar to rest, Rayleigh shared the story of Gol D. Roger and the truth about his execution with them. Rayleigh needed at least three days to coat the Thousand Sunny, so he had to leave. The Straw Hats had to disperse to avoid capture, and as they parted ways, Camie, Pappag, Hatchan, and Shakky bid them farewell. Despite Camie's worries about their safety, Hatchan and Shakky reassured her that as long as the Straw Hats had strength and determination, they would survive.
After the big battle at Marineford, Camie comes back aboard the Thousand Sunny ship with Hatchan, Pappag, Shakky, and the Rosy Life Riders. Camie says nice things about Duval, who protected the ship from some bad guys trying to steal it.
She talks with Hatchan and Pappag about cool spots on Fish-Man Island that the Straw Hats should check out. Her top pick is the Mermaid Cafe.
After the Thousand Sunny passed through the bubble surrounding Fish-Man Island and fell into a current, the Straw Hat Pirates got separated. Luffy, Usopp, Sanji, and Tony Tony Chopper found themselves waking up in a dorm in the Mermaid Cove. Camie was responsible for their rescue, and Luffy expressed his excitement and gratitude by yelling her name. Sanji noticed that Camie had become even cuter.
Camie apologized for not picking them up at the Sabaody Archipelago because she got the timing wrong. She attempted to warm them up with cold seaweed soup but soon realized it wouldn't work. She then introduced the Medaka Mermaid Quintuplets, who entered with dry clothes. Camie explained that they were beneath Fish-Man Island, specifically at a cliff called Mermaid Cove. She showed them a turtle elevator that led to her dorm, explaining that different areas of the cove had different elevations based on housing values.
Camie mentioned her friend Pappag, a famous designer who lived in a mansion. She revealed that she often visited him and gave him clams. Usopp noticed a waterstraw, a passageway for marine creatures, rising from the ocean. Camie explained its purpose as they ascended. Arriving at Mermaid Cove, Luffy and his friends walked on the ground, while Camie used the water-passages above.
They were spotted by Camie's beautiful mermaid friends, whom she introduced to the Straw Hats. Sanji immediately started swimming with the mermaids, while Camie, Luffy, Chopper, and Usopp relaxed. Luffy asked if he could meet Jinbe, but Camie informed him that Jinbe wasn't on the island, disappointing Luffy.
When Camie's friends, the Medaka Mermaid Quintuplets, noticed a royal gondola approaching, she urged the Straw Hats to hide. Luffy, Usopp, and Chopper hid behind rocks, while Sanji remained hidden by a mermaid. The three brothers from the Neptune House arrived, searching for intruders who had entered Fish-Man Island illegally. The mermaids denied having seen any intruders.
As the three Neptune brothers prepared to leave, Sanji suffered another massive nosebleed, causing him to lose a significant amount of blood. Camie informed Chopper that mermaids, Fish-Men, and humans all have the same type of blood, making it transferable. Chopper, Usopp, and Luffy pleaded for a blood donation to save Sanji's life.
However, Hammond and his group arrived and explained a law that forbids the sharing of blood between humans and fish-men. They attempted to capture the Straw Hats, but Luffy fought them off. Camie then took matters into her own hands, stealing a royal gondola to help the four Straw Hats escape. She transported them to the town port.
At the town port, Camie and the pirates found refuge at Madam Shyarly's Mermaid Cafe. Shyarly provided them with a room to treat Sanji. Camie sought help from Splash and Splatter, two okamas who agreed to donate blood to save Sanji's life. She asked Shyarly to stay hidden from Sanji and remembered that she needed to give a clam to Pappag.
Shyarly informed Camie that Pappag was in the cafe and granted her a day off to show her friends around the island. Camie, accompanied by Luffy and Usopp, met Brook and Pappag at the cafe's entrance. She then presented Pappag with a clam. They rode a fish taxi and shared information about a wanted criminal on Fish-Man Island, Vander Decken IX, who was related to the legendary Vander Decken.
Upon passing a candy factory bearing Big Mom's Jolly Roger, they arrived at Pappag's house. Camie mentioned a criminal clothing store on the first floor, which they entered. Nami expressed discontent with the high prices, but Pappag assured the Straw Hats that they could take whatever they wanted for free. They quickly emptied the store, much to Pappag's surprise.
Outside the store, they encountered King Neptune, who invited the Straw Hats to his palace. Camie and Pappag were astonished by the king's presence in the lower waters and mentioned that it was their first time seeing him. They eagerly accepted the invitation to visit the palace.
The Straw Hats, along with Camie and Pappag, rode on Megalo while King Neptune rode on Hoe. Neptune warned them not to fall off during the ride. Camie asked Usopp if it was okay for her and Pappag to go to the palace as well. Usopp explained that Neptune had instructed them to bring their companions, so it was acceptable. They soon reached Ryugu Palace.
Inside the palace, Luffy got separated as he went in search of food. Camie and the others noticed Luffy's absence. They received word about the mysterious disappearance of mermaids from Mermaid Cove and Madam Shyarly's ominous prediction. In response, the palace guards and staff took action against the Straw Hats and locked up Zoro, who had arrived at the palace earlier.
Camie pleaded with Nami, Usopp, and Brook not to fight, but they had no intention of surrendering. Zoro managed to free himself and joined the fight. Eventually, the Straw Hats subdued and tied up the king, ministers, and royal guards. Camie and Pappag watched in fear from the sidelines after witnessing the trouble the Straw Hats had caused.
The three princes of the Neptune House returned to the palace but found it under Straw Hat control. Fukaboshi, one of the princes, spoke with Zoro through a Den Den Mushi since they couldn't enter the palace. As Zoro made demands, Camie expressed her fear. Fukaboshi then revealed Jinbe's message.
Camie was later seen escaping the palace with Nami on her back. They headed to the Sea Forest because Nami wanted to meet Jinbe and inquire about his message. There, they met Luffy, Shirahoshi, Jinbe, Hatchan, Franky, Chopper, and Sanji. Camie was surprised to see Shirahoshi with Luffy and checked on a wounded Hatchan.
After Jinbe explained his connection to Arlong and shared stories about Otohime and Fisher Tiger, Camie was relieved to see that Nami held no resentment toward Jinbe. She appeared nervous when Nami and Chopper engaged in a casual conversation with Princess Shirahoshi. Hatchan was about to reveal Hody's plan, but they received a visual Den Den Mushi transmission and watched Hody's speech to Fish-Man Island.
When Hody displayed the chained-up King Neptune, Nami commented on how the other Straw Hats, especially Zoro, were involved in the king's capture. Jinbe expressed shock at the news, but Camie clarified that it was a big misunderstanding and that the Straw Hats had been the ones attacked first. She looked worried as Hody revealed the imprisoned Zoro, Usopp, and Brook.
After Hody finished his speech, Luffy and Jinbe argued over how to deal with Hody. Sanji inquired of Hatchan whether Hody was the one who had injured him. Camie had similar concerns, but Hatchan didn't provide a direct answer. Jinbe proposed a plan to make Luffy appear as a hero rather than a villain. Camie, Hatchan, and Den agreed with the plan.
Camie, Hatchan, and Den stayed in the Sea Forest while Jinbe and the Straw Hats battled the New Fish-Man Pirates. When the battle for Fish-Man Island concluded, they were astonished to see Sea Kings bringing Noah to the Sea Forest. Camie attended the banquet at Ryugu Palace with the Straw Hats. Later, when Luffy inquired about Shirahoshi's whereabouts, she informed him that the princess, not accustomed to alcohol, had gone to her room after feeling dizzy from drinking.
Camie was later seen sitting and conversing with Nico Robin as the crew waited for Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji to return from retrieving the treasure.
At the Mermaid Cafe, Camie and the other mermaids informed Shyarly that the Straw Hats were leaving the island. Shyarly urged the mermaids to bid farewell to the Straw Hats, and they happily obliged. Camie then noticed Shyarly's broken crystal ball.
Shyarly revealed that she had no intention of making another prediction and was glad her prediction could be wrong. However, Camie thought to herself that Shyarly's prediction might still come true in a year or longer, so there was no proof that it was wrong yet. Shyarly asked Camie for forgiveness for suspecting her friends and inquired if she could trust them. Camie responded with a yes.
Camie was later seen at the coast with Hatchan and Pappag, bidding farewell to the Straw Hats as they set sail for the New World.
Camie is a kind-hearted and open-hearted mermaid who has a habit of being easily shocked, often reacting strongly to even minor mistakes or surprising situations. She also possesses an unfortunate streak of bad luck, frequently getting eaten by sea kings and captured by various groups due to her naivety and gullibility. Fortunately, she is usually rescued by someone, often by her friend Hatchan.
She has a unique way of referring to humans, using terms like "human person" and "human people." Additionally, she addresses others by adding the suffix "Chin" to their names, similar to how "San" and "Chan" are used in Japanese.
Despite her naivety, Camie is incredibly kind and caring, always willing to trust strangers, such as the Straw Hat Pirates when she first met them. She can be quite shy and unaware in situations with romantic or relationship undertones, which leads to comical misunderstandings. For instance, she blushed when asked if she was Hatchan's girlfriend and didn't comprehend how her actions could provoke certain reactions.
After two years, she appears more mature and independent, living on her own without Hatchan or Pappag. She takes on a responsible role, guiding the Straw Hat Pirates during their visit to Fish-Man Island and displaying leadership when necessary.
Camie is a young mermaid with distinctive features and a playful appearance. She has vibrant green hair and dark purple eyes. One of her most notable traits is her facial expression when she's shocked, which includes her eyes popping out, a wide-open mouth displaying her teeth, and her tongue sticking out in a zigzag manner, similar to a typical manga or anime reaction.
Her mermaid tail is pink with light fins, and she has a white dorsal fin along her spine, which is a characteristic change in her appearance by the series creator, Eiichiro Oda. Before the two-year timeskip, her hair was parted down the middle, but afterward, it's parted to her right and dyed.
She typically wears a spaghetti-strap top with a jagged lower hem, exposing her midriff. Her outfit is from Pappag's Criminal brand. Camie also accessorizes with a necklace featuring beads and a flower-shaped bracelet on her right wrist.
Camie's overall appearance hasn't changed significantly after the timeskip, but she appears more feminine with a longer and slimmer mermaid tail. In the anime, her hair has a brighter shade of green.
As a mermaid, Camie has special abilities. She can talk to fish using sonar waves, allowing her to communicate with marine life. She can breathe underwater, so she doesn't need to come up for air like humans.
Plus, she's an excellent swimmer, faster than even flying fish. But, she's not comfortable on land, as mermaids are designed for water, not walking.
Camie has been friends with Hatchan since he rescued her and Pappag from a sea boar. Although he initially traded her for a map, she stuck with him due to his kindness and helped out with his business. There are hints of a possible crush between them, as Camie blushed when asked if they were a couple by Shakky.
Camie is often accompanied by Pappag and the two travel together. She is both Pappag's owner and apprentice, as she takes care of him and studies under him to become a successful fashion designer. A running gag is that she often interrupts Pappag while he is explaining something, leaving him temporarily depressed.
Camie immediately befriended the Straw Hat Pirates when they saved her and Pappag from a Sea King. She begged them to rescue her "friend" from the Flying Fish Riders, only for the Straw Hats to later discover that her "friend" was Hatchan, an octopus fish-man who had been their old enemy.
Despite their initial distrust and animosity towards Hatchan, their friendship and trust with Camie grew as they saved him and prevented her from becoming a slave of Saint Charlos. When they met again two years after the war, Camie was excited to see the Straw Hats and impressed by their improvement in combat skills.
In addition to the manga and its anime adaptation, Camie also appeared in video games.
She is a playable character in the following games:
One Piece: Gigant Battle
One Piece: Gigant Battle! 2 New World
One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X
One Piece: Dance Battle
One Piece: Burning Blood
One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum
She also appears as a non-playable character in One Piece: Ocean's Dream! And
One Piece: Unlimited World Red.
Camie's favorite food is wakame brulee.