Hatchan 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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Hatchan, also known as "Hachi," is a fish-man who looks like an octopus. He used to work as an officer for the Arlong Pirates before they were defeated, and before that, he was part of the Sun Pirates.
After the Arlong Pirates were taken down, Hatchan was the only one who managed to escape. He had a lot of adventures and eventually opened a floating restaurant where he served takoyaki, a popular dish. During his journeys, he crossed paths with the Straw Hat Pirates again.
In the past, Hatchan was one of the main bad guys in the Arlong Park Arc. He's also the main character in the Hatchan's Sea-Floor Stroll Cover Page story. Later on, he and Camie become important allies to the Straw Hat Pirates during both the Sabaody Archipelago and Fish-Man Island Arcs.
Six-Sword Style Hachi
First Appearance in Anime
One Piece Episode 31: The Most Wicked Man of East Blue, Fish-Man Pirate Arlong
Japanese Voice Actor
English Voice Actor
Sean Schemmel (4Kids)
Joseph Murray (Odex)
George Manley (Funimation)
38 (after timeskip)
Arlong Pirates (former)
Sun Pirates (former)
Pirate Officer (former)
Ryugu Kingdom, Fish-Man Island
Hatchan grew up with childhood dreams, including one of opening a takoyaki stand, which hinted at his passion for cooking. During his youth, he had a significant encounter when he saved Silvers Rayleigh from drowning in a shipwreck.
He later became a member of the notorious Arlong Pirates, who oppressed islanders supportive of Queen Otohime's vision of inter-species harmony. Following Fisher Tiger's attack on Mary Geoise and the formation of the Sun Pirates, Hatchan and the Arlong Pirates merged with Fisher Tiger's crew.
Within the Sun Pirates, Hatchan's role primarily involved alerting the crew to the presence of enemy ships. During his time with the Sun Pirates, he formed a close friendship with Koala, a former slave from Mary Geoise, and encouraged her to break free from her servitude.
The Sun Pirates played a crucial role in helping Koala return to her family on Foolshout Island.
Tragedy struck when the Sun Pirates were ambushed by Marines, and Fisher Tiger was fatally wounded. Despite their efforts to save him with a blood transfusion, he refused, and Hatchan deeply mourned his passing. Hatchan later found himself under the leadership of Jinbe after the Sun Pirates disbanded.
When Arlong was released from captivity after Jinbe became a Seven Warlords of the Sea, it brought joy to Hatchan. Ultimately, the Sun Pirates split up, and Hatchan chose to stay with Arlong's crew.
He became an officer within the crew and took on the responsibility of caring for Momoo, the Sea Cow owned by the Arlong Pirates. Originally, Arlong intended to recruit Hyouzou as the crew's swordsman but was unable to meet his price. Consequently, Arlong opted to have Hatchan fill the role instead.
A tragic turning point occurred when Arlong executed Bell-mère. During this event, Hatchan entered her house and discovered a map. Nami, fiercely protective of her map that she had meticulously drawn herself, confronted Hatchan and demanded its return.
Arlong recognized Nami's exceptional cartography skills upon examining the map and ordered Hatchan to bring her along with them. Hatchan seized Nami and transported her to the location where Arlong Park would later be constructed.
After Arlong's meeting with the Marines from the 16th Branch, he summoned Hatchan to
transport the Marines back to their ship. During this time, Hatchan shared a lighthearted comment about Captain Nezumi's appearance, causing Arlong to scold him. Hatchan then fulfilled his duty by using his Octopus Pot to escort Nezumi away from Arlong Park.
Following this, Arlong and some of the crew set off for Cocoyasi Village in pursuit of Usopp. Meanwhile, Hatchan remained at Arlong Park to prepare a roasted pig for Momoo, the Sea Cow. He attempted to call Momoo using his horn-like mouth, but the creature did not respond. Roronoa Zoro, who was present at Arlong Park, overheard Hatchan's call and sought him out.
Unaware of Zoro's recent confrontations with his crewmates, Hatchan believed Zoro to be a guest and guided him toward Arlong. Upon returning to Arlong Park, Hatchan was shocked to discover many of his fellow crew members injured. This prompted him to vow revenge. However, when asked by Kuroobi if he had encountered someone resembling Zoro, Hatchan began describing the guest's appearance before finally recognizing Zoro's true identity.
His fellow fish-men crewmates were less than pleased with his mistake. Hatchan then attempted to explain that he had thought Zoro was one of Arlong's guests. They all watched as Nami brutally attacked and injured Usopp, much to the crew's sadistic delight.
Later, a Marine squad from the 77th Branch, led by Commodore Pudding Pudding, arrived to rescue the Goza citizens and decided to launch an attack on Arlong Park. Hatchan, along with Chew and Kuroobi, was assigned to deal with them. Hatchan's task involved moving a cliff beneath the Marine ship, which, thanks to Kuroobi's assistance, resulted in the ship passing over the cliff at incredible speed, creating a powerful maelstrom that ultimately sank the vessel.
After Nezumi took Nami's money, she confronted Arlong, but the crew laughed, as Arlong pointed out that he hadn't broken their deal. However, Monkey D. Luffy broke down the gates of Arlong Park. When Zoro, Usopp, and Sanji arrived as well, Hatchan immediately recognized Zoro. He attempted to summon Momoo again, only to find it cowering in fear due to its previous encounter with Luffy and Sanji.
When Luffy used Momoo to defeat most of the crew, the fish-men officers, including Hatchan, prepared to fight the Straw Hat Pirates. Hatchan initiated the battle by spraying ink at Luffy, who had buried himself in the ground to defeat the lesser fish-men. He then threw a piece of debris at Luffy, but Sanji effortlessly destroyed it with a single kick.
In response to Zoro's taunts, Hatchan threw another piece of debris, but this time Zoro redirected it away from Luffy. However, their fight was interrupted when Arlong threw Luffy into the water.
Hatchan then faced off against Zoro, initially gaining the upper hand due to Zoro's previous injuries from his duel with Dracule Mihawk. Zoro charged at Hatchan, cutting his hair as the fish-man dodged the attack. After an unsuccessful attempt to catch Zoro's sword, Hatchan attached himself to the roof of Arlong Park, intending to stall Zoro and make it difficult for him to rescue Luffy.
However, Zoro eventually collapsed from his wounds, leading Hatchan to punch the pillar he was attached to, attempting to crush Zoro beneath it. Zoro responded by throwing Hatchan beneath the collapsing structure before collapsing himself. Hatchan emerged from the rubble, wielding six swords for his Six Sword Style, determined to defeat Zoro for humiliating him. Zoro, undaunted, requested Johnny and Yosaku's swords to use his Three Sword Style.
Johnny and Yosaku threw their swords at Zoro, but he was too sick to catch them. Hatchan then tried to attack Zoro with his six swords, but Zoro defended himself and hurt Hatchan in the process. Hatchan claimed his six swords were better, but Zoro said his swords were heavier.
Hatchan tried to hit Zoro with a headbutt, but Zoro blocked it. Hatchan then spun his swords to attack Zoro, but Zoro dodged them and hurt Hatchan's hands. Zoro used a move called Oni Giri to break all of Hatchan's swords.
Zoro asked Hatchan if he understood why he said his swords were heavier. Hatchan tried to punch Zoro, but Zoro used Tatsu Maki to send him flying and defeat him.
Later, when two other enemies were defeated by Sanji and Usopp, Hatchan got up again. He tried to stop them from rescuing Luffy by diving into the water. But at the bottom of the sea, he encountered Sanji and Nojiko. He tried to punch Sanji, but Nojiko got in the way, and Hatchan's wounds reopened, so he couldn't hurt her. Sanji then rescued Luffy. Finally, the Marines arrested the bad guys.
Hatchan saved a boar and unexpectedly found a mermaid named Camie and a starfish named Pappag inside the boar's mouth. He became friends with them.
Later, Hatchan was tricked by the Macro Pirates with a fake map to find special ingredients for his favorite food, takoyaki. He defeated a giant octopus, but it didn't help him make takoyaki.
Feeling betrayed, Hatchan attacked the Macro Pirates and reunited Camie and Pappag. He then realized that the octopus had a secret sauce for takoyaki in its hat.
Hatchan used the sauce, stole treasure from the Macro Pirates, and bought cooking equipment to make lots of takoyaki. He shared it with hungry catfish in a ruined town and proposed to Octopako, but she said no. However, the catfish loved Hatchan's takoyaki.
With encouragement from Camie, Hatchan decided to follow his dream. He got a new ship from the catfish and opened a floating takoyaki stand called Takoyaki 8, with Camie and Pappag helping him sometimes.
Camie and Pappag disappeared again, and Hatchan thought the Macro Pirates had taken them. He confronted the pirates, but they defeated and captured him.
When the Straw Hat Pirates came to rescue Camie, Hatchan was worried they'd be mad at him because he used to work for Arlong. He tried to hide his identity but was recognized by Zoro and Nami. Sanji tricked Hatchan into revealing who he was.
At first, the Straw Hat Pirates didn't want to rescue Hatchan, but Nami decided to help because he was harmless and they promised Camie.
Zoro freed Hatchan, and they sort of reconciled. Hatchan helped fight the Flying Fish Riders, protecting Brook and Zoro, and they returned the favor. Then, they had to flee when Duval and his riders attacked.
Duval's riders pulled Sanji into the sea, and Hatchan wanted to save him, but he couldn't catch them underwater. However, Camie managed to free Sanji. Then, Sanji, with Luffy's help, defeated Duval.
After their adventure with Duval, Hatchan, Camie, and Pappag returned to their takoyaki restaurant and served free takoyaki to the Straw Hat Pirates, as promised. Nami found the takoyaki tasty, which made Hatchan happy, even though she hadn't forgiven him.
Duval visited the restaurant to thank the Straw Hat Pirates and offered his help if they ever needed it. After all the cooking, Hatchan was tired, so Sanji invited him aboard the Thousand Sunny for tea. They discussed their route to the New World and the need to stop at the Sabaody Archipelago before heading to Fish-Man Island.
Hatchan went with them to Sabaody Archipelago and arranged for a specialist to coat their ship. He warned them to be careful around the World Nobles. They traveled around the archipelago using Bon Chari bikes.
While racing to a certain grove, Hatchan and Luffy saw a failed escape attempt by a man named Devil Dias and had to hold Luffy back when the Marines passed by.
After dealing with bounty hunters, Hatchan introduced the Straw Hats to Shakky's Rip-off Bar, where they got free food and drinks. They learned that Silvers Rayleigh might be in Sabaody Park.
They visited the amusement park and had fun until Camie was kidnapped by Hound Pets to be sold into slavery. While Sanji coordinated with the Rosy Life Riders to rescue Camie, Hatchan and Luffy searched for her in shops selling slaves. Pappag explained the discrimination against fish-men and merfolk in the archipelago, but Luffy promised to save Camie. Later, the Rosy Life Riders arrived to help them.
As they searched for Camie in Sabaody Archipelago, they heard that she was at the Human Auctioning House. The Rosy Life Riders raced them to Grove 1. They planned to win Camie at the auction, but a World Noble named Saint Charlos bid an enormous amount of money, making it impossible.
Luffy and Zoro joined the scene and discovered Hatchan's extra arms, which disgusted the crowd. When Charlos shotcHatchan, Luffy punched Charlos. Hatchan tried to stop Luffy but said he deserved it for his past as a pirate. He also wanted to make up for what his old crew did to Nami.
Nami went to Hatchan's side, and the Straw Hats took out the guards. Rayleigh appeared and knocked Charlos out with his Haki. Rayleigh removed Camie's restraints, and Chopper tended to Hatchan's injuries.
They fought the Marines outside, with Rayleigh carrying Hatchan. They returned to Shakky's bar safely, where Chopper continued to help Hatchan heal. Hatchan promised to guide them to Fish-Man Island once their ship was ready.
Hatchan stayed behind at the bar while the Straw Hats spent three days in the archipelago. When they heard that Admiral Kizaru was after the Straw Hats, Hatchan reassured Camie, but Shakky reminded them that they needed more than strength in the New World.
After the Marineford War, Hatchan, Camie, Pappag, Shakky, and the Rosy Life Riders protected the Thousand Sunny. Duval fought off the Coffee Monkeys trying to steal the ship. Hatchan and others discussed places on Fish-Man Island for the Straw Hats to visit.
They were worried when Bartholomew Kuma, a Warlord of the Sea, showed up.
A year later, the Marines found the Thousand Sunny and tried to destroy it. Hatchan, Duval, the Rosy Life Riders, and Kuma fought the Marines to protect the ship. Hatchan and Duval got hurt badly and had to step down. Kuma was left to guard the ship.
Before the Straw Hats reunited, Hatchan went back to the Fish-Man District on Fish-Man Island to recover from his injuries.
Hatchan didn't want to see Luffy until he got rid of the hate from Arlong's time. He tried to talk the New Fish-Man Pirates out of using Energy Steroids, attacking Fish-Man Island, and overthrowing the current government. Hody Jones, their leader, was disappointed in Hatchan for not following Arlong's beliefs.
Hatchan confronted Hyouzou and Vander Decken IX for not joining Arlong but following Hody Jones. Decken showed his power by throwing a dagger that turned around and stabbed Hatchan. He also threw arrows that cut Hatchan, but Hatchan managed to escape and swim away.
Hatchan warned Chopper and Sanji about the upcoming attack before collapsing on Coral Hill. Chopper and Sanji tried to help him, but Hatchan didn't reveal who had hurt him and kept telling them to leave Fish-Man Island.
Luffy, riding Megalo, saw them and jumped down to meet them. They were accused of kidnapping the Mermaid Princess Shirahoshi and tied up. Decken arrived, but Luffy defeated him and Wadatsumi.
They traveled to the Sea Forest, where they met Franky, Den, and Jinbe. Jinbe was surprised to see Hatchan, who was supposed to be captured with the Arlong Pirates. Nami and Camie arrived with news about Hody Jones causing trouble at the Ryugu Palace.
Camie went to Hatchan's side, and Jinbe explained the situation. He revealed that he allowed Arlong to cause trouble in the East Blue.
Nami noticed that Sabaody Park looked like Arlong Park, and Hatchan expressed regret for Arlong's actions. He and Arlong had always wanted to be part of the human world. Hatchan explained the history of Fish-Man Island, its relationship with the World Government, and the Great Pirate Era.
After Jinbe told the story of Queen Otohime and Fisher Tiger, Nami forgave Jinbe, and Hatchan was happy to hear it. Hatchan started explaining Hody's plans, but they were interrupted by Hody's broadcast.
Hody revealed his plan to create a new Ryugu Kingdom and execute King Neptune. Hatchan and others warned Shirahoshi not to go back to the palace because Hody was holding Neptune hostage.
Luffy and Jinbe argued about how to deal with Hody, and Sanji asked Hatchan if Hody had hurt him, but Hatchan didn't answer directly. They agreed with Jinbe's plan to make Luffy look like a hero.
Hatchan, Camie, and Den stayed in the Sea Forest while Jinbe and the Straw Hats fought the New Fish-Man Pirates.
After the battle, they were surprised to see Sea Kings bringing Noah to the Sea Forest. Hatchan attended the banquet at Ryugu Palace with the Straw Hats.
After the celebrations, Hatchan, Camie, and Pappag said goodbye to the Straw Hat Pirates. Hatchan promised to help repair the Candy Factory before the pirates left Fish-Man Island.
Hatchan and Camie attended the Pirates Festival and sold their takoyaki. When the Marines attempted a Buster Call at the festival, Hatchan, Camie, and Ann from the Revolutionary Army managed to escape on their ship.
Hatchan is a kind and caring individual who has genuinely tried to atone for his past sins. He's humble and tends to accept things as they are, not wanting to upset others. Despite initially lacking intelligence, he has become more knowledgeable and cautious, particularly in dealing with the World Nobles. He deeply regrets his involvement with the Arlong Pirates and their actions against Nami's village, and he strives to make amends for his past mistakes.
Hatchan is also shown to be a compassionate person who protects others, such as Camie and Pappag, from harm. He recognizes people based on their character rather than their race and has a history of helping those in need, like the catfish town suffering from famine.
Despite supporting Arlong's crew, he never engaged in the same cruelty as the rest of the Arlong Pirates, and even Nami acknowledges him as a better individual among them.
His childhood dream was to be accepted into human society, and he values friendship and opposes Arlong's discriminatory ideals. Overall, Hatchan is a character who has grown and evolved over time, becoming a better person who strives to do what is right.
Hatchan is a unique-looking character due to his octopus fish-man heritage. He has a pink skin tone and distinctive grey hair styled into several spikes. He possesses a muscular build and, notably, eight appendages: six arms and two legs, characteristic of octopus fish-men.
His arms are equipped with suction cups, allowing him to cling to walls. On his forehead, there's a tattoo in the shape of a sun, signifying his affiliation with the Sun Pirates.
Hatchan typically wears heavy clothing and shirts designed for octopus fish-men. During his time at Sabaody Archipelago, he concealed his additional four arms with a jacket and covered his tattoo with a bandage to avoid being captured and sold at the Human Auctioning House. He also wore a shirt from the Criminal brand when the Straw Hats arrived at Fish-Man Island.
Hatchan is a highly skilled swordsman, specializing in the Six Sword Style. With his six arms, he can wield six swords simultaneously with great dexterity and versatility. He is regarded as one of the top swordsmen in Fish-Man Island. His swords are exceptionally heavy, each weighing over 300 kg (661.387 lbs), totaling over 2 tons in metal weight, far exceeding what a normal human can handle.
In the anime, Hatchan has demonstrated the ability to create a tornado by wildly swinging his swords, similar to Roronoa Zoro's Tatsumaki attack.
He also owns a golden trident given to him by the Goldfish Princess, which he used effectively to defeat a sea monster.
Apart from his combat abilities, Hatchan is a highly skilled chef, known for his expertise in preparing takoyaki. With his six arms, he can cook takoyaki quickly and with great dexterity. His takoyaki is highly appreciated by the Straw Hat Pirates, especially Luffy. Hatchan's culinary skills have been showcased during their adventures, where he prepares delicious meals for the crew.
Hatchan possesses immense physical strength, a characteristic typical of fish-men. As a prominent member of both the Sun Pirates and the Arlong Pirates, his strength is a notable asset. He displayed his power by single-handedly defeating the Macro Pirates, fellow fish-men, sending them flying with his three-armed punches.
His strength is evident in his ability to simultaneously wield six incredibly heavy cutlasses, each weighing over 300 kg, while maintaining impressive speed.
Despite sustaining injuries, Hatchan's strength allowed him to be the only fish-man from the Arlong Pirates to escape from the Marines, showcasing his endurance and determination.
Being a fish-man, Hatchan is an expert swimmer. Even as a child, he saved Rayleigh from drowning during a shipwreck, highlighting his swimming prowess. After the timeskip and suffering serious injuries, which led to him using crutches, Hatchan still demonstrated remarkable swimming skills. He swam a considerable distance before being targeted by Decken's barrage of arrows, indicating his resilience.
Hatchan's endurance is noteworthy. He survived attacks from Zoro's three swords and Sanji's kicks, both formidable opponents. Even when pierced by Decken's arrows and experiencing heavy blood loss, Hatchan managed to swim back to Fish-Man Island to warn the Straw Hats about Hody's impending invasion. His durability and determination are evident in his ability to endure and persevere through challenging situations.
Hatchan is good friends with Kuroobi, and they have known each other since childhood. They once shared a dream of opening a takoyaki stand together. Hatchan was deeply affected by the death of Fisher Tiger, shedding tears like many other members of the Sun Pirates. He shares a strong bond with the crew due to their shared history and experiences.
Hatchan befriended Koala, a former slave, and showed her kindness and support when she joined the Sun Pirates. He reminded her that she was no longer a slave and played games with her to lift her spirits. Their friendship developed during their time together in the crew.
Hatchan was very loyal to Arlong, even before the formation of the Sun Pirates. He was a member of the Arlong Pirates and followed Arlong's orders. His loyalty to Arlong was a significant part of his life during that time.
Jinbe, a former member of the Sun Pirates and a Warlord, showed concern for Hatchan's well-being. Despite feeling guilty for releasing the Arlong Pirates into East Blue, Jinbe still cared about Hatchan, reflecting the camaraderie among former crewmates.
After escaping from a prison ship, Hatchan formed a close bond with Camie and Pappag. They ran a takoyaki stand together and became like a family. Both Camie and Pappag deeply care for Hatchan, as seen when Camie was horrified and tried to help him after he was shot by Charlos, and Pappag tended to Hatchan's injuries with Chopper's assistance.
Hatchan and Silvers Rayleigh have a unique connection as Hatchan saved Rayleigh from a shipwreck when Rayleigh was a child. This act of kindness established a bond between them, and they remained on good terms. However, they lost contact after Hatchan joined Fisher Tiger's Sun Pirates. This relationship highlights Hatchan's compassionate nature, even toward humans.
Hatchan knew Shakuyaku for twenty-two years, but they hadn't spoken to each other for twelve years before the current storyline. Despite the gap in communication, Hatchan treasured his friendship with Shakuyaku. He often shared stories about his association with humans who accepted him, likely referring to Rayleigh and Shakuyaku. This suggests that these two individuals played a significant role in shaping Hatchan's worldview.
Hatchan's relationship with the Straw Hat Pirates underwent a remarkable transformation. Initially, he was an enemy when he fought against them during the conflict with Arlong. There was a grudge between him and Zoro.
However, everything changed when the Straw Hat Pirates saved him from the Flying Fish Riders while he was held hostage. Despite their past animosity, Hatchan formed a strong bond with the crew. During the Straw Hat Pirates' two-year separation, Hatchan helped protect the Thousand Sunny. This act of loyalty and friendship further solidified his bond with the crew.
Luffy called Hatchan a friend and protected him from a World Noble, demonstrating the depth of their friendship. This action solidified their relationship, and any lingering animosity from the Straw Hat Pirates toward Hatchan disappeared.
Initially, Nami had not forgiven Hatchan for his involvement with Arlong's crew. However, she later realized that Hatchan was genuinely trying to atone for his past actions, and her attitude toward him changed.
While a member of the Sun Pirates, Hatchan was involved in a conflict with the Marines when they pursued Fisher Tiger for his attack on Mary Geoise. This likely put him at odds with the Marines during that period.
Hatchan was formerly friends with Macro, Gyaro, and Tansui of the Macro Pirates. However, their friendship ended when he destroyed their ship, believing they had sold him a fake map. This incident strained their relationship.
The Macro Fish-Men Pirates hold a grudge against Hatchan because he destroyed their ship and saved Camie. They repeatedly attempted to kidnap Camie but were thwarted by Hatchan, further fueling their enmity towards him.
Hatchan's decision to befriend and support humans, as well as his association with the Straw Hat Pirates, put him at odds with the New Fish-Man Pirates led by Hody Jones. These fish-men adhered to Arlong's ideals of hatred and segregation between fish-men and humans.
They considered Hatchan's actions disgraceful and a betrayal of their beliefs. This ideological conflict escalated, and Hatchan found himself facing hostility and danger from those who followed Hody Jones and, later, Vander Decken IX.
In addition to the manga and its anime adaptation, Hatchan also appeared in video games.
He is a playable character in the following games:
One Piece: Going Baseball
One Py Berry Match
One Piece Treasure Cruise
One Piece Bon! Bon! Journey!!
One Piece Bounty Rush
He appears as an enemy in:
One Piece: Become the Pirate King!
Aim! The King of Belly
One Piece: Dragon Dream!
One Piece Romance Dawn: The Dawn of the Adventure
One Piece: Pirate Warriors
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3
He appears as a supporting character in:
Grand Battle! 2
One Piece: Grand Battle! Rush!
One Piece: Grand Adventure
One Piece: Gigant Battle
One Piece: Gigant Battle! 2 New World
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3
One Piece: Dance Battle
One Piece: Burning Blood
One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum
Additionally, he appears as a non-playable character in One Piece: Pirates Carnival and One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4.
Hatchan's favorite foods include takoyaki and takoyaki rice crackers.
Despite being a fish-man, Hatchan's fondness for octopus meat is ironic, and this contradiction in his dietary preference has never been addressed in the story. It's worth noting that fish-men are biologically closer to mammals than fish, and real-life octopuses are known to cannibalize each other, especially young ones.
Hatchan is one of the few fish-men whose hands are not webbed, a trait he shares with characters like Jack and Karma.
There is an amusing linguistic twist in Hatchan's name, as it invokes confusion with the suffix "-chan," typically used for small and cute connotations in Japanese. This inversion of the "-chan" confusion in his name is later seen with Sadi, who insists on being called "Sadi-chan" for the "small and cute" implication.