that reminds me- I've seen a lot of law/straw hats stuff lately (mainly because of punk hazard and all that) and especially a lot of law/nami and law/luffy stuff. I'm more into Law/Luffy myself but Law/Nami is still cute XD
This is really a very cute art. I love that scene in the movie where he spun around and got down on his knee to serve Nami that drink. It was very charming and unique. The way he dotes on her is very sweet. I like them mainly because they are funny together and they amuse me.
....wellllll.... partially because there's at least a One-sided attraction from Sanji.... But also because it seems like Sanji favors Nami over every other girl as well (including Robin). And while Nami mostly just uses him, there's definitely a fondness there. If you look at the scene at Enis Lobby where Nami takes over for Sanji in battling Kalifa, she tells him not to let his chivalry get him killed (which is to say, run away if you won't fight), but that she also "kinda likes" his chivalry. Then there's the fact that Sanji is ALWAYS saving her. I mean, yes, Nami seems to get kidnapped/need saving on a frequent basis, but Sanji's usually at the forefront of the rescuing (good examples are Thriller Bark and the Clockwork Island Adventure movie). You could say that Luffy's the one who does the most of the rescuing, AND HE DOES.... buuuuutttt..... I REALLY can't see him in a serious romantic relationship with ANYONE because of his complete obliviousness to anyone coming on to him and seeming lack of romantic interest in anyone. Alllsooo.... I super love the idea of them at least working together after the One Piece is found. Sanji'll want to start up a restaurant in the All Blue (I should imagine) and Nami would be great at managing it (think of all the money it'd bring in). Mind you, that doesn't even have to be a romantic relationship, but still... Do you remember the Edo era specials? They were in a similar setup in those and it worked quite nicely. ....also I've read too much fanfiction and seen too much fanart, which has head-canon-ed it for me.
Mind you, I definitely think they'd both need some character development to make a relationship work between them, but I could totally see it happening (not that I expect too, since OP isn't really a romance series at ALL).
(hehe, if I reminded myself that Oda didn't write romances in one piece every time I found something new to ship, then shipping might not be as fun for me XD)
but these are all great reasons- and I 100% agree on the need for a little character development for the lot of them. And I definitely rememeber the Edo specials, so there's some definite proof that the two of them could work well together if they needed to~ (which, from there isn't too much of a jump to making things work romantically XD)
oh yeaaah! and there's a (actually several, but one in particular) super shippy moment in one of the edo specials as well, until Sanji ruins it.... XD www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJIart… at around 4:18 or so.
I started to watch Once Piece after I kept seeing art of these two as a couple, just thought they looked cute and official! So to me they have and will forever be canon and I hope the show catches up to the art. XD