For the member of the Roger Pirates, see Ganryu (Roger Pirates).

Ganryu is a member of the Spade Pirates and a member of the Longarm Tribe.


Ganryu is a tall, stocky man with a wide abdomen and a thick neck. As a member of the Longarm Tribe, he has double joints in his arms. Ganryu’s hair is braided on the top and is put up in two large ponytails on the sides of his head. He wears a dark-colored shirt with a deep cut neckline, a neckerchief, a dark-colored coat with the sleeves rolled up past his first elbow, a pair of striped pants, and striped boots that come to the top of his ankle.


Ganryu cares greatly about his captain, Portgas D. Ace, since he was willing to defend him from Edward Newgate. Ganryu can also be somewhat disrespectful, laughing at Deuce’s adventure diary despite the fact that it is his main aspiration of their travels.


Portgas D. Ace

When Ganryu had no where else to go, Ace took him in and did not judge him based on his race but instead on his character.

Like the rest of the Spade Pirates, Ganryu cares greatly for his captain, defending him from an Emperor. However, Ganryu was not seen during the Summit War of Marineford.

Masked Deuce

Most of the Spade Pirates’ crew members (excluding Skull, Mihar, and Kotatsu) read and laughed at Deuce’s poor writing in his adventure diary. Because of this, their names were excluded from the diary.

Abilities and Powers

Ganryu’s abilities are unknown, but he and his crew were easily defeated by Newgate.


Ganryu fights with a short sword and a shield. It is unknown how proficient he is with using them.


Making their Mark

Ganryu was judged for his race and had nowhere else to go until he met Ace. He joined the Spade Pirates and traveled with Ace as he made a name for himself. He helped fight off a group of bounty hunters, and, when Isuka infiltrated the crew’s ship, he surrounded the Marine Ensign alongside his crewmates. However, she easily fended them off. After the confrontation, the crew reached Sabaody Archipelago. While they waited for their ship to be coated, Ganryu and his crewmates explored the island and secretly read Deuce’s adventure diary. They laughed at his poor writing skills, leading Deuce to exclude their names from the diary.

At one point, the Spade Pirates were shipwrecked in Wano Country. The people from Amigasa Village were starving to death, so they tied the entire crew and stole all their food. The crew watched the villagers finish their meal and then broke out. Instead of attacking, Ace asked the villagers where he could get them dessert. They stayed in Amigasa Village for a few weeks and became good friends with Tama.​​ They also went to Onigashima to liberate the abducted children from the Beasts Pirates. They never encountered Kaidou and his top subordinates because they were away on an expedition. After Ace did so much damage to Kaidou’s castle, they rescued the children and met Yamato, whom Ace had a brief scuffle with.

Encountering Whitebeard

After Ace and Jinbe tied, Ganryu and the other Spade Pirates defended their captain against Edward Newgate and were easily defeated. They were then taken into the Whitebeard Pirates like their captain. Ganryu has not been seen since his joining.

Major Battles

  • Spade Pirates vs. Bounty hunters
  • Spade Pirates vs. Isuka
  • Spade Pirates vs. Edward Newgate


  • Coincidentally, the Roger Pirates, captained by Ace’s father Gol D. Roger, also had a member called Ganryu.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 552 and Episode 461, Ganryu makes his first appearance.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 ONE PIECE Magazine — Volume 2, Ganryu and the rest of the Spade Pirates are named.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Novel A – Chapter 2, Ganryu and his crew mates fight Isuka and reach Sabaody Archipelago.
  4. One Piece Manga — Vol. 99 Chapter 999.

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