Haruta is the former 12th division commander of the Whitebeard Pirates.


Haruta has a crop of short brown hair, blue eyes, and is fairly short. He wears a green and white 16th century-style ruffed outfit with white tights and carries a saber whose hand guard resembles the ruffles of his shirt.


Haruta was loyal to Whitebeard, and wanted to save Portgas D. Ace at Marineford. Haruta cried when Ace died, showing that he cared for him.

Abilities and Powers

As the commander of the 12th division of the Whitebeard Pirates, Haruta has authority over the lower-ranking subordinates. He is presumably very strong: this statement was bolstered when Jinbe remarked that all of the Whitebeard commanders have great strength.[citation needed]


Haruta wields a decorated saber with a purple hilt, and appears to prefer a fighting style based on agility and speed, rather than strength, as he was seen jumping around when performing attacks. One demonstration of Haruta’s level of swordsmanship is the fact that he is able to cut through steel.


22 years ago, Haruta was present onboard the Moby Dick when Whitebeard was talking to Shiki.

Summit War Saga

Marineford Arc

Haruta joined along with the rest of the Whitebeard Pirates during the assault on Marineford in order to save Ace, and was one of the commanders who backed up Luffy when he was attacked by Admiral Kizaru and later helped in the assault of the Plaza. Haruta was seen crying when Admiral Akainu killed Ace and later appeared along side the rest of the Whitebeard division commanders to fight Akainu. This battle was never shown, but Haruta is shown to be unharmed later on. Upon the arrival of Shanks and Fleet Admiral Sengoku calling the war to a close, Haruta and the rest of Whitebeard’s crew left.

Post-War Arc

Haruta, along with the rest of the crew, attended Whitebeard’s and Ace’s funeral at an undisclosed location somewhere in the New World.

During the Timeskip

One year after the war at Marineford, the remnants of the Whitebeard Pirates fought against the Blackbeard Pirates but ultimately lost in the Payback War. They went into hiding and have not been seen since their defeat.

Major Battles

  • Whitebeard Pirates and their subordinate crews vs. the Marines and Seven Warlords of the Sea
    • Haruta vs. Marine Officers
    • Whitebeard Pirates Commanders (minus Ace, Jozu and Thatch), Crocodile and Andre vs. Admiral Akainu
  • Whitebeard Pirates (under Marco) vs. Blackbeard Pirates (unseen, during timeskip)


Video Games

Playable Appearances

  • One Piece Treasure Cruise


  • For several years, Haruta’s gender was unknown to fans. In the anime, Haruta has a female voice actor. However, in an SBS Oda stated that no female members of the Whitebeard Pirates were at the battle of Marineford, (though Whitey Bay was revealed to be a former member years later).
  • While without one in the series, Treasure Cruise gives him the epithet “Swift-Saber Haruta” (疾風の小剣士ハルタ, Hayate no Kokenshi Haruta?).


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 553 and Episode 461, Haruta makes his debut.
  2. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 139), Haruta’s birthday is revealed.
  3. Vivre Card – One Piece Visual Dictionary (EX Characters: Whitebeard Pirates Vol. 1 #0612), Haruta’s birthplace is revealed.
  4. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 58 (p. 132), Haruta’s name is revealed.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 0 Chapter 0 (p. 22) and Episode 0, Haruta is seen 22 years ago on top of Moby Dick.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 820 and Episode 773.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 909 (p. 2) and Episode 890.
  8. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 (p. 98), Oda states that no female Whitebeard Pirates were present at Marineford.

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