Hongo is the one of the Senior Officers and the doctor of the Red Hair Pirates.


Hongo is a lean man with dirty blonde hair, which is tied up into a small ponytail. He has a stitched scar on the left side of his forehead. His outfit consists of an open coat showing his torso.

In his first appearance in Luffy’s childhood, Hongo looked pretty similar to his current self, but seemingly lacked a few teeth despite having a full set of them in the present.


Like many of his fellow Red Hair crew members, Hongo enjoys partying, drinking, and the pirate life. However, at the Summit War of Marineford, he looked considerably more serious.

He loves cleanliness.

Abilities and Powers

Hongo is a Senior Officer of the Red Hair Pirates, giving him authority over lower-ranking members of the crew. Hongo is a powerful individual himself, considering how Marine Commodore Brannew described the whole crew as having a high average of bounties.

As a doctor, Hongo has great knowledge of medical practices. He is also very familiar with weapons and can dismantle them near instantaneously.


Hongo appears to wield an as of yet unidentified polearm as his weapon. In the anime, this appears to be a quarterstaff.

He was also shown wielding a saber in the past.



Hongo was already part of the Red Hair Pirates 12 years ago. He could be seen partying with his crew and talking to Luffy about the joys of pirate life.

Summit War Saga

Marineford Arc

Hongo showed up alongside his captain and fellow main fighters of the crew in order to stop the Summit War of Marineford, being ready to jump into action if the fighting kept going.

Wano Country Saga

Wano Country Arc

A week after the Raid on Onigashima, the Red Hair Pirates were sailing outside Wano. Some of the crew were excitedly discussing the prospect of seeing Luffy again. When Shanks refused and instead decided to look after his territories, Hongo was the one to remind his captain about Bartolomeo, who had been causing trouble on some of their islands.

The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.

One Piece Film: Red

Uta organized a concert on Elegia in order to realize her dream of performing for the whole world. Hongo was present during the concert.

Concludes non-canon section.

Final Saga

Egghead Arc

The crew would later drop off Marco at Sphinx after having picked him up from Wano, and made their way to Elbaf to party alongside the Giants, when they received word that the Kid Pirates were challenging them, with the crew walking towards the coast. Hongo would later board the ship and watch Shanks singlehandedly defeat the Kid Pirates and Dorry and Brogy destroy the Victoria Punk.

Major Battles

  • Red Hair Pirates vs. Kaidou and King (unseen)
  • Red Hair Pirates vs. Kid Pirates (unseen)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 One Piece Manga — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 8), Hongo makes his debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 10-11) and Episode 489, Hongo shows up in the Summit War.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Volume 4000000000 “RED” (p. 47), Hongo’s crew position and fighting style are revealed.
  4. 4.0 4.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 101 (p. 96), Hongo’s name is given.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 104 Chapter 1054 (p. 10, 13) and Episode 1081.
  6. One Piece Movie — One Piece Film: Red.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 105 Chapter 1059 (p. 2) and Episode 1087.
  8. One Piece Manga — Vol. 106 Chapter 1076.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 107 Chapter 1079.

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