Jigoku Benten

Jigoku Benten

Jigoku Benten is a kunoichi and a member of the Beasts Pirates. She previously was a member of the Orochi Oniwabanshu which served the shogun of Wano Country, Kurozumi Orochi.

Due to her actions and role, she is a minor antagonist in the Wano Country Arc.


Benten is a tall, fair-skinned woman with large green eyes and purple hair. She has long eyelashes and wears pink lipstick and red nail polish. Her hair is tied up in a bow-like fashion and is adorned with three white skulls, a white heart and two yellow combs. She wears a green and light blue kimono with yellow and blue patterns on it, a white sash that floats behind her, a pink obi tied into a bow around her waist, and silver dangling earrings. She is often seen carrying a biwa.


Benten usually seems calm and stoic, but she showed signs of concern when Nico Robin used a clone to escape the Orochi Oniwabanshu’s attack.

Abilities and Powers

Like the rest of the Orochi Oniwabanshu, Benten is capable of moving around silently, as the group snuck up on Nico Robin without her detecting them.


Benten fights with a concealed firearm hidden inside her biwa, which she fires by striking the strings of the instrument. Her specialty is “Silent Gun” (音無銃, Otonashi-jū?).


  • Ninpo: Jigoku Biwa (忍法 地獄琵琶, Ninpō: Jigoku Biwa?, literally meaning “Ninja Art: Hell’s Lute”): Benten plays her biwa, which contains a hidden gun that fires a quick barrage of shots at her target. Despite being called a “Ninja Art”, nothing indicates that the technique requires any special abilities aside from the weapon itself. It was first used against Roronoa Zoro. This is called Ninpo: Hell Biwa in the Viz Manga.


Wano Country Saga

Wano Country Arc

While O-Robi was sneaking around Orochi Castle, Benten and the rest of the Orochi Oniwabanshu silently appeared behind her. The group surrounded Robin, but Benten and the others were shocked when her body double dissipated after being attacked.

After Shimotsuki Yasuie’s execution, the Orochi Oniwabanshu arrived to help fight off the Straw Hat Pirates. Benten shot at Roronoa Zoro with her concealed firearm but was unable to hit the pirate.

On the day of the Fire Festival, Benten accompanied Kurozumi Orochi to Onigashima. After Kaidou disposed of Orochi for his New Onigashima Project, Benten did not object to Fukurokuju swearing the Oniwabanshu’s allegiance to Kaidou when given the choice of joining the Beasts Pirates or death.

As the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance waged war in Kaidou’s fortress, the Oniwabanshu fought the rebels. After Queen unleashed the Ice Oni virus, Benten and her allies found themselves under attack by those infected.

When the little Hyogoro, infected with the Ice Oni, again became the former boss of the yakuza, which he did in his youth, Orochi Oniwabanshu is amazed at this fact, asking what happened to him and how the old man became the one Kaidou wanted to get on his team.

Major Battles

  • Orochi Obiwabanshu vs. Nico Robin
  • Jigoku Benten vs. Roronoa Zoro
  • Jigoku Benten, Hanzo, Daikoku, Hotei and two Mimawarigumi members vs. infected Beast Pirates


  • Jigoku (地獄?) literally means “Hell”.
  • Benten is a Japanese Buddhist goddess of arts and wisdom.
  • Jigoku Benten’s favorite food is biwa yokan (びわようかん?).


  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20210104222335/https://onepiecewt100.com/en/vote-character/1116
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapter 931 (p. 12-13) and Episode 925, Jigoku Benten makes her debut.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 98 Chapter 986 (p. 6) and Episode 995.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Vivre Card – One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #1355), Information about Jigoku Benten is revealed.
  5. 5.0 5.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 (p. 62), The names, heights, and special attacks of the Orochi Oniwabanshu are revealed.
  6. One Piece Anime — Episode 925, Jigoku Benten is named.
  7. 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 93 Chapter 932 (p. 3-5) and Episode 926, The Orochi Oniwabanshu surrounds Robin and attacks, revealing that she was actually a clone.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 94 Chapter 945 (p. 3-4) and Episode 943, The Orochi Oniwabanshu arrives at Yasuie’s execution, and Benten fires at Zoro.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 98 Chapter 994 (p. 9) and Episode 1006.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 100 Chapter 1006 (p. 9) and Episode 1022, Daikoku, Chome, Bishamon, Jigoku Benten, Kazekage and Hanzo amazed a Hyogoro’s appearance.

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