Fleet Admiral

15 11 2010

In the world of One Piece, Fleet Admiral (元帥, Gensui) is the highest marine rank, and is the avoided commander of the entire organization. It is just above Admiral but below the World Government Commander-in-Chief and the Gorousei.

The only Fleet Admirals seen so far in the series are Kong from 27 years ago, who was eventually promoted to the rank of World Government Commander-in-Chief, and Sengoku, who was Fleet Admiral until he resigned from his post three weeks after the Battle of Marineford. Sengoku suggested to Kong that Admiral Aokiji be his successor as Fleet Admiral. In between the two years where the Straw Hat Pirates took a training break, a new Fleet Admiral is mentioned, but yet to be named.

The World Government Commander-in-Chief, Fleet Admiral, and the three Admirals are the only ones within the Marines capable of legally initiating a Buster Call, as well as granting World Government agents or lower ranking Marines the right to do so. Read the rest of this entry »



15 11 2010

Admiral (大将, taishō) is a title of a signified senior command rank in the Marines. Admirals, also known generally as flag officers, were typically responsible for a high level military command at battle group or fleet level, and/or for administrative and political duties relating to Marine operations. An Admiral is senior to a Vice Admiral and junior to the Fleet Admiral.

In the series, Admirals are shown as being the second highest rank in the Marines behind the Fleet Admiral. There are only three Marines with the title of Admiral. The three current ones are known by their aliases: “Aokiji” (Blue Pheasant), “Akainu” (Red Dog), and “Kizaru” (Yellow Monkey). They are also possible behind the Yonkou, the three most powerful persons in the world of One Piece.[1] Read the rest of this entry »

Vice Admiral

15 11 2010

Vice Admiral (中将 , Chūjō) is a Marine rank of three star level, equivalent to Lieutenant General in seniority. A Vice Admiral is typically senior to a Rear Admiral and junior to an Admiral.

The Vice Admiral position is the third highest post in the Marines and currently the one with most representatives seen in the series (before five named Captains) besides common, unnamed grunt soldiers. The highest seen position below a Vice Admiral is that of a Rear Admiral.

Their duties are different from those of common Marine commanders, as is for instance that of commanding 2 out of 10 Buster Call ships. However, one Vice Admiral, John Giant, is seen to have some special authority, as he was the first in the entire Marine Headquarters to receive the report of the Buster Call and could also evidently command other Vice Admirals to dispatch. At least ten of them (John Giant, Momonga, Komir, Onigumo, Doberman, Strawberry, Tsuru, Lacroix, Ronse, and Yamakaji) are known to be stationed in the Marine Headquarters.

The general attire of a Vice Admiral is that of a Marine coat with epaulets and a suit and tie worn below. The only Vice Admiral to wear an attire different from others is, again, John Giant, who wears a gold and red uniform with a strain of medals on his chest. While most Vice Admirals wear standard blue epaulets, Garp wears black and red, while Tsuru wears gold.

It would seem that most Vice Admirals are swordsmen and several have been shown using Rokushiki. Many Giants who are shown to be Marines are Vice Admirals, a testament of their immense strength. Another attribute that is common among Vice Admirals is that they all know Haki,[1] though almost none have been shown using it in obvious ways yet. Read the rest of this entry »

Rear Admiral

15 11 2010

In One PieceRear Admiral” (少将, Shōshō?) is a marine officer rank above Commodore and below Vice Admiral. It is the first (the lowest) admiral rank.

So far the only people seen in One Piece to have held the rank of Rear Admiral canonical are former Marine and current pirate X. Drake and an unnamed Rear Admiral who was in command of the battleships of Impel Down when they were after the Jailbreak League’s battleship.

There was also a Rear Admiral leading the Marines trying to capture the Straw Hats at Sabaody after the timeskip.

In Episode 464, an anime only Rear Admiral was introduced, Yukimura. Read the rest of this entry »


15 11 2010

In One PieceCommodore” (准将, Junshō?) is a marine officer rank above Captain and below Rear Admiral.

This rank is one of the least common in the series. Read the rest of this entry »

Captain (marine rank)

15 11 2010

A Marine Captain (大佐, Taisa?) is a rank junior to that of a Commodore. It is second most seen rank in One Piece to date, having nine representatives and being second only to that of Vice Admiral in terms of appearance. The number of seen captains MAY have surpassed the number of seen vice admirals, during the Enies Lobby assault on the Bridge of Hesitation, where no one below the rank of captain was to attack, we have not seen many of them more then once and only from afar, except three (Sharinguru, Shuu, Very Good) however, these were never specifically referred to as “captains”, until being dubbed as such by Oda in the SBS of volume 47. Even then “captain” is just the equivalent rank in English speaking armies (America and British) to the Japanese given for their rank. Read the rest of this entry »


15 11 2010

In One Piece universe “Commander” (中佐, Chūsa?) is a marine officer rank below Captain and above Lieutenant Commander. Read the rest of this entry »