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Buchi, along with his brother Sham, is a protector of the Black Cat Pirates' ship, the Bezan Black. The brothers are also known as the Nyaban Brothers (ニャーバン・兄弟 (ブラザーズ) Nyāban Burazāzu?).[3]


Buchi is an overweight man who wears an outfit based loosely on a black and white cat. He has pale skin, sharp teeth, tiny eyes, wears a hat that covers one of his eyes, that has cat ears on it. His pants are stripped black and white, with a yellow sash, and dark brown shoes. He wears a blanket looking cape on his back, that is stripped light purple and dark purple, with a white fluffy brim. He wears a shoulder pad on his left arm, and pale blue gloves with claws at the end.


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Buchi's concept art from the anime.
Buchi at age 16.


Like Sham, Buchi has a sneaky and devious mind. He proves that by pretending to be scared of Zoro in order to have his guard down. He is also very vicious and proud of his powers and like his appearance, Buchi acts like a cat.[3]

Abilities and Powers

Buchi hypnotized.

The Nyaban Brothers try to act cowardly when first approaching an opponent, but show their true colors once their opponent's guard is down.[3] The two usually work together to overpower their opponents, and can surpass Jango when doing so.[4] Their primary weapons are the clawed gloves they wear, and uses them to slash their opponents. Buchi is the strength of the duo, using his heavyweight to crush his opponents while Sham distracts and restrains them.[5]

Even without any boost, Buchi was strong enough to crack rocks with a hard stomp.[6] However, after being defeated, Jango hypnotizes Buchi into becoming even more powerful, being able to shatter rock with one jump.[7] Despite this increase in strength, he is defeated once again by Zoro.[8]

Attack List

  • Cat the Funjyatta (キャット・ザ・フンジャッタ Kyatto Za Funjyatta?, literally meaning "The Cat Stomp"): Buchi takes a flying leap into the air and stomps on his opponent. It is strong enough to crack the stone ground.[6] After being hypnotized by Jango, it leveled the area.[7] In the Viz Manga and 4Kids and FUNimation dubs, this is called Cat-a-Pult Cat-astrophe.
  • Neko-Yanagi Daikoshin (ネコ柳 大行進 Neko-Yanagi Daikōshin?, literally meaning "Grand March of the Pussywillows"): Sham and Buchi team up and rapidly slash the opponent.[9]



Buchi and his brother Sham are the ship's protectors so they usually stay on the ship and guard it.[3] They were with their captain five years ago when Kuro quit being a pirate after he fought, killed, and sunk many ships, gaining strength and a reputation.[10]

Syrup Village Arc

When the final stage of Kuro's master plan was near completion and they were about to attack Syrup Village, most of the crew was defeated as they did not expect Zoro and Luffy to be waiting for them. Then when it looked like they were beaten Jango called both Sham and Buchi to fight. At first acting like cowards, it turned out to be a trick, and with Sham taking two of Zoro's swords, they quickly gained the upper hand.[3] When Kuro arrived to the ocean shore to check on the status of his crew, he started insulting the Black Cat Pirates.[11]

In return, Buchi and Sham believed Kuro had grown weak from spending three years as a servant as opposed to the pirate lifestyle. They then attacked Kuro but the latter moved too quickly. He appeared behind them with his lightning speed and threatened them with his cat claws. Kuro then gave them orders to kill Zoro, Nami, and Usopp in five minutes or else he would kill them all. After Zoro swiftly dealt a finishing blow to the two brothers with his regained three swords, Buchi barely survived and was hypnotized by Jango for super-human strength and recovery to duel against Zoro one more time.[12] However, Zoro quickly defeated Buchi once again.[8]

Major Battles

  • Nyaban Brothers vs. Roronoa Zoro
  • Nyaban Brothers vs. Kuro
  • Nyaban Brothers vs. Roronoa Zoro
  • Buchi vs. Roronoa Zoro


Video Games

Playable Appearances

Enemy Appearances

Support Appearances

Non-Playable Appearances


  1. https://one-piece.com/news/detail/20171102_6345/
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary, Buchi's age, height and bounty are revealed.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 4 Chapter 31 (p. 13-19) and Episode 13.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 4 Chapter 33 (p. 5) and Episode 14.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 4 Chapter 32 (p. 6-8) and Episode 13.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 4 Chapter 32 (p. 7-8) and Episode 13.
  7. 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 4 Chapter 35 (p. 11-12) and Episode 15.
  8. 8.0 8.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 5 Chapter 36 and Episode 15.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 4 Chapter 32 (p. 11) and Episode 13.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 5 Chapter 37 (p. 10-16) and Episode 15.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 4 Chapter 32 and Episode 13.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 4 Chapter 33 and Episode 14.

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