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For the bird from Treasure Wars, see Karasu (Non-Canon).

Karasu is the commander of the North Army in the Revolutionary Army.[2]


Karasu is a tall, muscular, and bald man who wears half of a plague doctor mask on his face that acts as a loudspeaker. He wears an open dark feather coat similar to those worn by the Beast Pirates that leaves his chest exposed, dark pants, and a sash around his neck. His overall attire gives him a crow-like theme and appearance.


Karasu Portrait
A close-up of Karasu's face.
Karasu Digitally Colored Manga
Karasu in the Digitally Colored Manga.
Karasu Thousand Storm


Karasu is an honorable man who despises those who attack the weak. He is also very quiet, and he usually communicates via inaudible mumbling, thus he needs his loudspeaker mask to be heard by others. He does not appear to take kindly to people who react negatively to his mumbling, as veins bulged on his forehead in anger when Peachbeard pointed it out. However, he also tends to be forgetful at times as he forgot to turn on his speaker, resulting in his mumbling.[4]

Abilities and Powers[]

As an executive of the Revolutionary Army, Karasu holds a powerful position within the organization. As the commander of the North Army, he has full control over all the soldiers in it.[2] He has been given a bounty of Beli400,000,000 showing the World Government sees him as a considerable threat.[3]

He is a very capable fighter, as he fought evenly against Admiral Fujitora while having a territorial advantage.[5]

Devil Fruit[]

Further information: Susu Susu no Mi

Karasu breaking up his body into crows made of soot.

Karasu ate the Susu Susu no Mi, a Logia-type Devil Fruit that allows him to create, control, and transform his body into soot at will.[5] He commonly uses this power to mold his soot into the shape of a flock of crows, as well as breaking up his elemental body into crows.[1][6]

His soot crows are able to fly at high speed and can relay information to his allies either by him speaking through them or delivering newspapers.[7] The crows can also be used in combat, able to disarm enemies en masse by snatching away their weapons or by attacking his opponents directly.[6] Additionally, each crow is capable of carrying an average-sized person on its back.[7]

He can use his soot in other ways as well, such as building it into constructs. He can fly by transforming his body into soot, even without his crow wings.[5]


Main article: Haki

Karasu possesses the ability to use Busoshoku and Kenbunshoku Haki.[3]


Summit War Saga[]

Post-War Arc[]

Two crows from Karasu went to Baltigo to deliver the newspaper to the group of Terry Gilteo. Shortly after, one of Karasu's crows delivered the newspaper to Bunny Joe's group as they escorted Nico Robin.[1]

Dressrosa Saga[]

Dressrosa Arc[]

Sabo Leaves Dressrosa

Karasu takes Sabo to the Revolutionaries' ship.

After Sabo, Koala, and Hack had completed their mission on Dressrosa, Karasu and some others came to take them back to Baltigo. Karasu flew to Sabo as a murder of crows and brought him to their ship, where they set sail.[7]

Whole Cake Island Saga[]

Levely Arc[]

Two days before the Levely, Karasu and his fellow commanders Lindbergh, Belo Betty, and Morley went to Lulusia Kingdom to protect it from the pillaging Peachbeard Pirates. When Peachbeard wondered what Karasu was saying, the executive got mad, and Betty told him and Lindbergh to back up the citizens that she had encouraged into taking action. Karasu transformed into crows and stole the pirates' swords, and the pirates were quickly defeated. The executives then headed to Momoiro Island to meet with the rest of the army about their upcoming declaration of war on the World Nobles, and Karasu noted that he had forgotten to turn on his loudspeaker.[8]

Sabo And Revolutionary Army Commanders at Mary Geoise

Karasu's group hidden underneath Mary Geoise.

After the meeting at Momoiro Island, Karasu accompanied Sabo, Lindbergh, and Morley to Red Port. There, they secretly advanced toward Mary Geoise along with several royals heading to the Levely.[9] While hiding underground, the executives discussed about saving Kuma from his enslavement to the World Nobles.[10]

Wano Country Saga[]

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

One Piece: Stampede[]

Karasu was present with the revolutionaries on their ship as it was leaving Delta Island.[11]

Concludes non-canon section.

Wano Country Arc[]

Karasu Renkon

Karasu fights Fujitora.

On the fourth day of the Levely, the four Revolutionary Army captains declared war by destroying the Celestial Dragons' symbol, and attacked Mary Geoise. While Saint Pluming fled the attack and attempted to kill his slave, Karasu saved the pirate, whom he told to flee to the east of the city. After defeating some World Government agents with his powers, Karasu told Lindbergh that they must hurry to free the slaves. There the admirals Fujitora and Ryokugyu arrived, where Karasu confronts the former. In the midst of that, he contacted Sabo, who has infiltrated Pangaea Castle, asking if he already got the keys to the explosive necklaces. Sabo told him that he found where they were and that he will get them soon, before talking to Lindbergh and Morley.[12][5]

Soon after, inside the Pangaea Castle, Sabo gives one of Karasu's crows the keys to the explosive necklaces to give to Morley. He also told Karasu that when Kuma and all the other slaves are free, that they all go to headquarters as quickly as possible. After Sabo told him that he would go with them once he did what he had to do, Karasu wished him luck.

The raven then arrives at the plaza, where Karasu informed Morley, who was holding Kuma, that Sabo has given him the keys of the explosive collars. Therefore, Morley told him it was time to go.[13]

The revolutionaries successfully escaped to Momoiro Island with Kuma[14] but were separated from Sabo.

Final Saga[]

Egghead Arc[]

Over a month after his attack on Mary Geoise, Karasu and the other revolutionaries were relieved to hear that Sabo was still alive, despite the newspaper reporting that he had assassinated Nefertari Cobra. As Dragon went to interrogate Kuma, Sabo called the other revolutionaries[15] and denied killing Cobra. Sabo attempted to report what he had seen in Pangaea Castle, but the World Government cut off the signal and destroyed the Lulusia Kingdom.[16]

Later, the revolutionaries were in the middle of repairing Kuma when he stood up of his own accord, ran to the coastline,[17] and propelled himself off the island.[18] Sometime after, Karasu and his fellow revolutionaries watched Vegapunk's broadcasted message that was scheduled to reveal the World's secret's in the next ten minutes.[19]

Major Battles[]


Video Games[]

Playable Appearances[]

Non-Playable Appearances[]


  • Karasu can mean "crow" in Japanese.
  • Karasu's name was first revealed in the credits of Episode 738.

SBS-Based Trivia[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 593 (p. 5) and Episode 510, A crow delivers the news to a revolutionary.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 904 (p. 11) and Episode 880.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #1189), Information about Karasu is revealed.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 904 (p. 10-11, 15) and Episode 880, Karasu is reminded to activate his speaker.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 One Piece Manga — Vol. 107 Chapter 1083 (p. 8-11).
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 904 (p. 14) and Episode 880, Karasu transforms his body into a murder of crows.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 794 (p. 15) and Episode 738, Karasu appears as a murder of crows.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 904 (p. 2-15) and Episode 880.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 905 (p. 17) and Episode 883, The Revolutionary Army infiltrates the Levely.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 908 (p. 8-9) and Episode 888.
  11. One Piece Movie — One Piece: Stampede.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapter 925 (p. 10-11) and Episode 917, Blackbeard reveals that the Revolutionary Army executives battle Fujitora and Ryokugyu.
  13. One Piece Manga — Vol. 107 Chapter 1084 (p. 3, 16).
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 104 Chapter 1054 (p. 16) and Episode 1081.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 105 Chapter 1058 (p. 16-17) and Episode 1088.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 105 Chapter 1060 (p. 12-16) and Episode 1089.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 106 Chapter 1067 (p. 14-15) and Episode 1098.
  18. One Piece Manga — Vol. 106 Chapter 1068 (p. 5).
  19. One Piece Manga — Vol. 109 Chapter 1109 (p. 8-9).
  20. 20.0 20.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 91 (p. 84), Karasu's hobbies, favorite food and least favorite foods are revealed.

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