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Shiliew Anime Infobox

Japanese Name: シリュウ
Romanized Name: Shiryū
Official English Name: Shiryu[1]
Debut: Chapter 538; Episode 440[1]
Affiliations: Blackbeard Pirates;[2][3] Impel Down[4] (former)[1]
Occupations: Pirate;[2][3] Head Jailer[4] (former)[1]
Epithet: "Shiliew of the Rain" (雨のシリュウ Ame no Shiryū?)[1]
Status: Alive
Birthday: June 11th[5]
Bounty: N/A[6]
Japanese VA: Takayuki Sugō

Shiliew[7] of the Rain was the Head Jailer of Impel Down until he was imprisoned for his excessive violence towards the prisoners.[1] Due to the riot caused by Monkey D. Luffy and the arrival of Marshall D. Teach, he was temporarily released to help quell the riot.[4] However, instead of dealing with the pirates, Shiliew assisted Teach and ultimately decided to join his crew.[2]


Shiliew One Py Berry Match

Shiliew in One Py Berry Match.

In a flashback, Shiliew was seen to have strap on devil-like wings similar to Magellan's and Hannyabal's, along with a black officer's hat with a red stripe that has white ear-flaps on the sides, and maroon gloves. He usually has the bill of his hat rather low. The strap-on wings are not present by the time he was released from his cell. He is a rather large man, as tall as Blackbeard. He also possesses a prominent chin.[1] While imprisoned, he was allowed to keep his uniform rather than wearing the prisoners' striped shirt. He also wears a long white, yellow, and black jacket over it, draped over like a cape. The kanji on the back of his jacket reads Goku (?), which means "prison". Shiliew is usually seen smoking a cigar.[4]

The sword that Shiliew wields has a long blade with a square guard. Half of its sheath is white, while the other half is red.[1][4]


My apologies...
— Shiliew's sarcastic apology after having murdered his subordinates[4]

Shiliew is extremely cruel and seems to enjoy killing people any time he can. He massacred many prisoners within the walls of Impel Down.[1] He also struck down his subordinates right after being released from prison, while giving a sarcastic apology. He also likes to test his blade against others, even if they are far below his level of power.[4][8] He is also completely calm and cool-headed, even in tense and unexpected situations.[9] He is also cautious, because he warns Blackbeard Pirates not to underestimate Magellan [10] and he lectures them that they should have prepared themselves properly for the New World.[11]

Shiliew is apparently very deceitful and treasonous by nature, as he offered to help Magellan fight for the prison if released, but instead betrayed his former superior and wreaked havoc, killing many subordinates;[4] however, Magellan did refuse to retract Shiliew's death penalty no matter what, giving him very little choice outside of betrayal to escape it.[4] He has since become a loyal member of the Blackbeard Pirates.[2]

He's also a smoker. When he got out of prison to help Magellan, the first thing he wanted was a lighter to smoke his cigar.[4]

Shiliew also believes that the Shichibukai are just pirates, claiming "once a pirate, always a pirate" when the Impel Down staff referred to Blackbeard as a traitor.[9] Despite this, he was willing to aid the Blackbeard Pirates and even became one himself. Shiliew believes in fate; believing that it was fate that brought Blackbeard to him, and that fate told him to join the crew.[2] He has shown that he does not care much about personal details; when asked by Fleet Admiral Sengoku about what happened to Magellan; he told him to find out for himself.[12] He appears to have a very strict disposition towards those around him, be they jailors or pirates,[4] and has also shown himself to be very irritated and aggravated by the Blackbeard Pirates for not preparing themselves properly for the New World.[11]

Abilities and Powers

As the former Chief Guard of Impel Down, Shiliew had command over lower ranking employees of the fortress. However, due to him abusing the power of his station, he was stripped of his rank and privileges.[1]

His strength is also said to be equal to the Chief Warden Magellan. However, since Magellan's work hours are limited by his diarrhea, Shiliew was considered more dangerous. Despite this, Magellan was still able to suppress Shiliew and place him in a cell in Level 6.[1] He has shown himself to possess superhuman endurance; this is best demonstrated by taking a direct hit from Sengoku's shock wave in his Daibutsu form, being sent a great distance, and then getting up with only a small amount of trouble.


Shiliew's Katana

Shiliew's sword.

Shiliew is a master swordsman and is extremely proficient with a specific type of sword, the nodachi. Once released from his death row cell, Shiliew was given his nodachi back and killed his fellow Impel Down officers in a split second.[4]



Though the guards of Impel Down have permission to kill prisoners for security reasons, Shiliew heavily abused that privilege by killing many prisoners for his own pleasure. When confronted by Magellan, Shiliew's abuse of his privilege was revealed and he was deemed to be a menace. For that, he was sentenced to death and put on death row in Level 6. As Level 6 prisoners' crimes are deemed too dangerous or embarrassing to be made public, Shiliew's crimes were not heard of by most prisoners, despite their brutality.[1]

Summit War Saga

Impel Down Arc

Shiliew Betrays Impel Down

After being released, Shiliew slices through the guards.

When the jailers reached Level 6, after their failed attempt to flood the floor with knock out gas to capture Monkey D. Luffy, Emporio Ivankov and Inazuma, Shiliew informs them that they had escaped, along with Jinbe and Crocodile, stating that Impel Down has gone downhill without him. He tells the jailers to pass word to Magellan that he would be willing to lend him a hand fighting against the escapees. Magellan, after hearing about the Blackbeard Pirates' intrusion into Impel Down, reluctantly agreed to release Shiliew to fight against the unwelcome Shichibukai, adding that Shiliew's sentence has merely been postponed, and that he will not receive anymore chances. However, the moment he was given back his sword, he attacked the jailers who were sent to release him.[4] He then departed up the Levels to meet with the Blackbeard Pirates.[9]

Blackbeard and Shiliew

Teach offers Shiliew to join his crew.

He is later seen at Level 1, confronting Teach and his crew, much to the shock of the guards who were defending against the intruding crew. What happened during their encounter is currently unknown, but the Blackbeard Pirates somehow managed to bypass him and enter Level 4.[8]

Later, Shiliew, seemingly unharmed from his encounter with Blackbeard, is seen slaughtering the guards, destroying the monitor room, disabling the giant Den Den Mushi that was responsible for visual reception, and severing all contact lines to the outside of the prison, while stating that he did not want Magellan to come down to where he is.[8]

A while after the Blackbeard Pirates' encounter with Magellan, Shiliew came and saved them with an antidote, stating they would have died if it weren't for him. Blackbeard apparently invited Shiliew to join his crew before and repeated his offer after Shiliew saved them. Shiliew accepted, due to fate and the fact he was waiting for a man of Blackbeard's stature, and the alternative is being sentenced to death, as he stated himself.[13] Shiliew is finally seen again when he came with Blackbeard to Marineford.[3]

Marineford Arc

Shiliew is spotted along with the other members of the Blackbeard Pirates on the execution platform where they were watching the events unfold on the battlefield. He and the others came to Marineford because they wanted to witness Whitebeard's death.[3] When Sengoku demands to know what happened to Magellan and Impel Down, Shiliew replies by telling him to find out himself as he is now with Blackbeard. Their conversation was cut short when Whitebeard attacked, but the entire crew escaped unscathed.[12]

Whitebeard vs Blackbeard Pirates

Shilew and the Blackbeard Pirates slay Whitebeard

When Whitebeard manages to injure Blackbeard, despite the latter canceling out the Devil Fruit power of the former, Shiliew participates in attacking Whitebeard along with the rest of the Blackbeard Pirates, slashing him with his sword.[14] After Whitebeard died, he and the rest of the crew proceeded to aid Teach in assimilating Whitebeard's Devil Fruit power by covering the two pirates in a dark blanket. Despite Teach emerging successful, Shiliew vocally states beforehand that there was a chance that Blackbeard could fail, musing whether or not the crew would go on or go about their separate ways if that happened.[15] As Blackbeard takes control over the former powers of Whitebeard, he wants to shake Marineford to its core, making it sink. As Sengoku would not allow this to happen, he angrily transforms into his Buddha form. Then, creating a giant shock wave; he blasts away all the Blackbeard Pirates, except for the captain. It seems he does not have too much damage, as he was able stand up quite easily.[16] He leaves with the rest of the crew when the Red Hair Pirates come on the scene.[17]

Post-War Arc

Shiliew Fire Island

Shiliew with the Blackbeard Pirates

Blackbeard makes his move in the New World, taking out Jewelry Bonney in the process. While the crew is seen bickering amongst each other, Shiliew scolds the crew for being unprepared for the hardships of the New World. Blackbeard Pirates' raft was brought close to the point of destruction, due to Sanjuan Wolf's size, and they seemingly got in contact with the Marines, to trade Bonney for a battleship. Van Augur alerts Teach that the battleship has arrived, but not for trade because Akainu is on board. Knowing that the deal will not happen, the Blackbeard Pirates flee, leaving Bonney behind to be arrested.


Rise in Power

Sometime during the two-year timeskip, the Blackbeard Pirates used their captain's knowledge of Whitebeard's former territory to conquer it. Now that Blackbeard has become a Yonko, the Blackbeard Pirates are hunting down powerful Devil Fruit users in order to absorb their abilities.[18]

Major Battles


  • Shiliew shares his appearance with Yasunori Kato, the villain from the 80s novel and movie Teito Monogatari. Many other characters from anime and video games have been based on the same design, including M. Bison (known as Vega in Japan) from Street Fighter 2, and Washizaki from Riki-Oh. The design has been reused and referenced so often it is impossible to determine which character, if any, was the actual inspiration without confirmation from Oda himself.
  • Shiliew's name resembles that of the real life Chinese pirate Zheng Zhilong which, translated into Japanese, is Tei Shiryū.


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 538 (p. 11-12) and Episode 440, Shiliew's background is mentioned by Emporio Ivankov in a flashback.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 549 (p. 3) and Episode 452, Shiliew decides to join Teach's crew to avoid imprisonment again.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 575 (p. 14) and Episode 484, Shiliew is seen as a crewmate of Teach.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 542 (p. 10-11) and Episode 444, Shiliew is introduced in the present, and immediately cuts down his fellow gaolers upon receiving his katana.
  5. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 87), Shiliew's birthday is revealed.
  6. Eternal Log
  7. One Piece Manga — Vol. 61 Chapter 595 (p. 7), Shiliew's name is romanized.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 544 (p. 12) and Episode 446, Shiliew slaughters the gaolers in the monitor room in order to prevent Magellan from knowing what happened.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 543 (p. 2-3) and Episode 445, Shiliew confronts Blackbeard as he arrives.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 549 (p. 2) and Episode 452, Shiliew scolds the Blackbeard Pirates for underestimating Megallan.
  11. 11.0 11.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 595 (p. 5) and Episode 513, Shiliew berates his crewmates for being unprepared for the New World.
  12. 12.0 12.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 576 and Episode 485.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 549 (p. 2-3) and Episode 452, Shiliew gives an antidote for Magellan's poison to the Blakbeard Pirates before deciding to join them.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 576 (p. 11) and Episode 485, Shiliew slashes Whitebeard as his crewmates attack him to death.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 577 (p. 4-5) and Episode 486, Shiliew helps his crewmates as well as their captain to "steal Whitebeard's Gura Gura no Mi from him".
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 578 (p. 5-6) and Episode 487, Shiliew withstands Sengoku's attack in his Buddha form but stands up quite easily.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 11) and Episode 489, Shiliew leaves alongside his crewmates.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 650 (p. 7-8) and Episode 570, Jinbe informs the Straw Hat Pirates on Teach's increasing power and status.

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