The Mimawarigumi are a unit consisting of samurai under the command of Shogun Kurozumi Orochi. After the chaos caused by Shimotsuki Yasuie’s execution, they were dispatched to the Flower Capital. There, the Mimawarigumi patrolled the streets to track down the fugitives surrounding the Straw Hat Pirates and their alliance.
On the day of the Fire Festival, they accompanied their shogun to Onigashima. However, after he was killed by Kaidou and they were given the choice to submit to him and become pirates themselves or die, Hotei agreed. They are now under the Emperor’s command as part of the Beasts Pirates Pirate Band.
- The Mimawarigumi are based on the Kyoto Mimawarigumia police unit of about 200 men, which was established in ancient Japan by the Tokugawa shogunate. Its purpose was to restore peace and order in the then capital city of Kyoto.