Hayato Shingu
Also Known As: The White Knight (or just Knight)
Gender: Male
Type: Combat
ARMS: The White Knight
Fate/Status: Alive
Affiliation: ARMS Kids
Family: Juzo Shingu
Hometown: Japan
First Appearance(Manga): Chapter 1
First Appearance(Anime): Episode 1
Voice Actors
Japanese: Miki Shinichirou
English: Brian Drummond

Hayato Shingu is a main protagonist in the anime and manga series Project ARMS, created by Kyoichi Nanatsuki and Ryoji Minagawa and was the second member of the ARMS Kids.


Hayato has long brown hair


Hayato is an incredibly passionate person. He constantly lives in the moment, and can switch from rage to shock to grief all in an instant. He also has a powerful sense of justice, and will instantly leap in to protect the helpless or punish evildoers.






Hayato was seven he saw Egrigori slaughter everyone in his home village and burn it to the ground. Hayato also saw Keith murder his father and slice off Hayato's own left arm. Hayato's left arm was replaced by his ARMS. Hayato then went to live with his grandfather Juzo and learned martial arts. Haunted by his parents' deaths Hayato only lived for revenge, and he hunted down and destroyed Egrigori agents wherever he found them.

Juzo ShinguEdit

After the death of his parents Hayato went to live with his grandfather Juzo and learned martial arts.

Abilities and PowersEdit

The White KnightEdit

Hayato's ARMS is called White Knight (or just Knight), and is concentrated in his left arm. The Knight seems to be the manifestation of Alice's will to protect. Hayato's arm transforms into multiple fighting blades and a projectile launcher for close combat. The blades produced by the Knight are supposedly the hardest substance that an ARMS can produce, however this seems to be influenced to some degree by the emotional state and skill level of Hayato. The Knight's nano-machines allow Hayato to heal injuries much faster than a normal human even in his untransformed state. White Knight's ultimate form is a powerful armored knight whose lance, the "Lance of Mistilteinn", can destroy other ARMS with an Anti-ARMS Nano-Virus, and as such, it negates the regenerative property of ARMS. During his final fight against Kou Karunagi, the knight develops the ability to allow Hayato to enter into a half-transformed state where the ARMS nano-machines spread throughout his entire body and dramatically increase all of his physical attributes (similar to the half-transformation shown by Ryo Takatsuki). In his fight against Keith Violet the Knight's Lance of Mistilteinn evolved into a vastly more powerful form. It is now a double pointed energy lance that is able to destroy ARMS nano-machines by projecting an intense energy field with every swing and was able to instantly disable Violet's Evil Eye of Balor. White Knight's secret mission is to destroy Jabberwock if it gets completely out of control, and Hayato does not want to be his best friend's executioner.


Hayato was taught martial arts by his grandfather Juzo.