20 October 1999
A group of pirates lead by the the freakishly large Alvida, attacked and raided a ship. One of the crew members found a wine barrel on board the ship and decided to have a drink while the captain is busy. But inside the barrel is a young man named Monkey D. Luffy, who was taking a nap inside the barrel while playing as a stole away. The crew members were angry that there was no wine and attacked Luffy for tricking them. But Luffy defends himself from the swords which scares the pirates and they ran away. Except for a cabin boy named Koby, who's amazed by Luffy's special defense move on the pirates. Koby is a beleaguered and reluctant boy who's been a slave to Alvida for 2 years. He wishes for his own freedom again, but is too afraid to escape the clutches of Alvida. Luffy offers him a chance to escape, but they'll have to face the rest of the crew and Alvida in order to be free.
17 November 1999
After defeating Lady Alvida, Luffy and Koby escaped on a lifeboat. As Luffy's been telling Koby that his goal is to search for the "One Piece" treasure in order to become the Pirate King. And he'll be needing a big crew if he wants his dream to become a reality. Koby also has a dream, and that's becoming a marine so he could capture ruthless pirates like Lady Alvida. Luffy understands Koby's dream pretty well, and will make sure that he'll become a marine. So they head for Naval Base Island, which is where the infamous pirate hunter: Roronoa Zoro is being held at. Luffy knows that Zoro will be perfect for his first mate of his crew. But Koby thinks that Luffy isn't thinking right, as Zoro is famous for hunting down and killing pirates with his sword abilities. They went to the Marine Base where Zoro is being held at. Luffy offers him a chance to escape, but Zoro isn't interested as he only has 10 more days till they release him from his 1 month sentence. Later Luffy and Koby found out from the marine captain's son: Helmeppo, that Zoro will be executed tomorrow. Luffy got mad that he punched Helmeppo in the face, which made him angry and is going to report this back to his father. Luffy and Koby were met by a little girl(who offered Zorro 2 rice cakes, but Helmeppo ate, spitted it out, and stomp on the other one). The only reason that Zoro was imprisoned is because he punched Helmeppo in the face and was put under dubious charges. This proves that Zoro is indeed innocent. So they head back to the Marine Base to free Zoro and deal with Helmeppo's father: Captain Morgan.
24 November 1999
Luffy destroyed Captain Morgan's statue and unlike the selfish sorry-for-an-excuse son: Helmeppo. Morgan is a giant paranoid, ruthless tyrant with an ax for a right arm. You mess with him, and he messes with you. The captain is ferocious that his own statue is damaged. And without hesitation he ordered his marines to execute Luffy, Coby, and Zoro. Luffy uses Helmeppo to guide him to where Zoro's swords are. He found them only when Coby was caught untying Zoro's post. Luffy got there in time thanks to his "Gum-Gum" abilities. And the bullets deployed from Luffy's rubber body. Zoro was free at last and cut his way through the army of marines without breaking a sweat. Zoro has accepted Luffy's offer in being part of his crew, as his new desire is to become the Greatest Swordsman of them all. Now they must get out of this mess alive, as Captain "Axe Hand" Morgan is going to show them that no one messes with a powerful marine captain.
8 December 1999
After saying farewell to Coby, Luffy and Zoro are sailing out in the middle of the sea. A stroke of wind blew his hat from his head, which prompt him to remember a promise he made with a pirate he knew long ago. That man was Captain Shanks, who was a hero to Luffy, and gave Luffy his hat to take care of until they meet again. As a kid, he always wanted to join Shank's crew, but he tells him that a pirate's life is not for a kid like Luffy. This was also Luffy's encounter with the Devil's Fruit which made him obtain his ability to be made entirely of rubber. And the real reason on why his main goal in life is to become the Pirate King.
15 December 1999
Luffy got his head caught in the break of a giant bird who took him all the way to a seaport town. He was finally free and made a crash landing on the street. Where he encounters Naomi(a pirate hating female thief who only steals from pirates) and a group of pirates who were chasing her. Naomi pretended that Luffy was her boss, so that way the pirates can beat him up instead of her. But Luffy took them down with no problem at all. Naomi was impressed that Luffy handled the fight pretty well. So she gives him info that those pirates who were chasing her, work for Captain Buggy, a twisted clown pirate who's taken over the entire seaport town. She asks him to do her a favor which is a plan in getting Buggy's treasure & a map to the "Grand Line". And Luffy will need to be tied up for part of Naomi's scheme in getting close to both the map & treasure. After convincing the pirates that she wants to be part of their crew in exchange for putting the blame on her "boss". Buggy excepts her as one of them. But Naomi is going to be tested on her loyalty by blasting a "Buggy Bomb" canon at Luffy(who is imprisoned in a small cage). Naomi doesn't want to hurt Luffy, but doesn't want to miss the chance in getting what she wants. As for Luffy, he finds Naomi: a self-professed master thief that may make a great comrade of his crew.
29 December 1999
Zoro came just in time to save Naomi & Luffy from Buggy's crew. After pulling off a good fight with Buggy, they learn that Buggy also ate one of the legendary Devil's Fruit. His special ability is "Splitting Body". Which makes it impossible for Zoro to cut him up. He got injured and had to make a retreat by caring Luffy's cage with Naomi following behind. After a blast from the "Buggy Bomb", Luffy & Zoro find themselves in front of a pet shop guarded by a dog. Luffy(who's still locked in the cage) couldn't figure out what the dog's problem is. The dog ate the key to the cage which made Luffy mad and violent. Right until the Mayor came by to tell them not to bother ShuShu(the dog's name) as his previous owner has given him the duty to watch over the shop. ShuShu has been through a lot of heart warming moments with his owner in the past. While Zoro went to get healed, Luffy soon became friends with ShuShu. Then out of nowhere Mohji the Beast Tammer and his pet Lion: Ritchie were hired by Buggy to eliminate them. They start by beating up ShuShu and sabotaging the pet shop. This made Luffy angry, and won't let them get away with it without a fight.
29 December 1999
After Mohji the Beast Tamer destroyed most of the seaport town. The Mayor got angry and as his responsibility in protecting the town he's willing to take on Captain Buggy to prevent any more disaster. But when Buggy use he divided hand to choke the Mayor, Luffy saved his life and had to knock the Mayor unconscious before he could get hurt. Buggy sends out another henchman to eliminate Luffy. And it's a sword slicing acrobat named Cabaji. Luffy was ready till Zoro insisted that he'll fight Cabaji. With his injuries still present this may be a difficult fight for the ex-pirate hunter. While Luffy goes head on head with Captain Buggy & Naomi finally got her hands on Buggy's loot.
29 December 1999
After Buggy damaged Luffy's prized straw hat, Luffy got angry and told him that he just ruined the hat of Captain Shanks. After hearing the name, Buggy revealed that he knew Shanks well. But he despises Shanks for what he's done to him 10 years ago. Back when he and Shanks were just crew members of a pirate group. They were best of friends, and had their own dreams to follow. Shanks thinks that he and Buggy could make a great team together with a crew of their own. But Buggy told him that it be best if they went their separate ways. After stealing a treasure map from a ship they attacked and obtaining a Devil's Fruit, Buggy was all set in fulfilling his destiny in wealth and power. But Shanks came by without warning and Buggy accidentally ate the Devil's Fruit which gave him the splitting body technique. And his stole map fell out of his clutches. And since then Buggy has never forgiven Shanks for what he's done. Luffy however has had it with Buggy bad-mouthing his idol, vows to take him down once and for all. But Buggy still has some tricks to reveal from up his sleeve.
12 January 2000
Naomi joins the crew as the navigator. And they set sail with both Luffy's boat and a boat with Buggy's stolen sail. Their next destination is to find themselves a larger boat with supplies. And Luffy has a hunch they'll find one on an island with a small village and beach. When they landed on shore they find themselves ambushed by Usopp, who claims to be captain of his own crew. But Naomi sees through the act that Ussop is only accompanied by 3 kids who admire his ambition in being a pirate. Usopp admits that he's just a "wannabee" pirate who does nothing but run and shout out lies throughout the village for fun. Usopp took them to the village dine for a bite to eat. And Luffy, Zoro, and Naomi soon found out that Usopp is the son of Yasopp the crew member of Captain Shank's crew. Luffy met Yasopp before and recognized the family resemblance between Usopp and his dad. Usopp hopes to become an actual pirate one day like his own father. Now our friends will need to see about finding a ship and supplies. And Usopp's depressed and wealthy friend Kaya may help them out.
19 January 2000
Luffy, Zoro, Naomi, and the 3 kids find Usopp telling his random stories to Kaya the rich girl. Ever since her father past away she's been very depressed and rarely goes outside. So Usopp cheers her up with his lying. After Luffy and the others dropped in, they hope for Kaya to help them out on their journey, but Kaya's well mattered butler: Klahadore denies their favor. And tells Usopp that he's trespassing and despises a liar. Klahadore forbids Kaya to be chatting with a poor liar like Usopp. And starts to insult his father Yasopp by describing him to be a low class pirate with no pride. This made Usopp angry and punched Klahadore in the face. Usopp states that he's proud to be a son of a pirate and left. Luffy and the rest were ordered to leave as well. Kaya was upset at how Klahadore treated them. But Klahadore simply told her that it's for her own good in protecting her. As it's been 3 years since he was found poor and starved and was being treated with hospitality thanks to Kaya's late father. Klahadore is honored to be where he is today. Meanwhile an unusual looking guy is moon walking through the village and was noticed by Naomi, Zoro, and the 3 kids. The weirdo's name is Jango the hypnotist. He gave the 3 kids a sample of his trick. But he always ends up being hypnotized with the victims. Luffy finds Usopp who's still upset so he gives him company only when they found Klahadore talking with Jango who are both plotting to assassinate Kaya and inherit her fortune. As Klahadore reveals that he's actually Captain Kuro.
26 January 2000
Klahadore a.k.a Captain Kuro who was suppose to be executed by the Marines 3 years ago. Is planning to use Jango to hypnotize Kaya in signing a will for all of her fortune to go straight to Kuro himself. And make her death look like an accident. As his pirate crew is plotting to destroy the entire village. Usopp heard every word that Kuro said. But Kuro knows no one will believe after all that lying he's done in the past. The scared Usopp dashed to town to warn the villagers. But as Kuro predicted, none of them believed him, because they all think it's only another lie. Usopp tries all he can to convince him that he serious this time. But that only made the locals more angry and chased him away. So Usopp went to tell Kaya the whole thing. As he thinks that she will believe him. But Kaya thinks it's just another lie that Usopp would make up. And still believes that Klahadore is a good person. He tries to take her away from her manor to protect her. But Kaya refused and smacked Usopp, as she's lost faith in him completely. Even if it was the truth. Even his kid trio pirate crew lost faith in him. He found Luffy(who he thought was dead from falling off the cliff earlier), Zoro, and Nami and told them all what he heard. They believe him and will help him fight off the pirates. But will they succeed and redeem Usopp's reputation?
2 February 2000
The Black Cat Pirates lead by Jango will do their move at dawn. In order to protect the village from mayhem, the south coast slope will need to be blocked off. So according to Usopp, the south slope is the only way to the village. His plan is to cover it with oil and attack the pirate with surprise. But by the time it was morning, Nami heard voices coming from the other side of the island. She was curious if this was the only entrance to the village. Then Usopp realized that there's another slope like this one at the north coast. Usopp dashed to the north coast while Luffy is completely lost, as he doesn't know which way is north. While Nami remembered that their boats were also at the north coastline, and has to get there before Buggy's Treasure is stolen again. When Usopp finally made it to the north slope, he's prepared to defend the village with all his might. But will Luffy(who's lost) and Zoro(who got stuck in the oil slick thanks to Nami pushing him by accident) get there in time to help Usopp?
9 February 2000
After Luffy and Zoro prevented the Black Cat Pirates in proceeding towards the village. The furious pirates are too worn out in doing their plan. Jango hypnotize his crew to make them strong and invincible. And it really worked as the Black Cat Pirates are now filled with strength and went charging towards their destination. Luffy however was also hypnotized and beaten up the whole crew with his Gum Gum Machine Gun attack. Then he rips off their ship's bow and was about to swing it towards them, right until Jango hypnotized him to sleep. Luffy fell asleep while the bow lands on him and the whole Black Cat Crew. Meanwhile Kaya woke up from a nightmare and finds Merri nearly dead on the floor. She wakes him up to know who did this. He tells her that Klahadore was the one who did this and is a pirate after her treasure. Kaya realized that Usopp was telling her the truth and felt bad for doubting. So she leaves the manor and heads for the coastline. While Usopp's pirate kid trio follows her secretly. Jango who now has an unable crew calls out his ship guards, The Nyaban Brothers: Sham and Buchi. They attack Zoro by getting rid of 2 of his 3 swords which gives him a less greater advantage in winning. How will Zoro be able to defeat the Nyaban Brothers and what will happen when Captain Kuro gets here?
16 February 2000
Kurahadol a.k.a. Kuro arrives and it disappointed that his crew hasn't done a thing according to plan. And figured they wouldn't of had a problem dealing with a bunch of pests. Sham and Buchi didn't take any of Kuro's abuse as they believe he's been out of practice ever since he became a caretaker. So they figure they wouldn't have a problem beating him. But Kuro then disappeared with the use of fancy foot steps and reappears behind Sham and Buchie with his "Cat Claw" finger tip swords. He gets rid of the Nyaban Brothers instantly. And for that Kuro decides to give the pirate crew 5 minutes to kill Luffy, Nami, Zoro, and Usopp. Otherwise they will all die by the slash of his Cat Claws. Then Kaya appears and knows the truth, but can't believe that her favorite caretaker is a murderous pirate. Not after all the years they been through. Will Kuro kill Kaya? Will Usopp be able to protect the girl who likes? And will Luffy revive himself from the hypnosis?
23 February 2000
Luffy punched Kuro in the face before he had the chance to slice up Usopp. Then Usopp's kid trio pirate crew show up and beat up Kuro with a shovel. Usopp told them to stop as it's just making Kuro more ticked off than he was before. He gave them orders to protect/guide Kaya out of the battle. They obeyed and guided Kaya out of here (to repay their doubts on thinking their captain was lying about the pirates attacking for real). Jango followed them, while Zoro is busy with the "hypnotized" Buchi. After Zoro finally defeated Buchi, he took the unconscious Usopp to catch up to where Jango, Kaya, and the three kids are. Luffy keeps Kuro busy by pulling off a fight against him. Only to discover that Kuro isn't as easy of an opponent to defeat with his stealth foot step technique. We soon learn about how Kuro avoided his execution by the Marines. As he got Jango to hypnotize a decoy into thinking he's Kuro and the Marines took the fake and executed him. While Kuro laid a low profile by going by the name of Klahadore. And gave Jango the role of captain of the Black Cat Pirates. And after 3 years of portraying as a simple minded caretaker, he wants more than to return as "Captain Kuro". Will Luffy be able to defeat him? And will Zoro & Usopp be able to catch up before Jango kills Kaya and the kids?
1 March 2000
Luffy broke 5 of Kuro's Cat Claw Swords. This made him prepare his most deadly technique. The Shakushi which makes him incredibly stealthy and attacks without warning. During the Shakushi Kuro kills several of his crew members and is soon planning to kill Luffy. Meanwhile Zoro who is carrying the weaken Usopp in search for Kaya and the kid trio in the forest. As Jango is on pursuit in tracking them down. His circular blades are sharp enough to cut down a tree. And will force Kaya to sign the will and be executed. Will Zoro get there in time to save her and the 3 kid pirates? And will Luffy be able to defeat Kuro?
8 March 2000
Luffy managed to get a hold of Kuro and finished him off with his Gum Gum Headbut attack. He threw Kuro towards the Black Cat Crew and told them to never return to this island again. That remark scared them so they scattered to their ship and fled. Luffy collapsed after the rough fight, while Nami reclaim the bag of Buggy's treasure. Zoro and Usopp managed to defeat Jango with Usopp's sling shot ability. Jango was no longer a threat to them. Kaya is finally safe, and everything's back to normal. The Kid Trio were all amazed by Usopp's heroism, but Usopp wants to them to keep it a secret, as he prefers the villagers to see him as the liar he's always been. We learn more about Usopp's past, and the reason why he always spends hoaxes to the locals. As well as the formation of the Usopp Pirate Crew. At their club base, Usopp announces to his young crew, that he'll be leaving in order to fulfill his dream in becoming a great pirate like his own father. But his friends, don't want him to leave not from all they've been through during the past 5 years. But this isn't another lie of his. He wants them to promise him that they'll fulfill their dreams as well. And from this day, the Usopp Pirate Crew is now disbanded. Meanwhile Kaya & Meri(who's fully recovered) give Luffy, Zoro, and Nami a ship: "The Going Merry". As promised Kaya return their favor in giving them their own ship to sail the ocean. They were excited to be owning their very own pirate ship. The Usopp came rolling down with a large backpack for his departure off the island. Kaya thanked Usopp for all he's done for her. She'll miss him dearly, but won't force him to stay as it's his new bound destiny. Usopp officially becomes Luffy's third mate of the "Straw Hat Pirates". As our heroes set sail, they all celebrate over their achievement in gaining their own ship.
15 March 2000
After Usopp joined our heroes journey, they set sail on "Going Merry" across the ocean. Luffy designs the crew's own pirate flag, since they now own a pirate ship. His design was rather sloppy, so Usopp(who happens to be good at painting) re-did it into a more professional look. They now have their own pirate flag logo: A Skull with a straw hat. Since they're the "Straw Hat Pirates". Nami sees an island up ahead, which is called "Legendary Treasure Island". Many pirates visited the island, but never found the treasure. They say that a Guardian God protects the island from those who try to steal it. When they went ashore on the island, it all seemed quiet right until they're surrounded by mixed up animals. More weirded out than before, the voice of the so called Guardian God was heard. Only when Luffy discovered that it's actually a bush-haired boxed man who's been marooned on the island for 20 years. His name is Gaiman, and he was once a regular crew member of a pirate crew who came to this island, 20 years ago. Only to find a empty box. Gaiman noticed a mountain that wasn't checked by the crew, so he climbed up to the top to find a stash of treasure chests. But then he slipped and got stuck in the box he's in today. His crew left without him leaving Gaiman miserable. To this day he's been protecting the treasure from other pirates with the help of his animal friends. After hearing this sad story, Luffy and the others decided to help Gaiman out.
22 March 2000
While Luffy and Usopp are testing out the Going Merry's cannon balls. Zoro takes his usual map. And starts to remember a promise he made when he was still learning to become a swordsman. He was so desperate in becoming the best, but he couldn't defeat the strongest student of the fencing team, Kuina. She's the only girl of the fencing team and the Sensai's daughter. She's so good, no one else could over come her ability of the sword. Zoro spent his time in training and improving his stamina so he can beat Kuina fare and square. But after 2001 losses, he finds it impossible to defeat someone like Kuina. So to make it up for him, Kuina told him that the next time they meet she'll become the greatest swords-person in the world. Zoro also notes that he'll become the greatest too. And because of that they made a promise in following their own paths to mastering the ways of the sword. And since then Zoro has never forgotten about how he became who he is today.
12 April 2000
A Pirate Hunter comes on board the Going Merry, and thinks that Luffy has captive on board. He starts to trash the place, but Luffy prevented him from damaging anything else. Zoro recognizes the Pirate Hunter, it was Johnny an old friend he knew. Zoro asked where Yosaku(his other friend) is. Yosaku isn't himself as he's just laying down feeling terrible. Johnny doesn't know what is wrong with him at all. Nami examines Yosaku and tells Luffy and Usopp to gets some fruit. They start to squeeze fresh fruit and poured it into Yosaku's mouth. Nami explains that Johnny's friend is just suffering from scurvy. And Vitamin C is the best medicine to treat it. Soon Yosaku is back to his old self. Him and Johnny dance with relief. the Pirate Hunter Duo are both rather surprised that their own friend Zoro would join a pirate crew. But they didn't mind it at all, since Yosaku is all better. Later that night in the mess hall, the crew and the 2 guests had some dinner. Johnny tells Luffy what he can find a chef for his crew. Since Luffy was hoping to find a chef for the ship, so that way the crew can eat professionally made meals. Soon they come across with a floating restaurant called "Baratie". According to Johnny, Luffy should be able to find a chef there. Only when a Marine boat came along to pick up a fight. The owner of the boat is Marine Lt. Iron Fist Fullbody. And finds the Straw Hat Pirate Crew to be a real joke. And orders his Marine gunmen to sink the ship. The fire a cannon ball at them. But Luffy managed to use his Gomu powers to reflect the cannon ball out of their way. Only it ended up landing straight to the roof of the floating restaurant. The owner of the Baratie: Zeff was hurt and angry at the same time. He ordered his chef crew to bring the one responsible for the damage. The chefs brought Luffy to Zeff, and the punishment is to work for him for an entire year. This Luffy can't do, as there's no way he can repay the damages for that long. And he's too busy in traveling to the Grand Line than to work for a chef. Meanwhile Iron Fist and his girlfriend were dining inside the floating restaurant. Iron Fist liked the taste of the wine served by a smoking waiter. And guess that it's brand is Wurzburger Stein. But the waiter told him that he's wrong. And corrected him that he's not a waiter. He's The assistant head chef, Sanji. Leaves them to enjoy their soup, while Iron Fist felt as if Sanji made a fool out of him. Luffy tries all he could to convince Zeff that he'll work for him for 1 week. But that won't repay all the damages. And the only other option is for Luffy to give up his own leg. Iron Fist tells Sanji that that's a bug in his soup. But Sanji knows there wasn't a bug there in the first place. And makes a joke out of it by saying he's no expert in bug soup. This made the other customers laugh around them. And it also made Iron Fist full of rage and used his brass knuckles to destroy the table in front of him. As well as the bowl of soup, that Sanji worked on for 3 days. Sanji picks up a fight with Iron Fist. Only Iron Fist discovers that Sanji isn't you're average chef. What will become of this fight? And will Luffy be able to get of the mess he's in with Zeff?
12 April 2000
Zoro, Nami, and Usopp went into the restaurant to see what's taking Luffy so long. Only to find an aftermath of a brutal fight. Sanji, who gave Iron Fist a real good kick. Is holding him with his grasp. And tells him that money won't repay the hard work he's put himself through in making that soup. Patty, a buff cook came out from the men's room saw what Sanji is doing and tries to stop him. Then Zeff and Luffy came falling through the ceiling and landed on the floor. Zeff sorted this out, as Sanji's had a long history in fighting with costumers who criticize his cooking. A group of chef had to take hold of Sanji as he's not done with Iron Fist. Zeff also disliked the way Iron Fist has criticize the way he acted. And for that, Iron Fist made a run for it, scared and fragile. A Marine Gunman appeared and informed Fullbody that their prison(who works for a pirate crew) has escaped and took out several of their men. They disappeared, and the prisoner appeared. He sits down and expects a meal after being force to starve during his imprisonment. Patty refused to serve the prisoner any meals as the guy has no money to pay it. Patty threw the guy out as he doesn't take any orders from freeloaders. Sanji went out at the dock and gave the starved individual a meal and drink. He was thankful that Sanji is giving it to him for free of charge. Luffy saw the whole thing and figures that Sanji is perfect for the ship's chef he's been looking for. But Sanji refused the offer, while Luffy refuses Sanji to deny the offer. Then Gin(the starved prisoner) buts in, and told Sanji that he's very thankful for the food. Sanji feels pleased that someone appreciates his cooking. Gin learns that Luffy is a pirate and has a goal in finding the One Piece treasure. Gin informs Luffy not to go to the Grand Line, as he's still young and still developing his pirate crew. Luffy asked if Gin knows more about the Grand Line. But he doesn't know much about it, just rumors about it being a hellish place for pirates to visit. Gin set sail on his boat and told Luffy he won't stop him from going to the Grand Line, as they're strangers from now on. Zeff saw the whole thing and ordered both Sanji and Luffy to get to work. Luffy is now stuck as a chore boy, but does a horrible job in attending the kitchen, so the chefs told him to take orders from the customers. Luffy saw his friends dining with food, which makes him very jealous. Will Luffy be able to get out of the chore boy job he's in, will he convince Sanji to join him? And what is the pirate gang that Gin works for?
26 April 2000
When Sanji sees Nami he starts to flirt with her with a rose, his boss was very unpleased with the way he acts as a chef. Sanji has always had fights with the customers, and all the other chefs dislike his attitude. And for that Chef Zeff decides to lay him off. But Sanji denies his pink slip and will continue to cook no matter what. 4 days later Luffy is still working for Zeff, and his crew won't leave until Luffy convinces Zeff to let him go. Then out in the opening a ship sailed towards the restaurant. The customers were all in an uproar as it was owned by THE Captain Don Kreig. The King of the East Blue, leader of 5000 pirates, strong pirate of them all, and a real snake in the grass. When he entered the restaurant, the customers and chefs discovered that he's starved to death and is being helped by Gin who telling them that his captain needs food. But no one wanted to help the one who's responsible for killing many marines and victims. Don bowed and states he'll leave when he's done eating. Still none of the chefs would help him. Sanji however offered Don, a platter of food. Patty and the chefs couldn't believe that Sanji would help a pirate like Don. Danji states to his role of being a chef is to serve food. He has no care about anything else, except to satisfy those who are hungry. When Don finished he knocked Sanji out and orders the chefs to feeds his remaining men on board his damaged ship. Gin couldn't believe that his captain wasn't true to his word. But like they say, Don is known for being a real snake in the grass. And he plans to use the Baratie as his new ship. What will happen to the Baratie chef crew next?
3 May 2000
Chef Zeff gives Don Krieg enough food to feed a hundred men. Don however recognized Zeff as the "Red Leg" Pirate who was famous for killing his enemies with his right legs. Got the nickname "Red Leg" because his leg would be dyed in blood after killing a group of men. Unfornately he lost his leg for sometime now. And over the years Zeff has been making a living as a chef. Don finds this a riot that the lethal Reg Leg Zeff is no longer capable of fighting. Don also mentions that Zeff has a logbook on the Grand Line. Which is needed for his return to the Grand Line. He tells them all to leave the ship before his crew revives, otherwise they'll all suffer the consequences. Zeff tells his crew, that they must leave, but Patty and the others refuse to leave the boat they call their very home. And will fight till the very end. Luffy asks Gin if he really did went to the Grand Line. Gin in fact did but it was too gruesome to describe. As their fleet was wipe out within 7 days by one mysterious being. Who has the power of the Hawk's Eye. This however made Luffy more excited to go to the Grand Line, and Zoro(who knows who the being is with the Hawk's Eye) is also looking forward in going there to confront and defeat the other swordsman who's seeking in becoming the world's best. But now how will they deal with Don Krieg's crew?
10 May 2000
After Don Kreig's ship was cut in half, the one who destroyed his fleet has appeared. Hawk Eye Mihawk has followed Don all the way from the Grand Line. With his large sword and stealthily techniques. Mihawk has become the world's greatest swordsman. Zoro has traveled the seas to duel against the famous Mihawk. While Luffy and Usopp help Johnny and Yosaku out of the water. They told them that Nami tricked them and took the Going Merry on her own. As she states that she never officially became a pirate in the first place. In order to become the world's greatest swordsman, Zoro must defeat Mihawk to become worthy of that title. He and Mihawk put up an intense fight as Don Kreig's crew, the Baratie's crew, Luffy, Usopp, Johnny and Yosaku watch in terror. Can Zoro beat Mihawk?
17 May 2000
After a violent defeat by Mihawk. Zoro made a pledge to never loose like this again. Mihawk liked how tough Zoro was able to live through his attacks. The next time they meet, he'll expect Zoro to be stronger next time. Mihawk left, which was the right time for Don Krieg's men to take the Baratie by force. Luffy told Usopp, Johnny, and Yosaku to take care of Zoro and find Nami and the Going Merry. While he remains here to help fight along with the chefs who'll protect their restaurant to the very end. As Patty & Carne mentioned 10 years ago, they couldn't find their places a chefs because they'd always start up a fight. When they came across with Zeff, he accepted them, as long as they could cook. While Sanji has been a cook for Zeff ever since he was a kid. And to this day, he knows that loosing the restaurant is not an option. But Don Krieg is determined to obtain the Baratie so that way his crew can use it for surprise attacks. And he wants the logbook that Zeff has been keeping even since his last visit to the Grand Line. As Don believe that book contains strategies on how to over come the dangers of the Grand Line. And possibly where the One Piece treasure is located. Sanji puts up a good fight with his kicking skills. As he notes that he never uses his fists as it'll ruin his hands, which he needs for cooking. That remark made Luffy more impress and now really wants Sanji to be part of his crew. Then out of the water is Pearl the Iron Wall. Who is Don Krieg's strongest shipmate. After 61 wins, he's consider himself invincible as no ones ever made him bleed. How will our friends be able to beat Pearl?
24 May 2000
Gin showed his true colors and has a gun pointed at Zeff's head. He figures he can end the old pirate's life easier, so that way his crew can take over the ship. Sanji told Gin that he's worth killing more than Zeff is. As Sanji find Zeff to be acting pathetic than he normally is. Pearl got up and gave Sanji a beating of a lifetime for pay back on the nose bleed. This made Sanji remember the day he first met Zeff. Back when he was a boy chef who doesn't know the importance of not waisting food. He worked on a voyage ship with a few other chefs. He lechers that his dream is to find the Big Blue, which has all 4 corners of the ocean. But his friend explained to him that that's just a daydream that all chefs think of. One day their voyage ship was attacked by a group of pirates lead by Red Leg Zeff(back when he had both legs and still a pirate). Sanji didn't want them to get away with it, so he tried to fight them off, but it was no good. Then a wave came to wash Sanji off of the boat. Zeff went to save him, but his right foot got stuck. So he had to cut it off in order to save Sanji from drowning. Then they end up on a desert rock isle. Sanji kept blaming Zeff for this mess. But Zeff didn't care and told Sanji to go on the other side of the island to keep an eye out for any rescue ship. He was given five days worth of food. And he can't steal any of Zeff's portion. After several days and nights of no sign of any ship, both Sanji & Zeff start to starve to death. This gave Zeff an idea on starting a business in a restaurant that would travel out in sea so that way no one would ever starve with hunger in the open sea again. After that experience, Sanji is hoping to repay Zeff somehow for the leg he lost in order to save him.
31 May 2000
Luffy used his Gomu Gomu Axe attack to destroy the battle platform of the Baratie. Everyone including Sanji think he's lost it. But Luffy states that if they were to destroy the ship, then Don Krieg's crew won't have a ship to go after. Sanji finds the idea to be stupid. While Luffy finds dying to be stupid too. Pearl was about to take both of them out, until Gin let go of Zeff and destroyed Pearl's iron wall body armor with his swirling maces. Pearl was no longer able to fight. Gin then said he'll fight Sanji instead. It's revealed that Gin is Don's Battling Commander who obtain the nickname Devil man for showing no mercy to the enemy. Sanji and Gin went through a violent fight. But when Gin had the opportunity to finish Sanji, he had the change of thought and didn't. Don Krieg yells at Gin for betraying him and for showing mercy. Gin tells Don that Sanji helped him from starving to death. And doesn't care if he betrays his own captain just for being sympathetic. And for that, Don brings out his Poison Gas MH5 Cannon. Those who breathe it will parish. Will our friends be able to avoid being killed by gas?
7 June 2000
As the NH5 cannon came striking towards the ship. Don and all of his men have their own masks. The chefs swam away from the area. While Patty and Carne grabbed Zeff into the restaurant for safety. Luffy found a gas mask and was able to avoid the smoke screen of NH5 gas. When the gas cleared he found out that the gas mask he found was meant to be Gin's. But Gin forced Sanji to wear his and has breathe gas entirely. It poisoned Gin real badly. all of Don's men couldn't believe Don would let his own battling commander suffer like that. But Don didn't give a care as he finds it sad for his own commander to betray him when he knew what the costs will be. While Patty and Carne took Gin to recover, Luffy challenges Don Krieg in a one on one fight. He knock out Don 2 times in the row. Which amazed the pirate crew, because no one's ever knock out Don before. That caused him to unleash his most powerful weapon: a giant battle spear. The entire match was explosive from Don's Giant Battle Spear which causes explosions. It appeared that Don is winning, but Luffy won't let this battle be his own grave. So who's grave will it be after it's all over?
21 June 2000
After punching Don's Giant Battle Spear 5 times, it broke. Now the match is about over according to Luffy. But Don has more tricks up his sleeve. Luffy managed to crack Don's body armor, but Don throws out his mini bombs which will explode the platform Luffy is on. Luffy leaped off the mast and gave Don one more punch which shattered his armor completely. It all seemed finish now, right till Don uses his metal fishing net to catch Luffy and pull him falling towards the ocean. Which is bad because of the Devil's Fruit Luffy ate, he will sink into the depths of the ocean? Will this be Luffy's grave for real?
28 June 2000
Don Krieg is finally defeated after Luffy gave him a twirling kick as they were falling to the sea. Luffy fell into the ocean and couldn't move a muscle. Sanji dive in to save him, and brought him back up to safety. Don tries to get up as he won't accept to loose. But Gin came by to knock him out cold. He tells the other pirates that they'll accept this defeat and leave. Patty and Carne provided them with a small ship that barley holds all 100 men. Gin told Sanji thanks for everything. He also tells Sanji to tell Luffy(who is asleep) that they'll meet again at the Grand Line. Instead of being protected by Don, Gin will do what he wants to do. And he'll from now on follow his own instincts. So that way he won't have anything to run from. Gin carried Don to the small ship with the crowded crew and set departed. After the Krieg Pirates left Luffy awakes in Sanji's room. Sanji told everything Gin told him to. After getting rid of Don Krieg, Luffy is no longer hold responsible for the damages he made at the restaurant. Luffy asked Sanji if he still wants to be part of his crew. But Sanji still refuses as he feels he's still needed for the Baratie Restraunt. During meal time, Sanji and Luffy had to sit on the floor because no one save them their own seats. While the crew members ate the soup, they burst out insults that the soup tasted awful. Sanji noted that he worked hard on making that soup. But even Zeff says that it's taste is no where close to being good. Sanji walk outside feeling disgusted by the way they described his soup. Luffy took a taste of the soup and said it was pretty good. They all know that, it was an act to discourage his cooking. Zeff notes that Sanji has a lot to learn about preparing meals. He needs to travel outside of the restaurant to learn various ways in cooking. Zeff told Luffy that he'll let him take Sanji along on his quest to the Grand Line. But Luffy doesn't think he'll be able to convince Sanji to go. Meanwhile Sanji was eavesdropping, right till a shark came out of the water dragging a man inside it's mouth. It crash landed on top of Sanji. The crew went to see what was happening. Luffy recognize the dragged man as Yosaku. After getting rid of the shark, Luffy asked where the others are. Yosaku said that they found out where Nami is heading to. But according to the map, she's heading towards a dangerous place. And they need Luffy's help. Sanji who has the same dream as Luffy will be his crew's chef. He wants to find the All Blue he's always wanted to see. And become as experienced of a chef as Zeff. So they soon prepared a boat Sanji own. Luffy gathered up some food for their trip. Zeff was going to offer Luffy the Grand Line Logbook(that Don wanted so badly), but Luffy didn't take the offer, as he wants to go to the Grand Line his way. Sanji packed up all his things and spent a few moments glancing at the place that was like a home to him. And remembered how Zeff save his life and the day the first opened the Baratie. As he was about to go on board the boat. He suddenly feels emotional about what Zeff has done for him. He cried and told Zeff thanks for everything they've been though. He said it as if Zeff was his own father. The crew also cried and it was hard to see him go. Even if they didn't get along over the years. After some drama here and there. Luffy, Yosaku, and Sanji set sail to find the others. Meanwhile Nami is guiding the Going Merry to what Yosuka describe as a dangerous island. Why does she want to go there? And what business did she had with the place?
12 July 2000
On their voyage to finding Nami. Sanji and Luffy learn from Yosaku that she's heading towards Arlong Park. Sanji couldn't wait to see Nami again, as he had a crush on her when he first saw her at the restaurant. Johnny and him presume she's planning to go after Arlong because he has a bounty on his head. But taking down Arlong is not a one man job. Arlong is a merman who leads his merman only pirate crew. Mermen are 10 times stronger than average human beings. His crew has turn 12 villages upside down. Plus Arlong is one of the 7 most deadly pirates of the 3 forces from the Grand Line. Hihawk is one of those 7. And their protected by the government and the Marines. This won't be an easy task to attempt. Luffy wasn't taking any of this serious and kept thinking that mermen are fish with human limbs. Sanji prepares them some lunch while they travel to their destination. Meanwhile Johnny, Zoro, and Usopp are outside of the Arlong Park territory. They both believe she's somewhere inside there. Zoro(who's covered with bandages because of the fight he had with Mihawk) suggests they go in and do the job fast. As he wants to be the one to fulfill Luffy's request in saving Nami. But Johnny and Usopp find that idea to be suicidal. So they tied him up and decided to land at the town next to the park. Usopp then brags that he'll be the hero in saving Nami. As they drift to the left of the shore line, Usopp spotted the Going Merry. But there are 3 mermen at the docks, which made Usopp & Johnny panic. They went by quietly went pass them, but the merman trio noticed the boat and 2 of them dive and swam to see who's running it. Usopp and Johnny swam to shore and left Zoro to the 2 mermen, who are going to take him to be questioned by Arlong. Usopp and Johnny find the nearby town to be destroyed and deserted. The other merman finds Usopp and chases after him. While Johnny hides behind one the buildings. Usopp runs into a kid who mistaken him for a Merman because of his long nose. A woman who's accompanied by the boy tells Usopp not to mess with a merman. The merman comes charging at them, so Usopp uses his slingshot to fight back. But the woman knocked him out, hid him, and lied to the merman that he went the other direction. Who is the mysterious boy and woman who hate the Mermen? What will become of Zoro? Will Luffy, Sanji, and Yosuka make it in time? And what is Nami's connection with Arlong?
19 July 2000
Zoro is tied up by wrist to ankle. Arlong keeps asking him on what is his true plan. And Zoro kept telling him he's looking for a woman and called him half fish. Arlong let the insult went by and told Zoro that he hates man kind so much. He believes that mermen should be the superior species on the planet. As mermen are stronger and have the ability to live underwater as well as land. He's taken over the entire island he owns, and is powerful with the money he's inherited from the marines and villagers. Then a woman came out and criticize Arlong's monologuing on his theory about Mermen being dominate species. Zoro recognized the girl as Nami. And she's wearing a tank top instead of her usual shirt. Nami shows off a tattoo that symbolizes Arlong's flag. She reveals to him that she's been part of the merman crew from the very beginning. As she's the only human officer of the Merman crew. While enjoying their meal, a sea monster cow comes charging to Luffy, Yosuka, and Sanji's boat. Luffy punches it to protect the food from being eaten. Sanji told him not to beat up hungry animals. He offers the monstrous sea cow a piece of meat, but it was an act and gave the huge cow monster a big kick. They used the sea monster to toll their way towards Arlong Park. Meanwhile Usopp wakes up and finds himself inside a house. The woman who he saw earlier saved him from the merman. Her name is Nojiko and she has her own orange orchard. The boy who attempted to go up against the mermen is still disappointed that he didn't get to kill one. His father was killed by Arlong and since then the boy wants to get rid of them. Nojiko told the kid that he has a life ahead of him, and shouldn't risk it. He was sent home, and Usopp learned that Nojiko is Nami's foster sister and this is their home. After telling Usopp that Nami betrayed Nojiko and their foster mother. Usopp couldn't believe that Nami would of been that cruel. Zoro who also couldn't believe for himself after learning that Nami betrayed her own mother and his homeland for the sake of money. He goes into the water to pretend a suicide. The other mermen didn't bother to save him, because he's all tide up and won't have a chance to escape. Nami who's consciences is coming up dive in to save him. But beaten him up to make it look like they had no relationship. And told Arlong to take him to the prison cell. Later Nami went into the prison cell and untied him and told Zoro to escape quietly. At Cocoyashi village, Arlong came to confront Gen, who's in possession of a weapon. And Arlong doesn't let any rebellion start under his nose. Those who did so end up failing. Arlong owns 20 villages and has a goal in creating an empire out of the entire East Blue sea. So that way he can prove that humans are inferior to mermen. He was about to kill Gen, but the villager tried to convince Arlong that Gen never had a weapon at all. But Gen told them all to don't start a fight, even if it cost his life. Any uproar to them, and the whole village will end up like Gosha(the destroyed village from the previous episode). Usopp hit Arlong with a Panchiko ball. Which made Arlong angry and his mermen henchmen had to hold him down and say to forget about Usopp. After they left, Nami came to the village. But no one except Nojiko and Gen wanted to see her. See came to pay her respects to her foster mother. And has a scheme in buying back this village from Arlong. What is Nami's true plan? And will she prove to the villagers that she's still on their side?
19 July 2000
Nami has worked for Arlong for 8 years. She's betrayed her home and her diciest foster mother. But during all those years she has a good reason why she did so. Usopp was chased after 3 of Arlong's henchmen, he managed to get rid of them by using his running and camouflage skills. But he got caught by Chu, another merman henchman. Zoro killed and knocked out several guards. He was waiting patiently to confront with Arlong, but he's not back yet. Zoro decides to find him and exits out of the park. He meets Hatchi(an octopus merman) who he presumes Zoro to be a guest of Arlong and guided him to the Cocoyashi village to find Arlong. Only to discover that Arlong has already headed back to his park and Usopp has been capture. So Zoro made a dash for it, hoping he's not too late. Arlong finds all his mermen killed and wounded and found out that Zoro has escape. But becomes questionable in who helped him escaped. Chu brings in Usopp and Arlong knows that he's a friend of Zoro. One of the merman had a suspicion that Nami did it. But when she came back, she tells them to not doubt her, specially when she's been trusted by Arlong for 8 years. To prevent her scheme to be toiled with, Nami will have to "kill" Usopp in order to remain her post as Merman officer. But Usopp doesn't believe that Nami would do such a thing to him. Luffy, Sanji, and Yosaku made it to land, where their sea cow monster made a crash landing. And cause their ship to fly across the island's plains. Their looking foreword to save Nami, but how will Luffy react when he finds out that his navigator friend has been playing a crooked game with him?
26 July 2000
Luffy, Sanji, and Yosaku made a crash landing in the plains of the island. Zoro(who got ran over by their boat) tells them that he needs to go rescue Usopp from the mermen. Only when Johnny came by all depressed and told them that Usopp has been killed by Nami. Either one of them, including Luffy couldn't believe it. Luffy declined that it's a lie, but Johnny wished that was true. Then Nami comes by and just told them all solemnly that the only reason she was with Luffy was for the money and nothing more. Sanji admired the way Nami acted serious, but Zoro corrects him that he has no idea what is going on. Nami told them to leave the island and don't get involved with the mermen in anyway. Because they'll get killed by the mermen if they were to go up against them. Luffy, however laid on the road and said he's not going anywhere. Nami got mad and told them all that she won't care what the mermen will do to them. And ran off without any other word. Johnny & Yosaku took her advice wisely and told Zoro that they've done their job in bring the "Starw Hat Pirates" to this island. And won't get killed by a crew of mermen. In the distance, the 77th Marine fleet lead by General Purin Purin are planning to rescue the Cocoyashi villagers from Arlong's rule. But Arlong didn't allow that to happen and sent out 3 of his strongest mermen to destroy the marine ship. After it was destroyed Nojiko, Gen, and the other locals find it impossible to escape the wrath of Arlong. Arlong plans to use the map he got from Nami to locate a possible treasure on the island. As Nami and his deal was back 8 years ago, that she'd be their navigator on maps and locations. Meanwhile Nojiko finds Nami breaking things in their childhood home. Nojiko told her that she met her friends. And found out that she enjoyed being with them. Becuase Nojiko knows the her foster sister hasn't been happy in all these years. Nami expresses that when she was with Luffy, she completely forgot about what her promise was. And after the adventures she had with him, she now doesn't know what to do. Sanji and Zoro argue about whether it's real necessary to stay on the island for nothing. Then out in the distance a Usopp was running. And he's more alive then they imagined. He told them that Nami saved his life from being killed by Arlong. And she had to pierce her hand to make it look like she stabbed him. And believes that there's a reason why she joined the mermen crew if she's not really that cruel. Nojiko found them and is about to tell them the story on why Nami did it in the first place. Luffy however won't bother to learn about Nami's past and Zoro went for a nap, as he doesn't think it'll change their minds in leaving the island. But Sanji and Usopp remained interested in the story on why Nami betrayed her family and home for Mermen.
2 August 2000
3 of Arlong's strongest mermen investigated the damaged boat that crashed in the plains. They have a hunch that the one who sailed the boat is somewhere on the island. They spot Luffy, and already know that he's not from around here. The mermen stand in the middle of the road, but Luffy passed them without saying anything. Hatchi asked him who he is and what his business is here on the island. Luffy says his name and just says he's going on a walk. And nothing more after that. While Zoro is snoozing Sanji and Usopp listen to Nojiko's story on Nami's past. It began 8 years ago, before Arlong took over the island. Nami and Nojiko were both foster sisters who lived with Bellemere, a tough female orange farmer. Nami had the interest and skills of a navigator at an early age. She would draw maps, including one of the island they live on. All 3 of them are have no relationship, but they lived happily together. Despite Bellemere only making small fortunes with every orange harvest. All 3 of them couldn't afford much. Nami was upset that she couldn't get what she wants. And wished that she lived in a rich family, having the idea that her and Nojiko are in the way for Bellemere. Bellemere however didn't like the way Nami talked to her, and Nami ran away feeling depressed(while it was raining). Bellemere told Nojiko to find Nami, as their still family no matter what. Nami was found by Gen and taken to the police outlet to keep her dry from the rain. Gen finds out why Nami is so depressed, and told her that Bellemere really cared for her. And revealed to her that her foster mother was part of the Marines a few years back. After a brutal battle between the marines and the pirates. She found 2 orphans who lost their parents during the battle. Those two were Nami and Nojiko, and they gave Bellemere a new leap in her life. And decided to take care of them like a mother would. after learning about that Nami felt bad for yelling at her foster mother for not having the same blood line. Nojiko found Nami and told her that Bellemere is worried about her. So the 2 of them head home. Only until the Arlong Pirates invaded the island and gathered up the villagers of Cocoyashi Village. Arlong himself has announced that from today every person on the island must pay him money for their souls, one month from now. Those who are unable to pay, will die. When they were finished collecting the fees, one of the mermen noticed smoke coming from outside the village. That smoke is coming from Bellemere's home who's unaware of what is happening. Arlong and his crew head that way to collect more money. Nojiko and Nami watched the whole thing and headed back home to warn Bellemre. How will this sad tale end?
9 August 2000
Bellemere was cooking a meal for her foster daughters. But when Arlong enters the home it appeared to be empty. Then Bellemere surprises him with a marine rifle directly into his mouth. Nami and Nojiko ran towards their home, only to be stop by the town doctor who tells them that they need to escape while they can, before Arlong discovers them to be the foster daughters of Bellemere. Bellemere thinks she has the whole thing taken care of only when Arlong bite and damaged the barrel of the gun. Then he continuously stomp on Bellemere's arm demanding her to pay for her soul. Arlong presumed that a family lived in this home. But one of his mermen looked at the stolen town records that Bellemere was never married or had any children. Gen came to tell them that she lives by herself and will pay the fine. Arlong leaved only when Bellemere announced that she has 2 foster children. And will use her money for their lives instead of hers. Nami and Nojiko came running towards her and begged her not to do it. But she's made up her mind and she doesn't want her only family to be killed at all. She told them to live on and stay strong. Nami didn't want her to die, not when she's yet to make her map of the world. Bellemere told her that that's her goal to fulfill. Arlong now knows the whole truth and will gladly kill Bellemere instead. Gen tries to stop him, but got injured by one of the mermen. Then all of Cocoyashi's locals came in a rampage to stop them from harming Bellemere. Arlong told his crew to fight them off but not to kill. He'll kill Bellemere as an example to those who don't have money. Her last words to Nojiko and Nami were "I love you". And she was shot by Arlong in front of their eyes. All the villagers were feeling guilty for not saving a friend of theirs. Arlong felt great after killing Bellemere told them all that, that's a prime example to those who refuse to pay their monthly fees. The crew found Nami's drawn map in Bellemere's back pocket. Nami told her to give it back. Which made Arlong amazed that a girl like Nami can draw up a map that good. So he takes Nami with them by force as she'll be useful to them. Gen tried to stop them but he was in no condition to fight at all. The once peaceful town was trashed and all the boats were destroyed by the mermen. Escaping is futile and not even the marines or government can help them now. Gen, Nojiko, and the villagers were worried about what will become of Nami. Then Nami came to the village with some money in her hands. They were all glad that she was safe. But they noticed that she has some bruises and she announced that she joined them as their navigator to draw maps. They all couldn't believe it, not even Nojiko who tried to tell her that she's with the one who killed their mother. But Nami said that they'll let her live, because she's being paid for making maps. When she turned around they noticed Arlong's symbol was on her left arm. Which means she's part of their crew now. Gen couldn't bare to look at her. And told her to leave the village, and she did. Later that night Nojiko finds Nami visiting Bellemere's newly buried grave. She told Nojiko that she'll save up 100 million to buy the village back from Arlong. That way everyone of the village will be free again. She must do it on her own, and advice both Nojiko and the villagers to not help, because Arlong will know. And over the years she became a pirate thief so she can steal even more money. Nami placed all that stolen treasure in a secret spot near Bellemere's home. And will use it until she has enough. After hearing the story both Usopp and Sanji are stun by the tale. Nojiko said that she's worked so hard to receive that must money. And if the Straw Hat Pirates keep claiming to be her friend, then she'll lose loyalty to Arlong and her plan will be ruined. Which is why they shouldn't interfere at all. It's too much for a girl to be working for the one who killed her own foster mother. In the bushes Johnny and Yosaku, who didn't left the island heard the whole thing and felt terrible for what they've said about Nami. Nami got up from her seat at Bellemere's house and mentions that she only need 7 million to buy back the village. But will her 8 year plan succeed?
16 August 2000
Nami remembered 8 years ago, when Arlong noticed her being depressed. And to make it worth her while, he made a deal with her, that if she saved up 100 million. Then he'll give her back Cocoyashi's village. He doesn't care how long it takes, as long as she's still loyal to him. She then sees Gen guided by Commander Nezumi of the Marine's 16th fleet. He knows that Nami has stolen a great amount of pirate treasure. And his marine buddies are here to confiscate it for the government. Nami tries to fight them off as they search for it in the orange orchard. She couldn't believe that the Marines would be more interested in money than the lives of the island's locals. Nesumi guessed correctly that the amount was 100 million. And Nami already knew that Arlong told him about their deal. Nami was about to get shout by Nesumi as she was running. When Gen and Nojiko stopped her any further. Nojiko got shot in the shoulder, and the marines uncovered the money that Nami worked so hard on. Gen revealed to her that he and the villagers knew that She was planning to use that money to save the village. They all pretended to not be aware of it. And since then they waited till Nami has saved enough. They had to take Nojiko to the town doctor. While Nami felt bad that her foster sister had to get the shot instead of her. Luffy found her and was glad to see her, but Nami was still angry that Luffy didn't bother to leave the island when he was told to. She ran towards Arlong Park, to have a word with Arlong. She knows that he broke their promise, but Arlong acted as if he didn't know what was going on. And told her that if the Marines have her money then she'll have to save it all up again. She got even more mad and left. While she's gone, Arlong tells his crew that he tends to keep her with their crew a lot longer, and won't be off his back till she makes maps of the entire world. Gen tells all the villagers what had happened and they decide that now is the time to fight them off. Nami refused for any of them to fight when they know it's suicidal. She tries to convince them that she'll save up the money all over again. Gen hugged Nami and told her that she's suffered enough, and they must show the mermen that they all have pride and the right to be free. They set off to Arlong Park while Nami slump with the vision of Arlong's evil laugh. She gazed at her tattoo and start to stab it, as she wants it to come off. Luffy stopped her from doing any more damage to her arm. She tells him that none of this is his business and doesn't know the whole tragic story to it. Luffy knows and gave her his hat. She remembered that he never lets anyone touch his hat at all. And knows he's up to something. The villagers came to the front of Arlong Park but Johnny and Yasuko were blocking the way. They told them after learning about the truth, they tried to fight Arlong, but it was no use. So their waiting for some help to come. And that help is Luffy, Usopp, Zoro, and Sanji, all 4 of them decided to put an end to Arlong's 8 year rule.
23 August 2000
Luffy destroyed the front entrance to Arlong Park, and demands to know which one is Arlong. Arlong addresses himself and gets punched by Luffy with his Gomu Gomu Pistol punch. Arlong hit the wall, which made a hole in it. Luffy told him that was for making his navigator cry. All the mermen and the villagers were surprised that Luffy is a rubber man who ate the Devil's Fruit. Hatchi called out Mohmoo, the sea cow monster that Luffy, Sanji and Yasuko encountered on their way here. Mohmoo remembered how they pulverized him and left cowardly. Arlong was disappointed that Mohmoo has became soft. And for that, Mohmoo showed it's rage and attacked Luffy. Who implanted his feet to the concrete and used his new ability the Gomu Gomu Windmill and used the sea cow to take out the Mermen Crew. Half the park was destroyed and most of the mermen are wounded and unconscious. Only to soon discover that he's stuck in the ground. 3 of Arlong's strongest mermen told him they'll handle them. As Hatchi was angry for what Luffy did to his Mohmoo and showed off his oil squirting attack. Which blinded him momentarily. So Sanji and Zoro had to cover him. Usopp tried to get him of the ground but his rubber legs just stretch out and hit Chu. Who went chasing after Usopp out of the park. Arlong got bored of just see his crew getting beaten by a bunch of inferior humans, so he lifted the concrete Luffy was stuck in and threw him into the water. As he knows those with Devil's Fruit powers can't do a thing in a body of water. Sanji plans to save him, but Zoro told him that the Mermen will just take him out while underwater if he tried to save him. Sanji and Zoro must fight their way to save Luffy. Johnny and Yasuko and the villagers watched in fear. How will Luffy escape his watery grave again?
30 August 2000
Luffy is drowning in the water, and it's a matter of minutes until he's ran out of oxygen. While Zoro and Sanji were busy dealing with their opponents. Hatchi the Octopus Merman shows off more of his moves on Zoro. While Sanji is trying to take down Kurobi the Level 40 Marshal Arts Merman. After Zoro cut Hatchi's hair, he got mad and went to retrieve his 6 swords. He tells Zoro that he has a bigger advantage over human swordsmen with his 6 sword attacks. But Zoro is suffering from a fever and hasn't fully recover from the wounds he got when battling MiHawk. Johnny and Yosaku watched in horror as their friend is suffering during a battle. They were also worried that Luffy can't save himself from his watery grave. And attempt to save him, but their in no condition to dive in and save him. So Gen and Nojiko instead went to aid Luffy some help. Usopp is still running from Chu, as it's merely impossible to catch up to the speedy long nose pirate. Nami fixed her arm up with bandages and decides to not blame herself anymore and heads over to Arlong Park to help everyone win the battle. Zoro got up and told Johnny and Yosaku to give him their swords so he can perform his 3 sword attack. Hatchi bluffs that with more swords he can beat Zoro easily. Zoro remembered what MiHawk told him about swordsmanship and the day he made a promise in becoming the world's greatest swordsman. And in order to do that he must over come the impossible sword fight, even if he's wounded. He gave out quite a performance. As Hatchi's 6 swords were broken and Hatchi was in no condition to fight. Zoro corrects Hatchi that the number of swords doesn't matter in swordsmanship. Nojiko and Gen did all they could to try to free Luffy from the concrete he's stuck in, but the sludge hammer Gen is using won't work under water. So Nojiko had to stretch Luffy's head out in the surface, to try to get him to breathe again. Zoro wanted to help his friend, but he's too weak to swim. So Sanji dive in instead. But that's what the mermen wanted them to do, because they have a bigger advantage underwater than regular humans. Arlong is enjoying all of this like a show. Will Luffy be able to become conscience again? And will Nami make it there in time?
6 September 2000
Sanji was about to help Luffy out, until Kurobi swam and knocked Sanji out. He continuously beat Sanji up with his karate moves. And didn't gave him a chance to resurface for air. Kurobi goes on how inferior Humans are when it comes to needing air to survive. As Sanji is running out of breathe, he discovers that Kurobi has gills like a fish. Which means that Kurobi will be useless if his own gills were damaged. So he bit Kurobi's gills and resurfaced to breathe again. Kurobi also resurfaced and told Sanji that it's doesn't matter if the battle in underwater or on land. It's all the same to a merman. But Sanji proved Kurobi to be wrong as he gave him a series of body kicks which sent him through the park wall and left unconscious. After watching both of his henchmen loosing, Arlong decides to show Zoro and Sanji not to mess with his species. Meanwhile Chu thinks his finally killed Usopp with his water cannon, as he's laying in a pool of blood. He leaves, but doesn't know that Usopp is faking it, as the pool of blood is actually ketchup. When Usopp got up and tried to think up an excuse for all this. But couldn't up but thinking that he's the only coward of the Straw Hat Pirate Crew. As everyone has the courage to fight, while he makes up lies on why he didn't fight in the battle. Not when he promised his friends back home, that he'll overcome many dangers as a pirate. And for that he drew Chu's attention to prove he can fight his own battle. He used his slingshot abilities and eventually threw a liquor bottle at Chu. And set him on fire with his flaming slingshot attack. Then he made sure that Chu is down for good, so he continued to he him with his hammer. Until he won, for the first time he's actually defeated an enemy all by himself. That made him feel like the great pirate he claims to be. Sanji and Zoro find Arlong to be a difficult opponent. As his throwing water move is like attacked by a shark. And Luffy is still unconscious. Nami appears and shows her true colors and this time she's not Arlong's little navigator.
13 September 2000
Nami tells Arlong that she's here to kill him. Arlong however laughed and told her that over the past 8 years, she was never able to kill him before. If she's truly a traitor of his crew, then he'll kill all the villagers, otherwise he'll keep her as his navigator. Either way there's no escape options from him. She was afraid to put everyone at risk. But after Luffy told her, he'll help her. She gain confidences and chooses to fight along with the villagers. Zoro had some strength left in him. He told Sanji to give him 30 seconds to stall Arlong. Sanji went to set Luffy's feet free from the concrete chunk. Usopp made it back and brag that he beaten Chew all by himself. And is ready keep Zoro covered. Hachi got back on his feet, and dives in to eliminate Luffy. Zoro does all he can to fight Arlong with his swords, only to discover that Arlong's skin is really tough. He pierced Zoro and opened his bandages. Arlong was shocked to see that Zoro is still living from the wound he's got. Arlong thinks that this fight is already over. But Zoro told Arlong that Hachi shouldn't rush himself otherwise his injuries would reopen. And he was right as Hachi's injuries got worst and bleed in the ocean. Sanji used his kick to break the concrete. And Luffy's body was finally free. He spring ed out of the water stretched for Zoro. Threw him out of the way so he can give Arlong a Gomu Gomu Bell attack. Then he started to beat him up real bad. But it takes more than that to defeat Arlong, as he tries to bite Luffy. And his teeth as strong enough to break a bone. How will Luffy defeat Arlong?
27 September 2000
As the fight begins to warm up, Arlong asks Luffy if he knew what the difference is between them. Luffy thinks it's the noses, chins, and web hands. Arlong corrected him that it's their nationalities. As he uses his shark bite attacks on Luffy, he monologues that they were put on this plant with their own differences. And since then Arlong believes that Mermen deserve to be the dominate creatures on the plant, because of what they could do and what humans can't do. He finds Luffy to be a lousy captain and can't even swim making him weak. Luffy didn't care if his teeth can crush stone, because he can do the same with his fists. And having friends on his side makes him powerful than he is. He grabbed Johnny and Yasuko's swords and swing them around. Arlong thinks he's toying with him and broke the swords with his teeth. But it was a distraction as Luffy knocked Arlong out with his punch. Then Arlong's teeth broke, thinking he'll be useless with out them. But he grew a new set of teeth which surprised everyone who's watching the fight. Arlong says that mermen can grow their teeth back like sharks can do. Every new set of teeth becomes stronger than the previous one. So he took 2 pairs of teeth out and shows off his Shark Gum attack. Luffy dodges all the attacks, got one of Arlong's teeth and uses it as false teeth. But it'll take more than Merman teeth to win this fight. As it soon became brutal and murderous. Everytime, Luffy thinks he beaten Arlong, he'd just come back up. Arlong dives into the water to regain some energy for his Shark on a Dart attack, which makes him shoot out of the water like a torpedo. Sanji, Usopp, Johnny, Yosaku and the Villagers try to tell Luffy to go hide. But he remained where he is, and shows off his net attack that prevented Arlong from piercing him. Then he gave Arlong a powerful body drop from the air. Presuming he won the fight, till long got up with a rage in his eyes. And gets out his Giant Saw Sword to strike Luffy. Luffy kept dodging the sword as the whole park is being destroyed by Arlong's Saw Sword. Soon they were both in the Left top floor. Which is Nami's room, Luffy learns from Arlong that Nami has been making maps for him for 8 years. Without her, the Mermen Crew wouldn't of known their destinations off hand. Nami's skills were so impressive, she's became more worthy of being part of the Merman crew than any ordinary human being. Luffy told Arlong he's wrong, because Nami is his Navigator.
27 September 2000
After saying that Nami is his Navigator. Arlong thinks he's joking, because a navigator like Nami doesn't deserve to be with a pirate like Luffy. He claims that Nami enjoys being with him and his crew. Luffy found a pen that was dropped from a desk. It had blood stains on it. He already knows that Nami was forced to draw maps. Luffy then hold on to the blade of the Saw Sword, which prevented Arlong to move it. It broke, and Luffy tells him that there was no way Nami could of been happy while working for the mermen in the first place. He starts to wreck the room, throw out the desk, and the maps. Everyone outside were clue less on what is happening up there. Nami however had flashbacks of the day Arlong gave her, her own room to draw maps for them. And the times she was beaten up for not drawing actual maps. This made her cry with tears of joy, as Luffy's doing all this for her. Arlong got a hold of Luffy, and is tick off that he destroyed 8 years worth of work. He goes on that Nami will continue to make him maps, so that way he can take over the East blue, as well as the rest of the world. To fulfill the mermen desire in being superior species. Luffy was tired of hearing how great Arlong thinks his nationality is. So he bent his nose, and gave out a stretching high kick to finish this fight. His foot came down, and the whole place started to collapse. Everyone had to evacuate, because of the building crumbling down. Sanji, Nojiko, and Gen had to dive into the water to save themselves. After the smoke cleared, Arlong Park was in ruins. No one was sure on who won the fight. Nami was worried about Luffy. Then someone came out of the wreckage, it was Luffy. And he shout out to Nami's name that she's his friend. Nami was glad to see him alive, and gave a smile for the first time in awhile. Then everyone cheered that Arlong is finally defeated. Johnny and Yasuko cried with joy, and the villagers honored Luffy as their island's hero. Nami gave him his straw hat back, and this time they're officially friends. Then Nesumi of the 16th fleet has come to tell them all that he'll take Arlong's place on the island. And all the riches go to the Marines immediately. But Zoro grabbed him, and told him not to interrupt when people are about to celebrate. He beat Nezumi up and the marines, then Nami told him to keep out of this island, leave Arlong's riches to the villagers, and she wants the money they took from her earlier. Then she hit him hard with her Bo staff, for shooting Nojiko in the shoulder. Nojiko was satisfied that the Marine Commander got what he deserved. Nezumi however didn't took any of this abuse on him likely, and will report this to HQ. All the Cocoyashi Villagers decided to inform everyone else on the island about Arlong's defeat. Luffy, Sanji, Usopp, Zoro, and Nami all laughed on what had happened recently. The Straw Hat Pirates are now made up of 5(including Nami and Sanji). Meanwhile Nezumi sends a snail radio report on Luffy and his crew. And demands there to be a bounty placed on him. This will make Luffy infamous as the pirate he is now.
11 October 2000
Arlong is gone for good, the whole merman crew has been eliminated. After 8 years of being slaves for the mermen. Cocoyashi Village, and the whole island is free. And for that they're going to celebrate like never before. Nami visited her Bellemere's grave, feeling happier than before. Nojiko and Gen found her and told her that her friends are all waiting for her. Nami wondered if Bellemere would of let her become a pirate. Gen highly doubt that she would let her daughter become one. But Nojiko thinks she wouldn't mind. Gen laughed and remembered how reckless Bellemere was. And accepted the thought that Nami does take a resemblance to her foster mother's aggressiveness. Drinks, Food, Dancing, and Music was performed. Nojiko found Chabo, who heard what happened, and wanted to know who defeated Arlong. Nojiko pointed out Luffy, who is scarfing down food. Chabo, didn't believe that Arlong was defeated by someone like Luffy. Neither did Nojiko, at first, but the whole town owes him for what he's done. Chabo has drop the whole avenging his father's death, and finally admits that his life is more valuable than risking it. Nojiko was glad that Chabo finally accepted that. Meanwhile Johnny & Yosuka recover at the village hospital. While the doctor takes care of Zoro's wounds. And tells him not to be so harsh with injuries like these. Luufy came to check on how Zoro is doing. The doctor asked if Luffy's crew has a doctor. They don't, but Luffy will keep that in mind, as well as finding a musician for his crew. The party lasted for 3 days straight, Usopp makes up songs about himself, Sanji finds some girls, and Luffy eats like never before. Nami got the doctor to remove her Arlong tattoo at the hospital. He told her that it'll leave a scar, but she doesn't mind that at all. She remembered the day she got it, and hate having it. Which is why her foster sister got some tattoos as well, to make her feel better. Nami then asks the doctor for a request in having a different tattoo to replace the one she had for 8 years. Gen, the town sheriff paid his respects to Bellemere's grave. Luffy found him, and learn that it's Nami's foster mother's grave. Gen told Luffy that he knows that Nami will be joining his crew. But Luffy must swore to him, that he'll never hurt Nami at all. Luffy promised and continued to eat the meat he was carrying around. While everyone was worn out and fast to sleep. Nami visits her home for one last time. She leaves a big bag of fortune for the villagers to use to rebuild the island. Then she thinks back to the good times she had with Bellemere. It felt as if she was in the same room with her foster mother. Nami told Bellemere that she'll be going with some great friends of hers. And from now on you'll be able to make maps for herself instead of by force. The next day, the Straw Hat Pirates gathered up supplies on their Going Merry Ship. Johnny and Yosaku told Zoro that they'll continue their jobs as Pirate hunters. They hope to meet him again someday. Sanji wondered where Nami is, Zoro told him that she never wanted to become a pirate in the first place. For that Sanji blamed Zoro for doubting her, and won't be part of this crew if she's not coming. After all the villagers wondered where she could be. Nami appears with a serious look on her face. She tells them to depart. Luffy did as she told them to. And she starts to run. Sanji wasn't sure what Nami is thinking, but Luffy says it's her choice. Everyone including Nojiko, Gen, and the Doctor think she's gone insane for trying to get on the ship while it departs from the dock. Nami however continued to run, made a leap from the dock, and made it on the ship. Then she loosen her shirt and wallets started to fall to the floor. Then they all realized she pick pocketed everyone she past by. They called her a thief, and said farewell to her. She waved to them goodbye as well. Usopp and Zoro were shocked that she accomplished something like that. While Sanji and Luffy were impressed by her thievery skills. Gen said his farewell too, and knows that Nami will be happy with the crew she's join. Nojiko noticed that Gen doesn't have his pinwheel on his hat anymore. He told her that he doesn't need it any more. Since it was used to make Nami happy when she was young. The doctor revealed to Gen that the tattoo Nami requested is a pin wheel shape design. That made Gen feel proud of himself for making Nami feel good about herself. Now that the whole crew is united once more, they continue their journey to the Grand Line. And find the One Piece treasure!
25 October 2000
On board the Going Merry ship, Nami paid the Newspaper Delivery Seagull. And complained how expensive reading the daily news is. A flier came falling out of the paper, which is a wanted paper with Luffy's face on it(Special thanks to Commander Nezumi for filing the report). Luffy finds it great that he's becoming more well known. Sanji was disappointed that he's not in the picture. While Usopp feels worthy because his head is in the background. Meanwhile the government has been discussing how tough Monkey D. Luffy is. After reports of him defeating Captain "Axe Hand" Morgan, Buggy the Clown, Don Krieg, and Arlong. For that they issued his bounty to be worth 30,000,000. More than any current bounty on any pirate. Marines and Bountyhunters alike are aware of Luffy's reputation as a pirate. The flier was soon posted everywhere, Meri showed Kaya the news. She noticed Usopp's head in the background, and is proud that he's fulfilling his dream. While she's continuing in becoming a doctor. The Kuroneko Pirates heard the news and Captain Kuro still hasn't forgotten his last encounter with Luffy. At the Naval Base Island, we find Coby and Helmeppo sweeping the floor. Coby was excited to find out that his friend is already pursuing his dream in becoming a pirate. A marine official shows the imprisoned Morgan the wanted sign, which made him twitch with anger. At the Baratie, the wanted sign is posted in the restaurant. Zeff and the chef crew cooked and prepared the meals. Zeff remembered Sanji's dream in finding the All Blue. And knows he'll succeed as a cook. On a shaggy boat IronFist Fullbody(same marine captain from the Baratie restaurant) has been demoted to a lower rank. He's drunk and lost his reputation with the women all thanks to Sanji. A marine official came to show him the wanted flier of Luffy. And he remembered the last time seeing him on the way to Baratie. He never suspected that he'd become a big bounty head. With 30,000,000 Belli for the reward money. Ironfist plans to take him down to gain his rank back. He orders his crew to search for Luffy, only they don't know where to head off to. And speak of the devil they past by the Going Merry. He order his crew to turn around and attack their ship. Zoro however sliced their cannon ball in half. So instead of using cannons, they attack. Ironfist thinks Luffy will be an easy target, but Luffy uses his Gomu Gomu Bell attack after he punched him in the face. Then Sanji appears, and Ironfist is afraid to see Sanji again. So he and his Marines retreated. Making it a short and worthless battle. On a deserted island, MiHawk landed there and came face to face with a pirate crew, that's settling there. He tells the captain that it's someone he knew long ago. The captain was Shanks, and he feels proud that his friend Luffy is successfully becoming a pirate. And it reveals that Shanks and MiHawk are friends as they enjoy a round of drinks. At Luffy's hometown, all the locals are bragging how great it is for someone from their town to be famous. The elder however didn't find it good news for their town to be known as a birthplace of a pirate. At Makino's Bar, the Elder sat, and Makino thinks it's good that Luffy is becoming a pirate like Shanks is. Back on the Going Merry, Nami discusses on how they should enter the Grandline. They must do it by the mountain range and not by sea. Before doing that, they'll stop off at an island with a town called: LougeTown. Which is the place where Pirate King Gold Roger was born in, and executed. Which is a place Luffy would love to check out. To see where the original holder of the One Piece once lived. But little do they know is that danger is awaiting for them there.
1 November 2000
It's morning, and the Straw Hat Pirates are enjoying their breakfast. Nami remembered when she and Luffy first meet, back when they encountered Buggy the Clown. Nami asked Luffy, if he'd know what had happen to Buggy. Luffy doesn't have a slight clue, but figures he's somewhere far away. Meanwhile on an island, the clown of terror himself, Buggy has spent his time wisely on the island Luffy punched him to the last time they met. He's shorter because he lost his parts from the last time. So he is now the height of a circus midget. He built a raft, and heads off to find Luffy. But he got attacked by a bunch of piranhas. And only made it to the next island. He finds a flight less bird(same size as him). So he decides to eat it. When he has it in his grasp, a much larger bird comes by to scare Buggy off. It attempts to eat him, but he's not that good to eat. And send him flying in the air and landed on another island. The island he landed on is Legendary Treasure Island(the same one the Straw Hat Pirates went to in Episode 18). Buggy hear's the voice of the Guardian God and tells him to get off the island. The voice was in fact Gaimon(the Bush haired guy in the box). Is protecting his mixed up animal friends from poachers. He presumes Buggy is one, and tries to shoot him. They both come face to face and it becomes an unusual battle. Specially when they are both the same height. When Gaimon has his gun pointed at Buggy, Buggy told him he's not at all interested in his animals. Just a regular pirate, which made Gaimon lowered his gun and told Buggy, that he was also a pirate. They apologized to one another, and soon became friends. Later that night, Gaimon, Buggy, and the mixed up animals drank sake around an open camp fire. Gaimon told Buggy about the 20 years he spent on the island. And how he protected a treasure that wasn't there. He offered him a chance in being part of his new crew(which he's yet to accomplished). But Gaimon prefers to stay on the island to look after his animal friends. Buggy reminded Gaimon of Luffy(but referred to him as a helpful young man). While Buggy mentioned a young man he despises(but doesn't use Luffy's name). They both presume they're talking about 2 completely different people they've encountered. And throughout the night they drank. The next day, Buggy's raft was made for his departure and said goodbye to Gaimon and his animals. But he encounters a large crab which destroyed the raft. Then a ship came by and killed the giant crab. Gaimon was relieved that his friend is safe and sound. The one who saved him is a slender/attractive woman who knows he's Buggy the Clown. She shows him the wanted sign of Luffy, which made Buggy shout with anger. Buggy got acquainted with the hot woman, as they're both after the same guy. And decide to team up, and who is this mysterious woman?