Two Days Ago on Zou: After Capone Bege escapes with Sanji and Caesar Clown in his body, Nami, Chopper, and Brook are left with Nekomamushi, Wanda, and the other Minks. As reported by the Lord of the Night, Pekoms has survived and is in the care of his men.
Back in the present, the Straw Hats are still on their way to Whale Forest. Luffy is upset that Sanji supposedly left voluntarily and that his crew would become part of Big Mom’s fleet if a wedding actually took place. The others, however, are more concerned that Sanji might leave the gang. Zoro also interjects at this point that by defeating Donquixote Doflamingo, they’ve all antagonized Emperor Kaidou himself, and they’re also in the company of samurai from Wano Country, who are also targets of the Beasts Pirates for some unknown reason. Accordingly, it was only a matter of time before they had to face these monstrous opponents. And now, on top of all that, they’ve also tangled with another emperor. Overhearing all this, Luffy decides, much to the chagrin of his comrades-in-arms, that they should seek out Sanji on Big Mom’s island! Although this sounds like a suicide mission, Chopper suggests that Pekoms might be able to help them out.
When the Straw Hats finally reach the Whale Forest, they are already awaited there just as joyfully as they were in Ubala. Among others, Pedro is present, who tells them that Pekoms has indeed woken up. While Luffy and Nami make their way to the Lion Mink, Chopper and the others check on Nekomamushi. However, he doesn’t follow the ship’s doctor’s instructions at all, which is why his wounds can’t heal properly.
Meanwhile, Luffy stands at Pekoms’ bedside with his navigator and asks him who was responsible for arranging this wedding. As the subordinate reveals to Big Moms, it was his captain as well as Sanji’s father! He further shocks with the news that this same man is a notorious person of the underworld and that the Vinsmoke family consists of assassins!
- The song Brook sings at the beginning of the chapter was originally sung by Chō alias (Yūichi Nagashima), Brook’s voice actor in the anime. It’s even possible that the character of Nekomamushi is based on it.
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9eucF9DhZE
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