From the ship decks of the world – The 500,000,000 Man, Part 9 “Arabasta”
After Pekoms revealed to the Straw Hat Pirates that Sanji’s family is made up of assassins, he now goes on to tell of a legendary evil army known as Germa 66. At the head of this, in turn, is the Vinsmoke family. Luffy still doesn’t want to believe what he’s being told and continues to vehemently deny the possibility of becoming Big Mom’s subordinate. However, since they saved his life and the lives of his people, Pekoms wants to ease the Straw Hats’ worries, saying that the marriage was not intended to tie Luffy’s gang to Big Mom’s, but only to seal the Vinsmoke family’s cooperation with the Charlotte family. Sanji, however, has no way of avoiding it, as Big Mom’s men have been known to send anyone who opposes them a package containing the head of someone close to them. To the shock of everyone present, Pekoms makes it unequivocally clear that Sanji will never be a Straw Hat Pirate again once the wedding takes place. Furious, Luffy then grabs the Lion Mink and orders him to take him with him as soon as he is well enough to make his way back! At the same time, he reveals to his fellow soldiers that he will go alone in order to be more inconspicuous and thus prevent a war. Without giving Pekoms time to talk back, Luffy leaves the room to fetch Chopper so that the shot Mink can recover as quickly as possible.
Outside, the rest of the Straw Hats have already arrived, though Nekomamushi has followed them despite his serious injuries to finally meet Luffy. Trafalgar Law and his crew also join them at this moment, so the “Surgeon of Death” can be informed of the news. He doesn’t think it’s a good idea to put off fighting Kaidou, however, as it’s only a matter of time before the Beasts Pirates returns to Zou to take revenge for Donquixote Doflamingo’s arrest. Despite all these problems, Nekomamushi suddenly calls a big party, so Luffy and co. drink and party until it’s late night.
Finally, only Nico Robin, Franky and Brook are awake, who have gone to their ascension point to wait for Kinemon and Kanjuro. They want to prevent them from entering the city, as they and their friend Raizo will be blamed for the destruction.
The next morning, the two samurai, accompanied by the little monkey mink, have actually made it to the top, but the three pirates have fallen asleep in the meantime. Suddenly the little mink runs away, followed by the warriors from Wano Country, to tell everyone about the arrival of the hated samurai!
|Manga volumes||Zou Arc (Manga)|