On Zunesha’s left hind leg: After Kinemon and Kanjuro run past the sleeping Nico Robin, Franky, and Brook, the three Straw Hats now wake up and realize they missed the samurais. Immediately they rush towards the city, where the little monkey mink, who turns out to be the missing gatekeeper Bariete, however, already rings the alarm bell and loudly announces that two samurais have entered Zou. That’s why Inuarashi and his men immediately set off.
Meanwhile, in the forest, Kinemon and Kanjuro meet Momonosuke again. Together, they eventually continue on their way.
Meanwhile, Luffy and co. have also caught wind of the news and therefore also rush downtown to prevent their three new friends from being attacked by the Minks in revenge, but Nekomamushi has also already started moving with his subordinates.
Finally arriving at the center of the island, the “Lord of the Night” and the “Lord of the Day” unexpectedly clash. Nearing this event are Kinemon and his companions, when just in time, the Straw Hat Pirates arrives and pulls them to the ground before they can be discovered. After a brief, crude battle of words, Inuarashi and Nekomamushi ultimately set out for a decisive battle for dominance over Zou! After their weapons clash for the first time, Kinemon suddenly takes the floor and yells at the two Minks to stop. To protect their comrade, the other two samurais join in as well, causing the Straw Hats to become frightened. Despite all their efforts, Kinemon continues to reveal that he belongs to the Kozuki family from Wano Country and is looking for his lost companion Raizo! The pirates are shocked, but contrary to their expectations, Inuarashi and Nekomamushi suddenly fall to their knees and express their great joy at finally welcoming the long-awaited samurais! They also deliver the news at this point that Raizo is safe! As Franky, Nami, and Usopp burst into tears over the fact that seemingly all the inhabitants knew about Raizo but didn’t reveal anything despite the torture, Nekomamushi assures them that the people of the Mokomo Kingdom would never betray a friend to the enemy, even if it meant their demise!
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