Luffy and one part of his gang are dropped off on Zou by the Barto Club after a ten day voyage by ship. Here, Zou turns out to be an island on a wandering elephant. Once there, they are confronted with the sight of a battlefield and finally meet the rest of the crew.
From them, Luffy learns what has happened in the meantime. The Minks tribe, the inhabitants of Zou, were attacked by Jack, a subordinate of Kaidou, in order to learn the whereabouts of Raizo, a ninja from Wano Country. However, they feigned ignorance and were defeated in the course of the battle. Only with the help of Chopper and Caesar were the villagers saved.
Further on, Luffy learns that Sanji had to leave due to personal problems and the Minks show the Straw Hat the secret of the island: a red road Poneglyph. In order to overthrow Kaidou, the Minks and the warriors from Wano Country join the alliance between Luffy and Law, forming the Ninja-Pirate-Mink Alliance. However, as a result, the alliance splits. Luffy, Nami, Chopper, Brook, Pedro, Pekoms, and Carrot eventually make their way to Whole Cake Island to rescue Sanji. Meanwhile, the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates, along with Trafalgar Law and the Samurai, head to Wano Country to make initial preparations for their battle against Kaidou.
|Manga volumes||Zou Arc (Manga)|
|TV Episode Guide||Zou Arc (Anime)|