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S9:E264 Landing Operations Start! Charge in, Straw Hats!

One Piece
05/21/2006 03:28 pm EDT

As the Straw Hats and their allies are about to reach Enies Lobby, Paulie sketches the island's terrain and explains that, ...read more As the Straw Hats and their allies are about to reach Enies Lobby, Paulie sketches the island's terrain and explains that, to save Robin, the crew must reach her before she passes through the Gates of Justice (正義の門 Seigi no Mon). Since the Straw Hats are the only ones with any chance of matching the CP9 in combat, the Franky Family and the Galley-La foremen intend to be the first wave so the pirates can rush in on Rocketman. As Enies Lobby draws near, the gigantic Gates of Justice appears in the sky behind it. While his crewmates and allies gaze in awe, Luffy ignores the plan and strides past the first of the gates. On the other side of the island, in the Tower of Law (司法の塔 Shihō no Tō), Chief Spandam and other CP9 agent await the arrival of Rob Lucci's group and their prisoners. show less

S9:E265 Luffy Cuts Through! Big Showdown on the Judicial Island!

One Piece
06/04/2006 03:31 pm EDT

Luffy easily gets past the second gate, while the Franky Family and the Galley-La foremen, following their initial plan, break ...read more Luffy easily gets past the second gate, while the Franky Family and the Galley-La foremen, following their initial plan, break the first gate's defenses. All goes smoothly at first, but by the time the Franky Family's main force reaches the second gate, the marines have the giants Oimo (オイモ) and Kashi (カーシー Kāshī) to take up their posts. Overmatched in strength and size, the Franky Family send their largest fighters, the Kairiki Destroyers (怪力デストロイヤーズ Kairiki Desutoroiyāzu). However, even these overly large humans can do little against the giants' power and are quickly defeated. On the other side of the gate, Luffy faces the collective might of Enies Lobby's 10,000 men. show less

S9:E266 Battle Against Giants! Open the Second Gate!

One Piece
06/11/2006 03:32 pm EDT

The Galley-La foremen and the leading members of the Franky Family arrive late at the second gate because they had to mount the ...read more The Galley-La foremen and the leading members of the Franky Family arrive late at the second gate because they had to mount the Franky Family's king bulls (キングブル), sea dwelling animals that look like sea horses, on caterpillar tracks. Combining forces, they manage to pin down Kashi against a wall. Then, taunting Oimo, they goad him into accidentally knocking Kashi out. In the Tower of Law, Spandam receives an incomplete report about the number of people that Luffy took out, believing the enemy captain is not a threat. Lucci's party arrives and the CP9 celebrate their reunion with petty bickering and a contest of strength. Meanwhile, Luffy, defying resistance, makes his way towards the Courthouse Plaza. show less

S9:E267 Find a Way Out! Rocketman Takes Flight!

One Piece
06/18/2006 03:33 pm EDT

Robin and Franky are brought before Spandam, while Luffy blasts through waves of marines. The Galley-La foremen and the Franky ...read more Robin and Franky are brought before Spandam, while Luffy blasts through waves of marines. The Galley-La foremen and the Franky Family eventually slip by Oimo and open the second gate. However, their joy is short-lived, as a group of marines closes the first gate behind them. To overcome the unanticipated obstacle, Zoro changes the plan. Yokozuna bends the island's outside fence downward. Using it as a ramp, the sea train jumps over both of the gates and crash lands into Oimo's back, finishing him off, and concluding everyone's arrival at the main island. As the marines' elite Law's Watch Dog Unit enters the now escalating fight. show less

S9:E268 Catch Up with Luffy! The Straw Hats' All-Out Battle

One Piece
06/25/2006 03:34 pm EDT

The Straw Hats struggle to catch up with Luffy, but get caught up in impeding each other's efforts; Sanji and Zoro indulge ...read more The Straw Hats struggle to catch up with Luffy, but get caught up in impeding each other's efforts; Sanji and Zoro indulge themselves in petty bickering and Nami injures her crewmates by testing her newly improved weapon. The streets appear empty, abandoned by the men who were fighting Luffy. Just then, the Law's Watch Dog Unit and a large group of other men step into their way. A fight seems inevitable until their allies, riding the king bulls, arrive. Paulie uses his ropes to pull the crew onto the back of one of the large animals. Then the Galley-La foremen replace Straw Hats' in battle to allow the rest of the group to escape. show less

S9:E269 Robin Betrayed! The Motive of the World Government!

One Piece
06/25/2006 03:35 pm EDT

Spandam tells Robin that her crew has come to save her and that he, despite the agreement between her and the CP9, plans on ...read more Spandam tells Robin that her crew has come to save her and that he, despite the agreement between her and the CP9, plans on taking them prisoner. On the main road, the Straw Hats and the Franky Family proceed towards the Courthouse Plaza. Chopper talks with the king bull Sodom, who notes that Usopp did not make it onto his back. Meanwhile, frustrated with his inability to move forward, Luffy slingshots himself onto the courthouse. There, Blueno is awaiting his arrival. show less

S9:E270 Give Robin Back! Luffy vs. Blueno!

One Piece
07/02/2006 03:36 pm EDT

Oimo explains to Usopp about how he and Kāshī came to support the marines—the marines told them that they arrested their ...read more Oimo explains to Usopp about how he and Kāshī came to support the marines—the marines told them that they arrested their bosses: the giants Dorry and Broggy that Straw Hats met shortly after entering the Grand Line. Sodom the king bull incurs severe damage and urges the Straw Hats riding him to continue without him. Quickly, they board Sodom's brother Gomorrah and continue on. Atop of the courthouse, the fight between Blueno and Luffy begins with the latter's first punch appearing to less of an effect compared to their previous encounter. show less

S9:E271 Don't Stop! Hoist the Counterattack Signal!

One Piece
07/09/2006 03:37 pm EDT

Kokoro and her granddaughter Chimeney contact the Straw Hats by means of Nami's portable transponder snail phone. They ...read more Kokoro and her granddaughter Chimeney contact the Straw Hats by means of Nami's portable transponder snail phone. They inform them of Luffy's location and instruct them on how to lower the courthouse's drawbridge. The Franky Family decides to lower it. Just then, the second of Enies Lobby's elite units enters the battle. One of the Guilty Jurymen throws his massive iron ball at Gomorrah, knocking him down. Luckily, Usopp turns the ties with Omoi and Kashi after revealing that truth of Dorry and Broggy have never been imprisoned. Gomorrah, arising again despite severe injury, tells those riding him to hold on as he plans to take them to their destination. Inside the Tower of Law, Kaku and Kalifa hesitatingly eat the devil fruits that Spandam has given them. show less

S9:E272 Almost to Luffy! Gather at the Courthouse Plaza!

One Piece
07/23/2006 03:38 pm EDT

Although Gomorrah was blinded, he continues on. Sanji and Zoro crush a building in the king bull's path and the party ...read more Although Gomorrah was blinded, he continues on. Sanji and Zoro crush a building in the king bull's path and the party arrives at the courthouse. On the other side of the drawbridge, Spandam is brought a transponder snail phone with an urgent report. Confident that he will only be told of the Straw Hats' capture, he allows Robin and Franky to listen in, letting them know of their rescuers' success. In front of the courthouse, Zoro cuts open the building's immense stone door. The Franky Family split into three groups, two of which storm the drawbridge towers to reach the levelers at their tops. On the courthouse's roof, Luffy and Blueno fight on even terms until Luffy activates his newest technique, the Gear Second. show less

S9:E273 Everything is to Protect My Friends! Second Gear Activated!

One Piece
07/30/2006 03:39 pm EDT

The Straw Hats storm the courthouse, where the remaining members of the Franky Family fight the three-headed judge Baskerville, ...read more The Straw Hats storm the courthouse, where the remaining members of the Franky Family fight the three-headed judge Baskerville, and, aided by Yokozuna, block the building's entrance to cut off reinforcements. Above them, Luffy's Gear Second is put into action against Bluno, while his crew fight their way upstairs. On the main road, the giants have defeated the Law's Watch Dog Unit, and with Usopp and the Galley-La foremen are heading for the plaza. Luffy defeats Blueno, steps past his unconscious body, and cries out for Robin to hear that he has arrived. show less

S9:E274 Give us your answer, Robin! The Straw Hats' Outcry!

One Piece
08/06/2006 03:40 pm EDT

Franky cannot understand why Robin refuses to be saved after Spandam broke his promise. While Luffy yells in the background, ...read more Franky cannot understand why Robin refuses to be saved after Spandam broke his promise. While Luffy yells in the background, Franky decides to make Robin face him. He uses his remaining cola to inflate his buttocks and with a giant flatus shoots himself and Robin outside, onto the balcony, and into Luffy's sight, breaking his chains in the process. Luffy wants to slingshot himself over the waterfall to rescue Robin, but she tells him to stay and that only she wants to die. In front of the courthouse, Yokozuna succumbs to the jurymen's attacks. The marines are about to pour in as the giants arrive and assume control of the position. Kashi throws Usopp onto the courthouse where he joins the assembling Straw Hats. Gathering on the battlements, they face Robin and the CP9, while they wait for the drawbridge to be lowered. show less

S9:E274 Give us your answer, Robin! The Straw Hats' Outcry!

One Piece
08/06/2006 03:40 pm EDT

Franky cannot understand why Robin refuses to be saved after Spandam broke his promise. While Luffy yells in the background, ...read more Franky cannot understand why Robin refuses to be saved after Spandam broke his promise. While Luffy yells in the background, Franky decides to make Robin face him. He uses his remaining cola to inflate his buttocks and with a giant flatus shoots himself and Robin outside, onto the balcony, and into Luffy's sight, breaking his chains in the process. Luffy wants to slingshot himself over the waterfall to rescue Robin, but she tells him to stay and that only she wants to die. In front of the courthouse, Yokozuna succumbs to the jurymen's attacks. The marines are about to pour in as the giants arrive and assume control of the position. Kashi throws Usopp onto the courthouse where he joins the assembling Straw Hats. Gathering on the battlements, they face Robin and the CP9, while they wait for the drawbridge to be lowered. show less

S9:E275 Robin's Past! The Girl was called a Devil!

One Piece
08/13/2006 03:40 pm EDT

Twenty years into the past, Robin is growing up on the island of Ohara. Her aunt, with whom she lives while her mother is away ...read more Twenty years into the past, Robin is growing up on the island of Ohara. Her aunt, with whom she lives while her mother is away doing research, treats her poorly. Other children ostracize her. Studying in the world's greatest library, the Tree of Omniscience, in the hopes of being allowed to help the local archeologists in their forbidden research, Robin earns the rank of a scholar in archaeology at age eight. However, when she announces her intention to help, her request is denied because of her youth. Disappointed at being rejected again, she walks along the shore, where she stumbles on Jaguar D. Saulo, a giant and deserted vice-admiral of the navy. The two become friends and Saulo teaches her to laugh. show less

S9:E276 Fated Mother and Daughter! The Mother's Name is Olvia!

One Piece
09/10/2006 03:41 pm EDT

Saulo is shocked to learn that Robin is Nico Olvia's daughter and that he has been washed up on the shores of Ohara. Olvia, ...read more Saulo is shocked to learn that Robin is Nico Olvia's daughter and that he has been washed up on the shores of Ohara. Olvia, who returned to the island on a stolen navy ship, hurries to the Tree of Omniscience to warn her colleagues of a coming navy fleet. However, she is too late. The government ship that carried Spandam's father Spandaine and his men has already arrived. They frighten the island's population into boarding an evacuation ship, while the government soldiers arrest the scholars and search the library. Professor Clover, Robin's mentor, urges Robin to board the evacuation ship, but she refuses. As it becomes clear that the scholars will not be forgiven for their forbidden research, Clover asks to be allowed to speak to the heads of the government, known as the Five Elder Stars. show less

S9:E277 The Tragedy of Ohara! The Terror of the Buster Call!

One Piece
09/24/2006 03:42 pm EDT

Professor Clover is allowed to speak with one of the Elder Stars and reports of their research. He describes a civilization that ...read more Professor Clover is allowed to speak with one of the Elder Stars and reports of their research. He describes a civilization that existed hundreds of years ago and vanished at the time that the world government assumed power. He considers the collective evidence, which leads him to believe that the government tried to erase their former enemies from history. After stating that Ohara has learned too much, the Elder Star orders Spandaine to kill the professor and to give the order to destroy the island. Suddenly, the library is set aflame; while the scholars try to save the books, Robin admits to being an archeologist and unites with her mother. However, their union does not last long. Around them, cannon shots from the Buster Call's battleships start to hail down and Olvia sends her daughter off with Saulo to flee the island, while she joins the effort to save the library's knowledge. show less

S9:E278 Say You Want to Live! We Are Your Friends!!

One Piece
09/24/2006 03:43 pm EDT

Saulo fights the battleships, attempting to allow Robin to escape. She tries to board the evacuation ship, but per ...read more Saulo fights the battleships, attempting to allow Robin to escape. She tries to board the evacuation ship, but per Spandaine's orders, she is denied access. Vize-Admiral Kuzan, later known as Admiral Aokiji, enters the scene to engage in battle with Saulo. While they fight, the evacuation ship is sunk by the fanatical Vice-Admiral Sakazuki, later known as Admiral Akainu. Saulo, on the verge of dying, instructs Robin to flee on his raft. Persuaded by Saulo's argument and Sakazuki's action, Kuzan helps Robin escape. From then on, Robin lives a life on the run, not being able to trust even the kindest of people, in a world that believes that her existence alone is a sin. In the present, Robin admits her greatest fear: to be seen as a burden by her crewmates and cast away, because being with her means having the world as their enemy. Finally knowing what kept her away, Sogeking, on Luffy's order, burns the government's flag, declaring war against the World Government itself. show less

S9:E279 Jump Towards the Falls! Luffy's Feelings!

One Piece
10/01/2006 03:45 pm EDT

Luffy's backstory is shown.

S9:E280 The Ways of Men! Zoro's Techniques, Usopp's Dream!

One Piece
10/08/2006 03:47 pm EDT

Zoro and Usopp's backstories are summarized.

S9:E281 A Bond of Friendship Woven by Tears! Nami's World Map!

One Piece
10/15/2006 03:48 pm EDT

Nami's backstory is summarized.

S9:E282 Parting Builds a Man's Character! Sanji and Chopper!

One Piece
10/22/2006 03:49 pm EDT

The backstories of Sanji and Chopper are summarized.

S9:E283 Everything is for Her Friends! Robin in the Darkness!

One Piece
10/29/2006 03:50 pm EST

The reasons for Nico Robin's recent actions as well as her backstory are summarized.

S9:E284 I'm Not Gonna Hand Over the Blueprints! Franky's Decision!

One Piece
11/05/2006 03:51 pm EST

Though initially intimidated when the Straw Hat Pirates declare war on the World Government, Spandam regains his composure when ...read more Though initially intimidated when the Straw Hat Pirates declare war on the World Government, Spandam regains his composure when the bridge leading to the Tower of Law is disabled midway. CP9 are then about to take their leave for the Gates of Justice when Franky reveals the Pluton blueprints that he hid in his body. Franky proceeds to explain that he and the previous shipwrights only kept the blueprints in case a counter is needed against another ancient weapon revived by the World Government through Robin. But seeing Robin not to be the monster the rumors made her out to be, Franky decides to gamble the fate of the world on the Straw Hats' resolve to save their friend and burns the blueprints. But then emotionally touched to find his gang are also on Enies Lobby to save him, a distracted Franky finds himself shoved off the balcony by a furious Spandam. At that time, after contacting the Straw Hats via transponder snail phone to jump aboard, Kokoro runs Rocketman up the half-lowered drawbridge. The sea train hits Franky while jumping through the waterfall and on a crash course into the Tower of Law. show less

S9:E285 Obtain the 5 Keys! The Straw Hat Pirates vs. CP9!

One Piece
11/12/2006 03:53 pm EST

After emerging from the rubble caused by Rocket Man crashing into the Tower of Law, the Straw Hats and Franky are greeted by the ...read more After emerging from the rubble caused by Rocket Man crashing into the Tower of Law, the Straw Hats and Franky are greeted by the blabbermouth CP9 agent Fukurou as he reveals that Spandam has given CP9 orders to execute the intruders. Also explaining that Spandam and Lucci are taking Robin to the Gates of Justice, Fukurou adds that he and four other CP9 members each possess a key that may unlock the sea stone handcuffs on Robin. As Luffy chases after Robin, the Straw Hats and Franky pursue the keys and each encounter a CP9 member. At the same time, Chimeney and her pet rabbit Gonbe accidentally find a secret passage and end up following Spandam and Lucci as they take Robin to the Gates of Justice. show less

S9:E286 Devil Fruit Powers! Kaku and Jabra Transform!

One Piece
11/19/2006 03:54 pm EST

As Luffy decides to make his way to the Gates of Justice to catch up to Robin and her captors, Nami and Sanji have their ...read more As Luffy decides to make his way to the Gates of Justice to catch up to Robin and her captors, Nami and Sanji have their respective encounters with Kumadori and Kalifa while Franky runs into Fukurou. While Zoro engages Kaku in an intense sword fight, Usopp's attempt to steal a key from the sleeping CP9 agent Jabra fails as the assassin wakes up and reveals himself to have the power of the Dog Dog Fruit Model: Wolf. At the same time, Kaku reveals to Zoro his newly gained Devil Fruit power: the Ox-Ox Fruit Model: Giraffe. But after causing himself and Zoro to fall to the floor where Usopp and Jabra are, Kaku finds himself being ridiculed for his appearance. After Usopp accidentally placed a one half of a pair of sea-stone handcuffs on Zoro, he ends up provoking Kaku into using a Tempest Kick in his man beast form to vertically cut the building in half. The attack subsides and Zoro finds himself accidentally handcuffed to Usopp. show less

S9:E287 I Won't Kick Even If It Costs Me My Life! Sanji's Chivalry!

One Piece
11/26/2006 03:55 pm EST

Finding themselves handcuffed after Kaku's man beast enhanced Tempest Kick damaged the Tower of Law, Zoro and Usopp learn ...read more Finding themselves handcuffed after Kaku's man beast enhanced Tempest Kick damaged the Tower of Law, Zoro and Usopp learn that each of the keys are numbered. But as neither Kaku nor Jabura have the key needed to free their prey from their seastone handcuffs, the two CP9 members are forced to resume the fight. Chopper arrives at that time and is sent off to obtain the Number 2 key from one of the other assassins. Chopper comes across Nami as she attempted to flee Kumadori after stealing the Number 3 key, knocking the CP9 operative out. Soon after, Nami and Chopper find a round and glossy Sanji hitting the ground from a few floors up. After Nami realizes his opponent was Kalifa, Sanji admits to have done his best in trying to get her key but could not bring himself to harm a woman. Despite scolding him for being too easy, Nami decides to take over and fight Kalifa while leaving Sanji in Chopper's care. show less

S9:E288 Fukurou's Miscalculation! My Cola is the Water of Life

One Piece
12/03/2006 03:55 pm EST

As Nami reaches Kalifa while Chopper holds Kumadori at bay, Luffy is saved from drowning by Chimeney and Gonbe as they show him ...read more As Nami reaches Kalifa while Chopper holds Kumadori at bay, Luffy is saved from drowning by Chimeney and Gonbe as they show him to the underground passage leading to the Gates of Justice. Luffy, not having the key to access it, activates his Gear Third to break through the gate leading to the passage. Meanwhile, low on reserves as he is down to the last drop of cola, Franky gets into a fist fight with Fukuro as their scuffle takes them to the kitchen. At the same time, having lost his Rumble Ball boost, Chopper is knocked into the room by Kumadori whom he manages to lock in the giant fridge to Franky's annoyance. After a momentarily spat between him and Franky before watching the cyborg get pummeled by Fukuro, followed a few misfires with other beverages, Chopper manages to give Franky the three cola bottles he needs to turn the tide as the cyborg knocks Fukuro outside the tower. show less

S9:E289 Zoro Busts Out a New Technique! The Sword's Name is Sniperking?

One Piece
12/10/2006 03:56 pm EST

Refreshed after having placed three full bottles of cola in his stomach compartment, Franky turns the tide in his battle with ...read more Refreshed after having placed three full bottles of cola in his stomach compartment, Franky turns the tide in his battle with Fukurou as they take their battle outside and in the sea current with Chopper watching before seeing a bloated Kumadori emerging from the fridge. With Fukuro attempting to keep him from escaping the current leading to the waterfall surrounding Enies Lobby's main island, Franky barely saves himself by grabbing Fukurou's leg and forces him to moon walk back up to the ground to resume their fight. But a furious Fukuro instead attempts to kill Franky by crushing him against the Tower of Law, only for Franky to holds onto his opponent with his dividable legs and stop the momentum with his air pressure cannon before using the latter to propel his opponent to the ground. Back inside the Tower of Law, after Usopp attempts to have Kaku and Jabra fight each other, Zoro reveals his own plan by having Usopp cling onto his arm and holding one of his swords. show less

S9:E290 Uncontrollable! Chopper's Forbidden Rumble!

One Piece
12/17/2006 03:57 pm EST

As Zoro's strategy to use Usopp as a weapon falls apart, Chopper's breather concludes as an overweight Kumadori frees ...read more As Zoro's strategy to use Usopp as a weapon falls apart, Chopper's breather concludes as an overweight Kumadori frees himself from the fridge after eating everything inside. But Kumadori uses his Life Return ability to digest the eaten food and regain his usual figure, explaining the ability to a fascinated Chopper before they resume their fight. Chopper quickly realizes that he cannot break through Kumadori's body-hardening technique without the effect of his Rumble Ball drug. Regardless of the risk as he already used one to save Nami and should not take another for six hours, Chopper uses a second Rumble Ball. Despite the erratic transformations, Chopper manages to enter Armed Point to land a hit on Kumadori. However, the attack only infuriated Kumadori as he beats the now weakened Chopper to submission before preparing for the deathblow. But Chopper, remembering Kureha warning him not to take the risk again after learning of the devastation he caused the first time he did it, is left with no recourse but to use a third Rumble Ball with the thought to protect his friends. As a consequence, Chopper transforms into an oversized and purely instinct-driven version of himself that Kureha had best described as a monster. show less

S9:E291 Boss Luffy Returns! Is It a Dream or Reality? Lottery Ruckus!

One Piece
12/24/2006 03:58 pm EST

In the Edo period-based alternate reality Grand Jipangu, the small girl Rika takes an ill person, whom everyone calls Tot-san ...read more In the Edo period-based alternate reality Grand Jipangu, the small girl Rika takes an ill person, whom everyone calls Tot-san (which means "father" in Japanese), to her house to nurse him back to health. Organized crime boss Buggy the Clown and one of the town's highest officials scheme to get rid of Detective Luffy. Mistaking Rika to be the daughter of Tot-san, Buggy kidnaps her to collect Tot-san's debt. When Luffy comes to rescue her, the high official attempts to exile him for attacking an innocent citizen. Instead, he himself is stripped of his position for joining forces with criminals by the shogun's daughter Vivi. show less

S9:E292 A Big Rice Cake Tossing Race at the Castle! Red Nose's Plot!

One Piece
01/07/2007 03:59 pm EST

It is the seventh day of the new year in Grand Jipangu. Nami, Sanji, and Chopper are on their way to the shogun's castle, ...read more It is the seventh day of the new year in Grand Jipangu. Nami, Sanji, and Chopper are on their way to the shogun's castle, delivering a large quantity of rice cakes to be thrown from the castle. Most of the townspeople have gathered there, hoping to catch the one cake containing a precious jewel. Buggy and his henchmen have made several plans to seize the cakes, including the one with the jewel, before they reach their destination. Although his plans fail, Buggy manages to take Princess Vivi hostage. However, Detective Luffy shows up in time to thwart his efforts. In the end, the cakes are safe and everyone eats until they are satisfied. show less

S9:E293 Bubble Master Kalifa! The Soap Trap Closes in on Nami!

One Piece
01/14/2007 04:00 pm EST

Having taken three Rumble Balls, Chopper transforms into his berserk Monster Point form and easily defeats Kumadori despite his ...read more Having taken three Rumble Balls, Chopper transforms into his berserk Monster Point form and easily defeats Kumadori despite his attempts to subdue the instinct-driven beast. Seeing the unconscious Kumadori being thrown towards Courthouse Plaza after getting Fukuro's number four key, deducing Kalifa has the key needed to free Zoro and Usopp, Franky finds himself being knocked off the tower by Chopper. Chopper then begins to climb up the outer wall. Meanwhile, after being momentarily weaken while Kalifa had her bath before she gets herself dressed, Nami realizes the essence of Kalifa's Devil Fruit power to be soap-related. Kalifa explains her ingestion of the Bubble-Bubble Fruit allowed her to produce foam from her body that "cleans" her opponent's body of any strength, using her touch to make Nami's legs glossy and smooth to render her unable to walk. At the same time, covering for Spandam so he can get Robin to the Gates of Justice, Lucci waits for Luffy as the pirate eventually reaches his location. show less

S9:E294 Resounding Bad News! The Buster Call Invoked!

One Piece
01/21/2007 04:01 pm EST

At the Courthouse Plaza, the marines defeat Oimo and Kāshī and capture the Straw Hats' allies in the courthouse. Almost on ...read more At the Courthouse Plaza, the marines defeat Oimo and Kāshī and capture the Straw Hats' allies in the courthouse. Almost on the Bridge of Hesitation, which leads through the Gates of Justice, Spandam tries to contact the CP9 members at the tower to know what is going on with the pirates. But he learns too late that he accidentally invoked a Buster Call, causing ten battleships and five vice-admirals to be dispatched to Enies Lobby from the nearby navy headquarters. As Robin attempts to reason with him of what will happen to Enies Lobby once the Buster Call is invoked, Spandam makes another mistake by informing the whole island of the coming threat while admitting that he does not care if the 10,000 navy soldiers under him are obliterated in process. This causes the navy soldiers to leave their prisoners and flee to the coast. With the Buster Call underway, the CP9 operatives decide to end their respective matches quickly while Luffy begins his fight against Lucci. show less

S9:E295 Five Namis? Nami Strikes Back With Mirages!

One Piece
01/28/2007 04:02 pm EST

Lucci and Luffy begin their mutually anticipated duel while Kalifa manages to subject Nami to her Golden Time attack to ...read more Lucci and Luffy begin their mutually anticipated duel while Kalifa manages to subject Nami to her Golden Time attack to completely smooth her into a weakling. But before Kailfa could deliver the death blow, Nami uses her Mirage Tempo to distract her before Chopper crashes through the wall. After attacking both the CP9 operative and an astonished Nami due to his inability to tell friend from foe in his Monster Point form, Chopper proceeds to rip Kalifa's bathtub out of its foundation and throws it down stairs where Sanji is. While Nami is deeply worried about Chopper, she realizes she needs to focus o Kalifa while learning her opponent's effects can be washed off with water. Kalifa attempts to stop Nami from reaching the torn up water pipes, only for Nami to use her Rain Tempo to restore herself. Now having scouted out Kalifa's abilities, Nami takes their fight to its climax by creating four illusionary doubles of herself. show less

S9:E296 Nami's Decision! Fire at the Out-Of-Control Chopper!

One Piece
02/04/2007 04:03 pm EST

The fight between Nami and Kalifa climaxes when the former unveils her Fata Morgana ability and the latter makes a final attempt ...read more The fight between Nami and Kalifa climaxes when the former unveils her Fata Morgana ability and the latter makes a final attempt to take Nami and her illusion clones out by sweeping the room with a tidal wave of bubbles. But Nami's victory has been ensured as Kalifa is struck by a horizontal lighting bolt. Franky, who had followed Chopper in climbing up the walls of the Tower of Law, arrives as Nami is about to retrieve the Number Two key from Kalifa's person. After discussing Chopper's Monster Point form, they conceive a plan to save Chopper as they find him in the room where the still handcuffed Zoro and Usopp are holding their own against Kaku and Jabra. After Franky uses his air pressure cannon to blast Chopper outside into the seawater, Nami uses Kalifa's key to free Zoro and Usopp from their shackles. show less

S9:E297 Hunter Sanji Makes An Entrance? Elegy for a Lying Wolf!

One Piece
02/11/2007 04:04 pm EST

After pulling the unconscious Chopper out of the sea once he returned to his usual form, making his peace with the reindeer, ...read more After pulling the unconscious Chopper out of the sea once he returned to his usual form, making his peace with the reindeer, Franky ponders on how he can cross the wild waters to reach the Bridge of Hesitation. Chimeney and Gonbe appear outside the secret passage and lead him to Kokoro and the underground tunnel. Pass the room where Luffy is fighting Lucci, Spandam uses Funkfreed to stop Robin's attempted escape and proceeds to drag her by her hair to the Gates of Justice. In the last remaining fight at the Tower of Law, Zoro and Kaku exchange heavy blows while Jabra overwhelms Usopp and Nami and is about to kill the former. But having been restored to normal after being exposed to the water in Kalifa's bathtub, Sanji steps in to deal with Jabra while explaining the current situation and telling Usopp to find and save Robin. show less

S9:E298 Fiery Kicks! Sanji's Full Course of Foot Techniques!

One Piece
02/25/2007 04:05 pm EST

As Sanji takes over fighting Jabra, Nami drags Usopp from the fight to go after Robin. But while Nami intended to go down ...read more As Sanji takes over fighting Jabra, Nami drags Usopp from the fight to go after Robin. But while Nami intended to go down stairs, Usopp has a better idea. Meanwhile, Sanji starts exchanging blows with Jabra, who sends him flying into the hallway. Continuing their fight there, Jabra attempts to trick Sanji into lowering his guard by offering him his key with a made-up story of being Robin's long-lost brother. But Sanji saw though the trick and kicks Jabra before getting the key as he eventually overwhelmed by Jabra going all out by revealing he is the only CP9 operative who can move after using the Iron Body skill. But Sanji responded by making his foot red hot to unveil his newest technique: Diable Jambe, whose intense heat bypasses Jabra's defenses and leads to his defeat in a fierce mid-air final clash. show less

S9:E299 Fierce Sword Attacks! Zoro vs. Kaku, Powerful Sword Fighting Showdown!

One Piece
03/04/2007 04:06 pm EST

Spandam drags Robin along the Bridge of Hesitation while down stairs in the room where Luffy is fighting Lucci, while Franky ...read more Spandam drags Robin along the Bridge of Hesitation while down stairs in the room where Luffy is fighting Lucci, while Franky arrives and offers his help. But Luffy insists that Franky save Robin. Reminded of himself when he was young and tried to stop the sea train from carrying away his mentor, Franky agrees as Luffy attempts to ensure the cyborg's escape by restraining Lucci to no avail. At the same time, in the Tower of Law, Kaku shows Zoro the many tricks he can perform with his body that is now equipped with devil fruit powers, discovering new techniques in the process. But Zoro expresses that Kaku's skills are not enough to defeat him. show less

S9:E300 Demon God Zoro! An Incarnation Of Asura Born From Fighting Spirit!

One Piece
03/11/2007 04:06 pm EDT

After being relentlessly attacked, while hearing Kaku insulting Robin, Zoro's resulting rage manifested itself in a dark ...read more After being relentlessly attacked, while hearing Kaku insulting Robin, Zoro's resulting rage manifested itself in a dark aura that Kaku thought to be a demon. Both swordsmen decide to finish this fight, with Zoro the victor as he unveils his new sword-style: Demon Aura Nine-Sword Style Asura. After giving Kaku the message from Paulie that he and Lucci are fired, Zoro takes the Number Five key as Sanji arrives. Meanwhile, as a fearful Robin makes a final attempt to keep herself from dragged across the Bridge of Hesitation by biting into the bridge's rim, Luffy attempts to hold Lucci long enough for Franky to make his way towards Robin. When Lucci assumes his beast-man form, Luffy activates Second Gear to give Franky the needed time to escape as he and the CP9 agent face each other. show less

S9:E301 Spandam Frightened! The Hero on the Tower of Law!

One Piece
03/18/2007 12:00 pm EDT

After the Gate of Law has completely opened, having managed to loosened Robin's tooth grip on the bridge's rim, Spandam ...read more After the Gate of Law has completely opened, having managed to loosened Robin's tooth grip on the bridge's rim, Spandam ties a rope around her waist and drags her towards the marines awaiting them. In the process, Spandam proudly reveals to Robin that he is the son of Spandaine, the previous CP9 head who was responsible for the Buster Call at Ohara. This causes Robin to be utterly livid yet powerless as stream of tears runs down her cheeks as all seems hopeless after Franky was seemingly taken out by a mine Spandam placed at the entrance to the Bridge of Hesitation. But at the last second, an explosive projectile hits the back of Spandam's head. A stream of projectiles falls on the marines gathered around him. The culprit is revealed to be Usopp, standing on top of the Tower of Law far from the marines' firing range. Robin attempts to run towards the other side the bridge before Franky saves her from being shot by the marines, freeing her from sea stone handcuffs to vent out her rage on Spandam. As the Usopp leaves to regroup with the others, he hears something before an explosion occurs. show less

S9:E302 Robin Freed! Luffy vs. Lucci, Showdown Between Leaders!

One Piece
03/25/2007 12:01 pm EDT

Unable to go back across the Bridge of Hesitation as one of the naval ships blasts the top floors of the Tower of Law into the ...read more Unable to go back across the Bridge of Hesitation as one of the naval ships blasts the top floors of the Tower of Law into the waterfall, Robin and Franky decide to capture the ship Spandam had intended to use to bring the former to navy headquarters with Spandam having all men emerge to subdue the two by any means. Meanwhile, Lucci learns the double-edged nature of Luffy's Second Gear as he tells the youth that the Buster Call is about to begin. Anticipating that the other Straw Hats would take the underground passage, Lucci tears a hole into a wall of the underwater chamber to flood the passageway as the Buster Call on Enies Lobby commences. show less

S9:E303 Boss Luffy is the Culprit? Track Down the Missing Great Cherry Tree!

One Piece
04/01/2007 12:03 pm EDT

It is springtime in Grand Jipangu. One day remains until the yearly town festival, in which everyone gathers to have a picnic ...read more It is springtime in Grand Jipangu. One day remains until the yearly town festival, in which everyone gathers to have a picnic under the 1000-year-old sakura tree. Unfortunately, one of the town's children is sick and cannot attend. Luffy tries to think of a way to show him the tree in its bloom, but does not come up with a solution. When the tree disappears the next day, Luffy becomes the prime suspect. Robin investigates. The truth is that Buggy and his men stole the tree and brought it aboard the ship of Foxy the Silver Fox. She tips off Luffy, Usopp, and Sanji about the tree's location, who go there to retrieve it. show less

S9:E304 I Can't Protect Anyone Unless I Win! Third Gear Activated!

One Piece
04/08/2007 12:04 pm EDT

The Buster Call ships have reached Enies Lobby, passing to Bridge of Hesitation to spare Robin as she is traumatized by the ...read more The Buster Call ships have reached Enies Lobby, passing to Bridge of Hesitation to spare Robin as she is traumatized by the onslaught she is forced to witness a second time in her life. At the same time, as Zoro and Sanji carry a wounded Usopp through the underground passage, Nami, Kokoro, Chimeney, and Gonbe are ahead of them before they are forced to turn back as a consequence of the flooding caused by Lucci. Luffy and Lucci take their fight to the next floor above the sea level to resume their fight with the latter having the greater advantage after Luffy's Second Gear ended. Though Lucci offers Luffy a chance to run away and save his friends, the pirate knows not to trust the CP9 agent as he reveals his other trump card: Gear Third. Luffy blows air into his arm to have it grow before using it to hit Lucci as the Buster Call ships witness a giant fist punching out of the pillar. show less

S9:E305 Shivering Past! Dark Justice and Rob Lucci!

One Piece
04/15/2007 12:05 pm EDT

After Rob Lucci is knocked into his ship by Luffy's enlarged fist, Vice Admiral Doberman orders his men to stand down when ...read more After Rob Lucci is knocked into his ship by Luffy's enlarged fist, Vice Admiral Doberman orders his men to stand down when they failed to recognize the CP9 Agent. Doberman proceeds to reveal to his men that fifteen years ago, a 13-year-old Rob Lucci is sent as an emissary of the world government to help a country at war with pirates. Prior to his arrival, five hundred of the country's soldiers were taken hostage with the pirates' captain using them to take the king's throne. But allowing himself to be captured, believing that the soldiers are "guilty of being weak", Lucci murdered all five hundred hostages before executing the pirate's captain to resolve the matter. Though Doberman's crew were shocked by Lucci's actions, the Vice Admiral voices that is the reason why he is not taking actions in securing Robin as Lucci is suitable for the task. By that time, Luffy makes it to Doberman's ship and proceeds to fight Lucci as Vice Admiral Onigumo orders the ships to redirect their cannons to the gradually damaged vessel. show less

S9:E306 A Mysterious Mermaid Appears? As Consciousness Fades Away...

One Piece
04/22/2007 12:06 pm EDT

After fighting Lucci in Gear Third for a minute, barely escaping cannon fire in time, Luffy is left to cope with the ...read more After fighting Lucci in Gear Third for a minute, barely escaping cannon fire in time, Luffy is left to cope with the technique's side effect of his body shrinking to a fraction of its original size for around the same time. Luffy attempts to hide from Lucci, but is found and pinned with the CP9 agent about to kill him. Luckily, the damage Luffy's initial punch while in Third Gear takes its toll on Lucci's legs with the agent stopping in his tracks as Luffy regains his usual size. At the other end of the Bridge of Hesitation, Spandam makes an attempt on Robin's life with Funkfreed, only for Franky to stop the blade and force him to assume his elephant form. After explaining his reasons to support the Straw Hats, Franky cripples Spandam under Funkfreed's weight before he and Robin, who regained her composure, decide to take the convoy ship. Meanwhile, having reached the entry point of Enies Lobby, the Galley-La foremen, the Franky Family, and the giants are forced to watch the fleeing marines allowed into three Buster Call's battleships that soon drift out into position. In the underground passage, the drowning group of Nami, Zoro, Ussop, Sanji, Chopper, Chimeney, and Gonbe are about to lose hope when they are saved by a mermaid: revealed to be Kokoro. show less

S9:E307 Cannon Fire Sinks the Island! Franky's Lamentation!

One Piece
04/29/2007 12:07 pm EDT

Franky and Robin finished throwing the last remaining marines off their commandeered convoy ship when Kokoro, in mermaid form, ...read more Franky and Robin finished throwing the last remaining marines off their commandeered convoy ship when Kokoro, in mermaid form, jumps aboard with the rest of the Straw Hats, Chimeney, and Gonbe managing to survive their brush with a watery grave due to the shock of their rescuer's appearance. Kokoro explains that mermaids like her are able to walk on land after thirty years' time before everyone is happy to see Robin. The joyous reunion does not last long as Zoro, Usop, and Franky see the inferno that was Enies Lobby. Zoro notes that they should remain in case the navy focuses on them while waiting for Luffy. But as Sanji joins the group, one of the ships announces that the Straw Hats' accomplices has been wiped out along with the main gate. This breaks Franky's heart to hear his gang have been slaughtered as he yells for Luffy that he better not get himself killed. As the fleet turns its attention toward the Bridge of Hesitation, having managed to wound Lucci in the legs, Luffy decides to finish the fight in Second Gear form. show less

S9:E308 Wait for Luffy! Mortal Combat on the Bridge of Hesitation!

One Piece
05/06/2007 12:08 pm EDT

The fight between Luffy and Lucci reaches its climax as the CP9 assassin makes use of his most powerful technique: the Six Kings ...read more The fight between Luffy and Lucci reaches its climax as the CP9 assassin makes use of his most powerful technique: the Six Kings Gun. The Bridge of Hesitation is surrounded by battleships that use their cannonfire to sever the bridge's first pillar, where Luffy is fighting, from the rest. Having cut off the Straw Hats' captain's retreat, the marines send their two hundred captains and commanders to recapture Robin while killing off the Straw Hats. During the fight, with Chopper still unable to move and Sanji nowhere to be seen, Robin joins her friends in fighting the Marine's strongest fighters. Meanwhile, after enduring punishing blows from Lucci, Luffy is at his limit and finally falls to the ground with Ussop horrified by the sight. show less

S9:E309 Fists Full of Emotion! Luffy Unleashes Gatling with All His Might!

One Piece
05/13/2007 12:15 pm EDT

While the Straw Hats struggle to hold their own against those among Buster Call's fighting elite who have Devil Fruit ...read more While the Straw Hats struggle to hold their own against those among Buster Call's fighting elite who have Devil Fruit powers, an unmasked Usopp sees Luffy lying in the dust in front of Lucci. Usopp cries out to him, telling him to get back up. But when Luffy is unable to move, Usopp resorts to provoking Lucci to face him. Presuming Luffy to be defeated, Lucci decides to take Usopp's suggestion with the intention of slaughtering the entire Straw Hat crew before returning to finish Luffy off. But Luffy, spurred by Usopp's words, gets back to his feet with a promise not to fall until he wins. Luffy then activates his Second Gear, engaging Lucci in a final fist fight. Though Lucci hits him with his Six Kings Gun, Luffy keeps standing as he deliver a barrage of blows strong enough to break through Lucci's Iron Body technique. Lucci's defeat is soon made public with a grinning Luffy collapsing to the floor. show less

S9:E310 From the Sea, a Friend Arrives! The Straw Hats Share the Strongest Bond!

One Piece
05/20/2007 12:17 pm EDT

As everyone is in awe of Luffy defeating Rob Lucci, it revealed by Transponder Snail loudspeakers that the Franky Family and ...read more As everyone is in awe of Luffy defeating Rob Lucci, it revealed by Transponder Snail loudspeakers that the Franky Family and Galley-La foremen faked their deaths while having found a means of escape. The Straw Hats are not so fortunate as the Marine admirals' forces renew their attack as their battleships destroy the stolen convoy ship, Sanji reappearing to save Chopper, Kokoro, Chimeney, and Gonbe. The Buster Call ships then destroy what remained of the Bridge of Hesitation to force the pirates onto the middle pillar before redirecting fire at the pillar where Luffy is to blast him to bits while he is unable to move. Things seem hopeless until Usopp once more hears a voice calling out for him and the rest of the Straw Hats to jump into the ocean. Despite many thinking Usopp had gone mad, the others start to hear it too with Robin using her Devil Fruit powers to toss Luffy out of the pillar as everything jumps to the source of the mysterious voice: the Going Merry. show less

S9:E311 Everyone Makes a Great Escape! The Road to Victory is for the Pirates!

One Piece
05/27/2007 12:18 pm EDT

Despite appearing to have sunk at Water 7, the Going Merry somehow made it to Enies Lobby with the Straw Hats have little time ...read more Despite appearing to have sunk at Water 7, the Going Merry somehow made it to Enies Lobby with the Straw Hats have little time to speculate how their ship arrived as a livid Spandam, revealed to have survived being crushed by Funkfreed, orders the Buster Call battleships to destroy Robin and the Straw Hats. Though the battleships have already taken aim at the tiny ship that has snuck in between them at a near point-blank range, it turned out Sanji used his crew to fight with the Marine's elite to control the room for the Gates of Justice and closed it to restore the whirlpools. This results with the battleships' aim and maneuverability disabled as the Straw Hats go on the defense while Nami plans their escape route. After Robin uses her Devil Fruit powers to break Spandam's spine, the Straw Hats succeed with their escape with the Buster Call fleet utterly defeated. show less

S9:E312 Thank You, Merry! Snow Falls over the Parting Sea!

One Piece
06/03/2007 12:18 pm EDT

With Enies Lobby and the Buster Call fleet out of sight, Usopp having resumed his Sniper King guise while everyone was still ...read more With Enies Lobby and the Buster Call fleet out of sight, Usopp having resumed his Sniper King guise while everyone was still puzzled over how the Going Merry reach them, the Straw Hats meet up with Iceberg on the Galley-La company ship. By then, then Going Merry finally begins to break apart and Luffy begs the shipwrights to repair the beloved ship. But Iceburg, having heard the mysterious voice, reveals that he found the Going Merry during Aqua Lagoona and did everything in his power to fix it at the ship's behest. Iceberg convincing Luffy to let the Going Mary go, the captain giving his ship a proper burial by setting it ablaze as he and the other Straw Hats, reminiscing about their time with the Going Merry, watching their ship sink to the bottom of the sea. show less

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