Chapter 79 is titled "Survive".
Color Spread: The Straw Hat Pirates in a Wild West frontier town. Zoro is riding a huge black panther; Nami is lounging against a second, heavily drunk panther; Usopp is pointing a pistol straight ahead; and Sanji and Luffy are returning from a supply run, arms laden with bags and barrels.
After Bell-mère's death, Nami was kidnapped when Arlong discovered her ability for drawing maps. All the villagers decided to fight to take her back, but she suddenly came back by herself, revealing that she was now part of Arlong's crew. She even showed that she could earn all the money she wanted. Disgusted by this selfish behavior, the villagers rejected her. But when Nojiko went to her mother's grave, Nami was already sitting there. She explained to her sister that in order to accomplish their mother's last wish and live, they could not rebel against Arlong who was too strong for them. Instead she decided to draw maps for him, revealing that she would be able to buy her village back for 100,000,000.
- Arlong kidnaps Nami after discovering her cartography talents.
- Genzo scars come from a fight against Kuroobi.
- Nami joins the Arlong Pirates.
- Arlong decides to release his hold on the village if Nami gives him 100,000,000.
- This is the second cover wherein Nami appears as one of the Straw Hats while she is actually still with the Arlong Pirates.
- This chapter's cover page was—redrawn to remove Sanji and include Gill Bastar and Wild Joe—featured in the credits montage of One Piece: The Movie.
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