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"A Man's Oath Never Dies!! To the Friend Who Waits Under A Far-Away Sky" is the 353rd episode of the One Piece anime.

Short Summary

Usopp, Chopper, Robin, and Franky return to the Thousand Sunny, discovering their ship had been ransacked but Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji returned to them without their shadows. After updating the other three of their current status and Nami's abduction, Franky reveals what Brook told him, why he was still alive and drifting after fifty years, which was in order to return to Reverse Mountain where one of his most valuable crew mates waits for him: the whale Laboon.

Long Summary

RobinFrankyUsopp, and Chopper rush across the stone bridge back towards the Thousand Sunny. They'd been told by Brook they would locate their missing crewmates LuffyZoro, and Sanji aboard for safekeeping. Franky asks Usopp about Oars, whom Usopp had been seen being brought to life after being implanted with Luffy's shadow by Gecko Moria. They return to the Sunny to find the zombies had ransacked the ship in the process of returning their victims. Usopp finds the missing crewmates in the dining room in assorted humiliating poses. As Brook noted, they're unconscious and unresponsive until Usopp yells, There's a beautiful swordswoman with lots of meat. This awakens all three.

Back in the castle, Nami lays unconscious on a table while a zombie sizes her for a wedding dress. The zombie returns with the dress and lays it beside Nami to check. He also notes the presence of Absalom in spite of his Suke Suke no Mi, forcing Absalom to leave in frustration. Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji quickly regain their bearings. The crew trade information they've picked up: Nami's kidnapping, the zombies that hold the stolen crew's shadows, Brook's knowledge of the zombies and how to purify them, and the fact Moria's one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea. Franky then admits that, in a callous moment, he'd asked what kept Brook going in spite of the hardship he'd endured. Brook then mentioned Laboon, whom he'd been forced to leave behind at Twin Cape but not before promising to return for him. Luffy, Zoro, Usopp, and Sanji instantly recognize the name and reveal to Franky, Chopper, and Robin they've met him already and they're familiar with that promise.

Characters in Order of Appearance

Anime Notes

  • In the episode, there are two zombies in portraits talking about Nami's measurements, which are B95-W55-H85 (37"-21"-33"), according to SBS Volume 37. The scene is not in the manga.

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