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"To Fulfill the Promise - Separate Departures!" is the 504th episode of the One Piece anime.

Short Summary

After the death of Sabo, Ace and Luffy continue their training while the others discover the Revolutionaries' ship. Meanwhile, Dragon tells Ivankov that he has attracted too much attention and departs for Baltigo. At the Gray Terminal, the villagers begin to accumulate more junk. At the forest, Ace becomes more fond of Luffy as a brother when Luffy gets nearly mauled by a bear. After seven years of intensive training, Ace departs from the Goa Kingdom to the ocean and Dadan is emotionally distraught. Three more years pass and Luffy bids farewell to everyone as he departs on his journey to the Grand Line. Luffy encounters the Sea King that ate Shanks' arm again and uses the Gomu Gomu no Pistol technique to defeat it. In the present, Luffy is still upset that Ace has died and proclaims to Jinbe that he is too weak.

Long Summary

Ace starts to care for Luffy more as a brother after he was nearly mauled to death by a bear. Ace then sets off on his own seven years later, bidding the mountain bandits and Luffy farewell. Dogra comes by a few months later and shows Luffy a newspaper that talks about Ace and his new crew. Three years later, Luffy sets out from the Goa Kingdom. He then beats up the Lord of the Coast for eating Shanks' arm and to show the results of his forest training.

Present time: Luffy proclaims that he is weak in front of Jinbe, implying that he cannot be the Pirate King like he wanted, considering that he wasn't able to protect Ace or his friends.

Characters in Order of Appearance

Anime Notes

  • In the scene where Dragon came back to the ship, Ivankov pointed to someone that Dragon seemed to be carrying and wondered who that was. Soon afterwards, various members of the Revolutionary Army are heard frantically calling for medical aid for someone. In the Dressrosa Arc, this is later revealed to be Sabo, who had been rescued by Dragon.
  • An imagination of Sabo appears to encourage Luffy to aim at the center of the rock after he failed the first time while he practices his Gomu Gomu no Pistol. In the manga, Luffy breaks the rock on his first try.
  • Luffy defeating the Lord of the Coast is properly shown for the first time in the anime version in this episode.

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