"Sanji's Suffering - The Queen Returns to His Kingdom!" is the 510th episode of the One Piece anime.
Chopper leaves the Torino Kingdom, while riding one of the birds, hoping to be able to aid Luffy. In the midst of leaving, Chopper finds a newspaper and is quite shocked. While reading the newspaper, Nico Robin is relieved to see that Luffy is safe and grins. In the meantime, Sanji meets up with Emporio Ivankov, questioning him about Luffy. Due to Sanji's inaccurate drawing on his bounty, Ivankov refuses to believe that he is part of Luffy's crew. Sanji reads the newspaper and is shocked. Dragon calls Ivankov and they discuss about gathering the commanders and what Luffy did again at Marineford.
Meanwhile, Chopper is at the Torino Kingdom, preparing to go back to Sabaody Archipelago. The natives give him food and supplies. Chopper admits that he would prefer to stay and learn medicine on the island but he must go back to Luffy so he can help him. He walks, but then he remembers, that he does not have transport. The giant chick appears and tells him that his dad will give him a ride. Chopper is seen having fun on the back of the giant bird in midair. The News Coo then appears and gives Chopper the paper. While reading the newspaper, he is shown to be shocked at something.
Meanwhile, Robin is riding with an escort at Tequila Wolf. She is holding a portrait of herself in her lap. Soran gave Robin the portrait. She thanked Soran, who asked her if they will meet again. Robin agreed. After that a revolutionary told Robin, that Dragon wanted to see her. She did not agree with that and said that she has to meet up with her crew. Robin listens as one of the revolutionaries tells her about why the giant bridge was built. A few revolutionaries then give Robin the latest newspaper through a crow. She reads it and the contents leave a smile on her face.
Sanji is shown at Kamabakka Kingdom, trying to convince Caroline to give him a boat. Soon enough, Ivankov appears as his female form, coming from a battleship. Sanji gets multiple nosebleeds from looking at 'his' body but Ivankov changes back to male and Sanji finally starts to ask him about Luffy and tells him that he is a part of Luffy's crew. Ivankov presents multiple bounty posters to Sanji. After Ivankov showed the drawn picture of Sanji, Sanji angrily refuses to say it is him. Ivankov gets mad and scolds Sanji until Sanji relented and admits the drawn poster was his. After comparing the faces, Ivankov is not convinced that Sanji is one of the crew, because of the badly drawn wanted poster. After this scuffle, Sanji requests a ship to get out of the kingdom, which was rejected by Ivankov. Sanji told Ivankov that he will swim out of the island, which made Ivankov believe that he was a part of Luffy's crew. Sanji then offers a one-on-one fight. He goes all-out at the beginning. Ivankov pretends to struggle against him but ultimately defeats him. After the fight, he decides to tell Sanji about Luffy as it will not harm Luffy as the whole world now knows about him. Sanji receives the newspaper and is shocked by the news in it.
At Baltigo, where Dragon's headquarters is, Dragon is talking to Ivankov via a Den Den Mushi about the news and his son. He also states that he has to gather all of his commanders, because Whitebeard's death will cause quite the uproar. Ivankov asks him if he read the newspaper and said that he is also surprised by what Luffy did at Marineford.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- It was never shown in the manga how Luffy, Jinbe and Rayleigh got into Marineford.
- In the manga, the parts with the baby chick are not shown.
- Chopper is seen having fun riding on the bird that took him off the island before getting the newspaper.
- In the manga, the parts with Soran are not shown.
- Sanji meeting Ivankov (in his female form) is shown. Sanji figures that Ivankov is really a man, but due to him being in his female form at the time he fights back and forth between feelings of infatuation and the "truth".
- The fight between Sanji and Ivankov is shown in the anime.
- Although Brook wasn't recognized as part of the Straw Hats at the time, Ivankov had a wanted poster of him, along with the Straw Hats' other posters when he was questioning Sanji.
- The significances of the White Den Den Mushi is not explained as it was in the manga.
- The preview for the next episode is shortened from its usual length.