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"A Great Buildup - The Fake Straw Hat Crew's Intimidation" is the 520th episode of the One Piece anime.

Short Summary

Brook finishes his concert when the Marines arrive to capture him, but he escapes. Usopp, Chopper, Robin and Nami all reunite at the Ship and find Franky.

Long Summary

Brook finishes his concert and thanking his fans. Later, he goes backstage and is given a bottle of water and pours the water on himself. Later on, his fans call for an encore which he accepts. The Marines then come and want to arrest him because he is a member of the Straw Hats. Brook starts to sing his last song, proclaiming that Luffy is still alive. The Marines open fire, but Brook already escaped on a flying fish. Chopper, Usopp, Robin, and Nami later reunite at the Thousand Sunny. Chopper and Usopp meet Franky again and seem to be amazed over the new equipment of his body. Franky then reveals that his voice can sound robotic and he can do several changes to his body parts. His hands have become fairly larger, but he also reveals a new arm.

Characters in Order of Appearance

Anime Notes

  • The anime adds the following:
    • Brook performing the 45 degree pose during his concert.
    • Scenes of his past with the Longarm Tribe. The anime also shows his managers feeling some regret for reporting him to the Marines, having developed a sense of camaraderie during his rise to stardom.
    • Brook singing his "New World" song. In the manga, he has only begun to sing it.
    • How Brook escaped the Marines is shown.

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