"Shocking Confession - The Truth Behind the Assassination of Otohime" is the 552nd episode of the One Piece anime.
Jinbe and Shirahoshi are captured by the New Fish-Man Pirates when they fall into a trap due to a balloon version of King Neptune which easily tricks Shirahoshi and Megalo. At the plaza, the princes are tied up in the same manner as their father, with the New Fish-Man pirates chanting for their deaths. However, Hody Jones refuses to admit victory until he receives news that Shirahoshi is dead. Hody's underlings bring Shirahoshi, Jinbe, and Megalo to the plaza all chained up which greatly pleases Hody.
Shyarly comes to the plaza and tells Hody that the one who will destroy Fish-Man Island is Luffy, not him. Hody angrily attacks her with a water bullet. He then reveals that his plan to conquer the island was set in motion ten years ago starting with the death of Queen Otohime which he reveals that he was the assassin, shocking everyone. He goes on taunting Shirahoshi about killing her mother, but the princess replies tearfully that she already knew.
At the Fish-Man District, Vander Decken IX has placed his right hand on the ship Noah, causing the massive ship to lift up and fly towards Fish-Man Island. Decken shouts that he will destroy Fish-Man Island and Shirahoshi with it.
Jinbe and Shirahoshi are on their way to the plaza and run into "Neptune" and Shirahoshi believes it to be her father and has Megalo rush over there despite Jinbe's protest and it reveals it to be a balloon and captures Jinbe, Shirahoshi and Megalo.
At the plaza, the royal family of Fukaboshi, Manboshi, Ryuboshi, and Neptune are all tied up and defeated by the officers of the New Fish-Man Pirates while the citizens are shocked they were defeated. The New Fish-Man pirates chanting for their deaths. However, Hody Jones refuses to admit victory until he receives news that Shirahoshi is dead. Just at that moment, Jinbe and Shirahoshi drop to the ground in the plaza and Hody which greatly pleases Hody with Jinbe commenting on Hody's new appearance. The citizens wonder why Jinbe's there thinking he was banished after he renounced his title and wonder if he saved the princess from Luffy. At that moment, Hody has all his lower subordinants invade the plaza revealing 70,000 Fish-Man pirates and 30,000 human slaves revealing the 100,000 members of the New Fish-Man Pirates. As they are rallying themselves, Hody tells the cowardly citizens to clear out of their homes for his crew since they are cowards in his opinion.
However, Shyarly comes to the plaza and tells Hody not to get carried away with himself stating her prediction about the island being destroyed. As Hody claims it's him, Shyarly states it will be Luffy. With the citizens backing her up stating her predictions are never wrong, Hody angrily attacks her with a water bullet. He tells her not to get arrogant with him, stating he's different from her older brother, Arlong, and the Arlong Pirates are nothing but an empty symbol to unite under and brags about his plan to conquer the island was set in motion ten years ago starting with the death of Queen Otohime which he reveals that he was the assassin, shocking everyone. Neptune is enraged that Hody killed his wife but Hody shoots him with a water bullet. The citizens are shocked by Hody killing their queen realizing they were tricked by him and how they pointed their anger at the human for killing Otohime. Hody states he paid that pirate off to burn the box of signatures and he shot Otohime in the confusion and killed the human to fool the island. Hody goes on taunting Shirahoshi about killing her mother claiming she was destined to die for his plan and how weak she was for wanting peace with humans and how she was nothing but a nuisance to the island and how he's proud to have killed her. However, Shirahoshi tearfully reveals she already knew, shocking Hody and Neptune.
At the Fish-Man District, Vander Decken IX has placed his right hand on the ship Noah, causing the massive ship to lift up and fly towards Fish-Man Island. Decken shouts that he will destroy Fish-Man Island and Shirahoshi with it and says goodbye to the both of them.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- In the manga, the capture of Jinbe, Shirahoshi, and Megalo was shown in a short flashback after they were brought to the plaza. Furthermore, the Neptune balloon wasn't shown exploding into a net.
- In the anime, the surprised reaction of the New Fish-Man Pirates' underlings at Hody's shocking confession is not shown.
- The scene in which Hody was bragging about killing Otohime is extended.
- When the scenes showing the three sons of Neptune and Jinbe are shown in inverted colors for dramatic effect, there are some coloring errors (i.e. Jinbe being colored red and Fukaboshi's hair being colored dirty blonde)
- Some additional scenes are added in the anime:
- Hody Jones paying off the human pirate is shown.
- After burning the signatures, the human demands the rest of his payment right before Hody shot him to death.
- In the manga, after Neptune was angry to learn that Hody killed Otohime, Hody hits him with his attack Uchimizu. However in the anime, he attacks with Yabusame.