"A State of Emergency - Big Mom Closes in!" is the 923rd episode of the One Piece anime
The banquet at Orochi's palace begins and Robin begins her mission. Shinobu, Nami, and Brook sneak into the palace as well. Meanwhile, in Udon prison, Kid explains to Luffy and Caribou about how he lost his arm. Back at the Flower Capital, two of the Flying Six, Page One and X Drake arrive to hunt down Sanji.
The episode starts with Yasuie leading Zoro to Ebisu town. The villagers greet Yasuie with great cheers. Zoro wonders how the people in this poor village can be so cheerful.
Meanwhile, in Orochi's palace, Orochi asks his men what's for dinner. Orochi's servants serve him boiled chicken, but Orochi refuses them because he doesn't like chicken. Another servant brings in fresh vegetables, but Orochi discards them. Another brings saury, which Orochi accepts. Orochi later asks his servants where the women are.
Meanwhile, in Ebisu town, Zoro stands in the middle of a laughing crowd, who are pretty cheerful despite being malnourished. Yasuie tells the townpeople that Zoro is a kind person because he worries for his thirst as he spoke a lot on his way leading Zoro to Ebisu town. One of the female townsfolk comments that Zoro has a scary look. She later uses her fingers to make Zoro smile. Later, a young girl brings water in a broken cup to Zoro. Zoro is reluctant to drink it at first, but later drinks it while the townsfolk cheer.
Meanwhile, in Orochi's palace, Orochi is happy to see the women. Orochi's servants present the women to him and he exclaims that they are gorgeous. Orochi later prepares a banquet. Orochi sees Robin, who is disguised as a geisha, and asks if she is new. She says yes. Orochi says that she is quite beautiful, which makes Robin blush. However, Orochi complains that the most important oiran hasn't arrived. Later, Komurasaki arrives. Orochi tells her that he misses her, in which he replies that she also misses him with a seductive pose, making him get heart eyes.
Meanwhile, Sanji is making soba noodles at a food stand. Law suddenly appears, disguised with a bucket helmet. Sanji unwelcomely greets him and asks why he came. Law tells Sanji that he has came to warn that two Tobiroppos, Page One and X Drake are planning to take on him.
Meanwhile, in Orochi's palace, Orochi tells Komurasaki to come closer to him, to which she replies in a seductive pose that she isn't worthy of coming close to him. Orochi tells her to come closer and not be shy, which she accepts. Later, Kyoshiro arrives in Orochi's palace.
Meanwhile, Luffy, while working to break stone in the quarry is approached by Caribou. He asks Luffy that they should help each other break out of prison. Luffy gets annoyed and ask Caribou why doesn't he ally with Kid instead of him. Caribou tells Luffy that he doesn't want to ally with Kid, given his poor reputation. He tells Luffy of the rumors that Kid has his arm cut off in an encounter with the Big Mom pirates. Luffy doubts this rumor and calls Caribou a pathetic loser. Caribou tells Luffy that he heard it from a trusted source. Then, Kid throws a pickaxe at Caribou, barely hitting him. He tells Caribou that he never tried to take down the Big Mom pirates. Kid tells Caribou that he managed to injure one of Big Mom's Sweet Commanders. Caribou, being frightened asks how he lost his arm, to which Kid replies that he lost it in a scuffle with Shanks. Kid later sees Luffy and brags to him that he is going to take down Kaidou, which Luffy the same.
Meanwhile, Nami and Shinobu glides on Orochi's palace roof. A gush of wind blows Nami off the roof but Shinobu rescues her, to which she thanks. Shinobu later uses her devil fruit abilities to rot the roof of Orochi's palace to get in. In the meantime, while Orochi is deep in the party, Robin leaves Orochi's palace. Brook, while sitting in a bucket deep in the well uses his astral projection to spy on Orochi's palace. He later finds a ponegliff.
Meanwhile, Kaidou's servants report seeing Big Mom's ship coming to Onigashima. Kaidou tells him that he already knows that they will come. He exclaims that he will kill Big Mom.
Meanwhile, Big Mom's ship arrive to be met with the cannons in Onigashima's waterfalls. Perospero blocks the cannon with his candy, Daifuku destroys a cannon with his genie, and Smoothie destroys another cannon with her sword.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- The anime adds the following:
- While he is shown the menu for the banquet, Orochi slaps away the sake bottles.
- Orochi talking to Robin before seeing Komurasaki.
- Nami and Shinobu sneaking into the palace is shown.
- Brook sneaking around the palace in spirit form and finding the room with a Poneglyph.
- Daifuku and Smoothie destroying enemy cannons. In the manga, they were only seen defending their ship from cannon fire.
- Scenes of Page One terrorizing civilians and destroying buildings during his introduction.
- The anime adds Amande, Nusstorte, Dosmarche, Snack, Kato, Custard, Angel, and Cornstarch on board the Queen Mama Chanter.
- In the manga, Kaidou was wearing his shirt when Big Mom came to Wano but not in the anime.