"Oden's Determination! Whitebeard's Test!" is the 963rd episode of the One Piece anime.
Kozuki Oden's dreams to leave Wano lead him directly to Whitebeard after he learns of the pirate's arrival. After a brief battle, Oden begs Whitebeard to let him join his crew. Whitebeard denies his request due to concerns about Oden's character. Once their ship is repaired, the Whitebeard Pirates leave at night to avoid Oden's advances but he catches up anyway, attaching a chain to the ship and riding with Izo through the ocean. Marco saves Izo and brings him onto the Moby Dick where he is tied up. Whitebeard tells Oden that if he holds on for three days, he can join the crew.
Three days have passed and Oden only has an hour left before he can join the crew. However, after hearing the screams of Amatsuki Toki, Oden lets go of the chain to save her life.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- The anime adds the following:
- A scene of Oden looking at a map.
- Villagers spotting the Whitebeard Pirates before an official reports this to Kanjuro, a report that Oden overhears.
- Izo running along with Kin'emon and Kanjuro after Oden runs towards the Whitebeard Pirates.
- A scene showing initial hostility between the Whitebeard Pirates and the Scabbards.
- Oden and Whitebeard drinking alcohol together.
- After Whitebeard rejected taking Oden, the Scabbards dragged Oden away and later locked him in a room.
- Oden hears Toki in trouble when he is about to grab the chain.
- The fight between Oden and Whitebeard is extended and it ends with Whitebeard giving Oden a quake punch to the face.
- When Toki first appears, the manga showed that she had some bruises. In the anime, Toki appears completely unharmed.
- Unlike in the manga, Toki is starting to jump into the future, but was interrupted by Oden's arrival.