"The Worst Generation Charges in! The Battle of the Stormy Sea" is the 978th episode of the One Piece anime.
Luffy, Law and Kid join the Akazaya samurai as they begin to blew up a ship from Kaidou's troops.
Although the arrival of the Straw Hat Pirates, Heart Pirates, and Kid Pirates was unexpected, the Beasts Pirates are still confident as they decide to fire the ships. Both Usopp and Zoro attempted to stop the Beast Pirates from firing, with Usopp unleashing Green Star, Skull Blast Grass towards the ship and Zoro unleashing a slice from Enma.
Meanwhile, at the Tokage Port, Kanjuro was surprised to see the pirates being present there. He recalls of him reporting to Orochi the changes of Kin'emon's plan. One of the Gifters revealed they received orders from Orochi and as planned, they dropped the bombs across the Sunny.
In a flashback, the day before the Fire Festival, the Straw Hat Pirates were seen gathering at the beach, discussing over Kin'emon's plan. Franky contemplates over which outfit he should wear, with Luffy ended giving up his samurai outfit towards Franky, stating he should wear a black cape instead, since he is a pirate. Zoro decides to take a walk, with Sanji telling him not to get lost whilst laying down. Suddenly, seeing their ship in flames, Franky decides to rush in, looking out for the ship, only revealing to one of the Bird Gifters that the Thousand Sunny cannot be destroyed by an ordinary bomb, however, only the sails got burned. The Straw Hats then questioned Kin'emon, noticing all of their allies aren't present at the Tokage Port.
The Beast Pirates then revealed how they prevented the rest of the Kozuki Family's allies from getting to Tokage Port as well as that they had formed an alliance with the Big Mom Pirates. The rookie Pirates are shocked to hear that the two Emperors have decided to ally with one another. Feeling satisfied, they decided to fire cannons against the Scabbards. Eventually, Penguin, Shachi, Bepo, and Shishilian's group then stops the enemy fire against the Scabbards.
As the cannons were again ready to be fired by the Beast Pirates, Luffy then decides to simultaneously attack and destroy one of their ships. Along the way, Luffy engages in an argument with Law and Kid, fighting against each other over whom should destroy one of their ships. The three of them jumped in and unleash an attack on one of their ships. Law, teleports the ship in the sky, electrocutes one of the Butterfly Gifters and unleashing an Injection Shot towards the ship. Kid, unleashes Punk Vice on one of the enemy ships' cannons, whilst Luffy goes around the ship, before going to Gear Fourth, in Bounceman form, applying a punch against the ship. The three of them destroyed one of their ships, before they were seen arguing against each other.
Soon, Kyoshiro and his family arrives on his ship. The Beasts Pirates believe he is here to aid them in battle and beg him to sink the enemy ships and he proceeds to attack one of the Beast Pirates ships by cutting it in half. Kyoshiro then addresses the Samurai, as Zoro recognizes him from the town.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- The anime adds the following:
- The Beasts Pirates attempting to fire cannons at the Sunny. Zoro and Usopp repels the attacks while damaging the enemy ship.
- Franky firing at the three SMILE users who were ordered to blow up the Sunny. In the manga, Franky was unaware of who it was that tried to blow up the ship.
- A flashback of the day before the raid, with the Straw Hats hearing the blast on Sunny.
- Luffy noticing Kanjuro on the shore, wondering what he is doing.
- The three SMILE users trying to attack the Straw Hats before being stopped by Nami, Robin and Sanji.
- Penguin, Shachi, Bepo, and Shishilian's group stopping the enemy fire against the Scabbards.
- The anime extends the following:
- The anime changed the following:
- In the manga, Kid uses Punk Rotten against the enemy ship, but in the anime he uses Punk Vise.