Appearance and Design
The craft was black with a black bird's head on the bow. Its only notable feature, besides the bird head, is that it has two breath Dials for propulsion.
Conis used to use Karasumaru before she learned how to use a waver. She lent it to Luffy, Sanji, and Usopp after Enel's forces abducted the Going Merry—and the other Straw Hat Pirates—to Upper Yard.
After the Straw Hats reunited on Upper Yard, the Karasumaru was tethered to the Merry, presumably to be returned to Conis. Though Conis was never actually shown retrieving it, it was no longer tethered by the time the Merry was ready to leave Skypiea.
Translation and Dub Issues
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 26 Chapter 244 and Episode 158, The Karasumaru is introduced.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 27 Chapter 255 and Episode 168, While the others go searching for gold on Upper Yard, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji try to steer the Merry onto an exit route.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 32 Chapter 302 and Episode 195.
- Gondola – Wikipedia article about gondolas in general, the type of vehicle the Karasumaru is based on.