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The Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance is an alliance formed between the Straw Hat Pirates, the Heart Pirates, the Kozuki Family, and the Mink Tribe with the goal of taking down Kaido of the Four Emperors.[1]

Members[edit | edit source]

With the goal of reaching 5,000 strong,[8] the alliance managed to gather around 4,200 men.[9] Shortly before the raid on Onigashima, Denjiro brought 1,200 men with him from the Flower Capital, exceeding Kin'emon's goal.[10]

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Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance
Monkey D. Luffy Trafalgar D. Water Law Kozuki Momonosuke Inuarashi Nekomamushi
Founding Factions
Straw Hat Pirates Heart Pirates Kozuki Family Mokomo Dukedom
Allied Raid Forces
Yakuza Mt. Atama Thieves Kyoshiro Family Kid Pirates Marco
Izo Yamato X Drake Tama Komachiyo
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Other Allies
Tenguyama Hitetsu Shimotsuki Yasuie  Caribou ????? ?????
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Organization[edit | edit source]

Preparation Works[edit | edit source]

Before the attack, the alliance divided its forces into teams.[11]

  • The Ship Repair Team (船整備班 Fune Seibi Han?) was responsible for repairing the ships at Itachi Port with Franky and Usopp as members.
  • The Weapons Prep Team (兵器準備班 Heiki Junbi Han?) was responsible for preparing weapons in Udon with Hyogoro as a member.
  • The Katana Retrieval Team (刀回収班 Katana Kaishū Han?) was responsible for recovering swords in Ringo with Cho as a member.
  • The Yakuza Rousing Team (反逆者統率班 Hangyakusha Tōsotsu Han?) was responsible for the commanders in Kibi with Yatappe as a member.

Attacking Force[edit | edit source]

The alliance has over 5,400 men, not counting their occasional allies and non-fighting support.

Name Leader Men Notes
Straw Hat Pirates Monkey D. Luffy 10 Also an Alliance founder
Heart Pirates Trafalgar D. Water Law 21 Also an Alliance founder
Kozuki Family Main family Kozuki Momonosuke 2 Also an Alliance founder
Nine Red Scabbards Kin'emon 8 Part of the Kozuki Family

Kurozumi Kanjuro revealed to be a spy and traitor

Mt. Atama Thieves Ashura Doji 280 Led by one of the Scabbards
Wano Country Samurai Hyogoro 1000
Udon former Prisoners 3500
Yakuza 200
Kyoshiro Family Denjiro 200 Led by one of the Scabbards
Mink Tribe Inuarashi Musketeer Squad Shishilian 200 Also an Alliance founder
Guardians Nekomamushi Unknown Also an Alliance founder
Kid Pirates Eustass Kid Unknown Reluctant ally
Whitebeard Pirates Remnants Marco 2
Drake Pirates X Drake Unknown Former member of the Beast Pirates (Tobiroppo)

Invasion[edit | edit source]

During the raid on Onigashima, the forces split into four groups, according to Law's plan.[12] With the entrance of the Nine Red Scabbards to the Skull Dome, the alliance reassembled for the war against Kaido and his forces.

Name Leader Members Goal
Idiots Monkey D. Luffy
Eustass Kid
Roronoa Zoro
Kid Pirates
Main diversion
Eastern Forces Search Team Nami Sanji
Locating Momonosuke
Assault Force Kin'emon Straw Hat Pirates * Secondary diversion
Main attack squad
Mink Tribe
Infiltration Force Unknown
Southern Forces Assault Force Denjiro
Infiltration Force Hyogoro
Submarine Team Trafalgar D. Water Law Heart Pirates
Nine Red Scabbards *
Surprise rear attack

Alliance Strength[edit | edit source]

The alliance include two crews from the Worst Generation, the Kozuki Family, and the Mink Tribe. The Pirates have a combined bounty of at least Beli.png3,661,000,600, the Kozuki Family is a noble family in Wano Country, leading a legendary group of powerful Samurai, and the minks are all born warriors with the ability to produce electric shocks known as Electro.[13][14]

History[edit | edit source]

Past[edit | edit source]

After the death of Kozuki Oden, his son, Kozuki Momonosuke, and some of his retainers were sent 20 years to the future, to the current time, and began recruiting allies for their counter attack. After several incidents, Kin'emon befriend the Straw Hat Pirates, who had formed an alliance with the Heart Pirates to take down Kaido. After traveling with the Pirates for some time, Kin'emon learn to appreciate their strength. After the Straw Hat-Heart alliance defeated Caesar Clown and Donquixote Doflamingo, who used their Underworld dealings for Kaido's cause of world domination, the group headed to Zou to reunite with the rest of their parties.[15][16]

Four Emperors Saga[edit | edit source]

Zou Arc[edit | edit source]

The pirates expand their alliance to the Mink Tribe and samurai.

After the Straw Hat Pirates and their traveling companions reached Zou, it was revealed to them that the minks were allied with the Kozuki Family and that they risked their lives to protect Raizo.[17]

The Straw Hats and Law were taken to see Raizo,[18] and the samurai told the Straw Hats about Oden's death and Kaido's occupation of Wano Country.[19] After being encouraged by Luffy, Momonosuke begged the pirates to help them in the fight against Kaido, which Luffy agreed to, officially forming the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance. Law felt somewhat neglected at first as Luffy did not even ask for his opinion on the addition of two new branches into the alliance.[1]

The alliance made plans as to their next course of action: Luffy planned to go to Whole Cake Island with Nami, Chopper, and Brook to rescue Sanji, guided by Pekoms, with Pedro later joining them, while Zoro, Usopp, Robin, Franky, the Heart Pirates, and the samurai would head to Wano Country. Meanwhile, Inuarashi and Nekomamushi planned to search for Marco in order to increase their alliance's strength.[20]

The elephant carrying Zou, Zunesha, came under attack by Jack and his men, but on Momonosuke's command, it wiped out his entire fleet.[21] With everything settled, the alliance split up and began their missions, with Momonosuke and Inuarashi staying on Zou to communicate with Zunesha and defend against any future Beasts Pirates attacks.[22]

Wano Country Arc[edit | edit source]

Nekomamushi and the Guardians have traveled to an island, and while the Guardians stayed behind, Nekomamushi entered a secret village behind a waterfall, where he met Marco. Marco was shown caring for the villagers as he believed that the village is Whitebeard's keepsake and he wished to protect it. After they talked, Nekomamushi concluded that Marco would not come with him, and Marco asked Nekomamushi to deliver a message to Luffy.[23]

Meanwhile in Wano Country, as instructed by Kin'emon, the Straw Hats (Zoro, Usopp, Robin, and Franky) disguised themselves in order to hide their inflitration from the Shogun, Kurozumi Orochi, guards, and subsequentially the Beasts Pirates. However, Zoro was caught and falsely accused of a series of murders, forcing him to go on the run after attacking the magistrate.[24]

Kin'emon's group worked on gathering allies and after Luffy's group arrived at Wano Country, Kin'emon met up with them at the ruins of Oden Castle and revealed a plan to attack Onigashima, the island where Kaido resided, in two weeks.[8] However, a drunk Kaido arrived to take down Luffy and Law after finding out they had caused trouble on the island. He attacked the ruins of Oden Castle and then fought Luffy, whom he swiftly defeated and had imprisoned.[25]

During Orochi's private prelude party before the Fire Festival, Robin infiltrated the party under the guise of one of the dancing geisha and discovered the shogun's scheduled for the day as well as his company number and weapons.[26] After the chaos at the palace, the Beasts Pirates discovered Kin'emon's secret message and started arresting every person with the mark of the Kozuki Family, a crescent moon, on their ankle. During their search, Hawkins and Drake encountered Nami, Robin, and Shinobu, though they managed to escape with Sanji's help. Meanwhile, several members of the Heart Pirates were captured.[27] When Kin'emon was informed about the leak, he began to worry about his allies and their plan.[28] Meanwhile, Zoro encountered Kozuki Hiyori and swap information with her regarding the members of the Nine Red Scabbards and her brother. Luffy met Hyogoro in the Udon Prisoner Mines and started training his Busoshoku Haki under his tutelage, preparing for his next battle against Kaido.[29]

After learning about the alliance's plan, Shimotsuki Yasuie volunteered to join the fight. When the alliance's plan began falling apart due to Orochi and the Beasts Pirates discovering Kin'emon's secret message, Yasuie sacrificed himself by taking responsibility.[30] After Yasuie's death, the Straw Hats started a fight at the execution area and blew their cover to the authorities.[31] Meanwhile, Law faced against Hawkins in an attempt to free his crew.[32] Desperate to recruit Ashura Doji, Kin'emon framed him for theft, which resulted in Holdem setting fire to the Mt. Atama Thieves' hideout. Ashura was angry when he found out about this, but after seeing Yasu's actions, the two calmly talked their issues out and Ashura agreed to fight alongside them.[33] At the same time, Chopper led a plan to free Luffy from prison by using an amnesiac Charlotte Linlin, which resulting in Luffy taking over the prison and gaining the support of the inmates, including Kawamatsu, a member of the Nine Red Scabbards, and the yakuza bosses loyal to Hyogoro.[34]

The present Nine Red Scabbards and Straw Hats discuss their plans.

After escaping the Flower Capital, Sanji and Shinobu tried to devise a plan to free their captured allies, while the freed Heart Pirates informed Nami about Yasuie's alteration to the alliance's secret message to their allies, before the Straw Hats returned to Kuri to meet up with Kin'emon.[35] With their new allies, the alliance increased their numbers drastically, and after Kawamatsu returned to Ringo and reunited with Hiyori, they acquired a vast amount of weapons for the upcoming battle. Several key members of the alliance gathered in Amigasa Village to begin a strategy meeting.[36]

Two days before the Fire Festival, Kin'emon rallied the alliance teams for the final push before the battle.[37] However, a day later during the night, Orochi sent his men to destroy several bridges across Wano, preventing the major forces from arriving to the meeting port. Desperate, the Scabbards head out on a small boat, preparing to continue the fight by themselves.[38] On the boat, they faced the unavoidable conclusion that there was a spy among them, who is revealed to be Kanjuro. Kin'emon angrily beheaded him, only to learn that it was a copy and the real Kanjuro remained on the coast and that he had captured Momonosuke. As this was happening, the Scabbards' boat was confronted by three Beasts Pirates ships. The Scabbards were saved by the arrival of the Straw Hats, Heart Pirates, and Kid Pirates.[39]

Kyoshiro arrived soon after and he revealed his identity as Denjiro and rejoined the Scabbards. He also revealed that he freed the prisoners in the Flower Capital and the rebels were gathered at Port Habu. All the allies then arrived at Port Tokage on a massive fleet. With a total of 5,400 men, the raid on Onigashima finally began.[40] Shocked by their arrival, Kanjuro took Momonosuke and prepared to head to Onigashima to report to Orochi, and faced off against Kawamatsu who tried to free his lord. Kanjuro then conjured a crane with his Devil Fruit ability, and attacked the alliance with a cloud that rained arrows. Momonosuke ordered the alliance to proceed to Onigashima as Kanjuro fled to Onigashima with him. Meanwhile, the Beasts Pirates' ship distanced themselves and attacked the alliance with long range cannons, destroying several of the alliances' ships. The alliance was saved with the sinking of the ship by the hand of the newly arrived Jinbe, who introduced himself as a member of the Straw Hat Pirates.[41] Jinbe then boarded the Sunny, and as the crew prepared to celebrate his return, the Scabbards were joined by Shishilian and Hyogoro as leaders of the alliance's forces to form a plan of attack.

Law then suggested that they would split into four groups: One that would attack Onigashima from the front, two from each of its sides, and one aboard the Polar Tang to submerge and attack Kaido's castle at the back of the island head on. Law stated the the Straw Hats and Kid Pirates would not listen to the plan and strike from the front, making up the first group. Kin'emon and Denjiro volunteered to be leading the groups that would attack from each side, with the rest of the Scabbards on board the submarine. The alliance then noticed that the Straw Hats were already fighting the guards at the port in front of Onigashima, defeating them easily and looting them for the celebration of Jinbe's arrival, but Luffy stopped the party, wanting to celebrate with the entire alliance once Kaido was defeated. The Kid Pirates then sailed past them aiming for Kaido's head, and Luffy ordered Jinbe to catch up to them.[42]

Law's team submerged in the Polar Tang and the rest of the alliance reached the entrance to Onigashima. Usopp knocked out the guards and Kin'emon disguised everyone as members of the Beasts Pirates, allowing them to slip in undetected.[43] With Kin'emon and Denjiro leading their squads, the Straw Hats took out their vehicles, and learned that Luffy and Zoro headed out first chasing the Kid Pirates, making them worry about the two causing problems for the plan.[44] Meanwhile, Luffy came across several members of the Beasts Pirates wasting food, and remembering Tama's starvation, became enraged.[45] Luffy attacked the pirates, and Zoro soon joined him after hearing his reason, making the two's presence known to Apoo, who informed Queen. Queen then offered his men a chance to become one of the Tobiroppo for capturing the intruders. Luffy and Zoro were then attacked by Apoo, who was later attacked by Kid for betraying their alliance.[46]

With the riot growing, Hatcha of the Numbers joined the fight, and Killer informed his allies how to evade Apoo's attacks.[47] Meanwhile, Kin'emon's group reached a brothel and decided to split to corner the Beasts Pirates, and Nami took Carrot and Shinobu to search of Momonosuke. As Kin'emon led half his men towards the back of Onigashima, they were about to be spotted, and Kin'emon ordered them to hide, but Chopper in the Brachio Tank V was not fast enough and was seen by Big Mom.[48] At the same time, Nekomamushi's ship climbed the waterfall and witnessed the Queen Mama Chanter falling after being attacked by Marco.[49]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Luffy was the one who came up with the alliance's name, causing Usopp to state it was too long and Nami to question if the "Ninja" part was needed as the ninja, Raizo, was affiliated with the samurai. However, the consensus was that it was needed, mainly due to Luffy's enthusiasm for ninjas.
  • In Chapter 973, a waning crescent moon was shown, implying that Oden's death, and subsequently the Fire Festival, occurred at the end of the month. This matches Hawkins' prediction in Chapter 913 regarding Luffy's future.
    • In Chapter 987, however, a full moon is shown during the event.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 819 (p. 8-13) and Episode 771, Luffy agrees to help Momonouske defeat Kaido, and the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance is formed.
  2. Straw Hat Pirates - Beli.png3,161,000,100
    Heart Pirates - At least Beli.png500,000,500
    Caribou - Beli.png210,000,000
    Kid Pirates - At least Beli.png670,000,000
    X Drake - Beli.png222,000,000
  3. Straw Hat Pirates - Beli.png3,161,000,100
    Heart Pirates - At least Beli.png500,000,500
    Caribou - Beli.png210,000,000
    Kid Pirates - At least Beli.png670,000,000
  4. Straw Hat Pirates - Beli.png3,161,000,100
    Heart Pirates - At least Beli.png500,000,500
    Caribou - Beli.png210,000,000
  5. Straw Hat Pirates - Beli.png3,161,000,100
    Heart Pirates - At least Beli.png500,000,500
  6. Straw Hat Pirates - Beli.png2,008,000,100
    Heart Pirates - At least Beli.png500,000,500
  7. Straw Hat Pirates - Beli.png1,570,000,100
    Heart Pirates - At least Beli.png500,000,500
    Pedro - Beli.png382,000,000
  8. 8.0 8.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 920 (p. 16) and Episode 911, Kin'emon states his goals for the alliance.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 959 (p. 2), The alliance's number is given.
  10. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 975 (p. 11-13), Denjiro joins the alliance.
  11. One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 954 (p. 8), The alliance's teams are shown.
  12. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 977 (p. 6-7), Law explains his plan of attack.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 9) and Episode 754, Blackback names the minks' electricity-producing technique as Electro.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 808 (p. 9) and Episode 757, Monjii states that all of the minks are born warriors.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 920 (p. 14-15) and Episode 911, The formation of the bond with the pirates is briefed.
  16. One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 Chapter 974 (p. 6-7), The making of the alliance is briefed.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 816 (p. 14-17) and Episode 767, The minks reveal that Raizo is safe and on Zou, with Nekomamushi stating that they would all have gladly died before betraying him.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 817 (p. 12-14) and Episode 768, The Straw Hats and Law are taken to see Raizo.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 818 (p. 14-17) and Episode 770, Kin'emon reveals Kaido's occupation of Wano Country and his execution of Oden after interrogating him about his journey with Roger.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 820 (p. 10-13, 15-16) and Episodes 772773, The alliance decide to split up in order to pursue different objectives.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 821 (p. 5-17) and Episodes 773774, Zunesha is attacked by Jack and his fleet, but wipes them out at Momonosuke's command.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 822 (p. 5, 15) and Episode 776, Kin'emon confirms the objectives and members of each team, and Luffy leaves Zou with his group.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 909 (p. 2-7) and Episode 890, Nekomamushi converse with Marco.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 909 (p. 8-17) and Episode 892, Kin'emon's team infiltrates Wano.
  25. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapters 922923 (p. 14-17) and Episodes 914915, Luffy fights Kaido.
  26. One Piece Manga — Vol. 93 Chapter 934 (p. 8-9), Robin reveals the intel she found.
  27. One Piece Manga — Vol. 93 Chapter 936 (p. 10-15), Hawkins and Drake search the bath house.
  28. One Piece Manga — Vol. 93 Chapter 938 (p. 4-6), The Beasts Pirates round up and capture the alliance's allies.
  29. One Piece Manga — Vol. 93 Chapter 939, Zoro and Luffy recruit new people.
  30. One Piece Manga — Vol. 93 Chapters 940942 (p. 5-7), Yasuie sacrifice himself for the alliance's plan.
  31. One Piece Manga — Vol. 94 Chapters 943945, The aftermath of Yasuie execution is shown.
  32. One Piece Manga — Vol. 94 Chapter 945 (p. 8-9), Hawkins confronts Law.
  33. One Piece Manga — Vol. 94 Chapter 945 (p. 12-13), Ashura joins the alliance.
  34. One Piece Manga — Vol. 94 Chapters 945949, Luffy initiate the Udon Prisoner Mine jailbreak.
  35. One Piece Manga — Vol. 94 Chapter 951 (p. 5-13), The alliance regroup.
  36. One Piece Manga — Vol. 9495 Chapters 952954, The alliance have a strategy meeting.
  37. One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 959 (p. 2-4), Kin'emon rally his men.
  38. One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 959 (p. 10-16), The Scabbards prepare to carry on the mission.
  39. One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 Chapter 974 (p. 9-19), The pirates join the fight.
  40. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 975, The alliance prepare for the attack on Onigashima.
  41. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 976, The alliance is attacked.
  42. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 977, The alliance plan is explained and executed.
  43. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 978 (p. 2-10), The alliance reaches Onigashima.
  44. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 979 (p. 3-9), The alliance enters Onigashima.
  45. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 979 (p. 16-17), Luffy is angered by the Beasts Pirates.
  46. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 980, The Supernovas battle.
  47. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 981 (p. 3-9), Luffy's group is overwhelmed.
  48. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 981 (p. 11-15), Kin'emon's group splits.
  49. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 981 (p. 18-19), Nekomamushi and Marco arrive at Wano.

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