Volume 22 is titled "HOPE!!".
Cover and Volume Illustration[edit | edit source]
The colored cover is light purple, and the title logo is blue, pink, and light blue (fading from white). The author's name is printed in pink, and the image border is a lavender color. The cover image background consists of half-rings colored black, grey, or red that gradually increase in size outwards.
On the spine, Luffy is featured, and the skull logo is colored red.
For the volume illustration on page 3, Luffy stands smiling with his right arm on his hip and his left arm outstretched.
Author's Notes[edit | edit source]
Chapters[edit | edit source]
- 196. 1 (1 Wan?): Crocodile easily defeats Chaka and the Tsumegeri Guards, while Zoro and Mr. 1 collapse from their injuries.
- 197. The Leaders (統率者達 Tōsotsushatachi?): Koza finds out the truth about Alabasta and attempts to have the rebel army surrender, when he is suddenly shot.
- 198. 4:15 p.m. (午後四時十五分 Gogo Yo-ji Jūgo-fun?): A Baroque Works agent disguised as a Royal Guard shoots Koza, causing the fighting to begin again. Vivi is attacked by Crocodile, when Luffy rides Pell to the rescue.
- 199. HOPE!! (HOPE!! Hōpu?): Luffy and Pell rescue Vivi, and Luffy confronts Crocodile again, carrying a barrel of water.
- 200. Water Luffy (水ルフィ Mizu Rufi?): Vivi and the Straw Hats go to look for the bomb, while Luffy manages to touch Crocodile by covering himself in water.
- 201. Nico Robin (ニコ ・ ロビン Niko Robin?): Crocodile uses his powers to turn everything into sand and dehydrates Luffy. Meanwhile, Nico Robin easily defeats Tashigi and the Marines.
- 202. The Royal Crypt (王家の墓 Ōke no Haka?): Luffy manages to survive, but collapses from exhaustion. Meanwhile, Robin is about to read the stone.
- 203. Crocish (ワニっぽい Wanippoi?): Robin tells Crocodile there is nothing written about the Pluton on the stone, causing him to attack her. Meanwhile, Vivi finds the bomb.
- 204. RED (RED Reddo?): Luffy confronts Crocodile again, and Crocodile brings out his poisonous hook. Vivi and the other Straw Hats receive help from the Marines.
- 205. The Suna Suna Clan's Secret Base (砂砂団秘密基地 Suna-Suna-Dan Himitsu Kichi?): Vivi and the Straw Hats climb up the clock tower to get to the bomb, when they are confronted by two Baroque Works agents.
SBS Notes[edit | edit source]
- Oda foreshadows more about Pandaman in relation to the Tomato Gang.
- All of Chopper's forms are explained.
Usopp Gallery Pirates[edit | edit source]
- Located on pages 206-213.
- Total number of submissions featured: 56 (+2 mailing address posters).
Grand Prize: Kei (Gifu, Japan)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The cover is a companion to Volume 21, and it is the first set of companion volume covers to be released. This would later be done with Volumes 42 and 43 and Volumes 77 and 78, showing the Straw Hats in comparison to the enemies of that arc.
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