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Volume 53 is titled "A King's Disposition".


The outside colored cover is light green. The title logo and author's name are written in varying shades of blue.

In the bottom left, Luffy stands on rainbow-colored snakes, holding Ace's Vivre Card. To his right is Bacura lying down. At the background in the center sits Boa Hancock on her throne, with Boa Marigold on her right and Boa Sandersonia on her left.

Author's Notes[]

Author's Notes
Volume 053 Intro Image That "pose" that a person makes when saying「Excuse me I need to pass through」or on a full train or bus「Excuse me I need to get off」!! Let's name it the "GOD FIST". We can assume that is an old type of martial arts that was passed down from ancient China. The people that are under the "God Fist"'s attack are hypnotized by the "will" that seeps from that hand and crowds end up creating a shining path as if Moses cracked a roaring sea in half.... Volume 53 is starting-!!


See also the associated category: Volume 53.
  • 513. Beyond Rescue!!! (救えないっ!!!, Sukuenaii!!!?): Bartholomew Kuma defeats the remaining Straw Hats and makes them all disappear from Sabaody.
  • 514. Mushrooms-Grow-From-the-Body Mushroom (カラダカラキノコガハエルダケ, Karada kara Kinoko ga Haeru dake?): Luffy lands on a female-only island called Amazon Lily. After unknowingly eating a poison mushroom, he is saved by on it's inhabitants Marguerite who mistakes him as a woman, until the Elder Nyon confirms his gender.
  • 515. Adventure on the Island of Women (女ヶ島の冒険, Nyōgashima no Bōken?): Luffy is locked up, and the women on Amazon Lily try to figure him out, having never seen a male before.
  • 516. Pirate Empress Boa Hancock (海賊女帝ボア・ハンコック, Kaizoku Jotei Boa Hankokku?): Luffy attempts to leave the island as the inhabitants try to kill him due to their empress, the Shichibukai Boa Hancock, returning. Meanwhile, Hancock refuses an order to come to Marineford.
  • 517. Bathing (湯浴み, Yuami?): Hancock takes a bath, but Luffy accidentally falls into her bathhouse and sees something on her back.
  • 518. The Arena (闘技台, Tōgidai?): Luffy is captured and Marguerite as well as the women who helped her are turned to stone by Hancock. Luffy is sentenced to be killed in the arena. He defeats his first opponents, and Hancock sends her sisters, Marigold and Sandersonia, into the rings.
  • 519. A King's Disposition (王の資質, Ō no shishitsu?): Luffy is overwhelmed by Marigold and Sandersonia. When they endanger the statues, an enraged Luffy unwittingly uses Haoshoku Haki, causing some of the audience to collapse.
  • 520. Eye of the Gorgon (ゴルゴンの目, Gorugon no me?): Luffy easily defeats Marigold and Sandersonia with Gear Second and accidentally exposes a mark on their back, but covers it up. His kindness causes Hancock to weep.
  • 521. Hoof of the Celestial Dragon (天駆ける竜の蹄, Ama kakeru ryū no hizume?): After restoring Marguerite and her friends, in a private conversation, Hancock tells Luffy that the marks on her and her sisters' backs are symbols of their slavery to the World Nobles, which they were freed from by Fisher Tiger. After learning of Luffy's hatred of the World Nobles, Hancock agrees to grant Luffy a ship anyway that will take him back to Sabaody Archipelago.
  • 522. Fatal Illness (死に至る病, Shi ni itaru byō?): The Kuja throw Luffy a feast, but their behavior causes Luffy to go to Nyon's house to relax. There he discovers about the upcoming war which started with Ace's capture, as well Ace's impending execution. Meanwhile, Hancock falls in love with Luffy and agrees to take him to save Ace.

SBS Notes[]

Main article: SBS Volume 53

Usopp Gallery Pirates[]

  • Located on pages 210-213
UGP Volume 053a
Pages 210-211
UGP Volume 053b
Pages 212-213



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