Volume 69 is titled "SAD".
Cover and Volume Illustration
The colored cover has a background which has a gradient of black and light gray. The title logo is printed in red (fading to white), black, and solid red. The author's name is printed in greyish-blue.
On the front, Luffy stands in front of the other characters in the cover. The characters in the cover clockwise from the top left with Trafalgar Law, Momonosuke in his dragon form, Roronoa Zoro, Tashigi, Smoker, Mocha holding on to the NHC10 candy with Doran and the other children chasing her, and Chopper in his Monster Point. Behind on the top right corner, a gear wheel is also shown.
On the spine, Zoro is featured. The skull on the spine is colored fuschia.
For the volume illustration on page 3, Luffy (his straw hat flying off) happily poses with his fist up and a splashing drink in his other hand.
- 679: The G-5 Spirit (心意気
G- 5Kokoroiki Jī-Faibu?): Caesar Clown receives a report that Luffy, Law and the G-5 Marines have entered the building. He then orders to close down the way that leads to Section B and have a wall to be blasted in order for the Shinokuni to enter Section A.
- 680: Marine G-5 Base Commander Vergo the Demon Bamboo (海軍
G- 5基地長 鬼竹のヴェルゴ Kaigun Jī-Faibu Kichichō: Kichiku no Verugo?): The Straw Hats and Kin'emon ride on Brownbeard's back in order to enter Section B. Behind them, Tashigi and the remaining G-5 Marines are being attacked by the smaller dragon. The Marines celebrate the arrival of Vergo, but are shocked when he uses Shigan on his subordinates.
- 681: Luffy vs. Master (ルフィ
vs. MRufi Bāsasu Masutā?): Luffy briefly fights Caesar, but Monet stops him from doing so and letting Caesar escape. Smoker leaves them to find and confront with Vergo.
- 682: Puppet Master (黒幕 Kuromaku?): Law enters Section D, which contains the SAD production room. Meanwhile, Vergo contacts Doflamingo who is in Dressrosa. Upon hearing that Law has reached the production room, he tells Vergo to kill Law. He also sent two of his subordinates, Buffalo and Baby 5, to Punk Hazard.
- 683: An Icy Woman (氷の様な女 Kōri no yō na On'na?): Monet tries to weaken Luffy through using her devil fruit abilities to make a ten-layered snow hut. Luffy tries to attack it, but he rather falls into the basement. In Section B, Chopper in his Monster Point tries to control the berserk children from the Biscuits Room. In the SAD production room, Vergo shows up and Law attempts to take his heart using his abilities.
- 684: Don't Do It, Vegapunk (やめるんだベガパンク Yamerunda Begapanku?): Smoker fights Vergo in the SAD room. At the same time, Sanji along with Tashigi and the Marines escape from Section B when a gas tank explodes, allowing the Shinokuni to come in.
- 685: My Name is Momonosuke!! (モモの助、せっしゃの名にござる!! Momonosuke, Sessha no Na ni Gozaru!!?): Luffy meets a talking Asian dragon named Momonosuke, who ate Vegapunk's failed devil fruit. In Section B, Usopp, Brook and Kin'emon are looking for Momonosuke, along with Seastone handcuffs as requested by Robin.
- 686: The Snow Woman in the Biscuits Room (ビスケットルームの雪女 Bisuketto Rūmu no Yuki-Onna?): Zoro fights Monet, while Robin assures Nami and Chopper that she is fine. As Mocha runs away from the berserk children, she remembers Caesar Clown telling her and some other children about their illness and pleads out to the children to return to their normal selves.
- 687: Wild Beast (猛獣 Mōjū?): Tashigi tells Zoro that she should fight Monet rather than him despite Zoro's protest. Later, Zoro allows Tashigi to fight Monet but is quickly outmatched.
- 688: Mocha (モチャ Mocha?): As the Shinokuni enters the Biscuit Room, Zoro escapes carrying Tashigi. Meanwhile, Mocha is running from the other children as Robin, Chopper and Nami hold them off.
- 689: A Seemingly Non-Existent Island (ない様である島 Nai Yō de Aru Shima?): Brownbeard arrives in front of Caesar Clown and demands that he tell him what happened to his men outside on the island before Shinokuni was released, but Caesar shrugs off and says he did not receive their distress call.
- 690: SAD (
S A DEsu-Ē-Dī?): Luffy continues his fight with Caesar Clown and Luffy's punch made a mark on the latter's face. In the SAD room, Vergo defeats Smoker but Law manages to recover his heart. Law then gets the opportunity to defeat Vergo, slicing him in half, along with the SAD room and the whole mountain the the process.
Number of fan-drawn SBS Headers featured: 6
- Oda mentions the current profile of the Straw Hat Pirates.
- Kin'emon and Momonosuke are named after Kinnosuke Nakamura, a Kabuki actor.
- Oda draws the Impel Down employees as children.
- Oda reveals through Sanji the post-timeskip body measurements of Nami and Robin.
Usopp Gallery Pirates
- Located on pages 186, 206, 226, 246, and 247.
- Total number of submissions featured: 28
Grand Prize: Kiku-chan [キクちゃん] (Hokkaido, Japan)
|Magazine Version||Volume Version||Explanation|
|Chapter 681, page 11.|
Correction: Added black coloring to Luffy's fists due to the Busoshoku hardening.
|Chapter 689, page 18-19.|
Correction: Reversed the bottom-left panel to remove the left/right arm inconsistency.
- You can find Pandaman posing on the inside front cover, behind Luffy's head.
- On the top right corner of the inside back cover of this volume, you can find an unnamed easter egg (introduced on the alternate cover of Volume 52). This is a continuation of an easter egg series that has been featured on the alternate back covers of Volumes 25-70.
- This is one of the three volumes, alongside Volume 63 and Volume 77, to contain 12 chapters.
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