One Piece #50 - Arriving Again

is a manga book published by Viz Media that was released on 06/04/2008

Plot Summary

One Piece - Vol. 50

Arriving Again - 再び辿りつく (Futatabi Tadoritsuku)

The Straw Hats are in a desperate battle against time and Gecko Moria to get their shadows back before dawn. Gecko Moria unleashes his devastating power of a thousand shadows, but Luffy counters back with his "Gear" powers. To save his crew, will Luffy have to make the ultimate sacrifice?

Contents

Chapter 482. Morning Comes.....Pg.

朝が来る (Asa ga Kuru)

Chapter 483. End of the Dream.....Pg.

夢の終わり (Yume no Owari)

Chapter 484. Squish.....Pg.

ぷに (Puni)

Chapter 485. Straw Hat Crew - Pirate Hunter Zoro.....Pg.

麦わらの一味・海賊狩りのゾロ (Mugiwara no Ichimi - Kaizoku-Gari no Zoro)

Chapter 486. Piano.....Pg.

ピアノ (Piano)

Chapter 487. That Song.....Pg.

あの唄 (Ano Uta)

Chapter 488. Song of Life.....Pg.

命の唄 (Inochi no Uta)

Chapter 489. The Eighth.....Pg.

8人目 (Hachininme)

Chapter 490. Arriving Once Again.....Pg.

再び辿りつく (Futatabi Tadoritsuku)

Chapter 491. Flying Fish Riders.....Pg.

トビウオライダーズ (Tobiuo Raidāzu)

Moves This Volume

CharacterTechnique Name
Monkey D. LuffyGear Second
Gum-Gum Jet Rocket
Gum-Gum Jet Bazooka
Gear Second/Gear Third
Gum-Gum Giant Jet Shell
Gum-Gum Rifle
Gacko MoriaShadows Asgard
Brick Bat
Black Box
Tony Tony ChopperStrong Point
Bartholomew Kuma(unnamed technique)
Pressure Cannon
Hundred Palms Pressure Cannon
Urusu Shock
Laser Blast
(unnamed technique)
Roronoa ZoroNitoryu Iai - Rashomon
Itoryu - 36 Pound Phoenix
Santoryu - Tou Rou Nagashi
Shishi Sonson
SanjiConcasse Shoot
UsoppSpecial Attack - Firebird Star
AbsalomInvisiskating

Notes

Points of Interest

  • The owner of the shadow of Cindry is revealed in this volume. Her name is Margarita. She's a maid in another land, but the master of the home she worked in didn't care about the plates.
  • Princess Vivi appears on the splash page for Ch. 484.
  • Karoo, Eyelashes, and the rest of the Spotted Billed Duck Squad appears on the splash page for Ch. 485.
  • The first image of Dr. Vegapunk is shown in this volume, but his face is never revealed.
  • Kokoro, Chimney, Gonbei, and Yokozuna appear on the splash page of Ch. 486.
  • Lola ends this story arc with having 4,447 marriage proposal rejections.
  • Iceburg and Peepley Lulu appear on the splash page of Ch. 487.
  • Paulie is seen on the splash page of Ch. 488.
  • In Ch. 487, a fan noticed that one of the dead members of Brook's old crew was shown to of died from a sword to the head by his skeleton, but a man in the same clothes was later shown to be died of poison. Oda would later explain that this was his twin brother.
  • This volume is the last time the Yubashiri is seen outside of flashbacks in the manga.
  • Chater 488 is the first mention of Boa Hancock, who would play a larger role in a coming story arc.
  • The purpose behind the piece of paper Portgas D. Ace gave Luffy back in Alabasta is finally revealed in Ch. 488.
  • Oimo and Kashii are seen on the splash page of Ch. 489.
  • The Sea Tanuki and Circle Rainbow would be used in a two part filler episode of the One Piece anime.
  • The side story of CP-9 after Enies Lobby is begun on splash page of Ch. 491. It tells the story of how the survived the Buster Call, and what they do with their lives after leaving the World Government.

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User Reviews
One Piece volume 50 review Reviewed by JasonBog on June 24, 2010. JasonBog has written 42 reviews. His/her last review was for A Game of Tag. 134 out of 139 users recommend his reviews. 2 out of 2 users found this review helpful.

If you were to tell me two years ago that at this time I would have in my hands a copy of the Viz release of the fiftieth One Piece volume, I would laugh then crawl into a corner and cry for a few hours. For quite some time Viz, the manga publisher behind Shonen Jump properties like One Piece, has been rather cruel to the One Piece fans by only releasing about three volumes a year even when it was dozens up dozens of volumes behind. But thanks to fan demand and possibly the success of FUNimation's rescue of the anime localization from 4Kids, Viz decided to released 5 volumes per month leaving the gap between the U.S. and Japan releases now wholly acceptable for fans. It only seems appropriate that the landmark 50th volume would be released in the final month of the five-volume releases so all us American fans can celebrate with such a fantastic volume of One Piece.

Volume 50 is also noteworthy for being the moment when the Straw Hats finally reach the half-way point of their Grand Line adventure. After surviving one very eventful night at Thriller Bark, Luffy's crew leaves with a new crewmate and some startling news about a friend before heading to their destination of Fish-Man island. 

There are truly more noteworthy events that happen in this volume than the entire Thriller Bark arc in volumes 46-49 combined. As Brook now turns from acquaintance to full-on member of the Straw Hats, we are treating to a backstory that is par for the course for all the Straw Hat crew of being both very compelling and tragic in its own way. I wasn't sure when reading the Thriller Bark arc if I'd be okay with Brook being a staple character with his one-note jokes and odd-even-for-a-Straw-Hat personality, but his backstory showed a side of him that he was just as dedicated to his friends as his love for music. By the time he asked Luffy to be a crewmate with such calm cadence, all worries have already vanished. Welcome aboard Brook.

This volume also contains one of the single-greatest chapters in One Piece in chapter 485. Hands down, you'd be hard-pressed to find a moment in pretty much all storytelling that has such emotional power behind friendship than what Zoro does here as a crewmate and a friend to Luffy. It's a chapter with such fine pacing and just raw emotion even in Oda's artwork, how you consider yourself a One Piece fan if you don't own the volume with such definite proof of how great One Piece can be?

It helps that Viz has also at this point been actually very good with the localization of One Piece. All the female cleavage is no longer buttoned up, all the perverted talk isn't with kid-friendly rewrites, and all the blood that makes both Brook's backstory and Zoro's moment to shine powerful, is kept in tact. Granted, Viz still wants its manga to be actually accessible to an American audience, so all the translated SPX like the many "DOOM!"s is very noticeable, but if you've been a frequent buyer of Viz manga you know what to expect. Sadly there are still wounds from the 4Kids era where the Marines are still called the Navy and Zoro is still called Zolo, but otherwise all the manga volumes Viz released this year are like a love letter to the patient One Piece fans. They still don't want to have the kanji on top of the title, but having the name of story arc to replace the goofy plain English text of One Piece in previous years of release is a nice way to compromise. In other words, if you didn't buy the One Piece manga before for all the unacceptable edits, then this years releases are like a finely tuned second chance Viz is providing.

But you should buy pretty much as of the many volumes released over these last six months as you can. Not just because of Viz's more acceptable localization, but also because reading One Piece is such an uncomparable fun time to be had. Just make you sure you buy the 50th volume that is not only a noteworthy event for the Staw Hats adventure, but has many great moments to make it worth being in such a monumental manga release.

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