Feudal Era Side Story (Filler)
Feudal Era Side Story - Boss Luffy Appears Again - 時代劇特別編 ルフィ親分再び見参 (Jidaigeki Tokubetsu Hen - Rufi-Oyabun Futatabi Kenzan)
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Boss Luffy and everyone of the Pin-Wheel Eatery are joining forces to win the legendary Great Portable Shire Race. That is if the Thriller Company doesn't eliminate all competition before the race begins.
"Share the World!" by TVXQ
It's summer in Grand Jipang. The whole city is in an uproar for a big festival.
Usopp is running to the Pinwheel Eatery to report something huge. There will be the Great Portable Shire Race that is held once every 100 years. The winner gets to ask the Great Shrine treasure any wish and it will be granted.
Nami introduces her latest hire, Mao.
Chopper talks about the past winners, and it appeal to Usopp and Sanji. Luffy wants to join for the fun. Nami isn't convinced until she hears about the One Million Ryo-Berries prize money.
Nami guides them to a carpenter that can make them a great portable shrine. At the entrance, a red cloth flies through the air and hits Nami in the face. She admires the cloth when Franky appears not wearing anything below the waste. Kiwi and Mozu rush out to cover Franky's lower parts, but aren't quick enough. That's when he asks Nami to return his loincloth that she is holding.
Inside, Luffy and Usopp admire Franky's invention. Nami is still in shock she took a loincloth to the face.
Franky asks what kind of portable shrine they want. Luffy wants one that can win. Chopper names off the other people who are entering. They are the Flying Fish Riders led by Duval, the Rolling Express led by Lola, and the Thriller Company.
A haunting laugh draws everyone's attention. It's the Thriller company. Franky explains that they are the new import sales company that arrived.
The Thriller Company just happens to be there to warn off any opposition. They are led by Hogback and has Perona, Absalom, and Cindry-chan along.
Nami isn't intimidated since they have the local top cop Luffy around. Hogback calls for his people to leave for now, but they are long gone and he's standing there talking to himself.
Franky agrees to build them a shrine and makes them promise to win.
At night, the Flying Fish Riders and running through the town led bu Duval in a chant. This wakes up a sleeping Zoro. Duval isn't happy with their chanting and wants more energy put into it. While Duval is focused on his fantasy of adoring women, the shrine falls to one side. He calls for a count off. It seems like the numbers are right, but several people have been suddenly replaced by zombies.
The missing Flying Fish Rider members are all collapsed in the road and are extremely depressed. It was Perona's attack. She casts it on Duval. He becomes so down he smashes his team's own portable shrine.
Robin is watching all of this from the roofs.
The next day, Usopp is fishing at the river. Something gets caught on his hook and pulls a skeleton that is pined to a board by arrows and still alive.
Usopp runs in a panic with the skeleton still clinging to him.
At the Pinwheel Eatery, the skeleton is eating furiously. he introduces himself as Brook, but can't remember anything other then his name. He does find a flute inside of his skull.
Brook joins Luffy on his rounds through the town.
Late at night, at the Thiller Company tower. Hogback is going over the list of entries they have already eliminated before the start.
At Franky's workshop, they are hard at work. Mao arrives with Riceballs. Just outside, Perona is watching Mao enter.
The Rolling Express' portable shrine is being stolen. They look to see it is floating away on it's own.
Luffy, Usopp, and Brook watch the shrine float past and chase after it. Lola sees Luffy and asks him to marry her. He quickly rejects and runs on ahead.
The culprit is Absalom. Before Luffy can get close. many zombies block his path. Brook panics when he sees so many zombies and is scared, but suddenly he draws a sword from his flute and slices all the zombies. Once finished, he doesn't know how he knew those moves.
Nami and Sanji arrive. A distance away, the Rolling Express' portable shrine is destroyed.
Nami tells Luffy that they sent Mao out to deliver food to Franky and hasn't returned. Luffy is worried and runs to Franky's place. He find Mao being attacked by zombies, but blasts them away.
At Franky's shop, the shrine has been destroyed, and Franky and the girls are injured.
Brook falls, holding his head. His memories have returned of how he got pinned to that wooden board. Brook says he should leave now, because he is a member of the Thriller Company. He thanks everyone and leaves.
Points of Interest
- None of these events happened in the manga. This episode is part of a special filler arc that was created for special airings, such as holidays.
- The shrine's stone animal guardians shown are Chou-Chou Chimney's pet rabbit, Gonbe.
- Conis from Skypiea appears in Duval's fantasy of adoring women.
- The list of teams that have been defeated before the competition at Thriller Company tower include the Fang-Frog Shipping Agency and The Big Helmet Clan. The Fang-Frog Pirates was the gang of pirates that the Foxy Pirates defeated in a Davy Back Fight just prior to meeting with the Straw Hat Pirates.
- The portable shrine Franky is working on looks like a small version of the Straw Hat Pirates' latest ship, Thousand Sunny.
- By this arc, Lola's marriage proposal rejections stands at 4.450.
- Brook is humming the song "Bink's Sake" as he is leaving.
- Rather then the classic "To Be Continued" logo at the end of this episode. The Japanese characters つづく(tsuduku) are used.
Moves This Episode
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