|Romanized Title:||Dokuro to Sakura|
|Viz Title:||Skull and Cherry Blossoms|
|Release Date:||July 3, 2000|
|Anime:||Episode 85 (p. 2-3, 9-19)|
Episode 91 (p. 4-8)
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Chapter 142 is titled "Skull, Crossbone and Sakura".
Volume: 16 Pg.: 129
Jango's Dance Paradise Vol. 13: "Jango Thoughtlessly Enters the Dance Contest".
Jango enters the contest and everyone gets down!
Dalton is assisting a World Government summit about the emergence of a new enemy: the Revolutionary, Monkey D. Dragon. There, he encounters young Vivi who shows him how someone who cares about his country shall behave.
Meanwhile, Chopper is finally having some happy moments with Dr. Hiluluk. The fake doctor is trying to make some experiments in order to reproduce a Sakura. Indeed, once, a thief was miraculously cured by seeing one in the winter, which makes Hiluluk believes that it is the key to a universal medicine which will help to cure this country, sick of Wapol's behavior. As a symbol of his determination to succeed, Hiluluk has drawn a Jolly Roger with cherry flower petals.
After a year of laughs and disputes, Dr. Hiluluk asks Chopper to leave him, pretending he is now cured. The reindeer does not understand this sudden change of attitude and tries to hurt himself so that the doctor will take him back. But Hiluluk fires at him and tells him to never come back.
Dr.Hiluk ponders as to why Chopper did not speak to him before, while Chopper answers him saying that if he had then he probably would have been shunned, which Hiluk scoffs at then gets scared when one of his experiments is about to explode. Meanwhile Dalton is talking to Chess and Marimo about he state of their kingdom, wondering if it is heading in the right direction, to which they reply it is, which prompt Dalton to remember the meeting of kings when Wapol was being disrespectful and hit a girl who brushed it off. Back at Hiluk's hideout he tells Chopper that the kingdom is sick, and how a thief who was once very sick was cured by cherry blossoms. He then tells Chopper of how he pirate flag is a symbol of faith, they then go to treat patients but are cast out each time, and uses Chopper as a decoy to get away and gives him a hat as a present. One year later Chopper is completely cured and i kicked out of Hiluk's home for some reason, and Chopper tries to get back in by injuring himself, but fails and iis attacked by Hiluk who is seen sobbing after.
- Dragon's name is revealed.
1: first introduction/new introduction
3: first apparition
4: real identity revealed
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