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"The Time of the Decisive Battle Draws Near! - The Marine's Strongest Battle Formation is Ready!" is the 459th episode of the One Piece anime.
Only three hours remain until Ace's execution. Luffy reaches Marineford but finds the Gates of Justice closed. While Garp is thinking about his talk with Gol D. Roger, Fleet Admiral Sengoku reveals to the whole world that Ace is the son of none other than Gol D. Roger.
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- In the manga chapters, the people in East Blue were simply talking about what would happen if the war in Marineford happens, in the anime version, a young lady says that it is impossible for a pirate to invade Marineford, the old man replies that it is possible and mentions the pirate Golden Lion Shiki did that twenty years ago.
- The speech before Ace's arrival was given by Vice Admiral Lacroix, but in the manga, it was given by John Giant.
- This is the first episode to use One day as the opening.