"Luffy and Ace - The Story of the Brothers' Meeting!" is the 493rd episode of the One Piece anime.
Garp drops Luffy to live with the Dadan Family where he meets Ace - who immediately dislikes Luffy. Luffy follows Ace to become friends with him every day continuously for 3 months, while Ace attempts to discourage Luffy by leading him through hazardous obstacles like rivers filled with crocodiles. At the end of the 3 months, Luffy reaches the end of the forest and discovers a new place on Dawn Island - the Gray Terminal.
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Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit
- More members of the Dadan Family are shown, including a pet dog.
- More scenes are added between Luffy and the Dadan Family for comedic effect.
- While the giant tiger was just another beast in the manga, it was given more attention in this episode.
- This is the first episode to use Fight Together as the opening.
- This episode marks a change in the style of the screen movements, with the frame rate increasing and becoming more fluid during scenes that involve the view shifting or continuously moving.