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|A Man's Promise! Luffy and the Whale Vow to Meet Again|
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"A Man's Promise! Luffy and the Whale Vow to Meet Again" is the 63rd episode of the One Piece anime.
After hearing the story of Laboon the whale, Luffy comes up with a clever solution to his problems. From Laboon's caretaker, Crocus, the crew learns more about the Grand Line and how to navigate through it via Log Pose, since compasses are useless there.
Crocus explains to the Straw Hat Pirates that Laboon has been waiting for a group of pirates for over fifty years. Fifty years ago, Laboon came along with a group of pirates known as Rumbar Pirates. It treated them as its own family. The Rumbar Pirates left Laboon in the care of Crocus promising to return back after three years. After hearing the story, Luffy battles with Laboon and declares that it is a draw between them. Luffy promises to have a rematch with Laboon after they had completed their journey. Luffy paints a Jolly Roger on Laboon's face.
Nami learns that the usual compass and common sense does not work on Grand Line. Crocus says that they need to have a Log Pose in order to advance on their adventure. Luffy gives Nami a Log Pose that was found on the ship. However, the Log Pose breaks when Luffy and Sanji fight each other. Nami kicks both of them. Crocus says that he would give his Log Pose for saving Laboon. Later, Laboon brings out Sanji, Luffy, Mr.9 and Miss Wednesday out of the sea. Mr.9 and Miss Wednesday requests to go on a journey with Straw Hats. Luffy agrees to take them to their hometown. The episode ends with Crocus saying goodbye to the Straw Hats and remembering Gol D. Roger.
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- This was the last episode to be broadcasted on a Wednesday; before the time slot change.
- This is the last episode of the Laboon Arc.
- This is the last episode to use RUN! RUN! RUN! as the ending.
- In the manga, after seeing that Luffy has eaten all the food, Sanji kicks him in the face. In the anime, he kicks him in the stomach.
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