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Special Arcs
Little East Blue Arc
Little East Blue arc
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Anime Episodes: 426-429, 4 episodes
Year(s) Released: 2009
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The Little East Blue Arc is a special anime-only arc consisting of four episodes, which is meant to lead into the One Piece Film: Strong World.




SummaryEdit

The arc begins twenty years in the past when Shiki manages to break his way out of Impel Down by cutting off his legs. He then uses his Devil Fruit power to escape into the air. The story then moves to present day, a submarine carrying a mariachi-style band of pirates known as the Amigo Pirates is shown making its way through the ocean. The leaders of the bunch, Largo and his brother Corto, are given the offer to join Shiki's assembly. However, they must fulfill a certain condition.

Meanwhile, the Straw Hat Pirates are fishing, trying to refill their rations when they are attacked by a large horned beetle. After a brief skirmish, the beetle takes Luffy, along with Usopp, Sanji, and Zoro, to a nearby island. There they meet its owner, Yoko, who dubs the beetle "Boss" all the while showing a notable disdain for Luffy, as he is a pirate. Soon, the rest of the island's residents make themselves known, revealing that they actually know of the Straw Hats and their exploits. They lead them back their village, mentioning Yoko's past in the process (her father was a Marine who had helped protect the village, but was killed while defending it from pirates, hence her hatred of them). Once the group reaches their destination, they find the whole town modeled after East Blue, it is even named "Little East Blue". Usopp soon calls Nami on the Den Den Mushi, stating that the villagers wish to meet her. She obliges, hopping on her sky waver and heading toward the island. Meanwhile, the Amigo Pirates are closing in on the island as well, aiming to capture Boss since he is a runaway from Shiki's hideout.

Luffy, Zoro, Usopp and Sanji look around a bit, visiting the replicas of their respective homes as the villagers show them around. All the while, Yoko spies on them, continuing to show her disapproval of their presence. Nami meanwhile meets a few fans of hers, all boys, who show her a statue they carved using her bounty poster as reference (as well as also intentionally making her naked). Nami is not amused by the shrine. Eventually the town throws a banquet for the Straw Hats, to which Luffy stuffs himself beyond proportion. However in the midst of the celebration, Corto and the Amigo Pirates appear and crash the party demanding Boss. When the citizens refuse, the Amigos prepare to attack only to be taken down by Zoro, Sanji and Luffy. Just as Luffy is about to finish Corto, Largo suddenly appears and blindsides Luffy, with a net attack he suddenly shoots out of his hands that traps the Straw Hat captain in a spiked net, which pokes and scratches at him with every movement.

Largo then reveals he has eaten the Ami Ami no Mi and can make different nets out anything he eats, as he had done with Luffy's net after eating a hammer. Zoro and Sanji attempt to attack Largo themselves but he creates different nets for them and captures them as well before stringing all three Straw Hats up on a tree. Largo and Corto once again demand Boss or otherwise they would exterminate the town. Boss suddenly appears and, not wanting Little East Blue to be destroyed, agrees to give himself up. Just as he is about to fly into a cage Largo made for him, Luffy manages to tear open his net and punches him to the ground, angrily reminding him of their planned rematch. It is at this point that Boss begins his molting process. Once done he burns the nets holding Luffy, Sanji and Zoro who, once free, ready themselves for a final battle against the Amigo Pirates.

Luffy activates Gear Second and with some help from Sanji, punches Largo deep into the forest. He then chases him through the forest to the shore where they continue their fight, while Nami, Zoro, Sanji, Usopp, and the citizens of Little East Blue along with Boss take care of Corto and his men. Back at the shore, Largo uses his Ami Ami no Mi powers to turn his body into a net and captures Luffy inside himself. Luffy, however, uses Hone Fusen to tear the net, and then uses Gomu Gomu no Gigant Pistol to defeat him; slamming him into his own submarine and deep into the water. In the aftermath, Luffy and Boss have their rematch till both have tired themselves out ending the battle in a tie. Yoko, with some help from Nami, comes to learn that not all pirates are bad after seeing the Straw Hats willingly defend Boss and Little East Blue. Largo, Corto, and the Amigo Pirates are captured by the citizens of Little East Blue and put into a cage that Franky had originally made for Boss. With that, the Straw Hats sail on with Luffy promising Boss and Yoko that he will return someday. Meanwhile, Shiki is informed of the Amigo Pirates' failure to capture Boss (unaware of the Straw Hats' interference), but he casually explains that "one escapee does not affect the execution of my plan at all" as he view monitors of various animals with glowing eyes. Shiki then announces that the time to set his plan into action has begun.

TriviaEdit

Arc NavigationEdit

Special Episodes
SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4 SP5
SP6 SP7 SP8
Boss Luffy Historical Special
SP4 291 292 303 406
407
Chopper Man Special
279 336
Little East Blue Arc
426 427 428 429
Crossovers
492 542 590
Smartphone
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Plot of One Piece
Sea of Survival: Super Rookies Saga
East Blue: Romance Dawn  •  Orange Town  •  Syrup Village  •  Baratie  •  Arlong Park  •  Loguetown
Mini-Arcs: Buggy's Crew: After the Battle!  •  Diary of Coby-Meppo
Alabasta: Reverse Mountain  •  Whiskey Peak  •  Little Garden  •  Drum  •  Alabasta
Mini-Arcs: Jango's Dance Paradise  •  Hatchan's Sea-Floor Stroll
Sky Island: Jaya  •  Skypiea
Mini-Arcs: Wapol's Omnivorous Hurrah  •  Ace's Great Blackbeard Search
Water 7: Long Ring Long Land  •  Water 7  •  Enies Lobby  •  Post-Enies Lobby
Mini-Arcs: Gedatsu's Accidental Blue-Sea Life  •  Miss Goldenweek's "Operation: Meet Baroque Works"
Where They Are Now
  •  Enel's Great Space Operations
Thriller Bark: Thriller Bark
Mini-Arcs: Where They Are Now
Summit War: Sabaody Archipelago  •  Amazon Lily  •  Impel Down  •  Marineford  •  Postwar
Mini-Arcs: CP9's Independent Report  •  Straw Hat's Separation Serial
Other Canon: Monsters  •  Chapter 0
The Final Sea: The New World Saga
Fishman: Return to Sabaody  •  Fishman Island
Mini-Arcs: From the Decks of the World
Alliance: Punk Hazard  •  Dressrosa
Mini-Arcs: Caribou's Kehihihihi in the New World  •  Solo Journey of Jinbe, Knight of the Sea
Non-Canon
Filler Arcs: Warship Island  •  Post-Alabasta  •  Goat Island  •  Ruluka  •  G-8  •  Ocean's Dream  •  Foxy's Return  •  Lovely Land  •  Spa Island  •  Little East Blue  •  Z's Ambition  •  Caesar Retrieval
Movies: One Piece: The Movie  •  Clockwork Island Adventure  •  Chopper's Kingdom on the Island of Strange Animals  •  Dead End Adventure  •  The Cursed Holy Sword  •  Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island  •  The Giant Mechanical Soldier of Karakuri Castle  •  Episode of Alabasta: The Desert Princess and the Pirates  •  Episode of Chopper Plus: Bloom in Winter, Miracle Sakura  •  One Piece Film: Strong World  •  One Piece 3D: Straw Hat Chase  •  One Piece Film: Z
Featurettes and Specials: Adventure in the Ocean's Navel  •  Jango's Dance Carnival  •  Dream Soccer King  •  Take Aim! The Pirate Baseball King  •  Open Upon the Great Sea! A Father's Huge, HUGE Dream!  •  Protect! The Last Great Performance  •  The Detective Memoirs of Chief Straw Hat Luffy  •  Mugiwara Theater  •  Episode of Nami  •  Episode of Luffy  •  Episode of Merry  •  3D2Y
OVAs: Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzack  •  Romance Dawn Story  •  One Piece Film Strong World: Episode 0
Other Related Stories
Omake: Report Time  •  Obahan Time  •  Jingi-nai Time  •  Chopper Man  •  Monster Time  •  Space Time  •  Red-Hair of Class 3 - Sea Time  •  Marchen Time  •  Family Time  •  Ed Sullivan Show  •  Detective Loomes  •  Circus Time  •  RPG Time  •  4-Panel Strips  •  Orchestra of the Sea
Crossovers: Cross Epoch  •  One Piece x Toriko Crossover
One Shots: Romance Dawn  •  God's Gift for the Future  •  Ikki Yako  •  Monsters  •  Wanted!

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