Nami, Zoro, Chopper, and Robin are trapped aboard the Going Merry when it's commandeered by a monstrous lobster! To rescue his crew, Luffy must venture onto the sacred grounds of Upper Yard!
The 26 episodes in this collection make up most of season six of the long-running comedy-adventure One Piece
. While they were searching for the fabulous golden city of Shandora, Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates were carried by the Knock-Up Stream to Skypiea, a mysterious archipelago in the clouds. Forests of enormous trees cover the islands, and weirdly arching streams connect the waterways. The inhabitants of Skypiea are even stranger than its geography. There are goat-headed warriors, bizarre humanoids who administer complex traps, people with wings and antennae, and the elaborately tattooed Shandians, who hope to recapture their ancestral city. Luffy, Ussop, Chopper, Genji, Zoro, Nami, and Robin find they've been designated as a sacrifice and their ship, the Going Merry
, is stranded on an ancient altar. The crew members are soon embroiled in a series of baroque battles; Luffy, Zoro, and Genji relish the conflicts; Chopper, Ussop, and Nami scream and fuss while Robin tries to uncover the secrets of the ubiquitous ruins. The situation grows more threatening with the appearance of Eneru, a self-styled god who can control lightning. He plans to drop Skypiea onto the Earth and take control of everyone and everything. But Eneru didn't count on the opposition of Monkey D. Luffy, who acquired special powers when he ate the accursed gum-gum fruit: the collection ends as they square off. Although their ultimate goal is the fabled treasure pirate king Gold Roger hid in the Grand Line, the Straw Hat gang seems no closer to finding it in episode 182 than they did in 157, but time spent with them is always entertaining. (Rated TV 14: violence, violence against women, tobacco use) --Charles Solomon
(157. Is Escape Possible? God's Challenge Is Set in Motion! 158. A Trap on Lovely Street! The Almighty Eneru! 159. Onward, Crow! To the Sacrificial Altar! 160. 10% Survival Rate! Satori, the Mantra Master! 161. The Ordeal of Spheres! Desperate Struggle in the Lost Forest! 162. Chopper in Danger! Former God vs. Priest Shura! 163. Profound Mystery! Ordeal of String and Ordeal of Love? 164. Light the Fire of Shandora! Wyper, the Warrior! 165. Jaya, City of Gold in the Sky! Head for God's Shrine! 166. Festival on the Night Before Gold-Hunting! Feelings for Vearth! 167. Enter God Eneru!! Farewell to the Survivors! 168. A Giant Snake Bares Its Fangs! The Survival Game Begins! 169. The Deadly Reject! War Demon Wyper's Resolve! 170. Fierce Midair Battle! Pirate Zoro vs. Warrior Braham! 171. The Roaring Burn Bazooka! Luffy vs. War Demon Wyper! 172. The Ordeal of the Swamp! Chopper vs. Sky Punk Gedatsu! 173. Unbeatable Powers! Eneru's True Form Is Revealed! 174. A Mystical City! The Grand Ruins of Shandora! 175. 0% Survival Rate! Chopper vs. Ohm, the Sword Wielding Priest! 176. Climb Giant Jack! Deadly Combat in the Upper Ruins! 177. The Ordeal of Iron! White Barbed Death Match! 178. Bursting Slash! Zoro vs. Ohm! 179. Collapsing Upper Ruins! The Quintet for the Finale! 180. Showdown in the Ancient Ruins! Sky God Eneru's Goal! 181. Ambition Toward the Endless Vearth! The Ark Maxim! 182. They Finally Clash! Pirate Luffy vs. God Eneru!)