Monkey D. Luffy refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become King of All Pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, this is one captain who'll never drop anchor until he's claimed the greatest treasure on Earth: the Legendary One Piece! Along for the ride are his loyal crewmates, a wonderfully-bizarre collection of outcasts and misfits from the far corners of the world. Each member has their own special talent, and they'll utilize their skills to help Luffy achieve his dream! Together, the rubberman and his crew can conquer any challenge - or defeat any foe!
These adventures, which continue the Straw Hat Pirates' visit to Water Seven, a.k.a. Water City, aired as part of season eight of One Piece
in Japan. Although the city is an appealing combination of Renaissance Venice, a waterslide park, and a gigantic fountain, Luffy and his crew aren't having much fun. The world's finest shipwrights announce that the Going Merry
has been so badly damaged by accidents, attacks, and general wear and tear, she's beyond fixing. (They're surprised the ship made it as far as it did.) Luffy's heart-rending decision to abandon the beloved Merry
infuriates Usopp, who quits the crew after an unsuccessful duel with Luffy. The rowdy Franky Family steals two-thirds of the money the Straw Hats get from redeeming the gold they brought back from Sky Island. The devastating typhoon Aqua Laguna is about to strike Water Seven. Robin's gone AWOL and has been linked to an assassination attempt on the city's beloved mayor, Iceberg. As mobs scream for their blood, Luffy, Nami, Zorro, and Chopper realize just how little they really know about Robin. Aokiji warned Luffy about her, and Iceberg, who clearly shares some past with her, says Robin is a demon. Luffy uses his gum-gum powers to good effect against the Franky Family and to survive the blows of the furious shipwrights. Could he have been deceived by Robin? And could his friendship with Usopp really be over? Episode 241 ends on a classic cliffhanger, but fans of One Piece
know that Luffy and the Straw Hats have come out of worse situations on top. (Rated TV 14: cartoon violence, violence against women, minor risqué humor, alcohol and tobacco use) --Charles Solomon
(230. Adventure in the City of Water! Aiming for the Huge Shipbuilding Dock, 231. The Franky Family and Iceburg-san! 232. Galley La Company! The Magnificent Dock #1, 233. The Pirate Kidnapping Incident and Impending Death for the Ship! 234. Rescue Our Friend! Raid the Franky House! 235. The Quarrel Under the Moon! The Pirate Flag Which Waves Sadly! 236. Luffy vs. Usopp! The Determination of the two Duelling Men, 237. The City of Water Is Shaking! Iceburg-san Was Targeted, 238. Gum Gum Human vs. Remodeled Human Who Blows Fire: Cyborg! 239. The Culprit Is the Strawhat Pirates? Bodyguard of the City of Water, 240. An Eternal Parting? Nico Robin, the Woman Who Lures the Darkness, 241. We Must Catch Robin! The Determination of the Strawhat Pirates)