Battle on the high seas!
Luffy’s encounter with the scallywag pirate commander Don Krieg reaches an explosive climax, and master chef Sanji joins the Straw Hats with dreams of exotic seafood spurring him onward. As the gang sets sail, they soon encounter underwater oddities that won’t end up on a plate without a devil of a scuffle. Ferocious on land and downright deadly in the water, fishman Arlong is a ruthless money-grubber if ever there was one. His cruel betrayal of Nami prompts a spirited attack by Luffy, but the fishy pirate quickly has the rubber-man headed for Davy Jones’ Locker!
Third Voyage contains episodes 27-39.
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At this point in the popular comedy-adventure One Piece
, Monkey D. Luffy, who's been reduced to a gofer ("Chore Boy!") at a floating restaurant, has to take out Don Krieg and his henchmen before he can continue on his quest to become King of the Pirates. Using his Gum-Gum powers to dispose of the Krieg Pirates, he takes Sanji the cook and super-swordsman Zoro to find Nami. Luffy doesn't care that she stole their ship Going Merry
, but she's a friend, and he never abandons a friend. At Nami's childhood home of Cocoyashi Village, Luffy rejoins Usopp, Johnny and Yusaku. He also meets his weirdest foes to date: The Fishmen, under the command of Arlong the Pirate, who has a nose like a sawfish's beak. Arlong and his crew have turned the entire island into a hideout and ruthlessly exploited the people. Nami's painful past as an orphan on the island is related in horrifing detail--her story has a much harsher tone than any of the previous adventures in One Piece
. Arlong's cruelty appalls Luffy, who launches an all-out attack on the misshapen band with Zoro and Sanji providing back-up. The villagers believe the assault is hopeless: they don't realize that Luffy has the same indomitable spirit that makes more conventional anime heroes invincible. Although the set ends on a cliff-hanger, fans know Luffy always triumphs in the end. (Rated TV 14: violence, violence against women, profanity, risqué humor, tobacco and alcohol use) --Charles Solomon
(27. The Cool-Headed, Cold-Hearted Demon! Pirate Fleet Cheif Commander Ghin! 28. I Won't Die! Fierce Battle, Luffy vs. Krieg! 29. The Conclusion of the Deadly Battle! A Spear of Blind Determination! 30. Set Sail! The Seafaring Cook Sets Off with Luffy! 31. The Worst Man in the Eastern Seas! Fishman Pirate Arlong! 32. Witch of Cocoyashi Village! Arlong's Female Leader! 33. Usopp's Dead?! When Is Luffy Going to Make Landfall?! 34. Everyone's Gathered! Usopp Speaks the Truth About Nami! 35. Untold Past! Female Warrior Bellemere! 36. Survive! Mother Bellemere and Nami's Bond! 37. Luffy Rises! Result of the Broken Promises! 38. Luffy in Big Trouble! Fishmen Vs. The Luffy Pirates! 39. Luffy Submerged! Zoro vs. Hatchan the Octopus!