One Piece – S01E08 – Worst in the East | Transcript

A new pirate crew is born.
One Piece - S01E08 - Worst in the East

Original release date: August 31, 2023

The people of Coco Village decide to unite as the Straw Hat Crew face off against Arlong and his Fishmen Pirates at Arlong Park. The battle rages with the Straw Hats successfully taking out several fishmen as Luffy confronts Arlong in his tower. When the battle seems to falter, Luffy realizes that the tower contains much of Nami’s work, which is vital to Arlong, and Luffy brings the whole tower down on the fishman, defeating him. The Straw Hats celebrate their victory just as Garp and the Marines arrive. Garp plans to bring the Straw Hats in, but Luffy refuses to yield. Garp and Luffy fight with the former dominating the battle. Despite this, Luffy refuses to give up on his dream and Garp finally relents, ordering his Marines to hunt down the rest of Arlong’s crew. As revenge for his humiliation, Nezumi finally puts a wanted poster out for Luffy with a 30 million berry bounty, something he always wanted. Luffy and Koby say goodbye to one another. Later, Garp informs Koby and Helmeppo that he will personally train them to be better soldiers. As Luffy’s wanted poster is seen by many of their past acquaintances, Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji declare their future goals as the Straw Hat Pirates. Elsewhere, a smoky Marine captain sees Luffy’s wanted poster and burns it with his cigars.

* * *

[mysterious music plays]

[Nami breathing shakily]


[Nami screams]



[Arlong] From now on, you belong to me.

You draw maps for me.

You have a gift.

And I’m going to use it to rule these seas.

You’ll pay me 100 million Berry.

I don’t care how you get it. Steal it if you have to.

When you’re able to pay, I promise you… you and your town will have your freedom.

And I always keep my promises.

Arlong did this?


To punish the villagers.

And to punish me.

[indistinct chatter]

[suspenseful music plays]

[Nami] What’s going on?

Nojiko told us about your sacrifice.

We didn’t know. Can you ever forgive us?

There’s nothing to forgive.

Coco Village is my home.

Then it’s our turn to sacrifice. We’re done living in fear.

We’re gonna march on Arlong Park. If those fishmen want a fight…

That’s not a fight. That’s a massacre. You will all be killed.

[Genzo] If there’s no hope for us to buy our freedom, then I say we die trying to fight for it!

[villagers yelling]

[Nami] No, everyone, please!

No, I… I won’t let you do that.

This is my fight.

[Luffy] No.

This is our fight.

Right, guys?

Finally, I get to cut something.

But how are we gonna beat Arlong?

We saw what he did at Baratie.

Every creature has a weakness.

Even bulletproof ones?

I’ll know it when I see it.

And when I do, I won’t hesitate.

[theme music plays]

[seagull squawking]

[indistinct chatter]

[Bogard] Captain Nezumi.

How fares the 16th Branch?

Very well, thank you.

What brings a vessel of your notoriety to our tranquil shores?

Follow me. Your men can stay behind.

[Bogard] Vice-Admiral.

The welcoming party has arrived.

Vice-Admiral Garp. What a pleasure to see you.

You might not think it’s a pleasure when you hear what I have to say.

I have received word of pirate activity at Coco Village.

Yes, an unfortunate incident.

I assure you, we have the situation under control.

We also have word that Arlong and his fishmen have been running wild across these islands.

We have been tracking Arlong, yes.

But there is a new crew in these parts, led by a ruthless killer.

A pirate in a straw hat.

He’s the one responsible for this brutal attack.




That’s not possible.

Are you calling me a liar, boy?

Luffy would never do anything like that.

How dare you accuse me? I am a Marine captain.

I’m a vice-admiral.

So let’s move past the grandstanding, shall we?

My apologies, Vice-Admiral.

I’ll make sure these pirates taste the steel of my blade.

You’ll do no such thing.

Where is he now?

Where is Luffy?

Let’s pick up the pace! You know Arlong hates to wait.

[indistinct chatter]

[fishmen clamoring]

What the hell is this? Who would be stupid enough to attack us?

[suspenseful music plays]

Fishmen! Stand by to repel boarders!

Where’s Arlong?

He’s probably in the map room.

Then that’s where we’re going.

[fishmen yell]

[action music plays]


Not the face.


What is this place?

Let’s just grab our map and get out of here.

He let me stop wearing them when I was 12.

He said it was a birthday gift.

Come on. Let’s go.

[Arlong] But you just got here.

[sinister music plays]

[Arlong laughs]

Welcome to Arlong Park.


[suspenseful music plays]





I had that one.

If you had him, I wouldn’t have got him.

[fishmen yelling]

[Arlong] Humans have ruled the seas for far too long.

Looking down from their ivory towers.

Towers built on the backs of fishmen.

Your government fear my people, so you forced us into slavery.

No one should be forced into anything.

Everyone should be free to live as they choose.

[Arlong] Save your sympathies, boy.

Our abuse and persecution end now.

I will lead the fishmen as we mount a revolution for the ages.

It’s your turn to know humiliation and pain.

Haven’t you done enough?

I’m just getting started, darling.

But, Nami, you… you could have been spared, taking your place right by my side.

But no, just like the rest of your kind, you betrayed me.

And for what? For this?

You were never going to spare me.

You told Nezumi about my stash.


I’m just playing by human rules. [chuckles]

With these maps, I will create a world where the fishmen reign supreme.

With knowledge of every Marine base and pirate stronghold, nothing can stop me from taking the East Blue and every other sea after that.

Oh yes.

And, Nami, it’s all thanks to you.


So tell me, Pirate King…


Could you have used her so effectively?





Nami isn’t some tool to be used!

She’s a person with wants and dreams of her own, and you took those away from her.

You’re no better than that Axe-Hand guy or that fake butler or anyone else who tries to hurt other people.

So I’m gonna kick your ass, just like I did theirs.


‘Cause no one messes with my friends.

I’ll do you the kindness of killing you all together.

Get out of here, Nami.

But, Luffy…

Just go. I got this.

[Arlong] Think you can escape me, Nami!?


Round two, Arlong.



I just need one clean shot. You got this.

Come out and face the wrath of my special…

Ah! Ah! [grunts]


[action music plays]

You look tired.

Maybe you should take a break.

You ought to get back in the kitchen.

Quit screwing around!

Luffy needs us!

You just got here. You don’t know what Luffy needs.

I know he needs my cooking.

Putting two slices of bread together?

[Buggy] Someone’s feeling threatened.

[both] Shut up!

[Buggy] Then get me back to my body! We’re close. I can feel my toes.

Trust me. I can help you guys win this thing.

I swear, clown, if you screw us over…

Ow! God!


Yes! Yes! Oh!

Oh, it’s so much better than I even remembered.

Hey, so, um…

I’m gonna get out of here.


[Buggy] Sorry, kiddos.

I’d love to make things right, but it’s time to exit stage left.

Fucking clown.

[suspenseful music plays]

[whispers indistinctly]

Too bad, little one. Just when we were starting to have some fun.

[playful music plays]

[Usopp] Gotcha.

Hey, neck flaps, where are you going?

You haven’t even tried my hot sauce.

[fishman] That still won’t save you.

My skin is tougher than bullets.

Maybe you should try one of my new patented fire rounds.

I’m a fishman.

I don’t catch fire.

Maybe you don’t.

But alcohol does.

Special Attack. Exploding Star!

Yeah! Ha!

Take that! The Great Captain Usopp fells another notorious villain.


And no one’s around to see it.

It’s okay.

They’ll believe me.

How dare you strike down my brothers?

You won’t be so lucky against the might of my fishman karate.

[action music plays]




[both grunting]

[Luffy grunting]

[Luffy grunts]

[Arlong growls]


Get up.

Even with your Devil Fruit powers, you’re no match for me, boy.

Maybe so, but you made our navigator cry.

Gum Gum Pistol!




[Arlong laughs]








You’re no match for me. My kicks can break a ship’s keel.

That’s nothing. You should have seen Zeff’s kicks when he found an eggshell in the crème brûlée.

I get it. Zeff was mean to you. Boo-hoo.



You’re nothing but a fool if you think you can save Nami.


There’s a reason she keeps coming back to me.

Arlong Park is her home.

You mean her prison.

[Arlong] Like it or not, I brought out the best in her.

She’d be nothing without me.


You’d be nothing without her.


[Arlong] Typical human.

You can’t win if you can’t even hit straight.

Maybe I can’t beat you.


But I can destroy everything you’ve built.



[Arlong yells]

[Luffy] Ah!


[Arlong grunts]



[Luffy yells]



[Luffy yells]

Nami is a fool to have her faith in such weak compatriots.

You don’t ever badmouth Nami.

Now you’ve done it.





Poitrine! [grunts]


Mouton Shot!


Mouton shot?

All great fighters call out their finishing moves.

Yeah, you’re gonna fit in just fine.


Never fear, the Great Captain Usopp is… is…

Oh. You guys did pretty good in here.

[sighs]Good job, guys.



[Nami] You’re all okay!

Where’s Luffy?

Still inside, fighting Arlong.

[Usopp] He’s gonna be all right.


[suspenseful music plays]



Gum Gum Gatling!

No puny human can bring down Arlong Park!


Gum Gum…


…Battle Axe!


[Along screams]


[somber music plays]

[uplifting music plays]

[Luffy] Nami!

You are our friend!

We are your crew!

[Sanji laughs]

[Usopp laughs]

[all laughing]

[upbeat music plays]

[overlapping chatter]

[Sanji] Bon appétit.

Thank you.

No worries. Have a good night.


I’m gonna need these recipes too.

[Sanji chuckles]

[Nojiko] You should write a cookbook.

Well, you know, a true artist never reveals his secrets, but I could be talked into offering some private lessons.

Nice try.


[Sanji] There you go, my lovely. Enjoy.


Back for seconds. Must have liked it.

Yeah, it was okay.

That plate says different.

Gotta keep my strength up, even with your cooking.

It’s the least you can do, considering I saved your ass from those fishmen.

What? I saved your arse.

You didn’t even get your hands dirty.

At least I don’t need three swords to prove I’m a man.

There I was, completely alone, surrounded by fishmen,

the Great Captain Usopp staring death in the face.

But I knew I couldn’t give up the fight, not with the fate of Coco Village at stake!

So I pulled my trusty slingshot!

[mimics sound of shot]

[mimics explosion]

And I fired on ’em till my fingers bled.

And I didn’t stop until I single-handedly defeated Arlong and his deadly crew.

With a little help, of course.

I mean, I guess I wasn’t completely alone.

Three cheers for Captain Usopp! We couldn’t have done it without him!


[villagers cheering]

[man] Marines!

Form lines!

[military march music plays]

I’d rethink that if I were you.

[Garp] So these are the Straw Hat Pirates.


Marines, arrest them.

Sir, the Straw Hats didn’t destroy Coco Village. It was Arlong.

You have your orders, cadet.


What did you say?

I said no, sir.

You do realize there are severe punishments for disobeying direct orders?

I disagree with those orders, sir.

[Garp scoffs]

Me too.



Anyone else like to follow their lead?

Or do you all want to follow orders instead?

Any of them move, make sure it’s their last.

Come here, boy.

I gave you every opportunity to follow my path, to become a respected Marine.

But instead, you chose to become a pirate.

No, Grandpa.

I’ve always been a pirate.

[Garp] No more running, boy.

Last chance.

Give it up.

That’s not really my thing.

[suspenseful music plays]

Then show me what you’ve got.


[Garp] This is what you wanted, right?

To be a pirate.

Well, I’ll show you what Marines do to pirates.

I don’t want to fight you, Grandpa.

You’ve been fighting me your entire life.

[Luffy] Ah!

When are you gonna learn that you can’t win?



I thought I trained you better than this.

You did.



Gum Gum



You don’t know how dangerous the world is.

The Grand Line isn’t some child’s game.


I told you, you aren’t ready.

You can hit me all day long… but I’m never giving up on my dream.

Is that so?

I’m going to the Grand Line.

And I will find the One Piece.

And I will be… King of the Pirates.



[Luffy grunts]



[uplifting music plays]


Have it your way.

Lower your weapons!

What are you all standing around for?

Arlong’s pirates are still on the loose.

Hunt them down and arrest them.

What about these Straw Hats?

What about them?

Arrest them too! They are the real criminals.



I knew I’d never be able to change your mind.

You’re stubborn.

Just like me.

But I know who you are, boy.

I just needed to make sure you knew it too.

You were testing me?

Couldn’t you have gone a little bit easier?

Where’s the fun in that?

You’re on your own now.

No. I’m not.

I have my friends.

[emotional music plays]

[Nami] I did it, Mom.

I’m free.

My life is finally my own again.

I can move forward with my head held high.

That’s what you always wanted, right?

I’m sorry I didn’t understand the sacrifices you made for me.

But now I do.

I know what it means to fight for your family.

And I promise I will never lose sight of that.

I know it’s late, but I… I hope you’d be proud of me.

[sentimental music plays]

[Nojiko] She was always proud of you.

And so am I.

How’s your arm?

A little sore, but… worth it.

Thank you.

Oof, no. Um, those words still sound a little weird coming out of your mouth.

[both laugh]

Unnatural, right?

[Nojiko] Just a little.

Do you really have to leave?

I was just starting to like you again.

As nice as that is…

I do need to go.

[Nojiko] I know.

I just want you to remember that no matter how far you go, you will always have a place here to return to.

This will always be your home.


♪ I’ve always been taught To be brave and strong ♪

♪ To see the hope when all feels wrong ♪

♪ I’ve always been taught Not to be afraid ♪

♪ And look the price, the price I paid ♪

♪ I’m barely afloat ♪

♪ My sails are set ♪

♪ And I’m coming home ♪

♪ I’m barely afloat ♪

♪ My sails are set ♪

♪ And I’m coming home ♪


Come to see us off?

I don’t think that’s a good idea.

Gonna try to arrest me?


that’s not a good idea either.

I’m not here as a Marine, Luffy. I’m here as your friend.

I wanted to show you something.

[adventurous music plays]

[Koby] You did it. Finally got your face on a wanted poster.

Nezumi’s last act of revenge.

Yeah! Yes!

Oh! Whoa! Whoa!

That’s… that’s a lot of Berry!

It’s the highest bounty in the East Blue.

You’re a wanted man now.

That’s exactly what I wanted.

[emotional music plays]


I guess this is goodbye then.

Goodbye, Koby.

Be a good Marine.

Be a good pirate.




Check it out.

Hey, look. I’m famous!

What are you on about? That’s Luffy’s wanted poster.

Not just Luffy.


Sorry, guys. Maybe if you work a little harder, you’ll get a bounty too.

That doesn’t count.

It’s okay to be jealous. Feel what you need to feel.

I… mmm…

This is stupid.

This is gonna make things much harder.

With that price on your head, every bounty hunter in the East Blue will be gunning for you.

Not just Luffy. They’re gonna be gunning for all of us.

Then it’s a good thing we’re not staying in the East Blue.

We’re going to the Grand Line.

[adventurous music plays]

Oh, Usopp.


Thirty million?


I’ll kill the little shit myself.

[Alvida] If you don’t, I will.


A hell of a first bounty.

I guess there is some of me in him after all.

[Koby] Sir?

I don’t regret my actions.

I’m ready to accept my punishment.

Yes. Me too.

Following orders doesn’t make you a good Marine.

It’s following your code.

All men have their own brand of justice, and you both followed yours, so well done.

So you’re not going to punish us?

Oh, I wouldn’t say that.

My training methods have been called the worst kind of punishment.

So… you think you’re up for it?

You’re gonna train us yourself?

Well, you want to get stronger, don’t you? Learn how to fight?

Yes, sir.

I wanna be worthy of holding my own against someone like Luffy.

[Garp] Huh.

And you, what do you want?

I want to show people that Roronoa Zoro isn’t the only one that knows how to use swords.

I want to get stronger too.

Like my friend.

Or whatever.

Maybe the old chef was right.

It is your turn.

Your training begins tomorrow.


This is an unusual place for a man of your stature.

Come on, lads.

We’re in the presence of a mighty Warlord of the Sea.

Show a little… [grunts] …respect.

Afraid I’m not in the mood for a duel today, Hawk Eyes.

I’m a wee bit hungover.

I’m not here to fight.

Not when you’re half the man you used to be.

I could still take you.

And with one arm tied behind my back.


I recently ran into someone who might be of interest to you.

A boy you mentioned long ago.



He really did it.

No way. It’s Luffy. He’s a pirate!

He’s a captain!

[all laugh]

I guess we better watch our backs.

[all laugh]

Bring out the reserve booze, boys!

I thought you were hungover.

[Shanks] Oh, lighten up, you somber old son of a gun. Drink with us.

I suppose a drink wouldn’t hurt.

This is cause to celebrate!

[pirates] Yeah!

[Luffy] So what do you think?

It’s a little piece of home to take with you on our journey.

And I can whip up tangerine tarts anytime you want.

[emotional music plays]

It’s perfect.

We actually have something for you too.

Usopp, set the main!

[Usopp] Setting the main.

[adventurous music plays]



[Nami and Sanji chuckle]


Yeah! Hoo-hoo!



The entrance to the Grand Line isn’t too far off, but I think there’s a mistake on the map.

[Luffy] What do you mean?

[Nami] Well, it looks like a river or a canal or something, but it doesn’t make any sense.

These elevations show a mountain.

I mean, how can a river go up a mountain?

You’re our navigator.

You’ll figure it out.

[Sanji] Hey, Luffy!

Come here. I’ve got an idea.

Straw Hats!

All hands on deck for a cast-off ceremony.


I’m gonna find the All Blue.


I’m gonna be King of the Pirates.

I’m gonna be the world’s greatest swordsman.

I’m gonna draw a map of the world.

I… am gonna become a brave warrior of the sea!


This is it, crew.

The Grand Line.

Nothing’s gonna stand in our way!






[sail billowing]

[seagull squawks]

[military march music plays]

♪ I’ll draw a map of the world ♪

♪ Of lands unknown and untold ♪

♪ I’ll guide my ship towards the morn ♪

♪ Through the raging waters ♪

♪ The stars are pointing my way ♪

♪ From a quarter of the globe away ♪

♪ And yet, I feel so astray ♪

♪ How did I get so lost? ♪

♪ I’ve always been taught To be brave and strong ♪

♪ To see the hope when all feels wrong ♪

♪ I’ve always been taught Not to be afraid ♪

♪ And look the price, the price I paid ♪

♪ I’m barely afloat ♪

♪ My sails are set ♪

♪ And I’m coming home ♪

♪ I’m barely afloat ♪

♪ My sails are set ♪

♪ And I’m coming home ♪

♪ I’ll sail my ship on my own ♪

♪ Straight into the eye of the storm ♪

♪ And when I conquer it all ♪

♪ Will you still be my friend? ♪

♪ I’ve always been taught To be brave and strong ♪

♪ To see the hope when all feels wrong ♪

♪ I’ve always been taught Not to be afraid ♪

♪ And look the price, the price I paid ♪

♪ I’m barely afloat ♪

♪ My sails are set ♪

♪ And I’m coming home ♪

♪ I’m barely afloat ♪

♪ My sails are set ♪

♪ And I’m coming home ♪

♪ Caught up in a whirlwind The perfect storm ♪

♪ Reduce my sails ♪

♪ And risk it all? ♪

♪ Position’s unknown And no sight of land ♪

♪ But I commit ♪

♪ Full speed ahead ♪

♪ I’ve always been taught To be brave and strong ♪

♪ To see the hope when all feels wrong ♪

♪ I’ve always been taught Not to be afraid ♪

♪ And look the price, the price I paid ♪

♪ I’m barely afloat ♪

♪ My sails are set ♪

♪ And I’m coming home ♪

♪ I’m barely afloat ♪

♪ My sails are set ♪

♪ I’m coming ♪

♪ Home ♪


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