One Piece is a long running anime based on the serial in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda and telling us of the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and the rest of his crew, the “Straw Hat Pirates”. It is directed by Kônosuke Uda and produced by Toei Television Production(Dragonball Kai).
This collection is Season 7 Voyage 5 and comprises episodes 422 – 445. It concludes the Amazon Lily Arc and introduces the Impel Down Arc. The usual spoiler alert applies here, we’re well into the story so don’t read on if you’re planning to watch the previous installments.
“One wrong step and you may never see the light of day again.”
Luffy and Hancock arrive at the underwater prison of Impel Down, where the Snake Princess uses every ounce of her beguiling charm to smuggle him past the guards. Once inside, unexpected alliances help Luffy survive the increasingly dangerous levels of the prison.
At the depths of it all lies the poisonous Warden Magellan whose toxins put the rubber-man’s life at stake. It’s up to his new allies to save him by tracking down a miracle worker rumored to have vanished into the gates of hell. Enter Ivankov. This larger-than-life personality has the Healing Hormones needed to save Luffy, but the cure could take years off the pirate’s life!
With his brother just beyond reach, Luffy must take the ultimate leap of faith before it’s too late.
This is another highly entertaining instalment in the ongoing story of Luffy and the straw hats. Featuring the usual insane antics and crazy characters (including plenty of cross dressing!) it also tells us more about the relationship between Luffy and his brother Ace.
A must own for all fans of One Piece!
“Breaking your brother out will be challenging enough, but if you get captured as well who knows what horrors you might face.”
One Piece Collection 18 is available to buy now on DVD.