One Piece Chapter 498 - The Eleven Supernovas
Cover picture: Jabra's Wild Animal Show. Why is Blueno stirring things up?!
In contrast to the wandering around last week, Luffy and company are now fighting against wanted men.
Kaymie: You did it! Luffy-chin, you're so strong!!
Luffy: All right!! Like I'd lose to you guys!!
Brook: My, what's going on now? Suddenly, there's bounty hunters everywhere.
Luffy: All right! I defeated that one too.
Chopper: That's the third one already!!? What a surprise attack!!
Hachi: You guys are really something...
Brook: Ah, that food sampling shop...I mean, that fine souvenir shop is all ready out of sight...
Chopper: There's shops and stuff, but there's not as many people...it's really suspicious. I can't believe there's a coating craftsman in a place like this!!!
Hachi: Nyu, the archipelago's pretty vast, so there's places where people can do shady things. The marines don't go to the interior.
Right now, we're at Grove 16. Groves 1-29 are, for the most part, a "lawless zone".
Hachi shows them a drawing.
Hachi: Look here, this shows how the groves are classified, by the tens. It might not resolve anything, but...there are many places like that.
Groves in the 60's are Navy headquarters; the 40's, 30's, and 50's make up the tourist amusement park and shipyards; 70's is a hotel town.
Everything else in the drawing is a "lawless zone".
Chopper: Why didn't you say anything earlier!? Zoro or Sanji should have come, instead of me.....
Hachi: Nyu, it's all right. Grove 13, our destination, is next up!!
Kaymie: Chopper-chin and Skeleton-chin were really strong and cool, too!
Chopper: T-That doesn't make me happy at all, you jerk! (ha ha)
Brook: I'm so embarassed that my ears are getting red...even though I don't have ears!!
Wanted Man: Gah....!! Damn.....what ridiculous strength.....!! T-Three hundred million belli really is too much for me.
.....!! Even though it's a once-in-a-lifetime chance, with all these big shots gathered here...!!! One person...
Shabondy Archipelago Grove 13
Hachi: Well, here we are~~!!
Luffy: We're finally here~~!!
Hachi: It's the shop just above here. It's been 10 years since I was last here.
Luffy: Is the coating craftsman a fishman, too? Oh well, we'll know when we see him!
Kaymie: Ah, Pappag and I have never met him. But we've heard he's a really great person.
Luffy: Ah, is that so?
In front of "Shakky's Big Rip-Off Bar"
Hachi: Nyuuu, he's someone I used to know as a kid.
Pappag: This place gives off a total "rip-off" vibe... Hachi... (sweats) It looks atrocious.......
Hachi: It's okay. They're good humans. I wonder if Rayleigh and Shakky are here.
Inside the bar, a lady serves customers shabbily.
Lady: Welcome, what can I do for you? .....My, my...
Bar Owner Former Pirate Shakuyaku (Shakky)
[ED: "Shakuyaku" is a Chinese Peony (a flower).]
Hachi: Nyuuu, sorry it's been so long, Shakky.
Shakuyaku: That's right, it's already been about 10 years! Sit down and wait a minute. I charge outrageous prices to the kids at this place.
Hachi: Nyuuu, take your time.
Shakuyaku: That's right...I quit being a pirate, and that's just fine with me. An honest living is best! You're Kaymie-chan? It's rare to see a mermaid out of the water. Are you Hacchan's lover?
Kaymie: Eeeeeeeeh!!! N...N-No, I...I'm not Hacchin's w-w-w...wife.
Pappag: You're way too exited about it.
Hachi: At my takoyaki shop, we--
Shakuyaku: Oh, I see. Ah...that's right, I have some food you might--
Brook: Ah, Shakky-san, these beans...are quite delicious...
Pappag: I'll take a fish from the fridge---!! Is this your place?
Shakuyaku: Ahahaha.....Please, whatever you like!
Chopper: Luffy, Brook!! You guys are gonna get ripped off-----!!
Shakuyaku: You're friends of Hacchan, so I won't charge you. Here...for you.
Chopper: Cotton candy~~~!!!
Luffy: Lady, how'd you know Chopper's favorite?
Shakuyaku: You guys are part of the Monkey-chan crew, right?
Luffy: You know who I am!?
Shakuyaku: Of course. I'm a very well-informed person.
Kaymie: Luffy-chin's a famous person, huh...
Shakuyaku: Though I didn't know you had a skeleton in the crew, or that they could even move... I read the reports about Enies Lobby. Was it all true? Did you really pick a fight with the govenment?
Luffy: Fine...I'll tell you about it, even though it's a hassle.
Shakuyaku: Ahahaha, you don't like to brag? You're quite a big-shot. You have the same name as the Navy's Garp, though...
Luffy: Ah, that's 'cause he's my grandpa!
Shakuyaku: Ah, I thought so...Garp chased after me a long time ago.
Hachi: Shakky used to be a pirate.
Shakuyaku: Though I washed my hands of it 40 years ago.
Luffy: Lady...just how old are you? (sweats)
Shakuyaku: Nowadays, I just have fun cheering on rookies like you.
Hachi: By the way, Shakky...
Shakuyaku: Ah, I already know what you're going to say. I know all about it.
Hacchan and Kaymie came onto land and went out of their way to show Monkey-chan and crew where to get a coating, right?
That is, you want Rayleigh to do a coating?
Hachi: Nyuuu, that's right.
Shakuyaku: ---but he's not here.
Luffy: Eeeh!? The craftsman's not here!? But we wanna go to Fishman Island.
Shakuyaku: Well, there's no way he'd leave the archipelago, so...we could search all the bars and gambling places...
Luffy: If we wait, he'll come back, right?
Shakuyaku: Yes, someday...though he hasn't been back in half a year.
Luffy: Half a year!?
Shakuyaku: I think he's been lodging somewhere around here, so I'm not worried about his health, but...
...this flying off and not returning for a long time...maybe it's just the nature of an ex-pirate.
Luffy: So the coating guy was a pirate, too!
Brook: We're at a loss...then, we can only search for him. Where do you suppose he might be?
Shakuyaku: Hmmm...perhaps he's somewhere on the first 29 Groves. He's also infamous, so he wouldn't be able to relax anywhere near the Navy. Other than that...besides those places...he also likes Shabondy Park.....
Luffy: The amusement park!! Let's look there~~~!!!
Kaymie: Yaaay!! The amusement park~~~!!!
Pappag: Hey!! Kaymie!!
Shakuyaku: Wherever you search, be careful.
According to my information network...with your crew landed here, the current number on Shabondy Archipelago is now...eleven!!
The number of people with bounties ranging in the hundred millions, that is.
Chopper: That many~~!?
Shakuyaku: Besides Monkey-chan and Roronoa-chan, there are nine others!!
When all of you entered the Grand Line...you chose one of seven routes at the entrance, and continued to follow the log.
Shakuyaku: So, naturally, there are those of you who struggled on the other six paths, and those who surmounted all obstacles to arrive here.
No matter what route you follow, you will run into the Red Line, so...in order to overcome that wall, everyone gathers at this archipelago, understand?
The rookies of the world have never been at the same place at the same time...until now.
Kid, Luffy, Hawkins, Drake, Law. Those names have frequently been in the headlines.
Luffy: I don't read the paper.
Shakuyaku: Ufufufufu...information is power. Shouldn't you learn the names of your rivals, at least? Not to mention the bounties... Among these people, you're ranked Number 2!!
Chopper: There's someone above Luffy!? Here, on this island...!?
Then, the introduction of the nine rookies.
People: ...Wow, what a spender. Where's he getting it all from...?
One man softly sets down a wine glass.
Capone: Vulgar girl, you're making the food taste terrible. Shut up and come here!!!
West Blue Native - Leader of the Firetank Pirates
Capone Gang Bege - Bounty 138,000,000 Belli
Crewman: That's no good, chief!! If the Navy headquarters finds out...
Capone glares at his crewman and swings down his fork.
Bonney: Still no food!? It's almost gone!!!
Crewman: It looks like they're making more as fast as they can, Captain.
Bonney: They're not working fast enough!!! Give~~~me~~~more~~~pizza!!!
South Blue Native - Captain of the Bonney Pirates
"Big Eater" Jewelry Bonney - Bounty 140,000,000 Belli
Crewman: What's this? You got spaghetti all over my clothes!
Employee: I-I'm s-sorry...
Hawkins: Concerning the fate of your clothes...I'm sorry to inform you, but it's a cruel and unlucky day.
North Blue Native - Captain of the Hawkins Pirates
"The Magician" Basil Hawkins - Bounty 249,000,000 Belli
Somewhere, an explosion...
Townspeople: Waaaa~~!! Gaaaaah!! What's that, a fight!!?
Apoo: If you want to fight, let's wait until we get to the other side of the wall. Don't you know how strong we are?
Kid: If that's so, stop staring at me, you disgusting bastard...fine, we'll stop here.
Grand Line Native - Captain of the On Air Pirates
"Roar of the Sea" Scratchmen Apoo - Bounty 198,000,000 Belli
South Blue Native - Captain of the Kid Pirates
Eustass Captain Kid - Bounty 315,000,000 Belli
In another group...
Townspeople: The Monk's gone wild!!!
Drake: Go wild...toward the New World!!!
North Blue Native - Captain of the Drake Pirates
Red Flag X Drake - Bounty 222,000,000
Monk: The former Navy officer Drake, huh...fufu, that was a narrow escape from death...masked man.
Sky Island Native - Captain of the Fallen Monk Pirates
"Mystery Monk" Urouge - Bounty 108,000,000 Belli
South Blue Native - Fighting crewman of the Kid Pirates
"Massacre Man" Killer - Bounty 162,000,000 Belli
[The script comments on the fact that Law looks like Gin.]
Law: And I was having such a nice time.....Drake.....!! How many people did you kill?
North Blue Native - Captain of the Heart Pirates
"Dark Doctor" Trafalgar Law - Bounty 200,000,000 Belli
[ED: The spoiler pictures seem to list Law's nickname differently.]
Shakuyaku: The number of pirate crews who entered this sea from the mountain can already be counted.
The Grand Line is a grand "survival tournament", so to speak-------
The pirates who survive their route and reach this place are the chosen elite.
Perhaps some in this next generation of pirates will become something truly great.
The reason Captain Kid has a higher bounty than you...is that he's done a lot of damage to civilians...
He's not cute at all. That's why I'm rooting for Monkey-chan's crew!!
Luffy: Well...for now, it's okay to just relax and have fun...but if this city's so wild, I'm worried about the coating guy.
Shakuyaku: My guy? He'll be fine. He's 100 times stronger than all you boys.