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Chapter 515: Adventures on the Isle of Women
CP9's Independent Report Vol. 23: Too Beautiful To Behold, A Flower Of Thanks
[Insert text: The One Piece anime OP will be changing on Sunday 5th October!! And what's this?! The new OP is a cover of the anime's first OP, "We Are!" As for who's performing the cover… that's a secret!!]
[Insert text: A land of women…]
[Box: This is the Land of Women, where men are forbidden: Amazon Lily. // Though occasionally its residents set sail for foreign lands and return with child… // Mysteriously, all the children born turn out to be girls. // And in this tall mountain, deep in the jungle... // ...a huge hole was opened... // Almost like a fort... / ...this village was built... / ...and a country established.]
People: We've got Sea King meat in today!! // How about some fresh-picked jungle fruits?!
[Box: Naturally, all the workers… // ...even the physical workers, are women...]
People: Hu~p! // Just small fry, huh…
[Box: These women, raised since birth in the ways of the warrior..]
People: Good work! Just put that over there! // Sure thing!
[Box: …may be burly and strong... // ...but that doesn't mean you can't find the odd beauty here. // There is no opportunity for greedy, foolish men... // ...to ever intrude upon this place.]
[Box: Above all, the women of this island are strong.]
People: 1000 Gol on Poppy!! // 1500 on Pansy!! // Here are today's odds!!
[Box: In this land…]
[Box: Strength equates to beauty. // If any man [I]were to find his way here… // ...he would be eliminated in an instant.]
People: The man has awakened!! // Let's see, let's see! // I want to see too!!
People: It moved! Look, no chest at all! // Such a ruggedly unusual beast... // It looks so weak with that short, scruffy-looking hair!
People: It certainly had a long sleep... // But did you hear? Apparently it was eating in its sleep! // So what is it men eat? Raw meat?
Luffy: .........Unnnghh... what's all the racket...
People: Ahh!! It spoke!!
Luffy: ............Huh? / Where... am I......? // ......What was I doing again...? / Oh yeah... We were all beaten up on those Shabondy islands, and...
People: Shh, everyone!! It's saying something!
Luffy: .........I can't remember anything after I ate that mushroom... // Ahh...! // Where's my hat?!!! // Hm? There it is! // Give that back, dammit!!
People: ?!! / Ah - ! // Its arm stretched~~~~~~~~~~~!!
Luffy: Whe~w, that's better.
People: What on Earth is its body made of?!
MemoGirl: S... So men... they... / They have arms that stretch...!! What a surprise!! // This is so interesting... must note it down... // What is your name?
Luffy: ...? I'm Luffy! // Ahh!! I'm not wearing anything!!
People: He's slow...
Luffy: ...Now I feel all cold! Do you guys know where my clothes are?!
MemoGirl: Men are slow, and think of covering their heads before their bodies... / memo memo
Margaret: Ah - before you put your clothes on... Um! // Could you tell us what on Earth is inside that bag in between your legs?
Luffy: Bag...? What... you don't even know that? / You're pretty weird... those are "kintama"!!
Margaret: ........."Kintama"......? / What are those?
Luffy: Just what it sounds like - balls of gold, of course!
People: GORGEOUS!!! // BALLS OF PURE GOLD?!!
Margaret: Say, could you take them out so I could have a look?
Luffy: LIKE HELL!!! ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL ME?!!!
Margaret: Well, here are some clothes... / Yours were terribly beaten-up... / So we made some new ones just like them.
Luffy: Ohhh... Sorry about that! // Doing that for someone you've never even met! Thanks a ton! // ...............!!! // Why, you.........!!
Margaret: We added on some flowery frills to make it sexier!♡
MemoGirl: That's right, Margaret... you've just got to have frills on nice clothing!
People: Look - it's so happy it's trembling!
Luffy: I'M A GUY, DAMMIT!!!
Luffy: !!! // What the~~~?!!
People: Weapons at the ready!!! // How ferocious!! So that is your true nature!!! // Going wild without a thought for the kindness of those who have saved your life…! // A truly savage temperament!!
Kikyou: And I've noticed you have not the slightest trace of grace in your speech or actions!! // As I thought, your kind and ours simply do not mix...!!
Sweetpea: ...But Kikyou, you can't kill it just for that, surely! // The poor thing...!
Luffy: Whoa, whoa, wait a minute! Did somebody say "saving my life"?! / Did something happen?! You've gotta tell me!!
Kikyou: You consumed a deadly mushroom... / ...and these ladies found you collapsed out there!!
Luffy: ...Whoa, so that's what happened! Hey, thanks for that!! Really!! // I'm sorry I complained about the clothes!! Just stop with the shooting, okay...?!!
Kikyou: There is no need for us to listen to your feeble apologies!! This is the Empire of Women, Amazon Lily! // The ban on men is an absolute law that has been kept here for hundreds of years!!!
Luffy: A land of women......?
Kikyou: Never once has this law been broken before!!
Kikyou: Now that you have regained consciousness, we have no reason to take pity on you any longer!!!
Luffy: It's true... They really are all women... what a weird place...
Kikyou: Margaret! // Sweetpea! // Aphelandra...! / This is for your sakes......!!
Kikyou: If Hebihime-sama were to return and learn of this...
[TN: "Hebihime" is literally "Snake Princess"]
Kikyou: She would never forgive any of you!!! // For bringing a man back to the village, you too would be held guilty alongside him!! // We should erase the evidence and pretend this never happened!!
Luffy: Whoa, whoa!! Just let me go, okay?!! // I made a promise to go meet my nakama… // I have to find my way back there!!! // HYAHHHH~~~~~~~~~~~~!!!
MemoGirl: It escaped through the roof!!!
Kikyou: After him!!!
Luffy: Whoa!!! // Whe~w...!
Kikyou: It seems he is more nimble than he looks!! // Aphelandra!!
Aphelandra: 'Ka~y!! // I'm real sorry for saving you!!!
Luffy: !! // Guahh!!!
Kikyou: He's down!!
Luffy: Hey, wait...! The Vivre Card is still in the pocket of my other trousers!! // There! Her!!
Luffy: Sorry, but there's something I've gotta ask you!!
Margaret: Ah - ! // Let me go!! Help me~~~~!!!
Someone: Oh, no...!!! Margaret has been taken!!!
Luffy: Gomu Gomu no...... // FUUSEN!!
Luffy: pant // pant // Hey! Are you all right?!
Margaret: DON'T COME NEAR ME!! / Just now...!! You... blew up, right?!!
Margaret: pant... // pant... // To just jump down from that kind of height... / There's something wrong with you!! / pant // pant / ......I was ready to die for a moment there...!! / It's an absolute miracle that I survived......!! // ......pant... Don't come near me......... / I've heard that you "men" carry all kinds of viruses!! / ........Do all men... get all... fat all of a sudden, like that?!
Luffy: I don't think I've got any viruses or anything... / And, well, I guess you could say that men tend to get fat pretty quickly… // ...but never mind that, just look in the pocket of my old trousers!
Margaret: You mean this?
Luffy: Ahhhhh~~~~~~!! That's it, that's it!! Thank god, I didn't lose it!! // Without this, I'd be... well, I'd be totally doomed!! / Thanks so much for keeping it safe!!
Margaret: Well... it looked like it had something written on it, so...
Luffy: No, watch!
Margaret: How mysterious......! It seems to move…!!
Luffy: Yeah... a lot of stuff happened... and me and my nakama all got blasted off into the sky. / But we've all got one of these, so we should be able to find each other again. // We're all pretty tough, after all.
Luffy: Man... I guess I've got a lot to thank you for, huh! // There isn't anything I can do for you, is there?
Margaret: Well... could I have a look at those "kintama" of yours...?
Luffy: I TOLD YOU, THE DON'T COME OFF!!!
Margaret: What kind of "nakama" are these, anyway?
Luffy: Oh, right - I'm a pirate!! // You know about pirates?
Margaret: ...You're a pirate? The Emperor of this land is a pirate as well.
Luffy: Is that right... So what, you're like an all-woman pirate crew? Are you strong?
Margaret: A foolish question indeed. / Only the very best of the island's warriors sail aboard the pirate ship... of course they are strong!!
Margaret: Why, everyone in this land looks up to Hebihime-sama! She is powerful, and wonderful, and the most beautiful woman in the world!!!
[TN: …In other words, she's almost guaranteed to be fat, AMIRITE? [IMG]http://mangahelpers.com/forums/images/smilies/p.gif]
Margaret: The Pirate Empress, Boa Hancock… Along with her two younger sisters, she defends this island immaculately!
Someone: It's terrible!! // Hebihime-sama's ship is almost here!!
Aphelandra: Kikyou, it looks like that "man" jumped down into the jungle!
Kikyou: This isn't good...!! We have to deal with this man immediately!! // Warriors! To the jungle!! Eliminate the man, and save Margaret from his clutches!! // Hebihime-sama has returned!!!