One Piece is an anime series based on the manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a young man whose body gains the properties of rubber after unintentionally eating a Devil Fruit. With his crew of pirates, named the Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy explores the Grand Line in search of the world’s ultimate treasure known as “One Piece” in order to become the next Pirate King.
The second episode of the first season of One Piece, titled “Enter the Great Swordsman! Pirate Hunter Roronoa Zoro”, aired on October 3, 1999. In this episode, Luffy and his crew meet the infamous swordsman Roronoa Zoro, who joins them on their journey.
The episode begins with Luffy and his crew sailing on the Going Merry, their ship. They are on their way to the Baratie, a floating restaurant, in search of a cook. As they approach the restaurant, they are attacked by a giant sea monster. Luffy and Zoro, the crew’s swordsman, fight the monster, but it is too powerful for them. Just as they are about to be defeated, a mysterious swordsman appears and defeats the monster with ease.
The swordsman introduces himself as Roronoa Zoro, the Pirate Hunter. He is a bounty hunter who has been hired by the Marines to capture Luffy and his crew. Luffy and his crew are surprised by Zoro’s strength and offer him a place on their crew. Zoro refuses, saying that he only works for money. Luffy then challenges Zoro to a duel, saying that if he wins, Zoro will join their crew.
Zoro accepts the challenge and the two begin to fight. Zoro is clearly the superior swordsman and quickly defeats Luffy. However, Luffy refuses to give up and continues to fight. Impressed by Luffy’s determination, Zoro agrees to join the crew.
The episode ends with the crew setting sail for the Grand Line, with Zoro now a part of the Straw Hat Pirates.
In the second episode of One Piece, Luffy and his crew meet the infamous swordsman Roronoa Zoro, who joins them on their journey. After a brief duel, Zoro agrees to join the Straw Hat Pirates and the crew sets sail for the Grand Line. This episode marks the beginning of the Straw Hat Pirates’ journey and the start of their adventures.