The ninth season of the One Piece anime series was directed by Kōnosuke Uda and produced by Toei Animation. Like the rest of the series, it follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates from Eiichirō Oda's One Piece manga series. It is divided into the "Enies Lobby" (エニエス·ロビー Eniesu Robī?) story arc and the special arc Mugiwara Gekijō & Mugiwara Kaizoku Dan (麦わら劇場&麦わら海賊譚?, lit. "Straw Theatre & Straw Pirate Tales"[n 1]). The 67 episodes of the "Enies Lobby" arc are each 24 minutes in length and, with the exception of three sequels to the fourth One Piece television special and episodes 326 through 335, adapt Oda's manga from the end of the 39th through the 45th volumes. The special arc contains five 21-minute episodes, which summarize the backstories of the Straw Hats, and five 3-minute omake adaptations of short comics by Oda, which were originally published in the One Piece Log fan magazine.