Although the arrival of the Straw Hat Pirates, Heart Pirates, and Kid Pirates was unexpected, the Beasts Pirates are still confident as they reveal how they prevented the rest of the Kozuki Family’s allies from getting to Port Tokage as well as that they had formed an alliance with the Big Mom Pirates.
However, Luffy, Law, and Kid simultaneously attack and destroy one of their ships.
In the meantime Kyoshiro arrives on his ship. He attacks another enemy ship, revealing his true identity as Denjiro.
Then Denjiro reveals that Yasuie’s altered message actually instructed the Kozuki allies to meet at the wharf by Port Habu. Thus, their allies had been able to reach the wharf before Orochi destroyed the bridges, and Denjiro had freed the Rasetsu Town prisoners after Orochi had left him in charge of the Flower Capital.
As he reveals this, the alliance arrives at Port Tokage on a massive fleet. Denjiro commends Kin’emon for cleverly misinforming the other Scabbards to mislead the spy Kanjuro, unaware that Kin’emon had actually misunderstood the message himself.
In fact it turns out that Kin’emon misread Yasuie’s message, meaning that Kanjuro was accidentally misinformed about the alliance’s meeting place.
The exact numbers of the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance are revealed with more members being added after Denjiro’s arrival.
3,500 former prisoners of the Udon mines.
200 Yakuza members.
200 members of the Inuarashi Musketeer Squad.
280 members of the Mt. Atama Thieves.
200 members of the Kyoshiro Family.
The 1,000 samurai that were imprisoned at Rasetsu Town, having been freed by Denjiro.
In total, along with the Straw Hat Pirates, Heart Pirates, and the Scabbards, the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance have over 5,420 men.
A little curiosity: in Chapter 975 we see the whole Straw Hat Pirates crew together for the first time in 7 years!