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Just of out curiosity, do we ever get to see the same sea monster that ate Shanks's arm way back in the beginning of One Piece?

I have only kept up with the series until Impel Down, so please no spoilers beyond a "yes/no they did/did not re-encounter the sea monster"

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Yes, Luffy did. It isn't shown in the anime, but Luffy reencounters this Sea King, the Lord of the Coast, later in chapter one of the manga. Immediately after setting out from Foosha village Luffy is attacked by the Sea King, and is pleased to have a chance to show it what he has learned in the ten years since their last encounter.Second Meeting

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why the hell Shanks & Garp let sea king that big life so close to village that important to them -_- – Namikaze Sheena Mar 23 at 3:11
@Namikaze Sheena That sea king also acts as a protection... It was attacking whoever comes near village, thus protecting the village from smaller & newer pirate crews... – krishna - Itachi's fan Mar 23 at 6:46
Luffy is attacked when he just a kid -_- and attacked the second time when he started his journey :/ – Namikaze Sheena Mar 23 at 6:48

As Qiri stated, Luffy does encounter the Lord of the Coast again. This part actually is animated during a flash back. You're not there yet if you're only at the impel down arc.

This happens at the end of the episode 504 at around 20:40 when he is first setting off on his journey.

Picture from one piece anime episode 504

When he encounters it he says:

Luffy: You don't know who you are messing with. Look at this technique I've been perfecting for 10 years!

He then hits him with his Gomu Gomu no Pistol just like he does in the manga chapter.

The One Piece Wikia notes that while this scene of Luffy knocking the wasn't depicted in the original backstory segment of the anime, you can see Luffy hitting the Lord of the Coast with his Gomu Gomu no Pistol in the very first episode of the anime, during the original opening song, We Are.

Picture from We Are, One Piece episode one Opening Song

You can see a YouTube video of the first opening here:

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