Who doesn’t like 120 minutes of One Piece? It’s one of the few animes that can take you anywhere and you love it. The world of One Piece is wonderful and the characters are all different and complex. One Piece movies are even more dynamic, because you get an entire saga in two hours. It’s a ton of fan service packed in two hours of your favorite crew, “The Straw-Hats!!” That being said the newest movie One Piece Film: Gold was released nationwide for a week Jan. 10-17.
One Piece is produced and created by Eiichiro Oda-San it is his greatest and some would say his only property. One Piece Film: Gold was directed by Hiroaki Miyamoto; who has directed two episodes and the Dream 9 TV movie. Dream 9 was a movie that combined the worlds of One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, and Toriko. One Piece has spanned almost a 1,000 episodes, 13 feature films, multiple shorts, and almost a 1,000 manga chapters. It continues to grow and grow and it has been labeled as an infinite possibilities story line. One Piece centers around Luffy a boy that ate the Gum-Gum fruit devil power and his voyage to be king of the pirates.
The movie has our crew taking a small break on the island of Gran Tesoro. A golden Island on the water full of riches and fun. They’re welcomed by the golden emperor, Gild Tesoro, and they have a great time. There’s a lot more going on behind the scenes, than the people want to admit on this island. Things change quickly and problems arise, what will Luffy and the crew do?
This movie is great just like all the other One Piece movies. It’s on track with the Japanese simulcast story-line; so if you’re watching the English dubb you might want to wait. Fair warning there are a bunch of spoilers in the movie. The voice acting is the greatest that I’ve ever heard from One Piece and it might bring me back to being a Dubb fan.