Synonyms: One Piece Movie 10
Japanese: ワンピース ストロング ワールド
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 12, 2009
Duration: 1 hr. 53 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 8.661 (scored by 20766 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
Jul 27, 2010
Story (9): The story is great. I suppose they couldn't do more in just one movie. The Strong World: Episode 0 OVA helped buying a lot of time. Like in any One Piece arc, the story moves fastly, no matter what has been shown before.
Art (9): Once you watch One Piece (anime) and see how the art isn't that good in many parts of the series, you'll notice that this movie contains a great art. Like, Franky had a banana on his hair. What the hell is that? Brooke was smoking. Well, I liked it and all, but the clothes were strange, and I have to admit it. Anyway. Great art and this is it.
Sound(9): The sound is great, but it has nothing "unexpected". New soundtrack, but once it's a movie, it had to be like this. The voices were great (duh) like on the anime.
Character(10): Luffy's crew is so original that I can't give it less than 10. Their personalities, the clothes they were wearing (strange, but original)... Shiki was, as well, an outstanding character. I have nothing bad to add about the characters.
Enjoymen(9)t: If you like One Piece and you aren't expecting a lot of this movie just because Oda wrote this, then you'll love this movie and even give it a 10. The key is: Don't overrate it.
Overall(9): Well, many may not agree with me and rate this movie with a 10. But in a general analysis, 9 is a great note for this movie. All of the terms were combined and this is what we got: 9. The absence of logic in some parts (once I may not write spoilers, I'm not telling which parts these are), besides One Piece lacks logic on the anime itself many times, makes me feel like if this movie deserves a 9.
Jul 25, 2010
Strongworld. This One Piece movie has a fitting name. It takes place in an island where only the strong survive, literally. Movie # 10, I enjoyed every bit of it since I knew it would be good. Why? Eiichiro Oda had a hand in its making. Why? To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of One Piece silly.
Anyways... where should I start...
The story is refreshing and creative. Assuming the person who watches this is up the latter episodes (400+) sooner or later you'll hear about an infamous pirate named Shiki. I believe he first makes his appearance on episode 425 so be sure to check that out or rewatch it. Long story short, Luffy eventually crosses paths with him and trouble abrupts.
One word: Incredible. I was in awe the entire time I was watching the movie, it was just absolutely ridiculous. One piece has evolved and continues to ever year.
I'll start and end with the ladies. Nami, the fashion queen, had some pretty outrageous clothing in this movie. All of them had one thing in common: Sexy. Robin was also incredibly cute. Her main outfit in the movie consisted of wearing glasses with a long, green and white striped shirt. These were the only ones that really stood out to me. Overall, the change in attire for the cast was refreshing.
The characters you should look forward to in this movie are: Sanji, Luffy, and possibly Brook. Sanji and Brook had a multitude of funny moments. They deliver the brunt of the comedy. As always, Luffy was pretty epic. In just this one movie, he literally gained 2000 cool points from me. Basically, he's accumulated over 9000 through the course of the series.
Overall, BEST ONE PIECE MOVIE EVER, PERIOD. read more
Jul 26, 2010
Plot: Surprisingly the plot is the toughest thing to talk about IMO. The plot isn't bad, oh hell no it's great. It's just a bit of an old tune from an Oda plot line. As other people have stated, the plotline works a lot like the Arlong arc. Actually... you might as well say IT IS the Arlong arc. Nami gets kidnapped by crazed villian (Shiki in our case), Luffy and crew go to save her. Shiki tries to make Nami his navigator and plans to control the entire ocean starting with the East Blue. Luffy and crew have to rescue her and protect their homeland by beating Shiki and saving everything. Yadda yadda yadda. Point is, it's a new location with new characters, but it has the general idea the Arlong arc brought up, but on a higher scale. I enjoyed the arc so I really had no problems.
Art: Damn. I can't say anything more than that. The characters, the islands, even just looking at all the stuff in the scenery is just amazing. Fluent animations mixed in with some of those wacky expressions that OP fans have grown to love. One of my favorite works of art in the movie has to be near the end, with the snow falling in a night sky while all the battles are going on. Also just to add in, the character costumes look cool as hell. I mainly love Chopper's. I thought he couldn't get any cuter but I guess I was wrong.
Sound: All the Seiyuu's work their roles perfectly. One Piece has lots and lots of communications between the crew mates. Which really means that you get to hear perfect chemistry between the characters voices. The new characters voices are also very good. Shiki and Indigo's conversations are just hilarious, and it just reminds you how good classic comedy duo's can be, especially with each of their reactions. The seiyuu's did a great job. For the music I can also say, it was great. You get your mix of peaceful melodies, crazy fast paced music, and of course, roaring battle music. Every piece of sound works in it's place, and just adds more on to the scenes.
Character: Oda never fails when it comes to characters. The Strawhats are all here and enjoyable as ever. You get your Zoro and Sanji bickering, Brook's bone jokes, and of course Luffy's goofy laugh and enjoyable personality. When it came to the action too, same thing. The characters in battle resembled how they were in the series, the same feeling for fights and just the same atmosphere. Though one thing I did find a bit annoying was Nami played the damsel in distress role. Which she can really kick ass, so it's a bit of a shame to see her not really doing much fighting, but her scenes with Shiki work out great.
Speaking of Shiki he's also a very enjoyable character. He has the quirks of many OP villians, and his devil fruit power is very cool. I also like how they develop him first as a good guy, but later turns out to be a real asshole. Adds on to his deceitful character. His crew is also very enjoyable. Despite that only two members really shined, Indigo and the gorilla. Indigo was a comical relief and did a great job of it with his comedy lines with the others. The gorilla on the other hand, didn't really do that much. He was just kind of there with the intent of "If I'm here than maybe someone can use their signature moves on me." Least what it looked like to me.
Enjoyment: As a OP fan, I loved the living hell out of this movie. I always love seeing the Strawhats on the big screen ( Or just HDTV screen in my taste) and watching them go at it in a crazy movie like this. You have enjoyable new characters, crazy animals (Oda really knows how to combine random things with animals), beautiful artwork, and a fantastic world that the movie takes place in. It's got your comedy, drama, and of course, action as all OP fans would expect. Also, Luffy does a seriously badass move at the end of it, I was just in awe as it happened like "Oda, you've done it again."
Overall: As the description says it does take place later on in the series. But honestly, even if I never saw One Piece before I would love this movie. It's enjoyable for everyone but the fans will go to town with this movie. It just shows, when you put the creator behind the wheel of the movie, this is how it goes. A fantastic movie, and it makes absolute sense why it was a box office smash in Japan. read more
Jul 25, 2010
One Piece: Strong World was full of fanservice, which to be honest was kind of disappointing, but it was also somewhat refreshing. Now when I say fanservice, I am not talking about your everyday run of the mill "ecchi" fanservice, I am referring to the "oh my god, awesome" fanservice. One major factor of this was that most of the characters used attacks that hadn't been seen since the CP9 arc.
The story... The story felt overused to be honest, It felt like Oda copy pasted bits of the manga (anime) into the movie and mushed it all together, It felt like the Arlong arc and the CP9 arc mushed together and then had "new world" sprinkled on top.
The movie (story mainly) seemed very rushed, I understand that being a movie it can only be so long, and they needed to fit in what they could in the alloted time, but it seemed rushed regardless. The story progressed much faster than what I imagined from a shonen.
The characters to be fair, were absolutely awesome in this, however I am biased, and it isn't like they had changed since the series, so don't expect any character changing events in the movie. One improvement of the characters were of course their new sets of costumes for the movie, clearly part of fanservice but none the less it was a nice refreshing change.
Shiki was a nice enemy, full of humour and danger, impending doom and all that, his crew were also a nice touch to the atmosphere of the movies.
Generally speaking all of the characters in the movie were hilarious and enjoyable.
Overall I liked the movie, probably because I like One Piece, probably because all of the fanservice, probably because of the awesome characters, but I'm afraid it wasn't because of the story.
If you like One Piece, watch it, definitely, you probably didn't need a review to tell you that it's worth watching. However if you haven't watched One Piece before, I would advise watching the series before watching the movie, otherwise you'll probably feel lost. read more
May 20, 2011
(Story -- 5)
Though the story is pretty much your typical shonen anime movie story, it does have a bit more substance to it. This is due to the fact that Oda wrote the story, and that it is considered canon. Even so, I do still think that the movie could have had a much better and entertaining story. But it is fair to note that shonen anime movies are usually watched by fans to see their favorite anime characters in high quality animation and not necessarily to see the story.
(Art -- 10)
The art and animation did not leave anything to be desired. The animation was very smooth, and the art was colorful and fitting. Compared to the first season of One Piece (which practically had still images for most of the runtime), I felt like this one was on steroids. I also felt that they finally achieved the 'atmosphere' which the manga evokes. Everything on screen was really lively, especially Luffy and his devil fruit abilities. In addition, I like Oda's animal designs immensely.
(Sound -- 7)
The movie had a couple of new tunes in it, which I thought were good. The sound effects were practically the same ones used in the show; therefore, they were nothing new or amazing. A couple of times, the lip syncing seemed off to me.
(Character -- 9)
The characters are at their best in this film. In previous movies, the characters seemed rather repetitive and boring, and it felt like the movie makers just took the running gags from the manga and placed them into the films. One Piece: Strong World made the characters surprisingly humorous and life-like -- even the villains made me chuckle now and then with their humor that definitely belonged to Oda. I feel that he added a breath of fresh air to the dying movie versions of his characters. But even though I felt that most of the characters were done well, I did not enjoy the new, movie-exclusive characters Billy and Xiao. I felt that they were way to stereotypical for their own good and just plain bland. Xiao (a little girl who requires the help of the Straw Hat Pirates) made me laugh only once at a gag that seemed to parody child characters in previous One Piece films.
(Enjoyment -- 9)
A slightly more captivating story, a more noticeable soundtrack, and the exclusion of a couple of movie-only characters could have made me give One Piece: Strong World full marks. As such, Even though, I still very much enjoyed this film.
(Overall -- 8)
In my opinion, One Piece: Strong World is definitely the best One Piece film, and is overall a very decent shonen anime movie. Any fan of One Piece should watch it, even if they do not like the anime or previous movies. read more
Apr 2, 2011
I simply couldn't think of the story as being more than filler. I know they tried to make it "tie into" the main story, but I simply wasn't convinced. They added this magical "Shiki" character who escaped Impel Down! That place has such tight security that NOBODY HAS EVER broken into or out of it until Luffy managed to. Oh... wait, there was that one other guy who did it, how could we forget? What's more, he was Gol D. Roger's hugest rival and controlled a fleet of incredible proportions. What's even more, the news of his escape from Impel Down was broadcast to the entire world in the newspaper headlines, so EVERYBODY KNOWS ABOUT THIS GUY, and yet... he doesn't exist. He also destroyed Marineford before... He's like a hollow copy of Luffy's accomplishments for the sake of seeming like such a worthless character can be Luffy's rival. He's never mentioned in One Piece because he's nothing more than a character hastily inserted into the anime series in some weak attempt to create substance for the movie.
But okay, let's move on, shall we? This guy's been doing big things like making islands float and rampaging around East Blue (which shall hereby be forgotten by everyone). This is really quite horrible, so the Straw Hat Pirates decide to put their great adventure on hold. That's right, they're going to quickly sail back to where they started so they can save East Blue. That would surely take WEEKS or MONTHS, but don't worry! They'll surely make it back in time to save their hometowns. And they'll find some way to go back up the Reverse Mountain. Hey, I guess Brook can say hi to Laboon, going against his promise to circumnavigate the globe to see Laboon again. Seriously, the story was shit. It wasn't planned out at all and does NOT tie in with the main story in any way at all. By the way, this is only the introduction to set the stage; the movie's barely begun.
To me, it felt like the movie was trying very hard to be like "One Piece". The comedy was just pretty typical and didn't make me laugh. The "YOU CAN TALK?!" joke didn't really make sense seeing as everyone knows the guy can talk, though I found it slightly amusing. The final stage of that running gag was pretty decent, but overall I think it was a bad idea to try and stick a running gag into a single movie. There just isn't enough time to make the viewers familiar with it unless you throw it in their faces at every opportunity like they did in this movie. The bird and the electrocution humour felt like a copy of Pikachu from Pokemon.
The characters were... in character. Their costumes for the movie were fan service. They looked cool, there's no denying that. Shiki and his crew were made up entirely of complete morons. They also felt like a forced attempt to emulate "One Piece" - the three main villains were given very blatant quirks. One Piece often does a good job of making each character unique, like how Don Flamingo is always laughing and scheming, how Jinbei is honourable and self-sacrificing, how Zoro can seem scary while actually being a really great guy. Shiki had a steering wheel in his head and his own special laugh, which just felt bland and made him look like a joke. His assistant's shoes made fart noises and he had his running gag; the fart noise thing just felt really, really stupid. The gorilla dressed oddly and seemed to have a King Kong mindset or something. The characters had no depth; there was nothing to them beyond the quirks.
Shiki's power was kinda nonsensical. I can accept the floating stuff, but his special moves just didn't relate to that at all. When the Straw Hats fight him, the results are just kinda typical... like they want us to think "Wow, Shiki is so amazing and is not a guy to be messed with". I could feel that way about God Enel, but Shiki did nothing to earn a reputation like that. He just did some move that made no sense and everyone was suddenly too slow to do anything. I can't accept that, even if Luffy was hungry.
After thinking about it all, I think I rated this movie too high. The only good One Piece movie is the one where Chopper joins their crew... But it isn't good because it's a movie, it's good because Oda actually wrote that story and it was really touching; it was touching in the series. All of the movies are mere merchandise created to generate more money by throwing the "One Piece" name all over the place. If you're an extremely hardcore fanboy or if you can't tell good anime from bad anime, then this is the movie for you. One Piece has a good story, but you should just stick to the manga if you're tired of fillers and empty movies like this one. read more
Jul 26, 2010
I don't wish to ruin anyone's enjoyment, that's why I will try to be as objective as possible and give all the arguments necessary for my score decisions.
BUT LET ME WARN YOU, THIS IS A NEGATIVE REVIEW AND IT MAY CONTAIN SOME SMALL SPOILERS, SO DON'T READ IT IF YOU KNOW IT MAY AFFECT YOUR VIEWING EXPERIENCE!
STORY: The story is nonexistent. There is absolutely nothing in this that could be considered a story. The crew just beats the crap out of the bad guy saving the damsel in distress in the process and all for some cheap reason. When I say that the reason is not worthy to mention is because the viewer just doesn't seem to relate to the seriousness of the situation, mainly because we only HEAR about what the bad guy (Shiki) is going to do. There is almost NO VISUAL REPRESENTATION of the tragic that such a situation would represent, so the viewer remains unfazed emotionally most of the time. My score for the story is 3, yes you read it right, 3. All the hype about Eiichiro Oda being the one to write the script for this film I think it was mainly done for publicity reasons, as there is little substance to the actual story.
CHARACTERS: The characters that we all love and adore are full of clicheistic behaviour and unnatural reactions. But let me elaborate a bit on what I mean. The Straw Hat crew seem to behave throughout the story mostly in repetitive ways from past series' episodes. Now, this wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing if done with care and moderation, but here we just see this many behaviour patterns brought together from several different arcs from the anime series and mixed to form this "thing" that lacks substance. On the other side of the barricade, the bad guys are... well... just silly. I mean, Shiki is one bad dude, his power is awesome, I can't deny that. I was really surprised by it, but his personality is just demeaning for the "legend" that he is supposed to represent and his actions and his master plan are just at a kindergarten level. His crew is stupid, and I mean stupid... There is no way such a crew could ever pose any threat to anyone, especially Gol D. Roger. They're not scary, they're not smart, they're not powerful and they're not even funny... especially funny. The jokes are terrible. And not only their jokes, but the jokes throughout the hole movie. They're really D grade material. The only thing that really stands out about the characters is the clothes they wear. Now, I don't dislike them, they're pretty cool, but I think this is mainly for the fanservice and the publicity and don't really fit well with the adventurous atmosphere that the One Piece world should have. So... for the characters I think a score of 4 is just about right. There are some good points but too few to make a difference. The not so good points just seem to overwhelm everything...
ANIMATION: The animation, at first really blowed me away, but slowly started to seem less and less attractive. The opening and the first part of the anime has astonishing graphics, wonderful views with top notch computer finishes. The battles are also very beautifully animated and really give a sense of awesomeness. But... yes... there is a but here too... There are some sequences where the animation just seems rushed and others where it seems plain. Not many I might add, but it still adds this feeling of inconsistency throughout the movie. Talking about inconsistency, the pace is very uneven. Either a fast pace is invoked or a slow one and they don't really transition smoothly between one to another. So, for the animation, I think an 8 is appropriate, and yes, I don't think I'm being generous. This is probably a fair score.
SOUND: Now... here you will find a problem. One of the first thing you may notice is that there is NO SOUND... yes, you heard me correctly... NO SOUND. And when I say this I mean there is no music through much of the film. The music is the most important thing when one wants to create an atmosphere suitable for the different situations that arise. And this movie lacks everything when it comes to atmosphere, and mainly because of the music. I was really disappointed by this. The characters' voices are pretty decent... the ones' everyone's already familiar with, so no problem here, although there isn't really much dialogue to be found. So for the sound, another 3, and now I'm being generous...
ENJOYMENT: I was really flustered about my expectations from this movie and it's real value. So, while I can't say I didn't enjoy it I can't say I felt any kind of satisfaction either. More like dissatisfaction. So... for the enjoyment, let's say... 4 will do.
RECOMMENDATION: If you're a One Piece fan, watch it. Also, if you're age is not greater than 12 you'll probably find it cool. Otherwise don't waste your time with it.
OVERALL my score is 4. Now, I don't know, maybe I was in a bad mood when I watched it and it deserves more, so don't go screaming your eyes out at me. If you disagree with me then I'm really happy for you, because the time you spent watching this film was enjoyable and it probably became a happy memorable experience for you. read more
Feb 7, 2012
So let me just get something out of way that I don't even need to go into detail about. The animation and sound are perfect. Just absolutely perfect. The One Piece score is what you expect from the franchise and the animation is on a movie budget, so things on the technical side, flawless.
Alright, so what's the story of Strong World. Well, first of all there are some things you must watch first before you watch this movie. For one thing, I would believe the only reason you are watching this movie in the first place is because you are a One Piece fan, but even if you are, you must've first watched episodes 426-429. It reminds me of Star Trek 2 in a way, that you actually don't need to see the first Star Trek movie but rather an episode from the series. There is also an OVA prequel titled Strong World Ep 0 which is worth a watch but is not entirely necessary.
In this movie, Luffy and the gang are drifting along as they normally do when they suddenly come across a floating island (not like Sky Island). They discover the reasoning behind this when they encounter the legendary pirate and user of the Float-Float Fruit Captain Shiki. Shiki then gains an interest in Nami's navigating skills and kidnaps her. Thus, in glorious traditional One Piece fashion, the Straw Hats go out of their way to save their navigator and stop the evil pirate lord Shiki.
The story of Strong World is where the film falls flats for me. It's not a bad story, but for One Piece, to me this film does not catch the emotion and power that I have seen in the franchise before it, not mention it's very cliche. I mean the power is there, but it's not as powerful. If I were to give an analogy, I would say that the story of Strong World is like eating your favorite meal. A meal that wherever you go, you enjoy it no matter how it's made. Sometimes that meal is prepared bad, sometimes that meal is prepared great, and sometimes that meal has a new spin on it providing an unforgettable experience. Where am I going with this? If One Piece is one of my favorite meals, then Strong World would lie in the place where my meal was prepared great enough to make me want to have it again.
Okay enough with the food analogies, what I am saying is, Strong World is a great movie and very welcomed addition to the One Piece franchise. It has the One Piece name to it and the One Piece characters we all know and love wearing suits and shooting guns...wait what? Okay so this is a nitpick, (Btw don't worry this is not a huge spoiler) but at the beginning of the third act the Strawhats crash a meeting, wearing suits, and start shooting with guns-a-blazing. I shouldn't be complaining as it is a badass scene plus Oda did write it in, but even for One Piece, this still bothers me because of the fact I would never EVER expect the Strawhats to make an entrance like this. Well, because for one thing, IT'S THE STRAWHATS IN SUITS WITH GUNS, but the beauty of all this is that being One Piece, I can let it slide.
Overall, I highly recommend One Piece Strong World. Is it my favorite of the One Piece movies? No, but it ranks second. To be honest, all the One Piece movies, aside from movie 7, are pretty good. My favorite among them is movie 6 because it did something that caught my interest. It took One Piece into a different direction while keeping what make the series so great intact making it a much more interesting to watch and kind of what I expected out of this movie. Strong World, however, does what the other movies needed which was do what the TV series does best. Provide us with great characters and their devotion to each other conveying stories so powerful that it sends chills down your spine and could even shed a tear. Unfortunately, I only feel a little bit of that power from the series in Strong World, but that little bit of power is great enough to make this film a must watch. read more
Nov 7, 2010
The biggest problem with the movie is that the action is interrupted by humor over and over, but the humor is terrible which leads to a very messy progression. When you have the same "YOU CAN TALK???" joke 4 different times, even by Shiki multiple times, then how can someone throw themselves into this movie with full enjoyment?
The next biggest problem with this movie is the character Shiki. He comes across like a much less interesting version of Blackbeard, and since the plot essentially revolves around him being rude the whole time, it wears really thin to have to endure him over and over.
Could the "rescue a nakama!!!!1" plot idea be any more overused in this series by now? Did we really need an entire movie about it? I actually laughed when Nami was all "if only we had known the terrible mistake we made..." or something narrating a backstory, only for it to be like A DAY AGO...well gee, you sure went through a lot there!
The battles did not really make sense...Shiki toys with them with his gravity power early on, then later Luffy powers up to gear second and can suddenly fend off pretty much everything. Well, way to undermine the entire movie? The outfits and attitudes going into the "climactic battle" were even worse...
Honestly, everyone just decided this would have to be great because Oda was involved, then when it was not actually so great...well who cares, Oda made it! It had to have been great, who am I to judge this! -_- The only part of One Piece with any integrity left is the manga.
I will say that the power idea they gave Shiki was a perfectly nice and enjoyable idea, and when it was just him messing around with gravity was when this movie was at its most fun. read more
Jan 24, 2011
Art - The animation looks crisp, flowing, and makes it very fun to watch. The unique character outfits they used for this movie are IMO the best used so far in One Piece, which is a nice touch. The only thing I didn't care for was the character designs of the villains. Shiki looks kind of ridiculous with the two swords as prosthetic legs.
Sound - The music in Strong World is amazing, honestly to the point where it can feel like a music video or an AMV at times, especially in the beginning. The sound quality in general is a strength of this film on a totally different level than the show. Voice acting as usual is superb.
Character - It's One Piece, it would be hard for me not to give this one a 10 for obvious reasons. While I didn't care for the designs of the bad guys in this that much, I thought they were at least decent characters as well, although they do get annoying a couple times.
Enjoyment - I've already watched this a couple times and loved this movie. I think it would also be a good thing to show someone to get them into the show, it would contain a few spoilers but it shows off the characters and combat of the show very well. I feel it could be very enjoyable to people who have not seen much or any of the series.
Overall - If you're a fan of the show I highly recommend this flick. It's eye and ear candy at its finest. read more
Sep 8, 2010
They balanced a lot of great stuff well here. The side character plot of the feathered village folk was nice, and given just the right amount of time without any long flashbacks of their hardships, but enough for us to care. Nami really shined, and Shiki was a very solid villain, plus Luffy and the crew all had their cool moments. Good humor, good drama. And beautifully animated!
And it was fun seeing the crew dressed all classy gangster style, and firing huge guns like in some of those Oda color pages, cool stuff.
Only a couple nitpicks, one being Robin seemed to get the least time to shine out of everyone, always wanted more of her on there. Also, I would've liked to see a longer more thorough glorious beatdown in the end, some of the fights were on the brief side.
All in all, very satisfying, awesome film. Easily the best One Piece movie. read more
Jan 27, 2013
Though I give the series a 10 hands down, this isn't as good due to the time constraints of a movie. No story arc in One Piece is told in this little amount of time, so it feels very rushed compared to it's normal baseline for story arcs. Really what drives this movie is the "cool" factor. You get to see the amazing Straw Hat Crew dress up in new outfits and kick a little but. It's worth watching, but it's not up to normal One Piece standards. That last comment aside, it's still the best movie, and it is still pretty good.
If you haven't seen the One Piece series, then I wouldn't watch this yet. Like all movies based on anime series they skip the character development. It works in this movie because the characters have such strong and unique personalities that you get to know them very quickly, but this is a side story and the anime series is a flat out masterpiece.
That aside, it's worth watching, and it has high repeat value. read more
Dec 11, 2012
Storyline pretty easy to understand. Bad guy declares destruction to the world. Good guy Luffy somehow gets involved especially when a nakama is involved. Luffy beats the bad guy up along with his crew while doing it really cool and awesome.
The animations are done really well for each character as well as the scenery for the whole movie.
The sound effects are really good, feels like you are kind of there in my opinion as well as the explosions which I mean come on, One Piece gotta have explosions.
All I can say is gotta love the Straw hat crew. Luffy leading the crew, pure awesome. Bad guy also developed well.
Loved it, fighting is great as always and you are always wanting more, fighting for your nakama is why One Piece is awesome.
Overall I gave this movie a 10 as it has it all for a good all round One Piece Movie that is sure to deliver action, comedy, nakama power just like in the anime. read more
May 12, 2012
Feb 26, 2013
This is the tenth One Piece movie, theoretically taking place around the Impel Down arc. Just like the seventh, it is not focusing on any character specifically but since Brook is now part of the crew we can theoretically say it is dedicated to him. Something they didn’t do with Franky in the seventh since he was absent there. Damn you Toei!
Just like all movies, it is a filler mission with a good budget and a simplistic plot. In this case though they went to a lot of trouble to somehow blend it smoothly into the main series. Several filler episodes and scenes were shoehorned into it that were supposed to foreshadow the events of the movie. Did it work out? Nah, it was still sloppy if you ask me. Here they were in the middle of that prison and out of nowhere WHAM a flashback arc to something that happened a few months ago. And even if we are supposed to take the events of the movie as canon, they manage to do nothing but destroying the consistency of the main storyline. All of a sudden Impel Down is no longer an impregnable prison and Gol D. Roger’s main rival that was supposed to be his equal in strength is now matched by Luffy who is still owned by most high-rank marines and before he even learns Haki abilities. That is just crock; it makes the Pirate King to be a weakling by comparison. What was Oda smoking for writing a story that trashes his own setting?
Anyways, the story is weak as hell and despite trying to pass as super epic and world-shaking, it only ends up being a silly stroll of the Strawhats through a monster-filled island. I mean, seriously, it begins with the world being at the brink of collapse and several elite fighters gathering for the upcoming crisis and all it took was for the heroes to waltz through the enemy ranks and beat the crap out of the otherwise Sea Emperor-level threat. That was such a drag!
But that did not prevent the movie from having a very positive feedback from most of the fans. If you check out the average scores, this one kicks ass compared to the rest of the movies. Which in a way is misleading since in reality it was the following three reasons that made it appear as the best of them all.
1) It is the latest one so it is “supposed” to have the best score because of hype and novelty.
2) It took three years to see an actual new One Piece movie and not a disappointing summary.
3) It had lots of guilty pleasure. Seriously, they went overboard with how macho the guys and how sexy the girls are drawn.
And that is mostly why the movie was enjoyable for most fans. The humour was good for being written by Oda, the battles used all the most epic techniques up to that point in the story, there were lots of cameos of elite fighters from the main series, and everybody was looking all macho and sexy. What more is there to expect? A good plot? Who cares?
… I do and I loved what they went for in Dead End and Baron Omatsuri. Although the production values there were worse, at least there was something other than a goofy no-brainer with giggling boobs and trendy clothes in them. But hey, that’s just me; most people wanted fan service and they got it.
Overall, it is a shallow movie full of pointless poser action and a lame excuse of a story. The villains may be kinda funny but are otherwise empty shells with generic motives and their supposed decades-old plan of mass invasion was easily ruined by a handful of medium ranked pirates. But who cares; Nami’s boobs look so lively. MELORY, MELORY!
And now for some excused scorings.
ART SECTION: 10/10
Analysis: General Artwork 2/2, Character Figures 2/2, Backgrounds 2/2, Animation 2/2, Visual Effects 2/2
SOUND SECTION: 7/10
Analysis: Voice Acting 2/3, Music Themes 2/4, Sound Effects 3/3
STORY SECTION: 2/10
Analysis: Premise 1/2, Pacing 0/2, Complexity 0/2, Plausibility 0/2, Conclusion 1/2
CHARACTER SECTION: 6/10
Analysis: Presence 2/2, Personality 2/2, Backdrop 1/2, Development 1/2, Catharsis 0/2
VALUE SECTION: 1/10
Analysis: Historical Value 0/3, Rewatchability 0/3, Memorability 1/4
ENJOYMENT SECTION: 1/10
Analysis: Art 1/1, Sound 0/2, Story 0/3, Characters 0/4
VERDICT: 4.5/10 read more
Nov 14, 2012
We open with ships floating in the sky. We cut to a pirate who causes them to fall on a group of government ships. We then cut to silly putty brain and his crew wandering around on a floating island. Why? Well the film quickly moves into a flashback to show a pirate named Shiki, the same guy who made the boats float, trick elongated man's paint chip eating roommate and his crew into crashing on the island so he can kidnap Nami. What's the point of showing the events out of order? I have no idea, it doesn't make sense. There's no story reason for this structure nor does it create tension. Anyway, Shiki wants Nami to join his crew because he needs a good navigator so that he can take over the world. Okay, so the story is pretty cliche. How's the execution? Well, the first issue is that Shiki isn't even remotely threatening. He has sword legs which just look stupid and shouldn't be functional. Swords, they don't work that way. He also looks like the love child of Jay Leno and Kraven the hunter, making him very difficult to take seriously. Any complaints about that mental image should be addressed to Ultrazero@hotmail.com. Where any response you get will likely be pretending not to know who you are or what you're talking about but don't let that stop you. Then there's his crew, which consists of a clown who wears shoes that make fart sounds, a pink gorilla and a bunch of nameless henchmen. I've seen more menacing villains in the Care Bears. Maybe they're trying to be funny, but there's not a lot of humour here. There were all of two funny scenes. Another thing that really bugs me is that they use the term "Evolution" when what they mean is mutation. Science, how does it work?
The characters are pretty one-dimensional. Let's be generous and say that they're relying on us knowing them from the show. But those characters who I remember from what little I've seen of the show haven't changed, except for their outfits. Rousai's disappointing grandson is still an obnoxious moron and the rest of the cast is pretty under-developed and bland.
The art... I don't even know where to start. I have to admit that I hate the art in One Piece. The mostly lidless and blank eyes, the mouths that always seem to have their teeth showing for no reason, the bizarre proportions, the random things that replace various body parts. I will give the film credit though, most of the fight scenes do look pretty cool.
The voice acting is okay. I really can't stand Tanaka Mayumi's performance, although I don't really blame her since I know she can act. It's probably the direction. The rest of the voice actors do a decent job albeit exaggerated a times. The strongest performances are probably from Cho and Okamura Akemi. The music is pretty underwhelming and forgettable.
The yuri factor is a 1/10. There isn't any in this.
So, how does Strong World fare? It's not that bad. The story is pretty stupid, Elastic girl's brain damaged admirer is the worst aspect and the weak antagonists don't help matters. To the film's credit, the fight scenes are pretty good and a lot of it does fall into the "so stupid it's funny category." So, I'm going to give it a 4/10. read more
Oct 13, 2010