Synonyms: One Piece Movie 7, One Piece: Karakuri Shiro no Mecha Kyohei, One Piece: The Giant Mechanical Soldier of Karakuri Castle, Karakuri Castle's Mecha Giant Soldier
Japanese: ワンピース THE MOVIE カラクリ城のメカ巨兵
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 4, 2006
1 hr. 34 min.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.571 (scored by 12545 users)
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action adventure comedy shounen
SynopsisThe Straw Hat crew salvages a treasure chest from a sinking wreck, inside which they find an old lady. To get the pirates to take her home, she promises them the treasure of a golden crown on her island: Mecha Island. Upon arrival, the crew is attacked by the lord of the island but he has a change of heart and decides to seek their help to solve the mystery of the Golden Crown.
(Source: ANN, edited)
Related AnimeParent story: One Piece
Characters & Voice Actors
Not the most amazing storyline for a One Piece movie ever. I mean, after all, it is essentially just a treasure hunt, which is pretty exciting, but something that isn't too uncommon. It has some pretty good twists and comedy though, as usual with One Piece, which is good.
The art really is, of course, just the same as the regular One Piece series's artwork. I know some people say One Piece's art is just horrendous, but personally, I just think that those individuals aren't very open minded, and that, in fact, One Piece's art is actually quite unique, and unlike many others. So the quality of the art just lies in personal opinion I think.
One Piece has some of the greatest music and sounds in all of anime. This movie lives up to the reputation. Simple as that.
If you're a One Piece fan I'm sure you'd agree that the series's cast is just phenomenal. But this is about the movie. So, putting the main characters aside, this movie features a style of One Piece characters that make it the great show it is. An old baasan who's like 2 feet tall that's stuck in a treasure chest, a foolish, yet apparently genius, central enemy who is destined to rule the world, and two of his loyal henchmen who sport afros and mohawk things. Character has always been one of One Piece's great points, and that stands true is this film.
I would not say that this is the number one best One Piece movie that's been made, however it definitely is still good and absolutely wroth the watch. Perfect way to see a nice side story while waiting for the next episode to be released. It doesn't feel like you're watching a stupid filler either while watching this movie, if you're perhaps worried of that. Overall, definitely give it a watch, chances are you'll enjoy it. read more
This is the seventh One Piece movie, theoretically taking place around the Water 7 arc. It is also the first movie that is not dedicated to a crew member, despite the fact it could have easily be about Franky with all the robot scenes. I guess he was still not added to the crew because of the anime being so unbearably slow. For the same reason, the movie is about nothing in specific. It has no theme, no tension, no message, it is as hollow as a Bleach villain. Seriously, you watch this thing and you wonder what’s the point.
So ok, it is a filler mission but it should still make you feel like the story matters enough for you to care about. Yet it doesn’t since you are given no reason to care. There is this treasure they are looking for, and this song that hints its place, and there is this king with weird contraptions and… that’s all of it. How incredibly boring! Where is the drama, the tension, the imposing villain, the soul crushing moment or realization?
To be honest, there is a reason for making this movie, and does not regard a character but rather a special ability. It’s there for showing for the first time in a featured film Luffy’s new Gear powers. So basically you have to tolerate 70 minutes of boredom before he magically gains a new super ability to beat the big boss. And it’s not like there was no other way to beat him with all the stuff he has managed to break or deflect in all the previous episodes or movies. Did he really need superhuman strength to beat a mook robot? So not even that is important plot wise and it’s just something they added to make Luffy look like he trained at Kaio’s place and learned Kaio Ken out of screen. BOORING!
There are other things bad in here as well. First of all for some reason Chopper’s voice actress was replaced by someone else. Not a big issue since everybody was completely useless to the plot but WHY the change? Couldn’t they wait for her to come back from whatever issues she had? And then there is Nami’s boobs. They kept getting bigger in the show but it is this movie that makes them bounce like they are sentient. Seriously, they bounce a lot to the point it is making he to look like a slut. Was that supposed to distract the viewer from the boring plot? How distasteful!
A completely boring movie I do not recommend to anyone. Watch the previous one instead; it was a blast.
And now for some excused scorings.
ART SECTION: 9/10
Analysis: General Artwork 2/2, Character Figures 2/2, Backgrounds 2/2, Animation 2/2, Visual Effects 1/2
SOUND SECTION: 6/10
Analysis: Voice Acting 2/3, Music Themes 2/4, Sound Effects 2/3
STORY SECTION: 2/10
Analysis: Premise 1/2, Pacing 0/2, Complexity 0/2, Plausibility 0/2, Conclusion 1/2
CHARACTER SECTION: 2/10
Analysis: Presence 2/2, Personality 0/2, Backdrop 0/2, Development 0/2, 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: 3.5/10 read more
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Ending Theme"Sayaendou" by NEWS
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