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One Piece: Taose! Kaizoku Ganzack

One Piece: Taose! Kaizoku Ganzack

Alternative Titles

English: One Piece: Defeat the Pirate Ganzack!
Japanese: ワンピース 倒せ!海賊ギャンザック


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 26, 1998
Producers: Production I.G
Duration: 28 min. per episode
Rating: PG - Children
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While Luffy and his crew of Zoro and Nami are starving on their small boat, they are attacked by a large monster. Nami is taken away, while Luffy and Zoro wash up on shore. There they meet a young girl, Medaka, and learn of the sad history of the island. The evil Pirate Ganzack has taken away all the men in the village and enslaved them, including Medaka's father. Now Luffy, Zoro, and Medaka must infiltrate Ganzack's base in order to rescue the villagers and Nami.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Parent story: One Piece

Characters & Voice Actors

Toyoguchi, Megumi
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Wakamoto, Norio
Wakamoto, Norio
Monkey D., Luffy
Monkey D., Luffy
Takano, Urara
Takano, Urara
Roronoa, Zoro
Roronoa, Zoro
Takagi, Wataru
Takagi, Wataru
Kim, Seung jun
Kim, Seung jun


Taniguchi, Goro
Nishida, Asako
Key Animation
Oda, Eiichiro
Original Creator
Waki, Takeshi
Art Director

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Dec 28, 2012
My first review:

This OVA was made before the One Piece anime even started, so it's not the One Piece you're used to watching, but the characters and feel that is One Piece are still there.

The story is set sometime after the Buggy the Clown Arc, before they meet Usopp.
It was released a year before the One Piece anime, so it's 1998 animation, but still great. The animation is like that of the anime with the only difference being that Luffy seems to have more gelatin like movements. The crew's designs are a little different, but not too much, the only difference that really stood out read more
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Feb 26, 2013
One Piece may be considered the best perpetual ongoing shounen of all times, but its first anime adaptation was actually a short OVA, aiming to promote it and subtly prepare the way for the main series to begin next year. Strangely enough it is made by an entirely different studio, and for that reason it also has a very different animation style, as well as voice actors.

I have heard from most viewers how they didn’t like it because it looks weird and has different voices but these reasons are mostly aesthetic since we were accustomed to the Toei style. It is not bad at read more
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Dec 30, 2012
This is the very first piece of one piece animation. The voices are somewhat different, the faces are very different and the animation is anything but splendid, however the story that is told is still classic one piece. It is still luffy who goes on an adventure. Who saves the day and wants to become pirate king. You cannot call yourself an one piece fan without having seen this special at least once.
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Both are OVA's that were shown in Weekly Shonen Jump's Super Anime Tour in 1998. The animation style/voice actors/BGM are also different from the 1999 series.

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Ending Theme

"Grand Line" by Chie & Markun

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