I saw this movie in Japan with one of my friends a few days after it released, so I'll throw in my 2 cents.
I want to preface this review by saying, if you're not already a die-hard One Piece fan, this movie has next to nothing for you.
Despite my fairly limited Japanese ability, I was able to comprehend the entire plot and the vast majority of the dialogue, (maybe to an extent of about 90% or so). I think the reason being is that this movie has barely any substance. When the movie starts we're introduced to the island and then the "first event" starts.
after the battle begins the movie devolves into "oh hey look it's [insert one piece character here]" that character does an attack or something and then we get another character show up and the same thing happens all the way till the end of the movie.
I kept expecting some hint of story to be mentioned but it never really happened, aside from a few short moments.
The villain is highly forgettable and leaves no real lasting impression, even writing this review I was struggling to even remember his name, despite being able to remember the Z and Gold villains easily, despite having seen those movies a much longer time ago.
This isn't to say that the movie is bad, if you're a die-hard One Piece fan you will find enjoyment in this movie. The battle is enjoyable, the animation is good and the soundtrack just adds to the excitement.
But I think the lack of a decent story and over-reliance on fan service really brings the movie down.
For me I think the movie would sit at a 5 or 6. It's better than average and I enjoyed watching it, but I would be in no great hurry to run out and watch it again. And if you're eagerly awaiting the western release, and expecting anything more than fan service I recommend you lower your expectations to get more out of seeing this movie.
TL;DR The movie is severely held-back by it's lack of narrative, over-reliance on fan service and rushed pacing. Lower your expectations before watching to get the most enjoyment from this film.
Im sorry but this should be the best OP film? That's a real disappointment. Actually the wano art is much better than that what I supposed to be enjoy. What should I say the characters look a lot of times off model, incompleted faces and all on. The most bland Character in this film is the villain... Its sad but true. The action was too much stretched the whole film. It made the enjoyment less because you as a viewer could not really have a breather
The worst thing was the big monstrous thing where Bullet was in there. It reminded me of Tesoro. The
story was bland, cause there were not too much strings out.
Overall : Worst One Piece film ever. Would not watch it again...
I have watched multiple time all the 14 One piece movie so far. This one for me will be ranked probably number one or number two (Strong World is truly hard to beat, but this one was also really power-full to me).
Sadely I had to watched it in VO because I'm currently living in Japan (but I'm not a native speaker).
I think I will wait one or two years... *sad laughed*... to watch it in "VOSTFR" to say if its number one or two of the One Piece franchise.
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Its kind a weird because the only issues I can find in this
movies are related to the antagonist. I can't say much without spoiling so I will clause my mouse about it, but that strange cause often there are well made in One Piece. Not this time I guess, but the rest was EPIC!
If you like One Piece, I think you will love-it! ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
PS: In my opinion, you should finish reading or watching "Dresrosa Arc" before considering to watched-it. •ᴗ•
¯_(ツ)_/¯ Sorry if my English was bad, I'm not an English native speaker.
As an avid One Piece fan I was blown away by how great the movie was. Every second was pure fun and this is hands-down one of my favorite movie of all time. Mind-blowing.
Best One Piece Movie after Film Z (out of 14)
My Top 3:
• One Piece Stampede
• One Piece Film Z
• One Piece Film Gold
Follow the strawhats as they get invited to the large event known as pirate expo! All star pirates are gathered in the pirate expo, the marines decide to interfere, what conspires in this event? A One Piece spin off movie.
It really follows
the synopsis. Oda-sensei did another something amazing! 👀 <no spoilers>
The plot was too good while watching the movie. Watch it from 0(hr):00(min) to 1(hr):51(mins).
Don't skip any second especially the post credits-scene where people usually skip when watching anime 😂
There seems to be a big clue or mystery that can be a hint in the future of One Piece
ALL-STAR!! MIND BLOWING!! AMAZING!!
I'm out of words for this 😂 it was nice seeing old casts gather together here ❤ (how did they gather those casts together here?) how nostalgic!
Soundtrack/Sound effects: 10/10
Soundtracks and effects fit in at the right time especially in fight scenes!
GONG - WANIMA should be the next One Piece Opening Soundtrack!
Didn't expect "TOEI Animation" could bring an animation like this after watching STAMPEDE.
Full of action and fight scenes.
I missed the comedy scenes in today's ONE PIECE especially the pre time-skip comedy scenes during the old days but they brought it back to the movie 😂
Every second was pure fun and full of memories. You won't be disappointed. :)
Nostalgic ONE PIECE