The Straw Hats encounter a city in the middle of a whirlpool, called the Ocean's Navel, that is being destroyed by giant monsters. These monsters supposedly protect a treasure capable of granting wishes, but in the process of defeating these guardians, the crew ends up releasing another evil. (aired after Episode 53)
I am currently watching One Piece on a regular base and i must say i was pleasently suprised about this special. You could compare the special to an extended filler episode, they meet new people, encounter a new enemy, etc...
Like said before the story is equivalent to a filler episode, if you didn't like watching the One Piece fillers, then don't even bother to watch this. However there where some nice aspects to the storyline that kept me going.
Typpical One Piece anime style.
Once againt he typical music of the One Piece episodes. Nice pirate music, what do you need more?
This specials involves Luffy, Zorro,
Nami, Ussop and Sanji. The people they meat are your all time favorite side-characters.
I really liked watching this special because of the storyline, i am repeating myself here, but if you don't like fillers, then you wont be able to enjoy these kinds of specials.
The best to watch this is probably after the "Baratie-Arc". Someting for the fans to enjoy.
Story: I give it a 6 on story. I really enjoyed where it was going, how everything flowed, however it was still missing something for me. Still a good story though. I think it would have been better had the special been a bit longer, or if this was turned into a feature film with maybe an extra half hour.
Art: Good. I'm very pleased with it.
Sound: Great! Everything is clear and easy to understand.
Character: Best aspect of the whole movie! The story focuses on a bit of story for the side characters, but it involves
the crew heavily of course and they seem to fit right in.
Enjoyment: This is definitely something One Piece fans should watch.
Overall: Not too bad. Improvements could be made, but the special is still enjoyable. I watched this after the Loguetown Arc and it made more sense to me personally.
This is by far the most enjoyable, entertaining and well-writen of all the specials and ova’s. I frequent it above all others since it will immidiately lift your spirits everytime your feeling down.
The story, characters and the setting of the plot, all fit extremely well with the big upcomming adventure mood that the first two season have. You can really tell that the makers of this ova, did their uttermost best to emulate the entire scope and feel of the story and the characters.
Most of the movies can’t hold a candle to it. If one should make a list of all the movies, specials, ova’s,
extra’s and featurettes in order of greatness and epicness this ova will certainly get fifth maybe even third place.
It’s a must watch for anyone who considers him or herself an one piece fan, furthermore this special can also be seen by somebody completely new to one piece, I personally think this special is a good way to get people to start watching one piece.