The story of the Hand Island no Bouken special is set a little before the events of One Piece Film Z and depicts a major "Hand Island" incident during the New World storyline. The story is set at "Cannon Town" where a parent and a child work as craftspeople. The incident revolves around them and a commodore of a marine base. The special will also have a flashback scene to the story in the first chapter of the manga, but with new animation.
First of all, I wanna thank rickylrico (http://myanimelist.net/profile/rickylrico) for reviewing episode of Luffy. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't have created this review or watched the episode/movie in the first place.
So let's begin!
Story: It's great.. It's like a movie because it runs for about 1 hour and 45 minutes. It begins when Usopp announces the "Strawhat Crew Fashion Show", it's basically just an intro, then they get blown to an Hand Shaped Island by a huge cannon ball. The Strawhat Crew help an old man get a special doll back to his son that is currently in the Navy and they stop an ugly,
evil man/woman/other/not specified from destroying the island with a huge cannon.
Art: A bit of the new style, it's like One Piece Movie 10: Strong World's art if you've seen the movie. If you haven't, then you'll be surprised.
Sound: Same soundtrack and amazing as usual.
Character: Everyone is funny and the same as always. I'm pretty sure you get the gist of it if you've watched One Piece before.
Enjoyment: You WILL definitely enjoy this movie/episode, considering you're into One Piece.
Story: The story is good, but a little basic. I don't want to give spoilers, but a town is being terrorized by marines, and in the story you get two flashbacks of the first episode of One Piece.
Art: The art is not as good as in the anime, it sometimes looks like the characters are flat. Also the faces look sometimes kind of weird.
Sound: The sound is just as good as always, especially at the end. At the end you here a song, that all of you know, and you will get really fired up.
Characters: The characters we also know from the anime are amazing.
There are a few useless characters in the special. But you will love to see the progress Coby has made in the timeskip.
Enjoyment: You will enjoy yourself with this anime. The most important thing in this special, are of course the flashbacks. The flashbacks are really enjoyable, because they are not the same as in the anime. You will also learn how Luffy got the scar on his cheek
This episode really was just another enjoyable episode with the mugiwaras. Just like the Episode of Nami, this was a episode recapping on the back story of luffy. It was really a amusing plot from the beginning towards the very end. It set a reminder of how far Luffy has came and showing how much he has area of him.
With giving this a overall 10 for Story, Art, Sound, Character, and Enjoyment. Episode of Luffy is something i would watch again for the 3rd time