One Piece: Episode of Merry - Mou Hitori no Nakama no Monogatari

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Synonyms: One Piece Special, One Piece: Episode of Merry - The Tale of One More Friend
Japanese: ワンピース エピソード・オブ・メリー ~もうひとりの仲間の物語~
German: One Piece: Episode of Merry - Die Geschichte über ein ungewöhnliches Crewmitglied
French: One Piece: Épisode du Merry - Un Compagnon Pas comme Les Autres
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 24, 2013
Producers: Fuji TV
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 46 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.191 (scored by 2935929,359 users)
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Ranked: #3622
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Popularity: #2634
Members: 57,103
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Preliminary Spoiler
Aug 25, 2013
Oh my god...
I don't know how to start this review without crying again remembering all the things that happened...
One Piece: Episode of Merry - Story of another Nakama was without a doubt a blast from the past perfection!

Let's start from the beginning - the story!
At the middle of the special I thought "well, this is more like 'Episode of Enies Lobby'", because it really seemed that way. I know that that arc was "crucial" for the series and if someone who didn't watched the original anime wouldn't get the point but they could have shortened it a bit more... probably? Either way, it was ...
Apr 12, 2014
Mixed Feelings
The Straw-Hat Pirates' beloved ship “Going Merry” is given a recreated animation, condensing the story arc from the anime into an hour and 45 minutes. I was unsure how they would go about doing this, because how can one tell the story of Merry's life without just rerunning the entire show? Merry was first introduced in episode 17, and remained a constant companion and friend to the Straw Hats until episode 312. Rather than rehash everything in the show, Episode of Merry does a brief run-through of their time with Merry through the first several seasons, and this part only takes up the very beginning ...
May 21, 2017
I never thought that I would give a special episode a 10. [9.8/10]

Story [10/10] - As most of you did, I have watched almost all of the episodes, specials and movies of One Piece. I was unsure at first about watching this since it's basically just a recap episode of the Ennies Lobby Arc. I never thought that I would relive those emotions once again. I knew exactly what would happen but I couldn't contain myself from crying.

Art [9/10] - Animation was greatly done. Nothing to pick on about.

Sound [10/10] - The 'We Are' theme song always hit me in the feels. Plus the ...
Nov 13, 2018
Throughout its +20 years of serialization, One Piece has had in its collection of extras some of the greatest movies and OVAs, but, of course, there is always room for some trash. The trend of episodes, a weird hybrid that resides between an OVA/Special in nature and a movie with its lengthy spanning where they go down their road into recapping certain story arcs, a very financially effective method of making money while still receiving minimal complaints from the fans. We all have our own favorite story arcs in One Piece, and having it the massive weekly shounen it is, the animation quality isn't always ...