One Piece: Episode of East Blue - Luffy to 4-nin no Nakama no Daibouken

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Japanese: ワンピース エピソードオブ東の海[イーストブルー] ~ルフィと4人の仲間の大冒険~


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 26, 2017
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 46 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.891 (scored by 1464914,649 users)
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Ranked: #7002
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Popularity: #3414
Members: 28,070
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The words that Gold Roger, the King of the Pirates, uttered just before his death excited the masses and the world has entered a Great Pirate Era! There is a group of young pirates who are about to set sail on the Grand Line. Monkey D. Luffy, a rubber man. Roronoa Zoro aka “Pirate Hunter.” Usopp, a sniper. Sanji, a seafaring cook. And “Cat Burglar” Nami. They, the Straw Hats, all place a foot upon a barrel and make their vows before their next journey across the great ocean. Luffy shouts “In order to be the King of the Pirates!” A decade ago in the Windmill Village... A little boy Luffy was enthralled with a pirate boss Red-Haired Shanks. But a group of mountain bandits shows up and makes fun of the pirates. “Why didn't you fight them?!” Luffy yells out angrily but Shanks says that it's nothing worth getting mad over. At that time, Luffy snatches the Gum-Gum Fruit from a treasure box and eats it and as a result, his entire body becomes rubber and he loses the ability to swim for the rest of his life! A few days later, Luffy is surrounded by the mountain bandits again and Shanks comes to help. “No matter what the reason, anyone who hurts my friends has to pay!!” Shanks and his pirate crew are incredibly strong and they beat down the mountain bandits. Higuma, the head of the mountain bandits, runs away kidnapping Luffy and heads for the sea. However, they encounter a local Sea Monster there and are attacked. Luffy is in a desperate situation... But again, Shanks saves the day. He outstares the Sea Monster and chases it away but in exchange, he loses his left arm... When Shanks leaves the village, he leaves his straw hat with Luffy. “Come bring it back to me someday! Once you've become a great pirate!” 10 years later, Luffy has grown up strong and he sets out for an adventure on a small boat. He again encounters the local Sea Monster for that fateful day. However, Luffy takes it down with a single blow of Gum-Gum Pistol. Luffy’s journey to become the King of the Pirates now begins!

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Oct 19, 2017
tekimeka (All reviews)
So this is just a recap from anime series when luffy gather the crew that from east blue with higher art quality.
But DEEEMMM BOOOIII.. So much feels.. I cried a lot watching this, and so nostalgic. You will nostalgia with your childhood. This episode contain a problem that they have when luffy recruit them, a great story from one piece in your childhood that you will never feel again for now.
I think this episode really good for they who already watch one piece, but yea.. i think nobody will watch thing like OVA & special episode before watching the anime series..
Oct 12, 2020
Lab_Mem_Num001 (All reviews)
Plot: B *NOTE this episode is NOT recommended for newcomers to watch. This is for people who either A)watched the first approximately 61 episodes of the anime or B)read the first 60ish chapters of the manga summarized into one 100 minute movie. I fell into the latter category and felt that the movie did a pretty good job of hitting on most of the important plot points without making me go "they really should have included that" too often. This picks off from the very beginning of One Piece and recounts the main adventures that Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji had in East Blue read more
Sep 26, 2017
RAMBO-MED (All reviews)
21 times. I cried 21 times watching this retelling of the first 100 episodes. Should you watch this as your introduction to One Piece? No! It's by no means a complete retelling or a replacement for the original; It is made for those who have watched One Piece weekly for years, and serves as a gum gum gatling gun of nostalgia to hit you the feels you forgot you had. The art is also done in the style of modern One Piece so it could have slid right in as a extra long episode, or have broken up the special into episodes to let the read more
Jun 25, 2018
Eoussama (All reviews)
One Piece: Episode of East Blue - Luffy to 4-nin no Nakama no Daibouken is yet another One Piece title, and honestly, as big a fan of One Piece I am, I absolutely can't get enough of it, I watched the series twice including all of the fillers, all of the movies, OVAs, and I finally had time the time to see these highly praised specials, I know how intense and epic One Piece can get, so I obviously got in with high expectations, but, did it deliver?

- Story (8.0/10):
This special was mainly focused on telling the five original Strawhat's backstories, how they met, and read more


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