Informed by the Thief Brothers his ship has been stolen by the Trump Kyoudai (Trump Siblings) who have set up base on Clockwork Island. Monkey D. Luffy, Captain of the Going Merry and aspiring Pirate King works with his crew - Ussop, Zoro, Sanji and Nami to battle their way up Clockwork Island to reclaim their ship.
I was considerably delighted to find that the second movie of One Piece had a more creative plot than the first. Stepping right into the film, the audience is immediately thrown into a humourous situation: the Straw Hats have lost their ship, and are without a change of clothes. Enter, stage right, the crew in wedding attire. No, seriously. Apparently that was the only clothing rental shop open. (REALLY guys? Really?)
So the story picks up from there, going into the traditional method of laying out movie plots: enter, stage left, side characters. And what do you know, they may have an idea of who the
villains of the show might be. How coincidental. They're a loud, self-important group, which clearly contrast with the Straw Hats and make for some amusing banter. I really liked the movie characters in this, really. They've got memorable personalities, nothing that just fades into the background after watching them.
The movie continues with a light, humourous theme, and we're introduced to the island of the day with a bit of camera work: it's this giant Clockwork Tower, what do you know. I adored it. Thought it was really interesting. I mean, the crew hasn't come across many giant towers of islands before, have they? It's something that's more unique to this movie. So the landscape and setting of the incoming battles, you can tell, are going to be a bit different from normal and just plain interesting.
The villain was also highly amusing, what with his fascination and crush on Nami in a wedding dress, who was not in the least bit happy with the enemy taking a liking to her. But of course, Nami, being manipulative that she is, sought to use this against him. So Nami's role in this movie was just great.
All the other members of the crew, acting out their roles as suave and cool and determined fighters, are what mostly made this entertaining for me. Because you just know that the villains are going to assume that they're the toughest, greatest, most brilliant men and women that ever existed; oh what you've come to defeat me? Let me tell you how great I am—
Ass-kicking commenced from there on, of course.
They put up a good fight though, which further entertained me. Some interesting battle tactics and teamwork later, the Straw Hats managed to come out on top, but the villains were tougher than expected. I guess they had a reason to be obnoxiously cheeky. Not that that made them worthy of being defeated by our heroes.
All right, I'll stop mocking the villains.
At any rate, I much preferred this plot over the plot of the first movie, so if you saw this first one and were disappointed or concerned that the other movies wouldn't cut it, I would definitely try at least watching this one before you call it quits. Creativity and character motivation and back story and so much more were all improved from movie one. So don't despair.
Let me try this line to get you to see it: the villain attempts to crush Luffy with the slow and heavy downward force of a ceiling. That's action for you. No, wait a minute. Scratch that. There's Nami in a wedding dress. Yes?
One Piece Movie 2: Nejimaki Jima no Daibouken Review
Story (5/10) Average
The story for the second One Piece movie was as the plot starts off weird and they introduce you to this Clockwork Island which is has and interesting design. The starting plot introduces you to two movie characters Akisu and Borodo which I guess are suppose to be a resemblance to Luffy and Shanks as far as relationship. Anyway the movie tries to give you their story while turning into a "Save Nami" plot also as she capture by the enemies of the movie and the crew has to go save her. For an anime
movie the plot sounds fine for a movie but I thought the execution was a tad bit lack luster. The execution on many many occasions has so my inconsistencies that threw me out of the movie. To name a few Zoro being poison but still able to beat his enemy, Sanji hurting hit foot at the beginning by a small spiky ball but being able to kick the entire enemy he was fighting who was moving fast and more aggressive at hit why because he was where his shoes this time? The multiple of para shoots coming out of now where for when Akisu get's shoot and blown out the window (which idk how he ended up hanging from the pole when the direction of the blast he got knocked out of just didn't make sense) or the hundreds of other para-shoots that every other character plus the ship has at the ending. Too many "wtf why?" moments threw me out of the movie.
Art and Animation (6/10) Fine
Firstly for an anime movie I'm disappointed on how this one looks as it looks like an average episode pulled from the hundred plus episode anime. The first movie has a nice smooth 90s feel to the art style and animation but this one just looks average there were a few scenes that stood out (like when that water lady was first introduced) which is why I'll give it a 6 but now more than that. It's a step down from the first movie which only came out a year before this one.
Sound (7/10) Good
Voice Acting is good nothing really to be said about this section it's good nothing stood out that would make me feel it was anything higher than that.
Characters (8/10) Very Good
The pirate crew is here again still being their old selves and though they are entertaining like always the other character of this movie like Akisu and Borodo weren't. And even though in the last movie I gave this section a 9 this one get's an 8 because, the many inconsistencies of this movie all together. Example where's one that I didn't understand and was never explained, why at the start of the movie is the straw hat crew wearing different clothes? At the very very beginning when they were all of the beach they were fine but when their Ship gets stolen Nami and Sanji are wearing wedding clothes and Zoro and Ussop are in these Edo period outfits. WHY? It's like the only reason they did this was for the sake of having them wear different clothes because it's a movie. It bothered me I under stand usually in movies this happens it usually doesn't get under my skin but it did this time.
Enjoyment (6/10) Fine
Usually my enjoyment when it comes to watching anime movies is for the art style and animation that is put behind it because it usually has the budget for it. But when you take that away from it, this movie is lower than the first in my opinion. It wasn't bad because at least the pirate crew had more shine in this one versus the first, the inclusion of Sanji and the enemies where kinda cool, the execution of everything when put together fell short when it comes to being better than the first movie when didn't really set the bar that high yet this movie couldn't even reach it.
Overall (6/10) Fine
More Specifically (6.60/10) Fine+
This movie was all over the place although it wasn't bad it was enjoyable to SUM extent but the execution, inconsistencies, bland art style and animation for an anime movie are the main things that made me feel this movie couldn't even reach a 7 in my book it was a fine movie though but nothing more than that.
The year it was released: 2001.
Well, I'm watching one piece and I'm episode almost 600, but I watched this movie and still enjoyed it.
The story was well made, action all over the movie unlike some other movies (will not tell name). Rich story with nice characters, the bad guys, and the ones who team up with mugiwara no ichimi.
The characters are from Zoro till Sanji (before the grand line).
The art was "fair" but it is because it was released in 2001 .
Sound: one piece soundtrack, quite enjoyable, like always.
The movie is 55 minutes so you won't have a lot shitty talks (this is
the thing I hate the most at anime).