One Piece: Taose! Kaizoku Ganzack


One Piece: Defeat the Pirate Ganzack!

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Japanese: ワンピース 倒せ!海賊ギャンザック
English: One Piece: Defeat the Pirate Ganzack!
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 26, 1998
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 28 min.
Rating: PG - Children

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Score: 6.691 (scored by 2213622,136 users)
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Ranked: #57092
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Popularity: #3519
Members: 41,745
Favorites: 11

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Synopsis

While Luffy and his crew of Zoro and Nami are starving on their small boat, they are attacked by a large monster. Nami is taken away, while Luffy and Zoro wash up on shore. There they meet a young girl, Medaka, and learn of the sad history of the island. The evil Pirate Ganzack has taken away all the men in the village and enslaved them, including Medaka's father. Now Luffy, Zoro, and Medaka must infiltrate Ganzack's base in order to rescue the villagers and Nami.

(Source: ANN)

Background

One Piece: Taose! Kaizoku Ganzack was shown off at Jump Super Anime Tour in 1998 along side the Hunter x Hunter Pilot.

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Reviews

Mar 2, 2024
This is a really fun little OVA set in the early parts of the East Blue arcs. The animation is incredible, the music is a lot of fun (the jazzy ending song is going to be stuck in my head for a long while), and it's very true to the kinds of stories being told in that part of One Piece. The change in artstyle from Oda's unique cartoony look to something a bit more typical for the era is actually a lot of fun and somewhat refreshing, but I think if the actual show had continued like this it would have garnered a lot ...
Nov 9, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I mean, it's fine?

This is from a different studio and has different voice actors.
But it's also only 28 minutes.

So, for someone who wants to watch through One Piece with all the specials, movies and the like, it's not that hard to get through.

It is also very 90s.
The art style is so 90s anime, unlike One Piece the series. Considering the series is right at the end of that era of animation.
This art style has the 90s anime big eyes, Luffy sounds a little off from his normal voice actress. Zoro too.
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Oct 18, 2019
One Piece may be considered the best perpetual ongoing shounen of all times, but its first anime adaptation was actually a short OVA, aiming to promote it and subtly prepare the way for the main series to begin next year. Strangely enough it is made by an entirely different studio, and for that reason it also has a very different animation style, as well as voice actors.

I have heard from most viewers how they didn’t like it because it looks weird and has different voices but these reasons are mostly aesthetic since we were accustomed to the Toei style. It is not bad at all ...

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Veethorn - Oct 21, 2009
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Cooltiviert - Feb 13, 2011
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