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


Score: 6.701 (scored by 2191721,917 users)
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Ranked: #56302
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Popularity: #3488
Members: 41,361
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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)


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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Dec 30, 2012
This is the very first piece of one piece animation. The voices are somewhat different, the faces are very different and the animation is anything but splendid, however the story that is told is still classic one piece. It is still luffy who goes on an adventure. Who saves the day and wants to become pirate king. You cannot call yourself an one piece fan without having seen this special at least once.
May 12, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Nowadays, One Piece is everywhere, anywhere, millions of fans around the world, and is for sure, a cultural phenomenon in Japan that has influenced so many other parts of the media. And it's been over 20 years as of now, and it's still going strong if not stronger than ever.
But let's go back in time, back, back... back, before the story had an Anime adaptation. Part of a tour of short animations, a certain piece of animation made it an entry under the name “One Piece: Taose! Kaizoku Ganzack”, and I'm sure that even then, a lot of people ended up sleeping on its true ...
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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