Best One Piece Movies Ranked – The Mary Sue | Episode Movies

One piece celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. The length of the series has become a joke in and of itself, and people who haven’t converted are wondering if the anime with 1000+ episodes or the manga with almost 1100 chapters could possibly be worth it. (It is.) So if you’re looking to dip your toe, consider checking out one of the One piece movies. The problem is that with the release of One Piece Movie: Redof which there are 15. Which, if any, are worth a watch?

I’m someone who was encouraged to start watching One piece after watching some movies for the first time. So I can tell you from experience that while none of the movies are canon, they can be an excellent way to get you hooked One piece‘s universe and characters. But not all are worth seeing. Some are very bad. Here are the ones I would recommend trying in order of excellence.

7. Dead End Adventure

Adventure dead end is basically the first Well One piece Film dating back to 2003. Honestly, it’s been a hot second since I’ve seen this one, but the fact that I still remember the very impressive final fight, which takes place on a decaying ship, speaks to the film’s strength. While it drags a bit in the middle, it also does a good job of letting the straw hats shine, which is often important in these films.

First OP friendly? Secure? But I would watch the higher ups on this list first.

Pre or post timeskip? Before. Not even Franky or Brook.

6. Onslaught

To be honest, rush barely makes it onto this list. The computer animation clashes with the hand-drawn aspects, the narrative hangs by a thread, and the new character/villain isn’t the least bit interesting. The only reason to watch rush is when you are a diehard One piece Fan who wants to say hello to all your favorites. Which, to be fair, is something we One piece Fans really love doing what gives it a modern viewing edge Adventure dead end. Although Adventure dead end is probably a better movie overall. Seriously, cameos are stuffed here at the expense of the plot. But it at least culminates in a fight where Luffy, Law, Sabo, Hancock, Smoker, Crocodile, and Buggy are all fighting on the same side, which is (mostly) a joy.

First OP friendly? Absolutely not.

Pre or post timeskip? Post, but no jinbe.

5th line

One Piece Movie: Z is the favorite of many fans One piece Movie. I think it depends in what respect One piece do you like best. If you love a good shounen fight, you probably love it Z. If you’re more interested in watching bizarre narrative situations go under, the first two options on this list will likely rank higher for you, as they did for me. It has a longer scene with the men in a hot spring, which is a nice change. Otherwise (in addition to?) Z Seems pretty macho to me.

Also, to be honest, the credits song for this movie is Avril Lavigne covering Nickelback’s “How You Remind Me,” which felt like I was suddenly doused in ice cold water while snuggling with my cats on the couch. The fact that Avril Lavigne is still very popular in Japan to this day helps just a little. Because then you find out that she was dating the Nickelback singer at the time this movie was filmed. What’s weird, right – covering your boyfriend’s song for the “theme song” of a big movie? And then pair that with Another, but better chosen cover – from Joan Jett’s “Reputation”?! And then you find out that Oda wrote her a letter personally thank her?! I talked about it more than the actual film. As you can see, it keeps blocking me out. Z is good.

First OP friendly? Yes, but personally I would try another one first.

Pre or post timeskip? Post, but no jinbe.

4. Strong world

There are a couple of very good reasons to like strong world. One is that until Redit was the One piece Movie in which mangaka Eiichiro Oda was most involved: he produced it, helped with the script, etc. etc. It’s also the One piece Movie that introduced the concept of giving the straw hat epic outfit changes from hell, which is very good. Her appearance at the film’s climax is really worth seeing because it’s all about black coats and everyone who has a gun for some reason.

But the biggest reason to love One Piece Movie: Strong World is Billy. In a series that has some very memorable animal friends, and some truly incredible ducks in particular, calling out to my lovely boy Karoo, Billy stands out. Everyone hails Billy, the king of ducks. He even has a little booger coming out of his bill. Can you deny his majesty?

First OP friendly? Yes. Nice choice.

Pre or post timeskip? Before! It was the last thing Oda wrote while Luffy was still a teenager.

3. Gold

The plot of gold can be sold in one incredibly intriguing phrase: “One piece does Ocean’s Eleven.” As a matter of fact, gold basically takes place in Las Vegas and is a heist movie. I actually saw gold before i ever saw it Ocean’s Elevenand I think gold it’s much better. That’s where I said it. Do you have car racing in Ocean’s Eleven? no Do you have a character captured in gold that is incredibly reminiscent of Hans Solo? no Are the surveillance cameras live snails? no ergo, gold is better.

As all this suggests One Piece Movie: Gold does a great job of showcasing the over the top and wacky attitude One piece So great. It also has the best Straw Hat crew introductory montage out there right now, except maybe episode 1000 in the anime.

First OP friendly? Definitely. I would actively recommend that this be your first One piece Movie. Get ready for fan service.

Pre or post timeskip? Post, but no jinbe.

2. Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island

Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island occupies a special place in cinema history One piece-dom, or in my heart. To start with the latter, this is the first part of One piece media I’ve ever seen. je. Second, it’s the only thing inside One pieceoeuvre (up to Red) to take a psychological, reality-twisting approach to his narrative. Baron Omatsuri even borders on horror. And to the previous point: Baron Omatsuri was the first film ever directed by Mamoru Hosoda. If that name sounds familiar, that’s because he went on to found Studio Chizu and Direct Hits wie Beautiful Mirai, and The girl who jumped through time.

The result is a narrative that fully and gleefully captures the absurd One piece‘s universe while also bringing the series’ heartwarming commitment to friendship to a horrific conclusion.

First OP friendly? It was mine, and look at me now! So yes!

Pre or post timeskip? Before. Not even Franky or Brook appear in this one.

1. Red

You may be looking at the publication date of this article and assume I’m hearing from my first impressions of Red’s North American release on 4 a month and a half ago.

As Baron Omatsuri, Red pushes the boundaries of what One piece It looks “typical” by making the film a full-fledged musical with relatively few fights. But through Rednot only goes to the limits of One piece; As I wrote in my review, it pushes the boundaries of the entire shounen genre. In other words, it’s ambitious as hell and successful.

Red is a spectacle with spectacular animation and even more spectacular music that celebrates how far One piece has come. But his focus isn’t on Luffy; it is the new character Uta. And seriously, every song in it Red is truly phenomenal, and the lyrics fit into the narrative with stunning detail and ease. I say that as a true music snob.

First OP friendly? Yes! as long as you know One piece doesn’t usually have pop star-worthy bangers everywhere. There are also some post Whole Cake spoilers that are casually dropped.

Pre or post timeskip? Post! And wow, look, it’s jinbe!

Photo Credit: Toei Animation

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