What can you get with adding Pirates, “Devil-Fruit Users”, Bones, a Lolicon, Action and Comedy? Yes, you got it right, It’s “ONE PIECE FILM Z“ ! This is the latest film addition to the One Piece franchise that has been running for 15 years and ongoing! The previous movie before this was “ONE PIECE FILM STRONG WORLD“ back in 2009.
We were there at Cathay Cineleisure for the Media Preview Screening of “ ONE PIECE FILM Z” so we could gladly write for you this review of the movie!
For those who don’t follow close to the main story or have a grasp of it , this movie is a totally a new story so you guys wouldn’t have to worry about the need to watch the main story ( which is over 200 episodes and still counting ) before watching this film.
The illustration in this movie was awesome, not just for the characters, but for the background too! The 18-year-old version of Robin in this movie looks gorgeous and Chopper looks so cute for his younger self in this movie! For Lolicons who are watching this movie, we’ve got a surprise for you that will melt you into your seats and dive into the lolicon world as a “younger” Nami will be appearing in the movie.
The story build-up of the movie was great, which there was a mixture of Action, Flashbacks, Comedy and Surprises! Really made me going “wow!” on the fighting scenes like when Luffy fights against Z every single time , and laughing off my chair on every funny scene in this movie.
The Opening Theme song for this movie was done by Yasukata Nakata (capsule). The ending theme songs are sung by Avril Lavigne – [ BAD REPUTATION ] and [ How You Remind Me ].
Overall, this movie was awesome, that it actually made us want to come to watch it for another few times.
Movie Information for “ONE PIECE FILM Z”
Release Date - Opens on 21 February 2013 (Thursday), Sneaks from 31 January 2013 (Thursday)
Runtime - 107 min
Rating - PG 13 - Some Fighting Scenes
Language - Japanese Dub with English & Mandarin Subtitles
Director - Tatsuya Nagamine
Cast (Voice Cast) - Ryoko Shinohara, Teruyuki Kagawa, Hochu Ootsuka , Mayumi Tanaka,
Kazuya Nakai, Akemi Nakamura, Kappei Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Hirata, Ikue
Otani, Yuriko Yamaguchi, Kazuki Yao, Cho
The story begins with the theft of Dynarock, said to possess energy that rivals that of an ancient
weapon, thus putting the New World in danger of being destroyed! The mastermind behind it is
Zetto, a legendary ex-Navy admiral, who schemes to wipe out all pirates. It isn’t long before he goes
after the Straw Hat Crew, too! Also chasing Luffy and his crew is the Navy’s Justice. Meanwhile,
Aokiji has distanced himself from the Navy and is following the Straw Hats… Even in the face of all
these mighty powers bearing down, Luffy and crew refuse to stop!
With the fate of the New World at stake in this fight, this winter is going to see the hottest ONE
PIECE excitement in history!!
We Hope you enjoyed the review and those who are going to watch it, Happy viewing, It’s a movie you will not regret to watch!