As the world of One Piece continues into its final(?) lap as the main story protagonist Monkey D.Luffy starts taking on the famous and most powerful pirates in the New World Sea – the Four Emperors Yonko, writer and creator of One Piece Eiichiro Oda continues to generate extra adventures for our beloved Luffy and his Straw Hat crew via movies films. Here we rank our favourite five!
One Piece Film: Strong World
A first look into the pirates of the Pirate King Gol Rogers era when Luffy and his Straw Hat crew takes on Golden Lion Shiki. Shiki is a pirate captain that stood toe to toe (not totally) with Gol Rogers and required both the strengths of Vice Admiral Monkey D.Garp and Ex Fleet Admiral Sengoku to bring Golden Lion Shiki down.
To see the Straw Hat crew in “mafia” like costumes to save the captured Nami is also a blast, not to also mention that this is actually the first One Piece movie to be written by the legendary Eiichiro Oda himself. You do need to read or watch One Piece Film Strong World: Episode 0 to have a better understanding of how it all began.
One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta
The first Seven Warlords Shichibukai that Luffy took down is always going to be memorable, not to mention that this story arc is ranked as one of the best in the One Piece storyline as well. Also making the important appearance is Nico Robin, the archaeologist that can help Luffy unlock the mysteries of the world (and sea).
This inception battle point propel Luffy and his nakamas into the big league of pirate-hood where the whole crew took on the entire Baroque Work criminal organization and won. Especially touching is when Luffy fully displayed the pirate king like characteristics of a fearless (mind you he almost died and lost to Shichibukai Crocodile a few times) and charismatic leader and captain.
One Piece Film: Z
For what “Justice” that the marine stands for, not all will agree to it. Just ask “Black Arm” Zephyr, also known as ‘Z’, a former Marine Admiral, who is the main foe in this firm. An Admiral once and marine instructor to many of the current high level Marines, Z was “betrayed” when the Marine let off and even nominated the pirate who took his arm and the lives of his marine crew as a Shichibukai.
The first One Piece movie that uses Haki as well as the second firm that is overseen by One Piece’s creator Oda himself. It is also one of the most emotional scene in the One Piece sea. Now, if we are just waiting if there will be another One Piece movie firm that will also be on ex-marine admirals. Anyone still remembers Kuzan (aka Aokiji)?
One Piece Film: Gold
One of the longest One Piece movie to date, it is also one of the best. It is Luffy’s Gear Four combat mode in action versus Gol-Gol Devil Fruit user the “Gold Emperor” Gild Tesoro. Villains are well crafted in this movie with thrilling suspense and fantastic battle scenes. Coming off the back of the Dressrosa Arc, this Gold Emperor and his crew was so strong that not even the infamous Shichibukai Donquixote Doflamingo can take him heads on.
Also get to see Luffy’s sworn brother Sabo and ex-CP9 leader Rob Lucci in camo form as they appeared during the movie. Entertaining and well fitted in the timeline of the evergreen running One Piece manga and anime, this One Piece Film: Gold movie showcase another exciting adventure of a pirate at sea and easily ranks amongst even the best three in One Piece’s movie series.
3D2Y: Overcome Ace’s Death! Luffy’s Vow to his Friends
3D2Y isn’t a movie, but since it takes in a couple of episodes and combining it together seems long enough, I may as well count it in. Happening during the two year training period of Monkey D.Luffy, he was faced with the threat of Byrnndi World when Byrnndi captured Warlord Shichibukai Hancock’s sisters Marigold and Sandersonia.
The main villain Byrnndi World of this series is an Impel Down Level 6 prisoner that is worth 500,000,000 berries bounty (at this stage Luffy was only at 400,000,000 berries). Enjoy the exciting scenes as Shichibukai Hancock and world’s greatest swordsman, and master to Roronoa Zoro, Dracule Mihawk combine forces with Luffy to take down Byrnndi World.