Title: One Piece: Stampede
Director: Takashi Otsuka
Hello anime lovers, I really hope you’ve seen this movie, because I am going to have a good review for you today.
I’m not going to lie, I looked for months to try to find this movie online so I could watch it as soon as possible.
The trailers looked amazing, and I LOVE One Piece… so I wanted to be ahead of the game and watch it.
Japan kept the movie on lockdown, so I wasn’t able to see it until it came to a theatre in my town.
To put it simply…it was worth the wait!
There really wasn’t a chance to rest during the movie. There was always something happening, but in a good way.
We were thrown into the drama pretty quick, and from then on the movie was more or less one giant fight scene.
Douglas Bullet is the bad guy in this movie, and he is so powerful that only Roger was able to defeat him in the past.
He actually proves to be quite the threat in this movie, and is able to take on most of the Supernovas all at once.
I wasn’t worried per se, but I definitely knew this wouldn’t win for the good guys.
I’m just glad that this wasn’t a win that Luffy got all on his own, because that would have been too unbelievable. He finally needed others help, and it didn’t seem too out of place.
I don’t know if I liked that we got to see EVERY important character in One Piece.
It was cool seeing Sabo and Hancock and Smoker, and its a nice addition to the main story, but I think the film was just a bit too busy.
Story wise it all made sense, which is good, but I think I would have liked to have just followed either the Supernovas, or The Strawhats, the Marines, and maybe Law.
Overall, the movie was my favourite One Piece movie so far. It’s fun, fast-paced, and fantastic. I was honestly never bored…and the “plot twist” at the end was really cool to see, especially how it affected our main characters.