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One piece: Dead end no bôken (2003)

It was a quite night at the harbor of Anabaru. Luffy continuously ordered meals, right when the crew is in need for more money. Nami overhears a conversation between a pirate & the bar ... See full summary »

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It was a quite night at the harbor of Anabaru. Luffy continuously ordered meals, right when the crew is in need for more money. Nami overhears a conversation between a pirate & the bar tender at the bar they're at. About a way in getting more money, the pirate gave him 200 Belli and was lead secretly out of the bar. So Nami talks to the bar tender, about their money problem. The bar tender knows that they are a group of pirates, but isn't sure if a group of amateurs like them would be eligible on the secret spot. Since Nami insisted by giving the bar tender, 200 Belli, he directed them to the back of the bar on where the secret spot is. Soon they find themselves in an underground pirate community where pirates of all kind are partying, drinking, eating, and socializing. That's when our heroes learn about the "Dead End Race" which is held every few years here in Anabaru. With the grand prize being 300,000,000 Belli, Nami finds that to be more than enough to end the Straw Hat Pirates ... Written by J LeGault

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Follows One piece: Nejimaki shima no bôken (2001) See more »

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The One Piece Movie I've been waiting for.
6 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At the harbor of Anabura, the Straw Hat Pirates were in need for more money after spending it on Luffy's meals. Luckily Nami over hears the bar tender's conversation with a customer on a secret spot, where money is involved. So they all went to see what the secret spot is after paying 2 Belli coins. And they all discover that the secret spot is a paradise for pirates everywhere. And a big race is being held called the Dead End Race. Where pirate ships race to the next island to win the money reward. That reward will end the Straw Hat Pirates' need for money. But little do they know is the whole race is a fix by an ex-military commander named Gasparde.

The thing I like about this one is, it's longer, and the story spends more time on the character development. Which is pretty good to include in a One Piece movie. That and this film actually does feel like a full length feature rather than an expanded TV episode or TV special.

The animation is well done. And I have to say I can't get tired of the CG town beginning. The secondary characters are cool, specially the bounty hunter, Shuraiya. The story also balances out the amount of action and unexpected parts pretty well. Which makes this 4th installment very enjoyable to watch time after time.

Unlike the previous non-chronicle movie. This one takes place sometime after the Alabasta Arc. Since Robin is now part of the crew, this marks as her first movie appearance.

This is a must for all One Piece fans.


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