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WE ARE ONE Is a Celebratory Anthology of Why We Love One Piece

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On August thirtieth, a live-action video was uploaded to the official One Piece YouTube channel. Titled “WE ARE ONE” Celebration Films, this was the primary of 5 dramatic quick movies made in celebration of the manga’s upcoming one centesimal quantity launch.

Every quick movie is round 10 minutes lengthy however incorporates some ingredient of One Piece to its core story, whether or not that be impactful moments, characters, or the themes explored by this collection. They’re all directed by Mika Ninagawa, a feminine Japanese director greatest recognized for steering Sakuran (2007), primarily based on the manga of the identical identify, and the “Heavy Rotation” music video for the idol group AKB48 in 2010. The quick movies additionally function animated segments from Toei of One Piece in addition to a theme tune accompaniment known as “Twilight” carried out by the band RADWIMPS, greatest recognized for composing the soundtrack for the movies Your Identify and Weathering With You by Makoto Shinkai.


The person quick movies themselves are glorious in each writing and directing. The primary one facilities round a supervisor and engineer working in a small startup firm who can not seem to get alongside or agree on something. The engineer walks out after an argument and it is as much as the supervisor to apologize, admitting that they can not obtain their targets with out working collectively. This quick movie is supposed to evoke Zoro and Sanji’s relationship, two strong-willed males who can get below one another’s pores and skin however will put their variations apart when the time requires it.


The second movie facilities round Minami, a chef who desires of proudly owning her personal restaurant and is presently planning her engagement. Sadly, her fiance would not appear to take Minami’s job severely, calling it “comfortable and fun.” Anybody who is aware of the stress and difficulties that include working a kitchen is aware of it is no stroll within the park. When Minami talks of her choice to begin her personal restaurant, her fiance is additional dismissive of her dream. The bull-headed salaryman is barely nervous that she will not be capable to clear, prepare dinner and lift their future youngsters.

The following day, Minami begins studying his One Piece assortment on a whim and is impressed by the collection’ sturdy feminine characters. She decides she is not going to put apart her desires for somebody who would not respect her, so she breaks off her engagement in a be aware for her ex (and likewise takes his One Piece manga assortment together with her like an actual queen).

One Piece‘s feminine characters have at all times been sturdy, fleshed out and motivated by their very own desires and emotional bonds, so you can not decide a extra excellent theme for these “We Are One” movies. Episode two could also be simply the strongest story of all 5, and as a further shock, the animation featured on this episode additionally contains the primary chilling vocal look of Yamato, carried out by Saori Hayami (Yumeko Jabami from Kakeguri, Shinobu Kocho from Kimetsu no Yaiba).

The third movie is particularly attention-grabbing, as it’s tied to Trafalgar Legislation and Corazon’s relationship. Riku, a boy from Kansai, strikes cities and is made enjoyable of for his dialect by his new classmates. Nonetheless, a goofy trainer support befriends him, serving to him come out of his shell and smile extra. When the trainer finally leaves for a brand new place at a distinct faculty, the boy needs him goodbye with a smile, realizing that good issues will are available in his future.


It is properly price watching every of those drama movies firsthand, and all are available for free on the One Piece YouTube channel with English subtitles. There are many easter eggs sprinkled all through every episode, and the performances and animation are excellent throughout the board. This was an ideal option to have a good time the manga’s one centesimal quantity.


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