Here’s Netflix’s post-Valentine treat for anime zealots and One Piece die-hard fans out there. Not one, but two One Piece Movies are about to launch by Netflix this February 15th.
One Piece: Episode of Alabasta – The Desert Princess and the Pirates (2007)
One Piece: Episode of Chopper Plus: Bloom in the Winter, Miracle Cherry Blossom (2008)
Let’s Get To Know More About The Two One Piece Movies
‘One Piece The Movie: Episode of Arabasta: The Desert Princess and the Pirates’ is the eighth movie in the anime and manga series, One Piece. It is an outlined film retelling of the Arabasta Arc.
It was released on March 3, 2007, and debuted at #2 in the Japanese box office. The movie grossed 7,075,924 yen at the Japanese box office and ended up at number 25 in the year-end chart. It is also the only One Piece movie to include Vivi.
'The Desert Princess and the Pirates' Synopsis
The Straw Hat Pirates travel to Arabasta, the desert island and home of Nefertari Vivi. They find the country in the middle of a revolution.
Crocodile, the country's hero, covertly used his criminal organization Baroque Works, to sabotage the citizens’ trust in Cobra, Vivi's father and head of the Kingdom of Sand, in order to take hold of the throne and the country's hidden secret for himself.
The crew now has to cross the desert, stop the revolution, save thousands of lives from the Baroque Works secret bombers, and most of all, vanquish Crocodile, one of the fearsome Seven Warlords of the Sea.
‘Episode of Chopper Plus: Bloom in Winter, Miracle Sakura’ is the ninth One Piece film. Released on March 1, 2008, it is a remake of the Drum Island Arc. It features Franky, Nico Robin, and the Thousand Sunny, who were not present in the original version.
This film was nominated for the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year in 2008, but was beaten by Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea.
'Bloom in Winter, Miracle Sakura Synopsis'
It is the second film to focus on Chopper (after the third film), as it is a retelling of the Drum Island storyline from the manga.
The film tackles with a brief flashback in the history of the Great Pirate Age, during which we see how Drum Island was attacked by the Blackbeard Pirates. Wapol, the king at the time, escaped the land with the 20 best doctors, not even bothering to fight back. Afterward, the film introduces Luffy and his crew.
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