Sunday, July 4, 2010

One Piece The Movie: Episode of Arabasta - The Desert Princess and the Pirates

One Piece: Episode of Alabaster - Sabaku no Ojou to Kaizoku Tachi (original title)

Starring the voices of Akemi Okamura,Hiroaki Hirata,Kappei Yamaguchi,Kazuki Yao, Mayumi Tanaka,Misa Watanabe,Ikue Ootani,Ikue Ohtani

Directed by: Takahiro Imamura

Release Date: Mar 03, 2007

Summarizing episodes 93- 130, Adventure in Alabasta is an enjoyable One Piece movie if a bit too choppy at times and not as satisfying an epic as those episodes were. For one thing, you'd have to know how Vivi and Carue got on to the Going Merry in the first place, which the movie just assumes you'd already know. For another, the movie never fully explains the organization of Baroque Works or how all the top villains come to acknowledge how someone like Crocodle could be a governmnent sanctioned pirate and still be the shadowy boss "MR.0" of Baroque Works. On the other hand, the movie does do an exemplary job of hitting most of the high points of the Straw Hat pirates' adventures in Alabasta, but don't expect to see Luffy's brother Ace, the Sand Pirates, or Igaram. One Piece: The Desert Princess an the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta is commendable film for the One Piece fans, but for those who know the Alabasta arc like the back of their hands, they'll be disappointed.

Rating: * * * 1/2 of 5

Click here to buy One Piece - The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta (Movie No. 8) One Piece: The Princess and the Pirates - Adventures in Alabasta Movie #8 [Blu-ray]

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