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''Franchise/OnePiece'''s tenth movie, written by Creator/EiichiroOda himself and the first movie to be considered part of the canon. As the movie was made in celebration of the [[MilestoneCelebration franchise's tenth anniversary]], Toei personally asked Oda to write the script. The film is set between the [[Recap/OnePieceThrillerBarkArc Thriller Bark]] and [[Recap/OnePieceSabaodyArchipelagoArc Saboody Archipelago arcs]].

The Straw Hats receive news that their hometowns in East Blue are in trouble and decide to put off adventuring to go help out, only to meet a mysterious flying pirate ship, led by the infamous pirate Golden Lion Shiki, the same pirate who managed to escape the inescapable undersea prison Impel Down and stands among Gold Roger and Whitebeard. After abducting Nami for her navigational skills, Shiki sends Luffy and the rest of the crew hurling down to his personal flying islands. There, the separated Straw Hats find themselves in a battle for survival with terrifying beasts.

The film received an English dub from {{Funimation}} in November 2013. As the dub of the TV series has yet to reach the Thriller Bark arc by the time of this movie's release, the dub of this film marks [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDalB3mNlzo Brook's English-speaking debut]].

See also ''[[Recap/OnePieceLittleEastBlueArc Little East Blue Arc]]'', a somewhat related mini-arc of the anime that takes place before and leads into this movie.
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!!Tropes present in this film:

* ActionPrologue[=/=]InMediasRes: The movie begins with Luffy being chased by a variety of bizarre and powerful creatures on a bunch of floating islands, with the crew split up and Nami being held captive. Later on the film goes back to a week earlier to explain how everyone got there.
* AnimalMotifs: Lions for Shiki the [[TheRedBaron Golden Lion]], as well as lions being the "king of beasts" so it is symbolic that Shiki commands an army of beasts to do his bidding.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Shiki's plan is to send giant mutant animals to the East Blue and have them wreak havoc.
* BadassInANiceSuit: The entire Straw Hat crew get to wear these. This may be the only time we see Luffy wearing a dress shirt, suit and tie outside a colorspread. See them [[http://i.animecrazy.net/Op.JPG here]] in all their glory.
* BerserkButton: Kidnapping and hurting any of his crewmates, particularly what Shiki did to Nami, is a sure way to anger Luffy.
** Brook gets offended when the Guntai Ari (an army of man-eating ants) ignore him because they consider the living skeleton to be "leftovers".
* {{BFG}}: The Straw Hats storm Shiki's base with everyone carrying these, including those who would hardly, if not never, fight with weapons such as Luffy and Sanji.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: Shiki keeps an eye on his territories via a giant roaming surveillance snail.
* BigDamnHeroes: A particularly strong example occurs when the Straw Hats march into Shiki's headquarters, carrying cannons and using them against Shiki's large force of allies as a way of saying "hello" before really beginning to fight.
-->'''Luffy''': You idiot. Nami didn't sacrifice herself. She came here as a vanguard!
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Shiki, Indigo, and Scarlet engage in this. The trope is pretty common in ''One Piece'', but uniquely, the trio seem to be doing it deliberately.
* BookEnds: Chronologically, the Straw Hats' adventure began when they received a tone dial from Shiki. At the end of the film, there are some silly antics by Luffy, Usopp and Nami regarding the same tone dial.
* ChekhovsGun: Viewers are reminded earlier on in the movie that Luffy is immune to electricity. [[spoiler:His final attack that defeats Shiki incorporates lightning]].
* ColourfulThemeNaming: Shiki's main crewmembers all have a color in their name: Shiki the [[TheRedBaron Golden Lion]], Dr. Indigo, and Scarlet.
* CueTheSun: After [[spoiler:Shiki's defeat at the hands of Luffy]], the sun rises.
* DamselOutOfDistress: Nami. When Shiki kidnaps her, she defiantly turns down his offer to join him and manages to escape on her own. She would later [[spoiler:set up bombs to blow up the plant Daft Green, despite exposure to the plants poisoning her. She would also give his men false information so their ship would get caught up in a giant storm which would destabilize things further]].
* DeerInTheHeadlights: [[spoiler:Shiki's reaction to Luffy's final attack. Granted, he isn't ''completely'' frozen in place (he does send a few rocks flying towards Luffy as a last-ditch effort), but, well, seeing that he was floating in mid-air and Luffy's Gigant Thor Axe was a pretty slow-moving attack, this would be the most logical explanation for why he didn't just, y'know, fly out of the way.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution[=/=]FantasticRacism[=/=]IrrationalHatred: Shiki has a particular dislike towards East Blue, being the weakest of all the seas and having been the place of [[spoiler:his [[WorthyOpponent old rival]] Gold Roger's [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou execution]], which Shiki considers to be a disgrace to Roger]]. In fact, he wants to destroy the entire area with his army of beasts as a warning to the World Government. It's also the reason why he antagonizes the Straw Hats when he finds out half of the members are from there.
* {{Fainting}}: A RunningGag with Xiao who faints at the slightest surprise.
* {{Fanservice}}: Nami, for many of her scenes in the film.
* FloatingContinent: Shiki has this as a base of operations thanks to his Float-Float Fruit.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: At one point Brook is shown dressed like a hippie, holding a "cigarette" between his index finger and thumb.
* GirlishPigtails: Nami sports these throughout the movie.
* GunsAkimbo: Part of their BigDamnHeroes moment. The only time thus far either Luffy or Zoro use firearms.
* IWishedYouWereDead: Xiao and her mother regret expressing relief over Shiki leaving for East Blue once they realize that most of the Straw Hats are from there.
* LetsSplitUpGang: The Straw Hats are split up by Shiki early in the movie.
* MadScientist: Dr. Indigo with a clown-like appearance.
* MeaningfulEcho: When Shiki thoroughly beats the Straw Hats, it's [[RedSkyTakeWarning sunset]]. [[spoiler:When Luffy defeats Shiki, it's [[CueTheSun sunrise]]]].
* {{Meganekko}}: Robin sports a pair of glasses for a good half of the movie.
* MilestoneCelebration: In honor of the series' ten-year anniversary. It was also why Oda personally wrote the script.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Merveille is home to several of these.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Luffy and Nami decide to warn Shiki of a cyclone coming his way. He thanks them by kidnapping Nami, scattering the Straw Hats, and nearly killing several of them by crushing them in a stone pillar. [[spoiler:The one upside out of helping him was that it eventually lead to them foiling his plans and saving East Blue (their original intention).]]
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: What Shiki does to the crew midway into the movie.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Towards the climax, Shiki calmly forgoes his running gag with Dr. Indigo and simply moves on to meet with the pirate leaders.
* PlotParallel: This is twice now that [[spoiler:Shiki's plans for world domination had been stopped by a man from East Blue.]]
* PowerFloats: Thanks to his Devil Fruit, Shiki can cause inanimate objects to levitate, including entire ''islands''.
* {{Prequel}}: Two supplementary materials: ''Episode 0'', which explains some of Shiki's backstory and actually gives some sight into the ''One Piece'' world shortly after Gold Roger's death; and the Little East Blue Arc, which takes place before the movie.
* PsychoSerum: SIQ, which causes mutations in animals and turns them vicious.
* PunnyName: Luffy names Nami's electric bird friend "Billy". ''Biribiri'' is a Japanese onomatopoeia for electrical tingling. Also, he's a duck.
* RedSkyTakeWarning: When Shiki arrives to get back Nami and later thoroughly trashes the Straw Hats, the sky is particularly red due to the sun setting.
* {{Rotoscoping}}: For Shiki, Indigo, and Scarlet's dance at the beginning of the film.
* RuleOfCool: Oda admitted the whole "Dressed up Straw Hats march" was entirely for this reason.
* SceneryPorn
* ShoutOut: The scene with Scarlet, the pervert gorilla, holding Robin hostage at the top of a tower [[Film/KingKong looks very familiar]].
* SignatureLaugh:
** Shiki: "Jihahahaha".
** Indigo: "Piropiropiro".
* TeamPet: Billy.
* TechnicolorScience: Shown when Chopper and Usopp break into Indigo's lab.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Shiki is a guy who really doesn't check his headlines or if his opponent is down for good. Luffy recovers from his "final" attacks twice in the film and he still treats him like a nuisance rather than a full on threat. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Big mistake]].
* UngratefulBastard: After the Straw Hats go out of their way to warn him of an incoming typhoon, Shiki decides to kidnap Nami to be his new navigator and nearly kills the rest of the crew by sending them hurling down several stories from the air to his floating islands as prey for his army of beasts.
* UnstoppableRage: Shiki managed to get Luffy the angriest he's been in a long time.
-->'''Luffy:''' You think after everything you've done to my friend, and my sea, that I'm going to let you get away with all of this?!!
* WingedHumanoid: The inhabitants of Merveille have feathers growing out of their forearms, without knowing why or how. [[spoiler: After Shiki's defeat and the return of their island to the sea, they discover they can indeed fly.]]
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: A bear does a suplex to a giant mantis early in the film.
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