The Fifth One Piece
movie, mainly focused on Zoro.
On Asuka Island, the Straw Hat Pirates learn about the Seven Star Sword, considered the world's most beautiful sword and a valuable treasure, though it contains a deadly curse. When they come back to the ship, they find that Zoro, who was to act as guard, is missing, but they are forced to leave port when they are attacked by Marines. They dock in another section of the island and come across a village, whose job it is to keep the Seven Stars Sword sealed. It is soon attacked by Marines who are trying to free the sword—among whom is Zoro! What reason could Zoro have for doing this? What is the secret of the sword? Why would Marines want it? The answers lie on the night of the red moon.
This movie contains examples of:
- Armor Is Useless: Averted by Bismarck's full plate armor. Too bad it doesn't cover the face or the top of the head.
- Big Bad: Saga, though to be honest, the Seven Star Sword might as well be the Bigger Bad.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Saga and anyone afflicted by the Sword.
- Cool Sword: The Seven Star Sword, likely a nod to a weapon with the same name appearing in Journey to the West.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: All of Saga's servants are defeated in a jiff. Saga himself doesn't fare much better against Luffy.
- Admittedly it was a Clipped Wing Angel form, but quickly gains back his momentum once he goes into the Bishonen Line and regains his original form while being boosted significantly.
- Darker and Edgier: Compared to the previous movies it has a darker, more serious atmosphere, though not nearly as dark as the following film which was the darkest film in the series so far.
- Dissonant Serenity: Touma, Until the climax, that's it.
- Evil Weapon: The Seven Star Sword. Which is rather odd, as One Piece usually has an explanation (most of the time: Devil Fruit) for these kind of things.
- One-Winged Angel: Saga. First he gets his arm back and turns into a hulking brute with crazy eyes which loses easily to Luffy. Then, the sword merge with him, making him expressionless and deadlier.
- Playing with Fire: Saga, thanks to the Sword.
- Razor Wind: Saga again.
- Shout-Out: The Seven Star Sword may be a nod to the weapon with the same name from Journey to the West.
- Single-Stroke Battle: How Zoro deals with Saga in the end. Though the latter survives.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Maya, Saga's girlfriend.