The official YouTube Channel of the One Piece franchise, on Oct 13, 2023, uploaded a whole anime episode for limited-time only!
ONE PIECE FILM STRONG WORLD: Episode 0 OVA episode, a bonus content of FILM STRONG WORLD, is NOW AVAILABLE on the channel for three months until January 14. This was done to celebrate the rerun of “ONE PIECE FILM RED” in Japan.
However, keep in mind that the video does not have English subtitles.
According to the description of the video, “EPISODE:0” is a short anime episode based on the manga “Episode 0” included in “ONE PIECE Volume 0”, a bonus for theater viewers of “FILM STRONG WORLD”. The story reveals the past of the legendary pirate “Shiki,” who appears in the movie for the first time.
The OVA episode depicts the fight between Gol D. Roger and Gold Lion Shiki prior to the beginning of the Golden Age of Piracy following Roger’s execution and focuses on the time when Gold Lion Shiki was active as Roger’s competitor, which includes a younger Garp and Sengoku. Shiki wants Roger to join the scheme, but the future King of the Pirates refuses, and thus their crews clash.
The anime is based on “volume 0” of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga, which was distributed to One Piece: Strong World moviegoers. One Piece: Strong World is the 10th film in the One Piece franchise, and it opened in Japan in December 2009.
My Anime List describes the plot of One Piece: Strong World as follows:
Upon hearing news that islands in East Blue are being destroyed, Monkey D. Luffy and his crew go to investigate. On their way, however, an outlandish pirate ship appears out of the sky, helmed by the infamous pirate Shiki “the Golden Lion”—a man who ate the Float-Float Fruit and the first ever prisoner to escape from Impel Down.
In his quest to defeat the World Government, Shiki kidnaps Nami to be his own navigator and sends the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates to his floating islands as hostages, leaving her in a dilemma. Separated in a land under Shiki’s absolute control, Luffy and his crew must survive the mystifying terrain in order to bring back their navigator and friend.
About One Piece
One Piece is a Japanese manga series by author Eiichiro Oda.
Eiichiro Oda started the serialization of the manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine on July 19, 1997.
On March 3, 2023, the latest volume, Volume 105, was published, and the next volume will be published on July 6.
One Piece has also received an anime adaptation. The TV anime has released 1064 episodes.
The latest entry in the franchise, One Piece Film Red, premiered in Japan in August 2022.
It is the 8th highest-earning film of all time in Japan and also topped Japan’s box office for the year 2022 in terms of both yen earned and tickets sold.
One Piece Anime Synopsis:
The tale of One Piece takes place on a parallel Earth when the ‘Golden Age of Pirates’ is in full swing.
The seas are ruled by ruthless pirates, and only the strongest can claim the legendary ‘One Piece’ fortune left behind by the greatest pirate of them, Gol D. Roger.
Years after Gol D. Roger’s death, Monkey D. Luffy dreams of establishing his own crew, locating One Piece, and becoming the Pirate King.
Luffy has incredible strength and agility after eating a devil’s fruit that turns his body into rubber.
He leaves Foosha Village in East Blue on his epic expedition to become the next Pirate King.