One Piece may seem as fortified against intruders as the infamous prison Impel Down at this point, but there are still some standalone ways for the uninitiated to enjoy the adventures of Luffy and his crew of Straw Hat pirates. One such method is the tenth feature film, One Piece Film: Strong World, which not only raises the bar for One Piece films, but for Shonen Jump films as a whole.
The cover story of the latest issue of Otaku USA magazine sees Daryl Surat in full support of the flick, with which series creator Eiichiro Oda was heavily involved. Oda supervised production, created the original story, and whipped up a mighty stack of rough art, ensuring that this would go down in history as one of the best shonen anime films ever. It worked, too, and Strong World puts all of its players on the main stage to strut their stuff for both longtime fans and those who don’t know Zoro from Brook in the first place.
One Piece Film: Strong World is one of a few reasons not to be bummed about having to catch up on over 600 episodes of anime or nearly 70 volumes of manga. Sure, there are rewards to be had there, but this is the kind of animated feature anyone can enjoy. Be sure to check out the full feature in our new issue for more on what makes Strong World such a rousing success!
Read our full cover story on Strong World in the October 2013 issue of Otaku USA Magazine.
On sale Tuesday, July 30th, it also includes in-depth coverage of Attack on Titan, Kokoro Connect, Gatchaman, and more!
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