One Piece The Movie: Episode of Arabasta - The Desert Princess and the Pirates (One Piece: Episode of Alabaster - Sabaku no Ojou to Kaizoku Tachi) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

One Piece The Movie: Episode of Arabasta - The Desert Princess and the Pirates (One Piece: Episode of Alabaster - Sabaku no Ojou to Kaizoku Tachi) Reviews

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April 23, 2015
Surprisingly, There is alot to talk about with this.
May 15, 2013
As an avid One Piece fan, I actually thought that the Alalbasta arc was terrible. It was hardly about the Strawhats at all. It was all about that useless Vivi bitch. Seriously Oda, and Toei, no one liked her, so why make a movie about her, I'll never know
May 14, 2013
The movie's not bad, but just like Dragon Ball: the Path to Power, the movie feels like it wants move the plot to 90 minutes rather than telling a story.
December 12, 2012
I enjoyed it, as it sort of refreshed my memory of the arabasta arc, but i would still recommend watching the Anime and reading the manga over this. It's the little things that made this arc, imo.
½ November 13, 2012
Its like watching a super long preview for another episode -_-
½ May 25, 2012
pretty poorly done! the anime was way better and the fighting in the anime was better.
March 7, 2012
Starts a tad bit slow but picks up in about a half hour and becomes and action packed thrill ride!
January 31, 2012
I personally hated this arc in the series because I though it lasted way to long, but this movie was great and is filled with nonstop action and a decent/if not great story. Deffintely a must watch for fans of the series.
October 24, 2011
A great remake of one of the best story arcs of One Piece
½ May 12, 2011
Editing the Alabasta Arc into a 90 minute movie wasn't going to be easy task but director Imamura did a good job to condense the storyline into an action packed anime epic. Those that have seen this arc in the anime will know everything that's going to happen in it. However there are some differences from the anime series - for instance the anime quality is much better. The flow of the story is slightly different. The battles are much more massive. The drama has a bit more suspense. The background and locations are richer with the use of CGI. And the fights and visual effects are more complex. Overrall, Toei Animation did a great job making this story arc better than it was before. It would be a masterpiece if it included more events and characters that were left out. It's still one hell of a movie and a must see for One Piece fans.
½ May 12, 2011
Editing the Alabasta Arc into a 90 minute movie wasn't going to be easy task but director Imamura did a good job to condense the storyline into an action packed anime epic. Those that have seen this arc in the anime will know everything that's going to happen in it. However there are some differences from the anime series - for instance the anime quality is much better. The flow of the story is slightly different. The battles are much more massive. The drama has a bit more suspense. The background and locations are richer with the use of CGI. And the fights and visual effects are more complex. Overrall, Toei Animation did a great job making this story arc better than it was before. It would be a masterpiece if it included more events and characters that were left out. It's still one hell of a movie and a must see for One Piece fans.
½ October 30, 2010
I think this is the best one piece movies. I guess it is also because of the fact that it was taken from the best big stories too. There were some funny and important parts missing and seems kinda off to me but they're minor compared to everything.
½ July 24, 2010
Same arc in the anime. Just updated.
June 21, 2010
This movie blows, it's plot is nothing more than a rehashed "Baroque Works saga" from the t.v. series of it; this basically makes this movie very predictable if u have seen the "Baroque Works saga" of it (this is a major problem, because unpredictability makes the world go round, people like to be suprised by things that they haven't seen before, not shit that they have seen before somewhere else.

This movie hasamany problems other than this issue like: a lot of the jokes in it are stupid and very few of them are funny, the villains that Luffy and his crew are fighting against are annoying, poorly drawn piles of crap that should've been designed better and had cooler powers. Infact, all of the characters are poorly drawn; this is another problem with this movie and the entire anime in general. This movie's comedy is a bit more goofy and stupid than it's t.v. series counterpart.

This movie is good for a few chuckles, but that's about it. It fails at everything else that it throws at it's viewers, except for a few chuckles. 4/10
May 29, 2010
who ever likes the series one piece will really like the movie
April 22, 2010
Filled with vivid imagery and quirky characters, One Piece The Movie is a fun and action packed animated feature that will have viewers glued to the screen. Based on the cult anime series of the same name, this first feature film is jam packed with action leaving little time for the viewer to lose interest. As with most anime there is humour aplenty and characters that are drawn with such perfection it's like watching art on screen. Two dimensional animation is nowadays a rarely used medium and One Piece proves that it has what it takes to compete with three dimensional animation. The story however is a little lacking revolving around one scene a little too much, making it feel like an extended episode rather then a film.
½ January 15, 2010
A nice adaptation of the main series with slight changes, and outstanding animation.
½ January 7, 2010
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.
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