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One Piece (2001): Clockwork Island Adventure
ねじまき島の冒険 (Nejimaki-shima no Bōken)

Synopsis

While the Straw Hats enjoy a warm day at the beach, their ship with all their equipment and weapons is stolen. They can do nothing but watch, as it disappears into the distance. A week later, dressed in cloth from a rental store for wedding ceremonies and riding a one-person paddle boat they set out to go after their lost belongings. At sea, they encounter the boy Akizu and the young man Borodo. The two call themselves the Thief Brothers and claim to be after a well-known treasure, called the Diamond Clock from Clockwork Island. Actually, they are the ones who stole the Straw Hat’s ship and brought it to Clockwork Island to make the Straw Hats fight the Trump Siblings. The Trump Siblings Boo Jack, Honey Queen, Skunk One, Pin Joker and Bear King (the leader), are another pirate crew who occupied Clockwork Island for years and forced its inhabitants to build weapons. A number of ships bearing the mark of the Trump Siblings appear and a short fight ensues, during which the Thief Brothers’ ship is destroyed and Nami abducted. Using mere pieces of wood to stay afloat and an improvised sail for propulsion, the group manages to reach the foot of Clockwork Island. A long, circular staircase, laced with deadly traps, leads up to the actual island. There, Nami makes the acquaintance of the Trump Siblings’ captain, Bear King. He takes a liking to her and decides to make her his bride. Eventually, the Thief Brothers and the remaining Straw Hats make it to the end of the stairway and onto the main island. A beautiful landscape appears in front of them, but the island’s citizens are in no mood to cherish it. Not knowing that Akizu is their son, a pair of them tells the group of the island’s past. Then the heroes go storming the Trump Siblings’ stronghold, built around the island’s key, which holds the island together. One after another, the Straw Hats get picked off and captured, until only Luffy remains. Once he reaches the stronghold’s top and frees his crew, the movie climaxes in an all-out battle, during which the Trump Siblings are defeated and the island’s key is destroyed. Clockwork Island crashes down into the ocean, but Akizu reunites with his family and the Straw Hats reclaim their ship.
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Animation

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Story

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Pros

Character design
Combat/Action
Music
World building

Cons

Fetish
Filler

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Overview

The first three films were originally shown as back-to-back presentations alongside other Toei film productions and thus have a running time below feature length (around 45–60 minutes each). Clockwork Island Adventure is the second animated feature film of the franchise and the first to additionally star Hiroaki Hirata as Sanji. It premiered in Japan on March 3, 2001. The film was shown in a double bill with Digimon Adventure 02: Diaboromon Strikes Back. The film was shown along with a six-minute featurette short named Jango’s Dance Carnival.

Alternative title

– One Piece : L’aventure de l’île de l’horloge (French)
– One Piece Second Movie
– One Piece – Abenteuer auf der Spiralinsel! (German)
– One Piece: Adventure on Nejimaki Island
– One Piece: Aventura en la Isla Engranaje (Spanish)
– One Piece: Avventura sull’Isola Spirale (Italian)
– One Piece: Clockwork Island Adventure
– ワンピース ねじまき島の冒険 (Japanese)
– 航海王 發條島大冒險 (Chinese (Taiwan))

TL;DR Review

The Clockwork Island Adventure movie took place after Sanji had joined the Straw Hat’s crew. The production value for this movie was better than the last one, but only in the art department. The story is as typical as can be for One Piece. They joke around, get captured one by one, and something happens that get them all piss and be serious, and they win. The movie was a bit by the number.

The Clockwork Island Adventure movie is a niche film and is for established One Piece fan only. As a stand-alone movie, it isn’t very good. Even as a fan of One Piece, the movie drags a bit despite being only 55 minutes long.

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One Piece (2001): Clockwork Island Adventure
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Closing Theme

– “Believe” by Folder5
– “Ready!” by Folder5
Pirate King Gol D.Roger
"Destiny… fate… dreams… These unstoppable ideals are held deep in the heart of man. As long as there are people who seek freedom in this life, these things will not vanish from the earth."
Sanji
"Men who can't wipe away the tears from women's eyes aren't real men."
Monkey D. Luffy
"I don't care what you want, whether you want to live or to die!!! But whatever you decide, say it while you're with us!!!"
Usopp
"There comes a time when a man has to stand and fight. That time is when his friends or dreams are laughed at.”
Pirate King Gol D.Roger
"Inherited Will, The Destiny of the Age, and The Dreams of the People. As long as people continue to pursue the meaning of Freedom, these things will never cease to be!"
Jinbei
"You can't bring back what you've lost, think about what you have now!"
Dr. Hiluluk
"When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom!? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.”
Nico Robin
"Fools who don't respect the past are doomed to repeat it.”
Red Haired Shanks
"By experiencing both victory and defeat, running away and shedding tears, a man will become a man. It's okay to cry, but you have to move on.”
Usopp
"There comes a time when a man has to stand and fight. That time is when his friends or dreams are laughed at.”
Pirate King Gol D.Roger
"That which cannot be stopped: Inherited will, a man's dream, and the flow of time. As long as man continues to seek out the answer to freedom, these things shall never be stopped.”
Tony Chopper
"I'll become a doctor who can cure any disease! Because… because there's no disease in this world that can't be cured!”
"The Black Leg" Zeff
"No matter how many hundreds of weapons or armor one is equipped with, they are no match for that "one special spear" that comes from your guts.”
Nami
"What good is treasure if I'm alone? After sharing so much of our dreams instead of sacrificing them and leaving with you. I would rather have nothing at all!”
Monkey D.Luffy
"Hero? No! We're pirates! I love heroes but I don't wanna be one! Do you know what heroes are? Say there is a chunk of meat. Pirates will have a banquet and eat it but heroes will share it with other people. I want all the meat!”
Donquixote Doflamingo
Pirates are evil? The Marines are righteous? These terms have always changed throughout the course of history! Kids who have never seen peace and kids who have never seen war have different values! Those who stand at the top determine what's wrong and what's right! This very place is neutral ground! Justice will prevail, you say? But of course, it will! Whoever wins this war becomes justice!"
Eiichiro Oda
"Whether we wound or are wounded, the blood that flows is red.”
Zoro
"If I were to take even one step back right now, I get the feeling that I'd never be able to return back to where I'm standing right now.”
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