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One Piece Movie (2005): Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island
オマツリ男爵と秘密の島 (Omatsuri Danshaku to Himitsu no Shima)

Synopsis

The Straw Hats receive an invitation to an island resort on the Grand Line run by Baron Omatsuri, and the crew travels to the island intent on relaxing and having fun. The Baron welcomes them to the resort and encourages them to enjoy themselves, but only after they complete ‘The Trials Of Hell’. The crew is hesitant, but Luffy accepts the challenge. The Straw Hats win the first trial, but the outraged Baron demands they compete in another challenge. Luffy, Chopper, and Robin wait at the resort while the rest of the crew participates in the second trial. Robin questions Muchigoro, one of Baron’s crewmates, about a flower on the island. Muchigoro mentions something about the “Lily Carnation” being at the island’s summit before running off. Luffy and Chopper wander off, both meeting other pirates who had previously arrived and participated in the trials. Luffy receives an ominous warning about Baron splitting up his crew. Chopper learns about Baron’s past, but right before he figures out the mystery, he is stricken with an arrow shot by Baron. The Straw Hats win again, but rifts begin to grow between the crew members. The crew notices Chopper is missing, but Baron interrupts them with a dinner party. The Baron notices Robin leaving, and she reveals to him that she was looking for the Lily Carnation. Baron reveals the flower’s secret to Robin while Robin looks shocked. The Straw Hats realize Chopper, Usopp, and Robin are gone. Arguments over who’s to blame for their disappearances ensue before Baron announces the final trial. The tension between the crew results in the crew splitting up. The island known as Omatsuri Island was really a pirate island, only advertised as a resort by the Baron to lure pirates to the island to bring the same suffering and hatred he felt unto everyone else. Baron feeds the crew to the Lily Carnation, a flower of reincarnation, which gives life to Baron’s crew. Luffy manages to save them from the Lily Carnation and defeat Baron with help from other pirates on the island. Baron cries for his friends that were lost and how he is alone. He had been fooling himself for years with the false constructs of his crew created by the Lily Carnation. Each of his dead crewmates speaks with him, telling him that they were happy to be remembered, but not with his corrupted charade. They apologize for leaving him alone for so long but believe it would be for the best if he forgets the night they died and finds new friends. Luffy lays exhausted on the ground while the crew all appear unharmed with no memory of the incident. The Straw Hats gather around Luffy, wondering how he can sleep in such a place, and Luffy laughs.
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Overview

Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island is the sixth animated feature film of the franchise. It premiered in Japan on March 5, 2005. The animation in this movie is very different from the regular series, using the style often seen in Mamoru Hosoda’s films. Some of the later episodes use styles similar to those seen in this movie. The story also differs from the usually carefree and high strung style of writing that One Piece follows. The movie follows a darker style of writing which was received with mixed reviews.

Alternative title

– One Piece : Baron Omatsuri et l’île secrète (French)
– One Piece – Baron Omatsumi und die geheimnisvolle Insel (German)
– One Piece: El barón Omatsuri y la isla de los secretos (Spanish)
– One Piece: L’isola segreta del barone Omatsuri (Italian)
– One Piece: Omatsuri Danshaku to Himitsu no Shima (Japanese)
– ワンピース the movie オマツリ男爵と秘密の島 (Japanese)
– 航海王 祭典男爵與神祕島 (Chinese (Taiwan))

TL;DR Review

The sixth movie for One Piece, Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island, takes on a different tone, and a few mix genres like Horror and Mystery. This is a bit out of the ordinary for the One Piece series. The early part of the movie is very bright and vibrant both in art style and in tone, but the later part took on a darker tone.

This movie also used a different art style, almost like cell shading where the colors are very flat. It feels like the entire movie was generated by a computer. I don’t hate it, but I don’t think everyone particularly like this style. Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island delves into a deeper issue like nakama (One Piece use this term almost like friend and family) and what would you do when you’ve lost all of them.

I do like this movie, though sometimes the art style just brings you right out of the action. I would recommend Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island to One Piece fan, and even to the viewer who is not familiar with it, are there even any of those around?

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Featured Music

One Piece Movie (2005): Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Closing Theme

– “Yume Miru Goro wo Sugitemo” by Kishidan
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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