One Piece: Nejimaki Shima no Bôken
2001 / 55m - Japan
Action, Adventure - Animation
One Piece: Clockwork Island Adventure poster


January 30, 2023


The second One Piece film is a slight step up from the first one. Not that a whole lot has changed, it's just that the adventure and the setting are slightly more out there. Not having seen the TV series makes it a little harder to keep track of the characters, but other than that these standalone films should be easy enough to follow for everyone.

When taking a breather on an idyllic island, Luffy's ship is stolen right from under his nose. Tracking down the location of the ship, they arrive on Clockwork Island, which is held captive by the Bear King. He is building himself a tremendous weapon and wants to marry Luffy's girlfriend. Getting to him won't be easy though, as his palace is littered with traps.

The animation and art style are pretty basic. Instead, One Piece tries to score points with its energy levels. And it does a pretty decent job at that. It's hardly the greatest anime franchise ever, but the series has a Lupin-like charm to it. Not too surprising since we're dealing with a pirate thief who goes on wacky adventures. Fun.