A year after the hit of the One Piece Strong World movie, Toei Animation has chosen to jump into the crowded field with some brand new 3D movies. There are two films that will be showing as a double-billing in a special feature to be called Jump Heroes Film and released in Japan on March 19, 2011. The two movies are titled One Piece 3D: Mugiwara Chase & Toriko 3D: Kaimaku Gourmet Adventure!!. Though both will be featured in stereoscopic 3D, One Piece is actually doing something brand new for the eleventh movie of the franchise. This one will be done using entirely computer generated graphics with a cell-shaded look.
The music for both films is being produced by the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, and it's because they recently streamed the first teaser trailer for these movies off their official youtube page. We get a pretty good look of what to expect. Check it out and enjoy.
Now, using what Japanese I know, I'll try and help you out. Not much is really said about the plot of the One Piece movie. There is talk about the Marines, and it appears Luffy has either lost his straw hat or it's been taken. The last line Luffy says is, "Give back my hat!". I'm unfamiliar with the Toriko series, but it appears to be what you would get if you mixed Fist of the North Star withYakitake Japan. For this movie the titular character Toriko is after some special ingredients called the "Juicy Beasts", "Seafood Trees", and the "Brandy Springs".
Something about the idea of Luffy in 3D doesn't seem that odd when you consider how much of his powers are about stretching and coming at you. Also, the cell-shading graphics don't seem too bad. It looks pretty beautiful in scenes. I would much rather see movies done in this manner than trying to do live action movies.
So, any thoughts on Luffy in this new style of movie and in 3D? Also, am I the only one that thinks Luffy looks like Spider-man in that last bit as he's swinging around at the end?
-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.-