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Original Video Anime for the Jump Super Anime Tour

Back in 1998 before the television series was announced, an short animated version of ONE PIECE was created to be shown as part of the Jump Super Anime Tour triple-header (along with HUNTER x HUNTER and SEIKIMATSU LEADER-(GAI)DEN TAKESHI!). For those that missed entry to the JSAT, Weekly Jump held a giveaway of a VHS copy of the movie in the beginning of 1999—all you had to do was send in the coupon, along with 500 yen in stamps, back to the editorial office. The problem with this? Overseas fans were gypped (as Shueisha doesn't ship overseas like most Japanese publishers), and if you weren't reading Jump at that time, you didn't even know they were offering (unless you read all the fans jumping up and down on the ONE PIECE websites in Japan).

Perhaps as a means of (re)telling the original side-story to those that couldn't see this film (and couldn't get the video), a novelization of the movie has been written, and has been published under Jump's novel line, JUMP J BOOKS. See the novel section for more details.

Defeat the Pirate Ganzack! 

limited edition, redeemable with coupon from Weekly Jump (issues #1 to #6, 1999)
price: priceless (original price: ¥500 plus the price of one WJ and mailing the order form)
30 minutes
Contains an original episode created just for the Jump Super Anime Tour

One day, when Luffy, Zoro, and Nami were starving on their little boat, they are attacked by a long-neck dragon. The dragon wrecks the boat when Luffy bites into it, then takes Nami back with it. Meanwhile, Luffy and Zoro wash up on the shores of an island where Ganzack is using the island's inhabitants as slave labor to complete his base and ship. There, the two boys meet a girl named Medaka. Together with the girl, they infiltrate Ganzack's base..


Luffy: Urara Takano

Nami: Megumi Toyoguchi

Zoro: Wataru Takagi

Medaka: Jun Tanaka

Ganzack: Norio Wakamoto

Skid: Tatsuyuki Ishimori

Herring/Narrator: Toshiya Sawaki

peon pirate A: Keishou Kanouji

peon pirate B: Masayuki Ohkura

peon pirate C: Makoto Nagai

peon pirate D: Takashi Arai

peon pirate E: Shinpo Chiba


Original work: Eiichiro Oda (Weekly Shounen Jump)

Producers: Hidekazu Terakawa (Production I.G.)
Tetsuo Ohtoku (Jusousha)

Director: Goro Taniguchi

Script Writer: Hiroaki Kitajima

Art Director: Takeshi Waki

Animation Character Design: Hisa Kagawa

Animation Supervisors: Hisa Kagawa
Tatsufumi Tamagawa

Sound Director: Hideyuki Tanaka

Filming Director: Takashi Azubata

Production: Production I.G.

Manufacturing: Shueisha / Weekly Shounen Jump

As you can tell, I was fortunate enough to be able to ask a friend to get me a copy of the movie. Since it's not for sale and you can't order one anymore, I am willing to make copies (1 per person, though. all is moot if my vhs master dies you know :P) if you send me a videotape and a s.a.s.e. ( If you are interested, drop me a line, and prepare to wait a while for your tape (because the VCR priority goes to watching my LD's and DVD's to check my [paid] translations...)

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