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Encyclopedia > The Giant Mechanical Soldier of Karakuri Castle
The Giant Mechanical Soldier of Karakuri Castle
Directed by Kōnosuke Uda
Produced by Atsutoshi Umezawa
Written by Masahiro Itō
Starring Mayumi Tanaka
Kazuya Nakai
Akemi Okamura
Kappei Yamaguchi
Hiroaki Hirata
Kazue Ikura
Yuriko Yamaguchi
Music by Kōhei Tanaka
Distributed by Toei
Release date(s) March 4, 2006 (Japan)
Running time minutes
Country Flag of Japan Japan
Language Japanese
Preceded by Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island
Followed by Episode of Alabasta: The Desert Princess and the Pirates

One Piece The Movie: The Giant Mechanical Soldier of Karakuri Castle (ONE PIECE THE MOVIE カラクリ城のメカ巨兵, ~Karakuri-jou no Meka Kyohei?) is a 2006 Japanese anime film directed by Kōnosuke Uda and written by Masahiro Itō. It is the seventh film to be released in the One Piece series. This is set before the events in the Water 7 arc. It was released in Japan on March 4, 2006 Mayumi Tanaka ) is a veteran seiyÅ« who was born on January 15, 1955 in Tokyo. ... Kazuya Nakai , born November 25, 1967) is a seiyÅ« who was born in Hyōgo-ku, Kobe. ... Akemi Okamura (岡村 明美 Okamura Akemi, born on March 12, 1969) is a seiyu who works for Mausu Promotion. ... Kappei Yamaguchi ) (real name: Mitsuo Yamaguchi )) (born May 23, 1965) is a male seiyÅ« from Fukuoka, Fukuoka, affiliated with GokÅ« and 21st Century Fox. ... Hiroaki Hirata (平田 広明 Hirata Hiroaki, born August 7, 1963) is a seiyÅ« who was born in Tokyo. ... Ikura Kazue(伊倉 一恵, born on March 23, 1959 in Nagano) is a veteran seiyuu who works for Aoni Production. ... Yuriko Yamaguchi (山口 由里子 Yamaguchi Yuriko, born November 21, 1965) is a seiyū (voice actor) who was born in Osaka. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Toei Animation. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump Monthly Shonen Jump Carlsen-Verlag Original run August 4, 1997 – (ongoing) No. ... The Water 7 arc is the 15th story arc in the manga/anime series One Piece. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

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Synopsis

During a raging storm, the Straw Hat Pirates search a wrecked pirate ship for any treasure only to find a single chest. On the Going Merry, they open it only to find an old woman who hid there to escape the storm. As they contemplate what to do with her, even suggesting to put her back in the box, the woman tells them about a legendary Golden Crown on her island that she will let them have if they return her there. Though the rest of the crew thinks this sounds suspicious, Luffy agrees. As it turns out, it is impossible to reach using a Log Pose, requiring the use of a "Kame Pose", which uses a small turtle that always points to the island.


As they come up to the island, the crew hears a fisherman singing an old folk song about the Golden Crown. The woman explains that the island is known as Mecha Island and as the pirates get closer, they set off a defense system involving arrow-firing robots. When the island's leader, Ratchet, sees the old lady, his mother, on the ship, he launches a hang glider and retrieves her from the ship. Then, one of Ratchet's subordinates, General Maji, activates the robots, sending hundreds of arrows flying towards the ship, but Zoro deflects all of them. Maji then activates a giant fan to blow the ship away, but the arrow robots end up getting sucked into it. Though the metal parts being blown out of the fan wreck the Going Merry's main sail, the fan is destroyed.


Due to this, the crew cannot leave the island, so they decide to stay and search for the Golden Crown. They realize that there may be hints in the song they heard earlier, which Robin had thankfully written down. The two possible clues they find in the song refer to "the white snake's eyes" and "the two moons". They manage to figure out that the white snake is referring to a rock shaped like a snake head, but cannot understand what the two moons refer to. Usopp suggests that maybe it is the moon and it's reflection, but that is wrong too. As it turns out, Ratchet is also trying to figure out the same thing. But he decides to leave the Straw Hats alone for now, believing that it is impossible for them to solve the mystery.


During a contest between him and Usopp, Luffy breaks off one of the snake rock's eye, and Robin realizes that they may have misinterpreted the lyrics of the song. "Tsuki" can either mean "moon" or "strike" depending on the spelling, so the song could actually mean to hit the two snake's eyes. Luffy breaks off the other eye, revealing an entrance into the island. When Ratchet hears about this from Maji, who was watching the crew, he freaks out for a bit but eventually calms down and decides to use them to get the treasure for himself. Maji then invites the crew to a party at Ratchet's castle.


At the party, Ratchet asks for the Straw Hats to help him find the treasure. Though the rest of the crew finds this suspicious, Luffy agrees to help. During these events, Chopper keeps hearing a voice calling out. The next day, the crew along with Ratchet and his friends enter the cave. They pass through a narrow passage and fall down a waterfall before crashing their ship on land. Luffy comes across a beautiful lake surrounded by animal statues with light shining through the top, and Robin finds a pillar with the final part of the song written on it. At first, they think it means to say that it is time to drink up the lake, but they soon realize that it actually means that the Japanese Crested Ibis can drink up the lake. Luffy unintentionally knocks down a giant statue of this bird into the lake, and all of the water drains away. At the bottom of the lake is a passage, which Robin, Chopper and Sanji go through while the others stay to investigate the newly exposed surroundings.


Robin's group comes out at the top of the mountain and they discover that it is covered with fossilized barnacles. They find a shell-shaped temple, which they enter to find that the ceiling is littered with gems. Nami uses Thunderbolt Tempo on a lance found in the lake and the entire island starts to fall apart, revealing its true form: a giant turtle. As it turns out, it was the turtle that was calling Chopper before. Thus, the song actually serves as instructions to awaken the turtle island, which Ratchet reveals he knew this entire time, though he points out that he still has not figured out what the Golden Crown is referring to so there may still be a treasure.


At this point, Ratchet reveals his intentions: he will use the turtle to take over the world. His group manages to escape from the pirates and activates his giant mechanical castle. The Straw Hats gather together and break into the castle, but Chopper goes off on his own when the turtle starts speaking again. The remaining six are caught in a trap only to be released by Ratchet's butler. He and Ratchet's mother beg the crew to stop Ratchet, and he uses the castle to take control of the turtle. At this point, Chopper learns that the turtle is to be awakened every 1000 years to lay its eggs. The turtle island starts moving, and when Usopp notices this, he starts to run back outside to make sure the Going Merry is alright.


As Luffy runs on ahead, Zoro and Nami get separated from Sanji and Robin, landing in a roller coaster cart. As they travel along the track, getting farther away from the castle, they are attacked by Maji in a robotic cart. Meanwhile, Sanji and Robin are attacked by Ratchet's other henchman Honki in a mechanic suit. At the top of the fortress, Ratchet faces Luffy personally in another battlesuit, which Luffy destroys but his foe escapes claiming he has another weapon. Zoro and Sanji easily defeat their foes and Nami manages to get off the track, where she meets up with Usopp and Chopper. Using the waver, which she hid earlier, they rush to the Going Merry to get it back. Luffy runs into Ratchet once again and battles his greatest robot battlesuit. During the battle, Luffy accidentally activates Gear 2nd and easily destroys it, wondering about what he did afterwards. Everyone in the castle gathers at the wreckage.


Nami's group, who had retrieved the ship, meet up with everyone and tell them that the turtle is goin to crash into a nearby island. Using a combination of attacks from Usopp, Sanji and Zoro, Luffy executes the Gomu Gomu no Kaiten Ono (Gum-Gum Spinning Axe) on the castle. Luffy breaks the castle apart, releasing the turtle. The turtle stops and successfully lays its eggs. As the crew start to leave, one of the eggs hatched. Luffy sees this and realizes that the Golden Crown is referring to the broken turtle egg shells, which are literally made of gold. They take one of the shells with them, but it ends up sinking into the water. Meanwhile, Ratchet is spanked by his mother for trying to take over the world.


Trivia

  • This movie, while technically not considered canon, features a possible explanation for the origin of Luffy's Gear 2nd which he unwittingly discovers during his fight with Ratchet. However, this makes it so that the only possible timeframe for this movie to take place is between the encounter with Aokiji and the Water 7 arc, since it was stated that Luffy did not think of Gear 2nd until he met Aokiji.
  • Usopp can also be seen working on the Perfect Clima-Tact, a weapon that wasn't revealed before the Straw Hat's were en-route to Enies Lobby on the sea-train Rocketman, in the opening credits.
  • The trailer to the movie featured several scenes which did not make it to the final production, mostly due to deadlines. Most fans did not seem to notice, so there were not many complaints. A few of the said 'missing scenes' include Luffy fighting against a bipedal dinosaur-like robot and Sanji/Zoro's fights in daylight. Also, in the trailer Luffy is shown bloody and injured, when he really is never hurt in the movie.
  • This movie is loved for the obvious breast enhancements of Robin and Nami. Their breasts are greatly enlarged, and appear to bounce whenever they move or are excited, accompanied with a rather humorous "bounce" sound effect.
  • The original VA for Chopper, Ikue Ohtani, was not used in this movie as she was on maternity leave. Many fans find the voice of the interim VA, Kazue Ikura, "annoying", although some hardly notice it.

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Cast

Mayumi Tanaka ) is a veteran seiyÅ« who was born on January 15, 1955 in Tokyo. ... -1... Kazuya Nakai , born November 25, 1967) is a seiyÅ« who was born in Hyōgo-ku, Kobe. ... Roronoa Zoro ), also known as Roronoa Zolo, is a fictional character in the anime and manga series One Piece by Eichiro Oda. ... Akemi Okamura (岡村 明美 Okamura Akemi, born on March 12, 1969) is a seiyu who works for Mausu Promotion. ... Nami ) is a fictional character from the anime and manga series One Piece. ... Kappei Yamaguchi ) (real name: Mitsuo Yamaguchi )) (born May 23, 1965) is a male seiyÅ« from Fukuoka, Fukuoka, affiliated with GokÅ« and 21st Century Fox. ... Usopp ) is a fictional character from the anime and manga One Piece. ... Hiroaki Hirata (平田 広明 Hirata Hiroaki, born August 7, 1963) is a seiyÅ« who was born in Tokyo. ... Sanji ) is a fictional character in the anime and manga One Piece. ... Ikura Kazue(伊倉 一恵, born on March 23, 1959 in Nagano) is a veteran seiyuu who works for Aoni Production. ... Tony Tony Chopper ) is a fictional character in the anime and manga series One Piece by Eiichiro Oda. ... Yuriko Yamaguchi (山口 由里子 Yamaguchi Yuriko, born November 21, 1965) is a seiyū (voice actor) who was born in Osaka. ... Nico Robin ) is a fictional character in the anime and manga series One Piece. ... Hisako Kyoda (Japanese:京田尚子 Kyōda Hisako, born February 22, 1935) is a Japanese seiyÅ« from Tokyo who, among other roles, voiced Slappy Squirrel in the Japanese dub of Animaniacs. ... Takeshi Aono Takeshi Aono (青野 æ­¦ Aono Takeshi, born June 19, 1936) is a veteran seiyÅ« who was born in Asahikawa, Hokkaidō and is currently affiliated with Aoni Production. ... Goro Inagaki (稲垣 吾郎) is a member of the Japanese pop idol group SMAP. // Biography Birthday : Dec 8,1973 Birth place : Tokyo, Japan Blood type : O Height : 59(1m76) Family : dad,mom,sister Hobbies: jogging, golf Filmography Drama Seisyun Kazoku (1989) Gakkou he ikou (1991) Hatachi no Yakusoku (1992) Usodemoiikara (1993...

External links

  • (Japanese) One Piece "Karakuri Castle's Mecha Giant Soldier" Site Promotional site for Movie 7.

 
 

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