With a theatrical film release every year, the One Piece
franchise has finally reached its tenth film. To mark the special occasion, original creator Oda Eiichiro takes an unprecedented level of participation this time around as Executive Producer, providing the story, as well as the creature and costume designs of the film. Even though the film was delayed from its usual March release date by nine months, the delay was compensated with the One Piece
Zero Episode comic, which was given for free to the first 2.5 million moviegoers. The fan anticipation and the special comic helped Strong World
become the highest grossing film of the franchise by far, with reports of up to 2,000 people queuing up at cinemas during its opening weekend.
While continuing on their journey, the Straw Hat Crew gets the news that their hometown East Blue is in trouble. On their way back home, the crew runs into the infamous pirate Golden Lion Shiki. He abducts Nami and sends Luffy and the rest of the crew down to Earth, where they are forced to face fearsome creatures on a floating island. Meanwhile, despite being captured by Shiki, Nami begs the fearsome pirate to let her join his crew.