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One Piece' Fans Rediscover Series' First-Ever Anime Adaptation

One Piece' Fans Rediscover Series' First-Ever Anime Adaptation

One Piece has its long history with Toei Animation has which  anime will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. Still, there was life to One Piece before the mega studio came along, and we just reclaimed that often overlooked piece of Luffy’s past.Recently, it  got the anime fandom buzzing when it dug up piece of One Piece’s first anime adaptation. The project had its debut in 1998, a year before Toei Animation came in with its official take on Eiichiro Oda’s series. 

The clip hails from an OVA made by Production I.G. for the 1998 Jump Super Anime Tour. The event screened this One Piece special at all its stops and which select Japanese theaters before it was brought to home video. Now, clips of the project have been buried by time, but it is making a comeback in light of the actual anime’s big anniversary year.

One Piece' Fans Rediscover Series' First-Ever Anime Adaptation


The clip which follow with very different take on Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat gang as they take on a pirate named Ganzack. At this time, the only comrades backing up the captain were Zoro and Nami, but the gang is joined by a feisty girl named Medakawhich  group eventually team up to take on a vicious villain named Ganzack who has taken Medaka’s father hostage, where the Straw Hats ready to continue their adventure.

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