One Piece: Stampede

Movie review by
Danny Brogan, Common Sense Media
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Fun anime pirate adventure has cartoon violence, language.
  • NR
  • 2019
  • 101 minutes

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Positive Messages

Courage, perseverance, teamwork, and friendship are key themes in the movie. Characters protect each other and always help one another when needed. Though finding treasure is a motivation for some, the main motive is seeking adventure. Characters put their differences aside to unite against a common enemy. Not taking shortcuts to reach your goals.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Pirate Luffy is a fearless leader whose main motivation is adventure, rather than treasure -- although he also wants to become the "Pirate King." He is fiercely loyal to his crew, the Straw Hats, and is courageous and confident in his own abilities, never backing down from a fight. The rest of the Straw Hats show loyalty to each other, supporting each other even if it places themselves in danger. The negative aspects of piracy is downplayed for the purpose of entertainment, with Luffy and the Straw Hats portrayed as "good pirates."

Violence

Cartoon violence throughout. Characters fight for prolonged periods throwing multiple punches that results in some blood spatter and facial markings. Characters come close to death and are seen unconscious. Fantasy violence includes flaming kicks, oversized fists, and a character turning into a dinosaur. Weapons such as swords are also routinely used. Character grows to a giant-like stature with protective armor and red demonic eyes, beating up all they encounter. Canons and catapults are fired, and guns are seen but not used. Explosions. Characters fall from great heights. Multiple references to fighting to the death.

Sex

Characters display infatuation with hearts appearing in eyes and mouths left open. A character is besotted with another, although their love appears unrequited. A number of characters are seen bare-chested or with an exposed midriff, oversized breasts, and ample cleavage.

Language

The dubbed version of the movie includes regular use of "bastard," "hell," "butt," "heck," "dammit," "brats," "dope," and "dumb." One fart joke.

Consumerism

Characters are motivated by the reward of treasure and are prepared to harm others in order to attain it. The movie is part of a huge Japanese franchise that includes movies, a TV show, comic books, and video games.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Some characters continuously smoke cigars -- in one instance a character smokes two cigars at once. Other characters are seen smoking cigarettes. Cocktails are depicted and characters drink wine, but not to excess.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that One Piece: Stampede is a riveting anime pirate adventure movie with cartoon violence from start to finish. The movie is part of a hugely popular Japanese franchise that includes a TV series, video games, and Manga comic books, but it can be watched as a standalone film. Pirate Monkey D. Luffy (voiced by Colleen Clinkenbeard) and his Straw Hats crew find themselves in the midst of a plot to destroy all pirates, after entering a hunt for some long lost treasure. This results in prolonged fight scenes. Punches and kicks -- often with a fantasy-element such as an oversized fist or flaming kick -- result in blood spatter and facial markings. Although no one is actually killed, characters are seen lying unconscious. Weapons such as swords and canons are also routinely used. But there are also moments of comedic slapstick and one-liners that prevent the movie becoming too intense. In the English dubbed version -- a subtitled version is also available -- the term "bastard" is used a (surprising) number of times, along with "hell," "butt," and "dammit." A number of characters are shown smoking. Smoker (voiced by Greg Dulcie) constantly has two cigars hanging from his mouth. Though there is no sex in the movie, characters do show infatuation for one another -- often in a cartoon like manner with hearts appearing in the characters' eyes. A number of the female characters are also scantily clothed with unattainable bodies -- oversized breasts and tiny waists. With its positive messages about friendship, teamwork, courage, and perseverance, there's much for tweens and early teens to enjoy.

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What's the story?

When the world's most fearless pirates all gather for the Pirate Festival in ONE PIECE: STAMPEDE, the race is on to find Gol D. Roger's lost treasure. The Straw Hats, led by Captain Monkey D. Luffy (voiced by Colleen Clinkenbeard) are determined to claim the treasure for themselves. But it quickly emerges that the festival is in fact a plot to wipe out all the world's pirates.

Is it any good?

Even those unfamiliar with the hugely popular Japanese TV, comic book, or gaming series will find much to enjoy in the buccaneering adventure, One Piece: Stampede. The relentless action -- broken up by some amusing slapstick and one-liners -- is well choreographed with enough threat to keep tweens on the edge of the couch but not hiding behind it. The camaraderie between the Straw Hats and Luffy -- their well-rounded and likable leader -- remains genuine and warm.

The movie -- the seventeenth One Piece feature film -- has an abundance of characters outside of Luffy's central crew. While this can make keeping up with the various storylines tricky, each character brings something to the table, be it their own "super power" or comedic relief. A high-seas adventure that will make a big splash with tweens and early teens.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the cartoon violence in One Piece: Stampede. Did you find any of the scenes too extreme for a movie like this? What were the consequences to the violence? What's the impact of media violence on kids?

  • Discuss the language in the movie. Did it seem out of place for movie like this?

  • What does the movie tell us about teamwork? When have you had to work together with people you weren't necessarily friends with? How can I use media to teach my kid teamwork?

  • Luffy and the Straw Hats are pirates, but they're also the heroes of the movie. Would you describe them as role models? If so, why?

  • How did this movie compare to the TV series or comic books?

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