|Defeat the Pirate Ganzack!|
| 1990’s Anime |
| PG- Children|
|One Piece OVA 1: Defeat the Pirate Ganzack!|
Wan Pīsu: Taose! Kaizoku Gyanzakku!
26 July 1998 (Jap)
Jump Super Anime Tour 1998 opening
"Grand Line" by Chie & Markun
Eiicciro Oda (drawings)
|Primary Related Anime|
Ganzack (novel) 
Original Drawings, Original Concept, One Piece Series
Asako Nishida, Tatsuya Suzuki, Seiichi Nakatani
Chie & Markun (ending)
Not yet Licensed
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Defeat the Pirate Ganzack! (倒せ！海賊ギャンザック, Taose! Kaizoku Gyanzakku) is the 1st OVA of the One Piece series and it first aired on 26 July 1998.
Japanese Titles: ワンピース 倒せ！海賊ギャンザック, 倒せ！海賊ギャンザック, 海賊ギャンザック
English Titles: One Piece OVA 1: Defeat the Pirate Ganzack!, Defeat the Pirate Ganzack!, Destroy the Pirate Ganzack.
International Titles: One Piece OVA 1: Versla de Piraat Ganzack. (Dutch),
Parent Story: One Piece
Related Movies:One Piece Movie 1: The Movie, One Piece Movie 2: Clockwork Island Adventure, One Piece Movie 3: Chopper's Kingdom on the Island of Strange Animals, One Piece Movie 4: Dead End Adventure, One Piece Movie 5: The Cursed Holy Sword, One Piece Movie 6: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island, One Piece Movie 7: The Giant Mechanical Soldier of Karakuri Castle, One Piece Movie 8: Episode of Alabasta: The Desert Princess and the Pirates, One Piece Movie 9: Episode of Chopper Plus: Bloom in Winter, Miracle Sakura, One Piece Movie 10: Film Strong World, One Piece Movie 11: 3D Straw Hat Chase, One Piece Movie 12:Film Z, One Piece Movie 13: Film Gold
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Related Smartphone Specials: One Piece Smartphone Special 1: One Piece: Glorious Island, One Piece Smartphone Special 2: One Piece Film: Gold Episode 0
Related OCA's:One Piece OCA 1: One Piece: Cry Heart
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This is traditionally animated on cells with generally stale background and moving characters.
This story is set in the original world of the One Piece Universe. To be precise it is set in the east blue portion of that world.
Original Producers and BroadcastersEdit
One Piece OVA 1 was produced by Production I.G. and released by them for the Jump Super Anime Tour 1998 on July 26, 1998.
While Luffy and his crew of Zoro and Nami are starving on their small boat, they are attacked by a large monster. Nami is taken away, while Luffy and Zoro wash up on shore. There they meet a young girl, Medaka, and learn of the sad history of the island. The evil Pirate Ganzack has taken away all the men in the village and enslaved them, including Medaka's father. Now Luffy, Zoro, and Medaka must infiltrate Ganzack's base in order to rescue the villagers and Nami.
This is the very first piece of one piece animation. The voices are somewhat different, the faces are very different and the animation is anything but splendid, however the story that is told is still classic one piece. It is still Luffy who goes on an adventure. Who saves the day and wants to become pirate king. You cannot call yourself an one piece fan without having seen this special at least once.
International Producers and BroadcastersEdit
So far this OVA has only been officially released in South Korea, whom released it the internet does not seem to know.
Full Story SynopsisEdit
The story begins with a hungry crew of Monkey D. Luffy, Nami, and Roronoa Zoro on a small boat in the sea. All of a sudden, they are attacked by a sea monster and are separated. Luffy is found on an island beach by pirates, who think he has drowned. The pirates are disturbed by a little girl in an armed suit with spikes. She is named Medaka, and urges the pirates to give her back her father. The pirates mock her rather rudely, and make jokes on whether they should let her join their crew. Medaka, out of sheer anger, attacks the pirates. They chase her around, running over Luffy several times, forcing the water out of his lungs and causing him to wake up. He's angry that the pirates ran over him, and punches the two pirates into a rock.
Medaka leads Luffy and Zoro (who appears without explanation) to the house of an old man, where they are offered some food. The two of them wonder where Nami is. The old man urges them to leave the village as quick as possible, before "they come". He explains that all the villagers, including the girl's father, have been taken away by Ganzack and his pirates, to work in the "Devil's Tower". Just then, a shot bursts from the tower and the shaking causes Luffy's food to fall to the ground and spill. He wants more, but is informed that there is not a single scrap more and that they gave them their own food. Luffy is disappointed, but Medaka says that there's plenty of food in the "Devil's Tower", and if he beats Ganzack and his crew, he can have all he can eat. After hearing this, Luffy rushes out of the house mindlessly, followed by Medaka and Zoro.
They sneak into the tower and see how the people are forced to work with threats to the lives of their families. Medaka charges in without thinking. She was caught by the same two pirates from before, but they quickly change their tone when Luffy pops up and demands food. Luffy and Zoro are cornered by the armed pirates. Then, surprisingly, a pirate is lowered down on a rope, tied to a motor and kidnaps Medaka.
Luffy chases after, to find out that it is Nami in a mask. Ganzack, with the appearance of a sea monster, has two crab claws on his shoulder. Ganzack grows selfish, arrogant, and angry whenever he is called "a crab". Nami says she is fine with him now, because he is "loaded". Ganzack urges Luffy to give up while he's still alive, but he refuses. Ganzack charges toward him, using his crab arms (on his shoulders) as weapons. Luffy is then swallowed by the sea monster, but pushes its mouth open and gets out. Then, Ganzack slams him into a rock, but he's unaffected, yet when he prepares his attack, Ganzack shoots some pink substance on him, which immediately immobilizes him.
Meanwhile, the pirates are demanding Zoro to urge Luffy to give up, or they will kill the village people. Medaka's father sees this and says that they will stand up against Ganzack.
At a banquet, Zoro, Luffy, and Medaka are in chains. Ganzack makes guesses on their price, and after hearing this Nami waits in great anticipation of the auction that is to come. Ganzack insults Luffy and mocks him by stepping on his hat. Luffy demands Ganzack to return the hat, it being a gift of Shanks.
An explosion then takes place. The people from the village run out and start throwing dynamite, which they were forced to transport against the pirates. While the islanders and pirates fight, Nami goes and unlocks Medaka. Before Nami can unlock Luffy or Zoro, Medaka runs away with the keys, saying "I hate pirates".
In the meantime, Ganzack defeats the rebellion and shoots at Medaka's father, saying he has "no need for wild livestock", but the bullet bounces from Medaka's helmet, as she jumps in. Ganzack prepares to kill her and her father, but then jumps aside from Luffy's rubber punch. He then shouts and presents his armored battle ship. The islanders are stunned as to what they have been making. The ship then fires the cannon and destroys part of the island. Luffy and Zoro decide to go to the ship and fight. Medaka wants to come too, but her father does not allow it. Despite this, she still jumps on as Luffy pulls himself and Zoro to the ship. While fighting with Luffy, Ganzack's armor deploys various projectiles, yet does not hit him. He proceeds to get angry and fire a chain toward Luffy, tying him up. He prepares to cut his head off, but Medaka jumps in the way and shields him (in her armor).
Her helmet flies off as she falls to the ground. Luffy, shocked, grows so angry that he breaks free of his chains. He then grabs Ganzack, spins him around and slams him to the ground. After Ganzack's down, Medaka gets up and shows Luffy that she is okay. Meanwhile, Zoro fights down the pirates and moves to the sea monster, but is beaten to it by the dynamite-throwing islanders.
Ganzack gets to his feet, refusing to recognize defeat. He announces that he is going to be the Pirate King, yet Luffy beats him away and he crashes with the projectile he fired at the island.
Luffy, Nami, and Zoro are seen in a small boat, Nami disappointed that Ganzack did not have any treasure, while Luffy enjoys the heavy stock of food. Medaka, without armor, then runs to the boat (without it, Luffy did not recognize her at first) and gives Luffy a life preserver, saying that now he will be okay, even if he cannot swim. Medaka then calls him a hammer, while Luffy struggles unsuccessfully to get the life-preserver off. While he does so, the life wheel is presented to our view from another side, showing the Japanese words for "Thank you" on the bottom of the wheel.
So they depart, Luffy with wheel and all, while shouting that they will venture to the Grand Line. Medaka runs after them and encourages Luffy to become a great pirate.
Original Reception of this OVA is not known it can however be assumed that first hour One Piece fans were eager to get their hands on it since it was the first piece of official One Piece animation. Retroactive Reception however was much better with countless One Piece fans checking out years after its original airing and generally giving it a favorable rating however most One Piece fans are not aware of its existence and off those who are only a small majority have actually given it a fair chance. Because the animation is considered by many to be bad and outdated, another turn off for many fans is the fact that the main characters aren't voiced by the familiar voices the know from the series.
- Nami: (While freeing the captured Luffy, Zoro and Medaka)"I thought Ganzack wouldn't be a problem for you, so I led you to him. I guess I was wrong."
|Monkey D. Luffy||Roronoa Zoro||Nami||Ganzack|
Seiyū (Voice Actors)Edit
- Urara Takano voices Monkey D. Luffy
- Wataru Takagi voices Roronoa Zoro
- Megumi Toyoguchi voices Nami
- Norio Wakamoto voices Ganzack
- Jun Tanaka voices Medaka
- Ikuya Sawaki voices Herring
- Takkou Ishimori voices Skid and does the Narration.
- Director Gorou Taniguchi
- Sound Director Hideyuki Tanaka
- Script Creator Hiroaki Kitajima
- Key Animator Munetaka Abe
- Director of Photography Takashi Azuhata
- Editor Sachiko Miki
- Key Animator Yasunori Miyazawa
- Key Animator Yutaka Nakamura
- Key Animator Seiichi Nakatani
- Key Animator Asako Nishida
- Original Creator Eiichiro Oda
- Key Animator Tatsuya Suzuki
- Art Director Takeshi Waki
Did you know?Edit
- This is the first piece of one piece animation to ever be made.
- Volume 5 of the Manga shows sketches of the main characters 
This Anime is neither popular or well known and is only being watched by One Piece fans.
- One Piece Defeat The Pirate Ganzack on the One Piece Wiki.
- ↑ http://www.isbnsearch.org/isbn/9784087030846
- ↑ One Piece Manga – Volume 5 at the ends of chapters 36 to 41 Oda talks about the ova and shows his sketches of the 5 original characters.