Dialogue Translation: Official
Song Translation: bluesun, Giraffebirbyuimumei
Timing: Tim, Toa of Gallifrey
Editing: Notkama, Giraffebirbyuimumei
Translation Check: Giraffebirbyuimumei
Quality Check: Toa of Gallifrey
![SHANKS AND LUFFY also Uta is here we suppose](https://some-stuffs.com/assets/blog/images/OPFilmRed.webp)
At long last, it is here! This took... SO much longer than intended, but better late than never, as they say. So what did take so long? Well, mostly dialogue editing, since Editor-san had effectively no time at all, forcing TLC-san to eventually just take over editing duties. While this movie's official translation was, on the whole, substantially better than the show's, there was still a TON of room for improvement. In particular they just flat-out missed a very obvious double meaning to one of the final lines in the film.
That, and the songs... We were never ever going to just use the official lyrics. For one thing we have just never been big on using singable lyrics in SUBTITLES, as it just requires way too many divergences from the literal meaning and adds about thirty extra potential points of failure over all the points of failure that already exist with more direct translations. For another... they called the main theme "New Genesis". That LITERALLY MESSES WITH THE PLOT, considering how the concept of "The New Era" is so central to the story of... not just this movie, but to One Piece as a whole, even. (This also makes it very, very annoying that "New Genesis" is written out on screen several times throughout and that there's one point where they even flash the English lyrics on screen... There really was no winning here.) And some of these songs were REALLY hard to work out. The lyrics to Utakata Lullaby were actually one of the last things finalized.
This movie is also weird in terms of where it would make sense to watch it, since while they did do those tie-in episodes (which, for once, we actually would recommend watching), the movie also features things that were still manga spoilers at that point, and so a case could be made that it should not be watched until one has gotten to where the MANGA was when the movie came out... (In which case it would be after episode 1082... which perhaps not coincidentally also features a reference to the movie.)
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