Frank Inglese of SnapThirty writes:
When a group of friends spends so much time together, go their seperate ways for a couple of years and eventually come back together more powerful than ever before, you do tend to wonder just what the hell went on during that time. It’s something that ‘One Piece’ fans have an idea of but I’m not sure we’re even close to knowing the full story. According to this newly announced Anime special, there was a lot of training (which we knew), some ruthless fighting (I’m sure we’re all aware of) and an all-powerful pirate lord who almost took over the world…which is something we were never told. Until now.