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In 2008, to commemorate the One Piece anime's tenth anniversary, Toei Animation commissioned a remix of "We Are" from the Korean pop duo Tohoshinki (more commonly known as TVXQ or DBSK in the West). This version, paired with brand-new animation, served as the anime's opening for the final portion of the Thriller Bark Arc and the first half of the Sabaody Archipelago Arc.

Shortly after its initial run, this remix was released on Tohoshinki's sixth Japanese single Share the World/We Are!, alongside fellow One Piece songs "Share the World" and "Asu wa Kuru Kara".

Opening

Shots of the Grand Line ocean before cutting to the sails of the Thousand Sunny. A few birds fly along side it until one zooms into the camera. When it clears, we see they're flying by Luffy, who has his back turned to us and standing on the front of the ship. The One Piece title crops around him and then turns solid. It then goes back to Luffy as the camera swings around in front of him, showing the other Straw Hats behind him. He lifts his hat up and smiles before the real main title logo comes up. Next, Luffy, wearing a different outfit, is walking on a beach with the Thousand Sunny in the background. One by one, the other Straw Hats fade in as well, walking along with him. Luffy then takes off running with the others following suit, nearly leaving Usopp behind and running to catch up.

Cut to the crew running while previous characters, friends and allies of theirs are shown in the background (Surprisingly Foxy and his crew are considered as such as well. Possibly because they had only two allies in the Davy Back Fight Arc.). Next, cutting to shots of the major villains they've faced in order of their appearance (Buggy and Alvida, Kuro and Jango, Don Krieg, Arlong, Wapol, Crocodile, Enel, and Rob Lucci). It then goes back to the Straw Hats running as the camera closes in on each one of them in the order in which they joined. The next shot is from the final moments in Arabasta when the Straw Hats bid Vivi a silent farewell with their friendship marks displayed. Vivi and Karoo tearfully do the same before the scene zooms out, showing the Going Merry as it sails into the sunset. Back to the Thousand Sunny, it sails the sea then blasts off into the air with a Coup De Burst.

Next, Oars rises from a stone wall while Luffy is going Gear Second as he readies to face him with the other Straw Hats looking on, along with a individual shot of Brook. More character pan shots include the Marine characters, the World Government, Doflamingo, Kuma, and Mihawk. Then Ace and Blackbeard as they face off, then Dragon, Whitebeard and Gold Roger, and lastly the Red Haired Pirates with Shanks overlooking the ocean. Finally we go back to Luffy then a final zoom out of the Straw Hats as they continue running before the One Piece title ends the opening.

Gallery

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Various allies of the Straw Hat Pirates and other characters that have appeared.
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Shot of Buggy and Alvida.
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Shot of Kuro and Jango.
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Shot of Krieg.
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Shot of Arlong.
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Shot of Wapol.
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Shot of Crocodile.
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Shot of Enel.
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Shot of Rob Lucci.

Lyrics

(White = Lyrics from broadcast version, Green = Lyrics from full version)

As an opening, this version of "We Are!" contains more verses than the original, due to Toei Animation allotting increased time to openings from "Crazy Rainbow" (Episode 284) on. The full versions, however, cover identical verses.

This version also eschews the original's introductory narration, favoring the same post-credits narration as "Crazy Rainbow" and "Jungle P".

Japanese Kanji Japanese Rōmaji English Translation
ありったけの夢をかき集め Arittake no yume o kaki atsume Gathering up all of our dreams
捜し物を探しに行くのさ Sagashi-mono o sagashi ni yuku no sa Going to search for the thing we seek
ONE PIECE ONE PIECE (The) One Piece
羅針盤なんて 渋滞のもと Rashinban nante jyuutai no moto Compasses and such will only hold us back
熱にうかされ 舵をとるのさ Netsu ni ukasare kaji o toru no sa Filled with passion, I take the helm
ホコリかぶってた 宝の地図も Hokori kabutteta takara no chizu mo To prove that the dust covered treasure map is real
確かめたのなら 伝説じゃない! Tashikameta no nara densetsu janai! To make sure if it's not just a legend!
個人的な嵐は 誰かの Kojin teki na arashi wa dare ka no It's ok if our personal difficulties
バイオリズム乗っかって BIORIZUMU nokkatte Get on someone else's biorhythm (nerves),
思い過ごせばいい! Omoi sugoseba ii Because we think about them too much
ありったけの夢をかき集め Arittake no yume o kaki atsume Gathering up all of our dreams
捜し物を捜しに行くのさ Sagashi mono o sagashi ni yuku no sa Going to search for the thing we seek
ポケットのコイン、それと poketto no koin, soreto And with a coin in my pocket,
You wanna be my Friend? YOU WANNA BE MY FRIEND? You wanna be my friend?
We are, We are on the cruise! WE ARE, WE ARE ON THE CRUISE! We are, we are on the cruise!
ウィーアー! WE ARE! We are!
ぜんぶまに受けて 信じちゃっても Zenbu mani ukete shinji chattemo Even though I believe everything I'm told,
肩を押されて 1歩リードさ Kata o osarete ippo ri-do sa Let every shoulder-push lead me a step ahead
今度会えたなら 話すつもりさ Kondo aetanara hanasu tsumorisa If we ever meet again, I'll tell you all about
それからのことと これからのこと Sore kara no koto to kore kara no koto What I've done and where I'm headed next
つまりいつも ピンチは誰かに Tsumari itsumo pinchi wa dareka ni In other words, being in a pinch is always
アピール出来る いいチャンス api-ru dekiru ii chansu A great chance to appeal to someone
自意識過剩に! Jiishiki kajyoo ni! With a ton of self-consciousness!
しみったれた夜をぶっとばせ! Shimittareta yoru o buttobase! At full speed through the stubborn night!
宝箱に キョウミはないけど Takara bako ni kyoumi wa nai kedo I'm not interested in treasure chests, however
ポケットにロマン、それと poketto ni roman, soreto And with romance in my pocket,
You wanna be my Friend? YOU WANNA BE MY FRIEND? You wanna be my friend?
We are, We are on the cruise! WE ARE, WE ARE ON THE CRUISE! We are, we are on the cruise!
ウィーアー! WE ARE! We are!
ありったけの夢をかき集め Arittake no yume o kakiatsume Gathering up all of our dreams
捜し物を探しに行くのさ Sagashi mono o sagashi ni yuku no sa Going to search for the thing we seek
ポケットのコイン、それと pokketo no koin, soreto And with a coin in my pocket,
You wanna be my Friend? YOU WANNA BE MY FRIEND? You wanna be my friend?
We are, We are on the cruise! WE ARE, WE ARE ON THE CRUISE! We are, we are on the cruise!
ウィーアー! WE ARE! We are!
ウィーアー! ウィーアー! WE ARE! WE ARE! We are! We are!

Trivia

  • Scenes of the remix opening were reanimated on later episodes. Various details in characters faces are different; the various characters on the background where early blue and later are colored, when Oars appears the screen is shaking, and when Luffy is using Gear Second his character is redrawn with his hat in another position.
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Luffy's face on episode 378.
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Luffy's face on episode 379.

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