According to new reports from Yahoo! Japan, Eiichiro Oda has confirmed One Piece will be getting a live-action Hollywood adaptation in the form of a TV show. Hiroyuki Nakano, editor-in-chief of publisher Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jumpanthology, appeared at an event at Tokyo Tower on July 21 to commemorate the manga’s 20th anniversary (One Piece’s first... Read more »
The official website of the One Piece franchise began streaming a long promotional video on Saturday for the One Piece Episode of East Blue: Luffy to 4-nin no Nakama no Daibōken (Luffy and His 4 Crewmates’ Big Adventure) two-hour television special.
The website also revealed the character designs for Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji.
The special will air on Fuji TV on August 26 from 9:00 p.m to 11:10 p.m. The special will be a completely new work, featuring reanimated scenes from the beginning of the series through when the crew enters the Grand Line.
This year’s 30th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is going to reveal on Monday that the One Piece anime is getting a two-hour special titled “One Piece Episode of East Blue: Luffy to 4-nin no Nakama no Daibōken” (“Luffy and His 4 Crewmates’ Big Adventure”).The special will air on August 26 at 9:00 p.m.
The episode will feature brand new animation covering the crew’s beginnings from before they enter the Grand Line. Shonen Jump also reveals that the previously unanimated cover stories will also be highlighted and featured in the two-hour special.
The special will also feature a special 20th anniversary commemoration version of the original opening theme song “We Are!”.
EiichiroOda has a list of spin offs and special manga planned to be coming this year:
‘Novel Ace’ Volume 1 – which will focus on how Ace Established Spade Priates, set to release July 7th. Written by Shou Hinata.
‘Novel Ace’ Volume 2 and 3 – which will focus the story up untill Ace dies, which has not been revealed in manga before. The novels are set to release August 4th and September 1st. Written by Shou Hinata.
‘Novel Straw Hat Crew’ – a new short novel that focuses on each member of Straw Hats. Written by Tomohito Osaki
‘Picture Book Light and Darkness ‘ – which is a new story on the childhood of Luffy, Ace, and Sabo. Written by Shinsaku Nagata.
Editor Sugita revealed in an interview on June 19th that:
– Whole Cake Island arc will be more exciting in the future. – “Something” will happen on July 22nd. (OP chapter 1 was published on the day 20 years ago.)
– 2nd and 6th editors Habuta and Hattori are responsible for ONE PIECE Magazines.
– Oda’s special mangas in OP Magazines (volume 1-3) are amazing.
– They consulted Oda several times when creating Ace novel.
– An amazing book will be released around the end of 2017.
What do you think this exciting future is going to be?
Bandai Namco have announced that One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition will be coming to the Playstation 4 and PC digitally on the 25th August and the Nintendo Switch as both a physical and digital copy in September. This will be a brand new updated version of the game supporting 4K on the PC and Playstation 4 Pro and Full HD on both the PS4 and the Nintendo Switch. Watch the new trailer for the game below…
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘One Piece’, Shonen Jump has big plans in hand, including a novel titled One Piece Novel “A” focused on the backstory and journey of the previous owner of the Mera Mera no Mi, Portgas D. Ace.
One Piece Novel “A” will be serialized in the upcoming One Piece Magazine. The first three issues of the magazine will go on sale in July, August, and September, respectively.
It looks like the writer of this of this novel might be Ryohgo Narita, best known for his “Durarara!!!, Baccano.”
Ace’s death is one of the saddest moments in the whole anime series. He died protecting his brother Luffy, he couldn’t stop Akainu’s magma, so his only choice was to stop the attack with his own body. His death really was so terrible and quite unexpected.
Fans are now very excited to see the return of the King of Pirates Gol D. Roger’s son.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘One Piece’, Shonen Jump has announced the 6th One Piece popularity poll.
Carrot, Kaido, Vinsmoke family and Big Mom family will be included for the first time in the poll.
In the 5th poll, Monkey D. Luffy scored highest in the poll with 9,183 total votes, while Law surpassed Zoro in popularity for the first time. Anyway most of the Straw Hat crew rounded out the top 10 spots.
So who will win the new poll? We’ll find out in the next weeks!
“One Piece’s” official website released the key and supporting character visuals for the upcoming Whole Cake Island Arc.
The Whole Cake Island Arc will start with the 783rd episode on April 9th. In this episode, fans will witness Sanji falling in love the picture of Charlotte Pudding, whom he is supposed to marry. In addition, this episode will show the Straw Hat pirates pursuing their quest to save Sanji on Whole Cake Island that Big Mom reigns.
One Piece announced that the anime series would begin a new arc called “Marine Supernova Arc” on March 19th. The new filler-only storyline is declared to introduce Marine Soldiers.
The key visuals portrays Luffy with his usual iconic straw hat costume facing three strong and highly skilled Marine Soldiers. The soldier’s names are Grant, Bonamu, and Sappa. Their vice-admiral is named as Prody.
The “Marine Supernova Arc” will center on Luffy and the rest of party in an adventure to save Sanji. The team comes across with Marine Soldiers in search of food when the crew runs out during their adventures. Weekly Shonen Jump detailed that the team sneaks out to a Marine base to steal some supplies they needed for their journey. Luffy was caught by surprised and was stopped by three new Marine Soldiers from the Aokiji’s crew.