One Piece and Dragon Ball Super will join soon in a new crossover animated by the duration of an hour?

According to the first advances of the 38 number of “Weekly Shonen Jump”, which is available from Monday 21 August 2017 in Japan, the animated series Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Super, and One Piece – both produced by Toei Animation, they will have each a special episode by the duration of an hour, and then divided into two episodes. The whole is planned for next autumn.

This Fall, One Piece and Dragon Ball will have 1 hour specials over 2 weeks. Key Visual to be revealed next week. (Might be a crossover)— YonkouProductions (@YonkouProd) August 17, 2017

At the moment it is not yet clear if this is a special episode crossover, where the two universes merge into a single common history, or if the two series separately, will have an episode of an hour (divided into two weeks). From the moment that One Piece and Dragon Ball Super are transmitted both on a Sunday in Japan, other theories want the two episodes to go in one wave behind the other so as to occupy an hour, and in this case, the hypothesis of a crossover would be closer to reality.

However, in the next issue of the weekly magazine, the 39°, will be provided the key visual and we expect more information about.

Of course, if we’re going to learn more details first of next week, we will inform you promptly.

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Results for the Sixth One Piece Popularity Poll!

Based on over 80,000  votes, Law falls to 4th, giving us back the Monster Trio top 3 that we are so used to see. Here’s the Top 20:

  1. Luffy: 11,737 votes.
  2. Zoro: 10,442 votes.
  3. Sanji: 10,215 votes.
  4. Law: 7,997 votes.
  5. Ace: 4,605 votes.
  6. Jinbe: 3,884 votes.
  7. Chopper: 3,301 votes.
  8. Nami: 3,269 votes.
  9. Sabo: 2,967 votes.
  10. Hancock: 2,452 votes.
  11. Shanks: 2,010 votes.
  12. Robin: 1,952 votes.
  13. Cavendish: 1,742 votes.
  14. Reiju: 1,665 votes.
  15. Usopp: 1,409 votes.
  16. Rocinante: 1,230 votes.
  17. Doflamingo: 1,125 votes.
  18. Crocodile: 1,050 votes.
  19. Brook: 936 votes.
  20. Franky: 861 votes.
  21. Marco: 861 votes.

Here’s the best of the rest:

One Piece Hollywood Live Action Tv Series Announced!

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 chapter was published in Weekly Shonen Jump in July of 1997). While there, Nakano made the shocking announcement that not only is a live-action One Piece TV series in the works, but that it’ll be produced in the U.S. Handling production on the series will be Tomorrow Studios, the production company which counts Marty Adelstein, producer of Prison Break, among its members and which is also working on a live-action adaptation of 1998 anime Cowboy Bebop.

At the event, a statement from Oda was presented, in which One Piece’s creator said:

“There have been talks of making a live-action One Piece movie many times over the past 20 years, and we began seriously perusing the idea three years ago. There were many twists and turns along the way, but we’ve found a good partner, coincidentally just as the manga’s 20th anniversary comes. I am very happy.”

Oda went on to say that he has placed a condition upon the live-action project, specifically that it “absolutely not betray the fans who have supported the franchise for 20 years.”

A statement from Adelstein was also presented, in which the producer said that he has been a fan of One Piece for 20 years. He also predicted that the live-action One Piece will be the most-expensive TV series ever produced, and that given the worldwide attention he expects the adaptation to receive, such investment will be well justified.

No details were provided regarding when the series would begin airing, nor which parts of the 872-chapter (and growing) One Piece manga would be adapted.


One Piece ‘Episode of East Blue’ Special’s Long Promo Video

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.

Via AnimeNewsNetwork

One Piece Special – Episode of East Blue Airing on August 26!!

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!”.

There are many new One Piece spin-offs coming this year! :o

Eiichiro Oda 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.
  • Special Manga Drawn by Oda
  • Oda’s extended interview
  • A new special poster that is drawn by Oda

Via ComicBook

“Something” is coming on July 22

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? 


“One Piece: Unlimited World Red” Will Be Coming To PS4 and Nintendo Switch This Summer

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…


Portgas D. Ace Spin-Off Announced!

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.

So what do you think about this project?

Shueisha announced the sixth One Piece popularity poll

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!