Bandai Namco & Toei Animation Announce 2-Day ‘One Piece Day’ Celebration

A festival fit for a pirate! Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., in cooperation with Shueisha Inc., Toei Animation Co., Ltd., and Toei Company, Ltd. have announced that they will be having a special 2-day livestream event for One Piece Day.

From July 22 to July 23, One Piece Day will be a huge celebration for the 25th anniversary of the One Piece manga. The manga was first published on Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997.

Day 1 of the event will focus primarily on the upcoming feature film, One Piece Film: Red. It’ll even feature a portion of the world premiere event.

We’ll be bringing you a special live broadcast featuring a portion of the thrilling “ONE PIECE FILM: RED” world premiere event at the Nippon Budokan in Japan, attended by a star-studded cast! Fans around the world who can’t attend in person will be able to experience the action and excitement of the event, like hearing from the cast and more, right from their own homes. It’s sure to be a blast, so don’t miss it!!

Special Guests Include:

Mayumi Tanaka (CV: Monkey D. Luffy)

Kazuya Nakai (CV: Roronoa Zoro)

Akemi Okamura (CV: Nami)

Kappei Yamaguchi (CV: Usopp)

Hiroaki Hirata (CV: Sanji)

Ikue Ōtani (CV: Chopper)

Yuriko Yamaguchi (CV: Nico Robin)

Kazuki Yao (CV: Franky)

Chō (CV: Brook)

Katsuhisa Hōki (CV: Jinbe)

Kaori Nazuka (CV: Uta)

Shūichi Ikeda (CV: Shanks)

And more

Day 2 will be all about updating One Piece fans on all manner of One Piece content, including the manga, anime, movies, music, goods, and games.

There will be a live performance by Hiroshi Kitadani, never-before-seen insider content about the production of One Piece figures, a showing of the rare “One Piece – Take Down! The Pirate Ganzak!“, which was directed by Gorō Taniguchi, the director for the upcoming theatrical release “ONE PIECE FILM: RED”, and more!

Viewers and past quiz champions will also compete with our guests to see whose One Piece knowledge is greater, and there will even be exciting matches in ONE PIECE Bounty Rush with some special guests!

There’s also tons of new information ready to be revealed, so we hope you’ll look forward to “ONE PIECE DAY”, an event for all One Piece fans to enjoy.

The hope is on Day 2 that we’ll get at least a glimpse of the final arc of the One Piece manga, especially since the Wano arc has come to a close. On a games side, it would be awesome to get an update on One Piece Odyssey, specifically a release date.

To watch the One Piece Day event, see the links below:

■Day 1

・Broadcast Date & Time: 7/22/2022 (Fri) 1:50 AM (PDT) | 8:50 AM (UTC)

・Broadcast Link: Japanese URL

English URL

■Day 2

・Broadcast Date & Time: 7/22/2022 (Fri) 6:00 PM (PDT) | 1:00 AM (UTC)

・Broadcast Link: Japanese URL

English URL

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