Toei Animation and Crunchyroll recently revealed an exciting announcement: the world premiere of the English-dubbed 1,000th episode of the renowned One Piece anime will be showcased at this year’s Anime Expo event on July 2. Held at the picturesque Grammy Museum at L.A. Live Roof Top Terrace in Los Angeles, California, the event will be open to all, regardless of whether they possess an Anime Expo badge. Marking its significance, the screening will occur from 6:00-10:00 p.m. PDT, providing a fantastic opportunity for fans to be a part of this momentous occasion, completely free of charge.
English voice actors Sonny Strait (Usopp), Patrick Seitz (Franky), and Ian Sinclair (Brook) are confirmed to attend autograph sessions. Additionally, there will be an exciting live drawing showcase and engaging Q&A sessions featuring talented One Piece animators. Attendees can also admire a stunning display of Luffy and Shanks statues. For gaming enthusiasts, there will be demo stations for the highly anticipated One Piece Card Game and One Piece Odyssey game. Not to mention, lucky fans will have a chance to win exclusive items like the storyboard booklet for the episode 1,000 opening scene.
Mark your calendars for “One Piece Day,” a momentous two-day event organized by Bandai Namco Entertainment, Shueisha, and Toei Animation, commemorating the anniversary of Eiichiro Oda’s legendary One Piece manga. Taking place at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center on July 21 and 22, the event will be streamed live on YouTube for fans worldwide to enjoy.
Exciting news for anime enthusiasts! Anime Expo is making a grand return to Los Angeles from July 1-4. Notably, the convention has decided to discontinue its Premier Fan Badge system, ensuring equal opportunities for all attendees.