One Piece Day is an annual celebration that takes place on July 22nd, commemorating the debut of Eiichiro Oda’s iconic manga series, One Piece. On this day, fans from all over the world come together to celebrate their love for the series and its characters. This year, One Piece Day 2023 was no exception, with a plethora of exciting announcements and events. Lets discuss all of them-
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- The anime adaptation of Gear 5 will debut in episode 1071 on August 6, 2023.
- Netflix will release a live-action adaptation of One Piece on August 31, 2023.
- One Piece Anime Gets Ending Theme Again After 17 Years.
- Monster Manga will get anime adaptation by JJK director.
- A new video game is in development.
- New merchandise will be released.
SPOILER WARNING: The below video in this article will reference material not aired in the anime as of yet.
Gear 5 debut:
Great news for all One Piece fans out there! Brace yourselves for Luffy’s latest and most astonishing transformation yet – Gear 5! In the manga’s chapter 1044, Luffy’s true Devil Fruit was unveiled, and it turned out to be the incredibly rare and potent Mythical Zoan, the Human-Human, Model: Nika.
When Kaido knocked Luffy unconscious, something extraordinary happened – his heart changed, awakening the powerful Gear 5. This form grants Luffy the essence of Nika, the legendary Sun God renowned as the “Warrior of Liberation.” Not only does Gear 5 enhance Luffy’s physical strength beyond his previous Gears, but it also allows him to affect living beings and even inanimate objects with his extraordinary abilities, extending the rubbery nature of his body to the world around him.
However, such an overwhelming power raises concerns for the World Government, which decided to reclassify the Nika-Nika Fruit as a Paramecia to conceal its true nature and the potential risks of a Devil Fruit Awakening.
The anime will showcase Gear 5’s grand debut in episode 1071, set to air on August 6, 2023. Fans were treated to a sneak peek of this awe-inspiring transformation during the One Piece Day celebration, leaving them eagerly anticipating the action-packed episodes to come.
So, get ready for an unforgettable journey as Luffy explores the boundless possibilities of Gear 5 and faces new challenges with this mind-blowing power!
One Piece Anime Gets Ending Theme Again After 17 Years
After 17 years, the One Piece Anime will have a new ending theme song, making it a momentous occasion for the series. The new ending theme, titled “Raise,” will be performed by the talented group Chilli Beans. Fans can catch this fresh and catchy tune starting from the August 6 episode, episode 1071.
But that’s not all! Another surprise awaits fans, as the event also revealed plans for a new opening theme song. This will add even more energy and excitement to the anime. The group SEKAI NO OWARI is responsible for creating the yet-unfinished new opening theme, and their unique musical style is sure to leave a lasting impact on viewers.
With the addition of these new theme songs, the One Piece anime is aiming to offer a captivating and immersive experience to its audience. As the gripping Wano arc unfolds with intense battles and thrilling plot twists, the music will complement the animation, making the entire journey even more enjoyable.
The Hype is Real.
Monsters one-shot anime adaptation
! Eiichiro Oda’s one-shot manga “MONSTERS,” which stars the legendary “Sword God” Ryuma, is getting an anime adaptation by E&H Production. The announcement was made during the One Piece Day event.
The story of “MONSTERS” centers around Ryuma, who lived in a distant era, centuries before the present timeline of One Piece. He was hailed as “King,” the world’s strongest warrior, known for single-handedly driving back pirates and World Nobles who threatened Wano. Even after his death, Ryuma is revered as “Wano’s Greatest Hero.”
What makes Ryuma even more intriguing is his striking resemblance to Roronoa Zoro, one of the main characters in One Piece. Zoro even encountered Ryuma’s reanimated corpse as a zombie during a thrilling battle. Ryuma’s iconic sword slash from “MONSTERS” inspired some of Zoro’s powerful attacks.
The anime adaptation of “MONSTERS,” titled “Monsters: Ippyaku Sanjo Hiryu Jigoku,” will be directed by Sunghoo Park, known for his work on Jujutsu Kaisen and Jujutsu Kaisen 0. Park’s new studio, E&H Production, will handle the animation. The anime will be one episode in length, promising an intense and action-packed adventure.
Although the release date has yet to be announced, fans can already look forward to this thrilling adaptation that sheds light on the legendary swordsman Ryuma and his connection to Zoro. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting new addition to the One Piece universe!
Netflix finally unveiled the full trailer for One Piece’s live-action
During the One Piece Day event, Netflix released a three-minute-long trailer for its upcoming live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s beloved story. The trailer showcased some significant moments that will be part of the show, including Gol D. Roger’s execution in Rogue Town, Luffy’s meeting with Shanks, Zoro’s first fight with Dracule Mihawk, and iconic locations like Arlong Park and the Baratie Restaurant.
The adaptation appears promising with its convincing mix of environments, costumes, props, and computer graphics. It will focus on the events of the East Blue Saga and consist of one season with eight episodes, each expected to run for about one hour. If the first season proves successful, subsequent arcs from the manga may also be adapted.
Scheduled to air on Netflix starting from August 31, 2023, the live-action series is considered a risky but bold venture. With One Piece author Eiichiro Oda deeply involved as an executive producer for the show, fans are hopeful that the result will be worth watching. After the release of the trailer, enthusiasm among fans for the upcoming live-action adaptation is skyrocketing.
In a letter released alongside the trailer, Eiichiro Oda shared his involvement in the creation of the adaptation, emphasizing that there were no compromises in bringing the world of One Piece to life. He praised the dedication of the production team and the cast, expressing his excitement for the series to be appreciated by audiences around the world.
With the anticipation building, fans can’t wait to set sail with the Straw Hat Pirates on their epic high-seas adventures in the live-action adaptation of One Piece!
In conclusion, One Piece Day 2023 was a resounding success, leaving fans filled with anticipation for the future of their beloved anime franchise.