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FUNimation to Simulcast One Piece ‘3D2Y’ TV Special

one piece 3d2yFear not, loyal One Piece fans, FUNimation will be simulcasting this weekend’s ‘One Piece 3D2Y’ TV Special just mere hours after it airs on Japanese broadcast! The two-hour special is scheduled to be available Saturday night (Aug 30) at 12am midnight ET / 11pm CT. This week’s One Piece simulcast episode, Episode 659, will be available at the normal 10pm ET / 9pm CT time. As with all One Piece episodes, you’ll be able to watch on FUNimation.com or the official One Piece website.

 
For more information about ‘One Piece “3D2Y” Overcoming Ace’s Death! The Oath with Luffy’s Crewmates!’ check out these :30 promotional videos Toei posted earlier this week.

 

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One Piece Season 6, Voyage 1 English Cast Announcement

one piece s6v1Hold onto your straw hats, people! Just announced at San Diego Comic Con, we have for you the English cast list for the One Piece Season 6, Voyage 1 release. That’s right, Thriller Bark! Now, we already know that Brook is voiced by none other than the Dandy himself, Ian Sinclair, but there are a few more major characters that need to be introduced. So, take a look below!

 

CHARACTER – ACTOR

BROOK – Ian Sinclair
ABSALOM – Andrew T. Chandler
CINDRY – Jamie Marchi
HILDON – Jerry Jewell
HOGBACK – Marcus D. Stimac
KUMACY – Ray Hurd
LOLA – Alex Moore
GECKO MORIA – Chris Guerrero
PERONA – Felecia Angelle

 

One Piece Season 6, Voyage 1 is available now for pre-order on Amazon.com. Click here to order now.

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Release Date for One Piece Season Six, Voyage One

one piece s6v1We know that fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of One Piece, Season Six and the highly anticipated Thriller Bark arc. Well, we have some exciting news for you! Our good friends at Amazon are HUGE One Piece fans, and we are pleased to announce that we will be offering One Piece Season 6, Voyage One exclusively through Amazon for a short period of time starting on 9/30. Amazon has had incredible success with their exclusives, and we are thrilled to be a part of this program.

 

Pre-orders for Season Six, Voyage One are now available on Amazon.com. Please click here to order now. One Piece Season Six, Voyage One will be available at national retailers on November 18th.

 

 

Synopsis:

 

Prepare to embark on a horrifying voyage into the heart of darkness!

While drifting through haunted waters, the Straw Hats encounter a ghost ship inhabited by a walking, talking skeleton. Luffy quickly befriends the ghastly newcomer, but the rest of his mates want nothing to do with this panty-obsessed bag of bones. Before the mystery of the seagoing skeleton can be deciphered, the Straw Hats find themselves trapped within the terrifying walls of Thriller Bark! The situation gets even spookier as our heroes encounter invisible fiends, a graveyard of the undead, possessed paintings, and a zombie samurai! To make matters worse, Zoro and Sanji suddenly vanish – and Chopper, Usopp, and Nami get trapped inside a coffin. While his crew flounders in this floating house of horrors, Luffy sets his sights on a showdown with the man behind the madness: the shadow-stealing monster Gecko Moria!

 

 

 

 

 

One Piece Season 5 Dubbed Episodes Available Now for Subscribers

Good news for One Piece fans! Now you can watch all of Season 5 English dubbed in HD! That’s right, episodes 264 – 336 are now available for FUNimation subscribers on our site. Click here to watch.

 

Check out all of our upcoming videos via our streaming schedule on our site.

 

Are you excited for more English dubbed One Piece episodes? If you can’t wait to watch them all, check out the home video releases here.

 

 

New Release Tuesday – In Case You Missed it the First Time

Happy New Release Tuesday! We have several releases today for those who might have missed them the first time around, or were waiting for a lower price point before pouncing.

 

First up, the collections continue with One Piece Collection 9!

 

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When Luffy and his mates drop anchor at the bizarre island of Long Ring Long Land, they’re challenged to a Davy Back Fight by the fast-talking Foxy Pirates! The Straw Hats are no strangers to squabbles, but the sacred code of pirates decrees that this contest could cost Luffy his crew! Next on the horizon for the Hats, it’s a case of missing memories as everyone but Robin forgets they ever knew each other. Usopp is quick to claim the title of captain, and Zoro does the unthinkable by attacking Luffy! Can Robin recover the crew’s lost recollections before disaster strikes!? She’d better work fast because far greater foes lie ahead, and the Straw Hats will need all hands on deck if they hope to survive the return of Captain Foxy – and the icy arrival of Admiral Aokiji!

 

Click here to buy it today!

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FUNimation Acquires Home Video Rights for One Piece Film: Z

Flower Mound, Texas (April 7, 2014) – FUNimation® Entertainment announced today it has acquired the U.S. and Canadian home video rights for One Piece Film: Z. The 12th movie based off the long-running, action anime, One Piece Film: Z finds Luffy and his crew of Straw Hat Pirates in the New World – facing off against the powerful, former Marine Admiral “Z.” Similar to One Piece Film: Strong World, released in November of last year, One Piece creator, Eiichiro Oda, worked closely with the director on the film.

 

One Piece Film: Z is expected to be released in Fall 2014. For future release details, cast announcement, and exclusive content, be sure to Like the official One Piece page on Facebook: http://facebook.com/onepieceofficial

 

More About One Piece
This extremely popular series is based on the manga by Eiichiro Oda and follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his crew of Straw Hat Pirates. The series is currently into its 639th episode. Fans can watch new simulcast episodes every Saturday at 9:00 pm ET on www.onepieceoffical.com and funimation.com/one-piece.

FUNimation’s 2014 Spring Season

 

It’s time for our final announcement!  We’ve already announced:

 

PUCHIM@S 2
selector infected WIXOSS
Daimidaler
Fairy Tail
Dragonar Academy
Ping Pong
Soul Eater Not!
and Riddle Story of Devil

 

…in addition to the continuing episodes of One Piece this season.  We’re pleased to announce that Date A Live II will be joining our spring season! We don’t have a confirmed date and time yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do. Check out the synopsis for season two!

 

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Gear up for a thrilling second season of the smash hit anime Date a Live! This epic new chapter picks up where last season ended and introduces some titillating new developments – like a stunning set of twin Sirens! Don’t miss this chance for a second date with your favorite space babes or their adorable hijinks could wreak havoc on planet Earth! Fans are sure to flip for this irresistible offering from the studio behind Cat Planet Cuties.

 

While you’re waiting for new episodes, be sure to check out Date A Live season one! The BD/DVD Combo releases on June 10th. Click here to pre-order.

 

 

 

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Heading North to Anime Boston!

 

Anime Boston is right around the corner, and we have a ton of great events planned for you.

 

We have panels on Friday & Saturday!  Check out the schedule below!

 

Friday  3/21
2:30pm-3:30pm – Constitution (Sheraton) – Funimation 20th Anniversary
4:00pm-5:00pm – Constitution (Sheraton) – Funimation Online
5:30pm-6:30pm – Panel C (Hynes) – Funimation Previews

 

Saturday  3/22
2:00pm-3:00pm: Panel C (Hynes) – Funimation Industry

 

Anime Boston will be hosting the English dub premiere of Attack on Titan on Saturday 3/22 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm in Hall D. Make sure and show up early for the best seats. Click here to see our English Cast Announcements!

 

In other booth news, we will be bringing along the super popular Lucky Draw promotion!

 

- Spend $75 at the booth and draw for a chance at our basic tier of awesome goodies.
- Spend $125 at the booth and draw from both the basic tier, and an additional drawing from our middle tier of goodies!
- Spend $200 at the booth and you will get the chance to draw from all three tiers of lucky draw items.

 

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New Release Tuesday

This Tuesday we’re bringing you the next installment of the new Dragon Ball Z Blu-ray releases, plus more One Piece and the S.A.V.E release of The Galaxy Railways! Get these while they’re hot in our new FUNimation Shop!

Dragon Ball Z – Season Two – Blu-ray 

 

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While Goku recovers from injuries suffered during battle with the Saiyans, his friends begin their perilous quest for the Namekian Dragon Balls! Awaiting their arrival on Planet Namek is the powerful Ginyu Force – and the vile monster Frieza!

Make room on your shelves because the Dragon Ball Z Season Sets are finally on Blu-ray! We embarked on a frame-by-frame restoration process to remove any blemishes, tape marks, and foreign bodies that might have tarnished your viewing experience. All three audio tracks have been re-mastered in the interest of noise reduction and superior sound quality. The bolder, more vibrant color of this ultimate Dragon Ball Z release closely mirrors the visual aesthetics of today’s entertainment. Lastly, we undertook a precise shot-by-shot reframing of the entire series to create a modern HD widescreen presentation of this legendary fan favorite!

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Study Shows Manga Influences Snack Selection

   
 

Can manga be used to influence children into making healthier snack choices? A recent article posted in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior may have proof. Dr. May May Leung, an assistant professor at City University of New York, conducted a pilot study to determine whether exposing urban youths to manga with multiple messages promoting fruit intake influenced their snack selection.

 

Fifty-seven youth attending after-school programs in Brooklyn, NY were randomly assigned to receive an original manga titled “Fight for Your Right to Fruit” or a non-health-related newsletter. After reading the material, the children were offered their choice of snacks from among healthy/unhealthy options. Leung found that the children who read the manga were significantly more likely to choose a healthy snack.

 

The same could probably be said of certain anime shows like One Piece, which depicts the main character Luffy receiving extraordinary powers after consuming one of the legendary Devil Fruits. So the next time your parents get on your case about watching One Piece, just tell them you’re learning about making healthier snack choices.

 

 

To read more about Dr. Leung’s study please click this link. So, what do you think? Does anime help you make better food choices?

 

Be sure to catch new episodes of One Piece every Saturday on http://onepieceofficial.com!