FUNimation and Adult Swim confirmed today that the shonen anime series One Piece will join the Toonami block. The announcement was first made during the Toonami panel at Momocon on March 10th. The series will premiere on the network late Saturday night on May 18th at 1:00am ET. It will begin with episode 207 (“Great Adventure At Long Ring Long Land!”). Soul Eater will then move to its new time slot of 1:30am ET.
The Japanese broadcast is up to episode 591, and FUNimation currently streams the simulcast of the series Saturday nights onhttp://onepieceofficial.com
For more information about the series, please visit the website, or the official Facebook page.
Monkey D. Luffy refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become the king of all pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line and beyond, this is one captain who’ll never give up until he’s claimed the greatest treasure on Earth: the Legendary One Piece! Fiendish Fishmen, merciless Marines, surly sea monsters, and devious Devil’s Fruit users all try to stop this unusual man with the body made of rubber, but as long as Luffy has his loyal friends along for the adventure – nothing can stand in the way of their dreams!
If you’d like a refresher course on the One Piece characters, check out FUNimation’s One Piece 101 YouTube videos.