I love One Piece, but the one thing that prevents me from making a full recommendation of the anime to others is hearing the question “where do I start?” And, uh, that’s gotten hard. Ideally starting from the beginning would be best, but it could take you literal years to catch up to where it currently is, 1,100 episodes later.
Crunchyroll is still committed to physical releases and will support some of its more popular titles with disc pressings in 2024, starting off with these titles.
Before we begin, everyone, a bit of an apology. For months I’ve been snarking about the impending existence of a live-action One Piece show, insisting such a thing could never work. Then the first season came out two weeks ago, I watched it, and…..I liked it?
What attractions will there be at New York Comic-Con this October? Will the strike finally be over by that point? HAHAHA, unlikely. What isn’t currently experiencing stalled contract negotiations is the anime industry, so you can at least count on Crunchyroll. The distributor revealed today their full list of panels they have scheduled for NYCC.
One Piece deserves your attention.
It’s a special day at Crunchyroll — or rather it will be in a few hours, but it probably is by the time you’re reading this. As of now, the company — and Funimation before it — has dubbed a thousand episodes of One Piece.
Crunchyroll held their industry panel at SDCC yesterday, and made multiple announcements…including the imminent arrival of three One Piece movies (yes, the most recent one is one of them).
This sounds utterly bonkers, but until now, Crunchyroll has not carried the English version of one of the most popular anime in the world — One Piece. You can’t play the American dub on the service, even though it IS available on other streamers like Netflix. How’d that happen? (YO HO HO HE TOOK A BITE OF GUM-GUM)
Netflix showed off many trailers and revealed a lot of news this afternoon during their annual press event, which is called TUDUM after the noise Netflix makes whenever you turn it on. But if social media is any indication, one announcement overshadowed the rest, and not for the reason Netflix hoped. It is now public knowledge that the streamer is making a live-action version of One Piece, and everyone who’s seen the trailer they put out can’t….stop….mocking it. How TUDUM can you get?
Now that One Piece Film: Red has completed its journey through the theater circuit, the next stop will be home video. Crunchyroll announced today they plan to make the movie available in disc form this July.
We’re coming ever closer to the American release day for the latest One Piece movie, called One Piece Film Red. Today a few new bits of news came out regarding the film and its impending US premiere.