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2-hour One Piece special announced, previewed

Can you believe One Piece has been on the air for 15 years? (Actually, looking at the episode count, I totally can…). Anyway, Toei Animation, who’ve been animating One Piece for the last decade and a half, are releasing a 15th anniversary TV special this August 30th. Check out the teaser below.

The episode, entitled “One Piece ‘3D2Y’ Overcome Ace’s Death! The Oath With Luffy’s Crewmates,” is a brand-new story that takes place during the Straw Hat crew’s 2-year training period and focuses on a mysterious “3D2Y” code. Wuzzat? Your guess is as good as mine.

Eiichiro Oda, recently tonsil-less author of One Piece, has designed a new enemy for the special named Bandy World. What a name.

What else is going on in the world of One Piece? Well, it’s getting a theme park, for one, set to open at Tokyo Tower in spring of next year. It’ll feature attractions, live events, a restaurant, and, of course, a shop. Sounds kind of like a One Piece-only version of J-World.

If you’re a One Piece fan and planning on coming to Tokyo some time in the future, plan accordingly!

Source: ANN

Update 8/26/14: More trailers for the 3D2Y special available here!

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.