This weekend marks the premiere of the One Piece Film: Red movie in Japan—including IMAX showings—and the TV anime is officially getting in on the fun. A pair of crossover episodes are now set to make their way to the weekly broadcast, with the first to air on August 14.
According to the announcement, the One Piece TV anime episodes will expand on the film’s narrative, including returning characters and a tease of a young Nami and Zoro. The second of the two episodes will follow on August 21.
Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass, BACK ARROW) directs the One Piece Film: Red movie, based on a screenplay by Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Film: Gold). Here’s how Crunchyroll describes it:
Uta —the most beloved singer in the world. Renowned for concealing her own identity when performing, her voice has come to be described as “otherworldly.” Now, for the first time ever, Uta will reveal herself to the world at a live concert. As the venue fills with all kinds of Uta fans—excited pirates, the Navy watching closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance—the voice that the whole world has been waiting for is about to resound. The story begins with the shocking fact that she is Shanks’ daughter.
Crunchyroll plans to bring the movie to theaters in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand sometime this fall.
Via Crunchyroll News