News One Piece Film Z's 'Glorious Island' Prologue Previewed in Ad
posted on 2012-12-14 17:00 EST
Japan's new NOTTV broadcast service began streaming a "Campaign Announcement" commercial for the "Glorious Island" anime prologue to One Piece Film Z. The commercial highlights the campaign that NOTTV is running alongside the anime in December and January.
The prologue features an original story penned by manga creator Eiichiro Oda. It will air several times as part of the "One Piece Summit" special in December and January. NOTTV is also airing One Piece television episodes 1 through 30 with extras and other content. One Piece Film Z itself will open in Japan on December 15.
The NOTTV digital over-the-air television system launched in April in Tokyo's Kantō, Tokai, Osaka and Kyoto's Kansai, Fukuoka, and Okinawa areas. Its coverage has been expanding to the prefectures of Hiroshima, Okayama, Shizuoka, and (as of October 22) Kumamoto, and 180,000 people have been using it as of the end of September. It has a monthly fee of 420 yen (about US$5.40), but the first 31 days are free after signing up. (In theory, people in Japan have to pay an annual fee for each standard television they own.)
NTT Docomo, a Japanese mobile phone provider and the main backer of NOTTV, announced a One Piece smartphone which can receive NOTTV programming.