Crunchyroll Adds 2 One Piece x Toriko Crossover Specials
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Media distribution service Crunchyroll on Saturday added two One Piece and Toriko crossover anime specials that originally aired in April 2011 and April 2012. The episodes are currently only available for premium members.
The two episodes, labeled as episodes 492 and 542 of One Piece respectively, follow the casts of both series as they meet in various places. The first episode focuses on the two casts as they meet on Hungry-la Island and encounter various beasts. The second crossover special focuses on the two casts as they try to find a special fruit to heal Chōpper, who has fallen ill.
Both crossover specials are actually the second half of two-part specials, the first of which aired as episode 1 and episode 51 of Toriko respectively in April 2011 and April 2012.
Funimation did not stream any of the crossover episodes when they first aired, so Crunchyroll's stream is the first time that the two One Piece-side episodes are legally available for streaming in English.
Crunchyroll also added more backlog episodes to its One Piece catalog on Saturday — episodes 373-384 to finish off the Thriller Bark arc.