Crunchyroll Also to Stream One Piece ~Adventure in Nebulandia~ Anime Special

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Funimation to also stream special that aired in Japan on Saturday night

Crunchyroll announced on Saturday that it will also stream the One Piece Special – Adventure of Nebulandia anime special. The site said it will reveal the launch date and time for the special later. The special will be available in the same regions that the One Piece anime is available for on Crunchyroll.

Funimation announced on Friday that it would also stream the special, and that its simulcast will be available on "Sunday night, after its premiere on Japanese broadcast." Funimation is also streaming a promotional video for the special.

The special aired on Saturday from 9:00 p.m. to 11:10 p.m. JST (7:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. EST) on Fuji TV. (The "important announcement" that was featured at the end of the special's broadcast was the TV premiere of the previously streamed One Piece Film Gold teaser video.)

The special with a completely original story takes place on a "Devil Fruit blocking" fog island in the New World that keeps Devil Fruit users from being able to use their powers. The Straw Hat crew again meets and has a rematch with the Foxy Pirates from the Davy Back Fight arc. Foxy now has three new subordinates: Dōjack, Kanshō, and Kōmei.

Kōmei devises a plan where Zoro and Sanji take part in an eating contest, and the two eat a strange "good-for-nothing-only" mushroom that turns them into good-for-nothing men. The two are then locked in a jail cell. When the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates chase after their imprisoned crew, they land on the island of Nebulandia, which features a mysterious fog made from sea water, and it has the same effects as seastone. The Straw Hat Pirates' arrival on Nebulandia is also a part of Kōmei's plan.

Ichikawa Ennosuke IV, who played Luffy in the One Piece kabuki play, is guest starring as Kōmei in the winter television special. Kōmei is a member of a family of genius tacticians and one of the new subordinates in the Foxy Pirates. Actor Hōka Kinoshita (Solomon's Perjury, The Parasite Doctor Suzune: Genesis x Evolution) is playing Kanshō, and Team Nacs theatrical play unit member Takuma Otoo (Howl's Moving Castle, When Marnie Was There) is playing Dōjack.

Kônosuke Uda (One Piece episodes 1-278, One Piece: Dead End, One Piece: Mega Mecha Soldier of Karakuri Castle) directed the special. Namie Amuro (One Piece opening 14) performed the theme song "Black Make Up."

The previous TV special, One Piece Episode of Sabo, aired on August 22. The 13th One Piece film, titled One Piece Film Gold, will open in Japan on July 23. Pre-sale tickets went on sale on Friday in Japan.

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