Fuji TV Airs 27-Hour 'Japan's History' Special Featuring One Piece, Kochikame, Dragon Ball Super, Chibi Maruko-chan Anime (Updated)

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Anime segments featuring popular characters to condense history lessons for children

This year's 40th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that Fuji TV networks will air a "FNS 27-Jikan TV Nihon no Rekishi" (FNS 27-Hour Japan's History) special on September 9 and 10, which will feature anime segments from One Piece, Dragon Ball Super, Kochikame, and Chibi Maruko-chan. The event will air from September 9 at 6:30 p.m. to September 10 at 9:30 p.m.

Preview images for the special in Weekly Shonen Jump feature Kochikame's protagonist Ryō dressed as Sakamoto Ryōma, Maruko from Chibi Maruko-chan dressed in a 12-layer kimono from the Heian Era, Gohan and Trunks from Dragon Ball Super in a rice field during Japan's ancient Yayoi Period, and Luffy from One Piece on a battlefield during the Warring States Era.

Weekly Shonen Jump didn't reveal when during the marathon the anime segments would air, or how long each segment would be.

Fuji TV had revealed on August 6 that the four anime would feature in the upcoming broadcast event. The anime segments will condense the historical time periods in a way that is easier to understand for children.

Update: Added preview images. Source: MoCa News

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