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One Piece: Episode of Skypiea Anime Special Reveals Staff, Guest Cast

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One Piece kabuki actor Ichikawa Ennosuke IV plays Gan Fall in August 25 special

The staff of the One Piece: Episode of Sorajima (Skypiea) anime special announced the guest cast and lead staff members on Monday.

Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ennosuke IV will play Gan Fall (pictured below) in the special. Ennosuke has previously played Luffy, Hancock, Shanks in One Piece's kabuki adaptation, and previously voiced Komei in the 2015 One Piece Special – Adventure of Nebulandia special. Jouji Yanami played Gan Fall in the television anime.

Kōnosuke Uda is the special's chief director, while Tetsuya Endo (Saiyuki Reload) is directing the special. Tomohiro Nakayama is penning the script. Masayuki Sato (One Piece Film Gold, One Piece Film Z) is designing the characters. Yūsuke Isouchi is the chief animation director, and Yoshito Watanabe (One Piece Episode of East Blue: Luffy to 4-nin no Nakama no Daibōken) is the art director.

The special will air on August 25 on Fuji TV from 9:00 p.m. to 11:10 p.m.

The special will be the first in the "Episode of" series to cover the Skypeia arc, and will feature a character who did not appear in the original Skypeia arc from the anime.

One Piece has had previous "Episode of" specials, such as: One Piece Episode of Nami: Kōkaishi no Namida to Nakama no Kizuna (2012), One Piece Episode of Luffy: Hand Island no Bōken (2012), One Piece Episode of Merry: Mō Hitori no Nakama no Monogatari (2013), One Piece "3D2Y" Ace no Shi wo Koete! Luffy Nakama to no Chikai (2014), One Piece Episode of Sabo (2015), and One Piece Episode of East Blue: Luffy to 4-nin no Nakama no Daibōken (2017).

Crunchyroll and Funimation streamed "3D2Y," "Episode of Sabo," and "Episode of East Blue" as simulcasts.

Source: Comic Natalie

Update: Skypiea spelling corrected. Thanks, Nodz.


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