One Piece Stampede Film's 2nd Teaser Reveals 2 New Characters
posted on by Karen Ressler
Toei began streaming a second teaser trailer for the One Piece Stampede anime film on Thursday. The video unveils color versions of the previously revealed character designs for the main cast, and also introduces two new characters.
Original manga creator Eiichiro Oda designed the new film-original characters Douglas Bullet and Buena Festa, pictured below. Douglas Bullet is a former member of Roger's pirate crew, while Buena Festa is a promoter for the "Pirate's World Fair," a festival by pirates and for pirates.
The film will open in theaters in Japan on August 9, in celebration of the anime's 20th anniversary.
The latest anime film in the One Piece franchise, One Piece Film Gold, opened in Japan in July 2016. Funimation screened the film in theaters in the United States with an English dub in January 2017. The company then released the film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in May 2017.
A One Piece film opened every year in Japan between 2000-2009. The 30-minute One Piece 3D: Mugiwara Chase film opened in March 2011, and the One Piece Film Z movie opened in December 2012.