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One Piece Stampede Anime Film Gets Novel in August

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Shueisha's Jump j Books label revealed on Tuesday that the One Piece Stampede anime film is getting a novel adaptation by Tatsuya Hamazaki (.hack//Legend of the Twilight, Digimon Next) that will ship on August 9. Atsuhiro Tomioka and Takashi Otsuka's script for the film is inspiring the novel's story.

The film will open in theaters in Japan on August 9 to mark the anime's 20th anniversary. The first 3 million theatergoers will receive the One Piece Comic -Kan-Banpaku- manga. Fuji TV describes the film's story:

The world's greatest exposition of the pirates, by the pirates, for the pirates - the Pirates Festival. Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat Crew receive an invitation from its host Buena Festa who is known as the Master of Festivities. They arrive to find a venue packed with glamorous pavilions and many pirates including the ones from the Worst Generation. The place is electric.

The latest anime film in the One Piece franchise, One Piece Film Gold, opened in Japan in July 2016. Funimation screened the film with an English dub in theaters in the United States 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 One Piece Film Z opened in December 2012.

Source: Shueisha's Jump J-Books imprint website

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