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Blogger Almost Misses Flight to Report One Piece Simulcast

...And you probably think I'm kidding...


So I'm sitting at the Portland airport, five minutes 'til boarding, not enough time to bust out the laptop, I figure. I check Twitter on my phone and see some buzz about some kind of VIZ/FUNimation/One Piece news. Seriously, are you guys trying to kill me?

Anyway, the word is that FUNimation, Toei, Shueisha, and VIZ have all gotten together to announce that they will begin simulcasting One Piece starting on Saturday, May 30th at 9pm central time-- one hour after it airs in Japan –subtitled in English on http://www.onepieceofficial.com. New episodes will, of course, roll out weekly as the episodes continue to air in Japan.

“In addition, beginning Thursday, May 14th FUNimation will stream episodes from the Sabaody Archipelago Saga story arc starting with episode 391. FUNimation will also offer both its produced uncut, English-tracked and English-subtitled adaptations of the hugely successful series beginning with the first episode.”


Okay, One Piece fans-- party in the comment thread!
Kiriskaon May 14, 2009 at 11:24 a.m.
:D Maybe I'll actually start watching the anime then. Only ~400 episodes to catch up on. XD
Nikoon May 14, 2009 at 11:26 a.m.
That's quite surprising. I don't think the DVD release is anywhere close to that, is it? That would be a lot of catching up to do. More power to them though, and I hope it works out for them.
Sigueon May 14, 2009 at 11:27 a.m.
I approve.

Checked out an episode and the quality is good. Watch it.
Lance_McCloudon May 14, 2009 at 4:32 p.m.
Another piece of awesome news that sadly doesn't concern me at all. I love One Piece and think this is great news, but as with all these things released online they are almost always only open to the US and blocked out for me that live in Sweden.
mediarighton May 14, 2009 at 7:36 p.m.
Yeah, I may actually start watching, though I really should start with the manga first and catch up. Seems like they're being hit hard tonight so I'll try later.

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