One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 adds Snakeman Luffy and Katakuri

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We are a couple of months away until we reach 2020 and One Piece is still kicking butt in the anime/manga community. If you been following the games, you might have heard that there is plans of another Pirate Warriors game. One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 will be the fourth game in the Pirate Warrior series where the story will go beyond to the current arc, Wano. It’s been announced today that two new characters will be joining the game as playable characters. If you been following the series, Luffy has an unique ability called Gear 4 where Luffy inflates himself and can use his rubber powers and haki at the same time to increase his strength and speed. In Pirate Warriors 4, get ready to play Luffy’s extended use of Gear 4 called Snakeman (or Snake-Man) Luffy. In this form, Luffy still uses Gear 4, but he appears slim and agile than his regular Bounce-Man form. Also joining in this game is Big Mom’s strongest commanders named Katakuri. Katakuri is a powerful foe who ate the devil fruit Mochi-Mochi Fruit. With his powers, Katakuri fights almost like Luffy’s style but instead of rubber powers, it’s all mochi (a Japanese rice gelatin). In the series, these two fought during the Big Cake Island arc.

Here is the current playable roster for this game:

  • Luffy (also including Gear 4: Snake-Man and Bounce-Man)
  • Zoro
  • Sanji
  • Reiju
  • Jimbei
  • Carrot
  • Katakuri

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4

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The Big Three! Viz announces novels!

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Remember the Big 3, One Piece, Naruto and Bleach? Well guess what, they’re coming back with more adventures in novel format. Announced yesterday at the New York Comic Con, Viz Media announced that they are planning to release some novels based on the manga series One Piece, Naruto and Bleach.

Viz Media announced that that Tite Kubo’s series Bleach will be coming back in a novel that takes place after the events of The Thousand Year Blood War (also known as the final arc). You might have seen or heard of this part of the story in Bleach: Brave Souls, but if you haven’t been playing the game, you can experience Bleach again in Summer 2020. The novel is called Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World and the main character is not Ichigo Kurosaki, but instead it’s Squad 9 Lieutenant, Shuhei Hisagi.

You can read the main plot from the Brave Souls website.

Even though he is not in the story this time, he is still loved by the fans. One Piece will be getting a novel focusing on Luffy’s brother Portgas D. Ace. This light novel will be released on Summer 2020. So if ever wandered what was Ace doing while Luffy was having his misadventures, you can pick up this book and read his story.

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Remember those Naruto novels that came out after the conclusion of the manga? Remember we had novels focusing on Kakashi, Shikamaru, Sasuke and even about Itachi’s life? Well, get ready for another one but this will be about Naruto and his family. This novel is called Naruto: Naruto’s Story – Family Day. Even Naruto is Hokage, it is not easy for him to get a day off and be with his family. This one also comes out in summer 2020.

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One Piece Romance Dawn ver. 2 movie announced!

If I know anything about One Piece, One Piece is the longest going anime and it has so many fans that could be compared to other anime like Dragon Ball. With the success of the recent movie One Piece Stampede, you would think Japan would slow down on the success of One Piece. However, you know what they say, keep the flames going! It’s been announced that Japan will be working on a One Piece TV special based on Eiichiro Oda’s project one-shot Romance Dawn. This is a second version of Romance Dawn where the story and characters are different in this One Piece world. Of course Luffy is still same rubber pirate, but in this version, the one who gave Luffy the Straw Hat was his grandfather, Garp, who is a captain of pirate crew and the characters he meets is a blue-haired girl named Ann and an antagonist named Spiel the Hexagon. This TV special is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the anime. This anime special is currently going to be for Japan viewers.

There is another version of Romance Dawn but that one was released in 2008 at 40th JUMP Super Anime Tour. The name Romance Dawn is a prototype title in which was used for Eiichiro Oda when he was making One Piece.

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Crunchyroll

One Piece World Seeker Sabo DLC trailer

I hope you guys didn’t forget this video game. If you still have One Piece: World Seeker, I hope you guys bought the season pass or at least remembered that this game has DLC. Coming in as the second DLC pack, we have Episode Sabo. Instead of focusing on Luffy and his crew, you can play as Luffy’s brother Sabo. In his episode, Sabo explores the prison island and investigate the marines activities such as selling weapons in a black market and their goal of collecting Dyna stones. This DLC will have Sabo facing the marines such as Rob Lucci and Akainu. This DLC will be released for PS4, X1 and PC on September 20th.

Episode Zoro is already available for purchase and the next Epiosde will be about Law and it will be released in the winter.

TGS: One Piece Pirate Warriors 4

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One Piece is becoming the longest going series in Shonen Jump history. Not only the anime is reaching over 900 episodes and with the recent movie Stampede being a success, we’re getting another One Piece Pirate Warriors game. Already mentioned, One Piece will be getting a fourth Pirate Warriors game for the PS4, X1, Switch and PC. It’s been announced that the following playable characters are Luffy, Sanji, Zoro, Reiju, Jimbei and now Carrot. Originally, the game will be covering the Whole Cake Island. Now, according to Tokyo Game Show, fans will go beyond to the current arc in the land of Wano, the county of samurais and ninjas. Based on the trailer, players will be in the current arc of the story and it may be an original story different than what’s going on in the manga/anime. It’s pretty common especially since the 3rd game did the same thing in the Dressrosa arc. Also in the trailer, it looks Luffy will be facing another Emperor of the sea; his name is Kaido and he is one of the Four Emperors of the Sea. This game is coming out in 2020.

Are you excited for this game?

One Piece creator hopes to end series within 5 years?

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One Piece is the longest running Shonen Jump title for both anime and manga. For its length, it was dubbed by fans one of the “Big 3” in manga and anime; Bleach and Naruto was one of the Big 3. The manga of Naruto ended in 2015 and Bleach ended in 2016, but the anime ended in a cliffhanger without entering the final arc in 2012. Now that these two are done, One Piece is the only one still kicking it. However, the question is this: how long can One Piece survive?

Prior to the Japanese theatical release of One Piece Stampede, a special YouTube video was released by Japanese YouTube comedy collective Fischer in which the YouTuber had a special interview with One Piece author Eiichiro Oda. Oda made a comment regarding how long he wanted One Piece to continue.

“I want to end it in five years,” said Eiichiro Oda

According to Crunchyroll and J-list, this time span is pretty vague but it also may be inaccurate. It could take 5 years or might even take within the 5 years. It was already mentioned that One Piece will have over 100 volumes and it is currently 65% done with the story.

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One Piece movie Stampede coming to western theaters

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Good news fans of One Piece, you might be able to see this recent One Piece movie this year!

It’s been announced by Funimation that the 14th film, One Piece: Stampede, is heading towards the West in the theaters. Thanks to Funimation, One Piece: Stampede will be in theaters this fall season in select theaters in North America and Canada! This movie marks the 20th anniversary for the One Piece anime. The movie is going to be an original story and will be supervised by One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda; the movie will be directed by Takashi Otsuka, with Masayuki Sato on character designs. Until further details, it is expected that movie will have English Dub and Sub in select dates.

Plot synopsis:

One Piece: Stampede is a stand-alone film that celebrates the anime’s 20th Anniversary and takes place outside the canon of the “One Piece” TV series. Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat pirate crew are invited to a massive Pirate Festival that brings many of the most iconic characters from throughout the franchise to participate in competition with the Straw Hats to find Roger’s treasure. It also pits the Straw Hats against a new enemy named Bullet, a former member of Roger’s crew.

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One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 adds Carrot

If you been following One Piece in the anime and manga, you might know who is Carrot. Carrot is a mink, similar to Fish-Men where they are anthropomorphic animals that can walk and talk like humans. Their civilization has seculded themselves in Zou of Mokomo Dukedom. After the events of Dressrosa, Luffy and his friends encounter them at Zou and then later be friends. They even helped out on saving Sanji from Big Mom.

In One Pirate Warriors 4, we are shown that the following playable  characters is Luffy, Jimbei, Reiju and Sanji. According to a recent scan from Weekly Jump, the cute rabbit character and friend Carrot is going to be playable. It is also implied that her powerful beast form, Sulong Form, will also be in this game allowing players to power up. More details on this game will be revealed at the Tokyo Game Show at Sept 12 to 15.

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Gematsu

One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 gameplay trailer

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Already announced, Koei Tecmo revealed that the musou or “Dynasty Warrior” game One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 is the next installment in the One Piece game series. Today, it’s been revealed in a trailer of the game’s gameplay. One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 is going to be released early 2020 for PS4, X1, Switch and PC and it’s going to be covering the Whole Cake Island arc. In the trailer, players can play as Luffy, Sanji, Jimbei, and Reiju.

 

My Hero Academia author befriends One Piece author due to Pokemon GO

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Whether you either a fan of Pokemon for a long time or just wanted to join the trend, Pokemon is a revolutionary franchise that brings people together for fun. Whether you played the games, watched the anime or even played the card games, Pokemon has some kind of magic that attracts them.  Thanks to the phone app game Pokemon GO, people are stepping out and exploring the world in order to catch Pokemon. With the new updates, people can be friends by sending friend requests. This allows people exchange gifts and also trade Pokemon.  Did you know it can also bring friendship? It’s been reported by Crunchyroll that two well known Shonen Jump manga authors have become friends from Pokemon GO and how the game changed their habits. In a tweet, it’s revealed that it was My Hero Academia author Kohei Horikoshi who befriended One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda. In a tweet, Horikoshi said after he befriended Oda sensei in Pokemon Go, he got inspired to take walks out of his office and take up exercising more for his free time. In his tweet, he sketched out one of the characters from his series. The sketch shows Mina Ashido playing Pokemon GO on her phone. Mina Ashido is a friend and classmate to protagonist Izuku Midoriya and her quirk is the ability to spur out acid.

Do you still play Pokemon GO?