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    Toei Animation and Funimation Present "ONE PIECE Wano Watch Party" Global Simulcast Fan Event on April 24

    Image courtesy of Toei Animation. © Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, Toei Animation

    Special Guest Mayumi Tanaka (Voice of “Monkey D. Luffy”), Kazuya Nakai (Voice of “Roronoa Zoro”), and Director Tatsuya Nagamine will Join Fans for a Virtual Simulcast Event; Watch Streamed Episodes of 969 and 970 with YouTuber RogersBase
    Source: Toei Animation Inc., Funimation press release
    Special Thanks to Scott Barretto

    Image courtesy of Toei Animation. © Eiichiro Oda/ Shueisha, Toei Animation

    t’s no secret that anime fans around the globe have fallen entranced with the world of ONE PIECE. With fans fully engrossed in the Land of Wano Arc, Toei Animation and Funimation are excited to bring viewers worldwide the “ONE PIECE Wano Watch Party.” This live stream event of epic proportion will coincide with the simulcast stream of episode 971. Special guests and ONE PIECE voice actors Mayumi Tanaka (voice of “Monkey D. Luffy”), Kazuya Nakai (voice of “Roronoa Zoro”), and Director Tatsuya Nagamine will join hosts Justin Rojas (Toei Animation) and YouTuber RogersBase for the 75-minute long simulcast celebration. As always, fans can also look forward to giveaways throughout the live stream on Toei Animation’s YouTube channel and Funimation’s YouTube channel.

    “ONE PIECE Wano Watch Party” kicks-off on Saturday, April 24 at 7 pm CT / 8 pm ET in the U.S. and Canada, and internationally, including 10:00 am AEST in Sydney and 12:00 pm NZST in New Zealand.

    ONE PIECE Livestream Watch Party

    Presented by: Toei Animation and Funimation
    Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
    Time: U.S.& Canada: 7 pm Central / 9 pm Eastern
    International: April 25 at 10:00am AEST Australia / 12:00pm NZST New Zealand
    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
    URL: Simulcast on ToeiAnimationUS YouTube Channel and Funimation YouTube Channel

    Hosts: Justin Rojas (Toei Animation) and Roger DiLuigi of the YouTube Channel RogersBase
    Special Guest: Special Guest Mayumi Tanaka (Voice of “Monkey D. Luffy”), Kazuya Nakai (Voice of “Roronoa Zoro”), and director Tatsuya Nagamine

    Program: “ONE PIECE Wano Watch Party” featuring a live stream simulcast of episodes 969 and 970 on YouTube coinciding with the premiere of episode 971. The event will also include a pre-recorded Q&A with voice actors and director as well as promotional giveaways throughout the event

    ONE PIECE Land of Wano Arc Synopsis

    Luffy arrives at the Land of Wano to find its people and its beautiful lands in a disastrous state. The one behind it all is Kaido of the Four Emperors, who is in league with the shogun! The Straw Hats search desperately for allies while the island’s tragic history comes to light. Amid the stories of the past, a tale of Oden and Gol D. Roger surfaces.

    About Toei Animation Inc.

    Based in Los Angeles, Toei Animation Inc. manages the film distribution of Toei Animation’s top properties, including all the Dragon Ball series, Sailor Moon, One Piece, Digimon series, Saint Seiya, and many others to North America, Latin America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Toei Animation’s Los Angeles office further handles all categories of consumer product licensing based on its film and television brands within these territories. For more information, please visit

    About Funimation

    Funimation distributes the best anime to a passionate, global community of fans. For over 25 years, Funimation has been delivering anime to fans and is pioneering an omnichannel approach to engaging and entertaining millions where they want it most—streaming, home entertainment, theatrical, e-commerce, merchandising, live events, and more.

    Funimation’s streaming services offer a growing catalog of over 700 anime series and 13,000+ hours of content available on 15 platforms and in 49 countries. Funimation’s in-house team designs must-have, exclusive collectibles distributed through major retailers and an e-commerce site; Funimation’s theatrical division has distributed and marketed 6 of the top 20 anime films in the U.S. As pioneers of the SimulDub, Funimation is the gold standard for foreign language dubbing of Japanese anime with the highest quality standards and fidelity to the original artists. With a fan-centric approach, Funimation has built a social community of tens of millions of followers and earned the trust of Japan’s most iconic creators.

    Funimation has nine offices in six countries and hundreds of employees worldwide. As an independently operated joint venture between U.S.-based Sony Pictures Entertainment and Japan’s Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., Funimation benefits from deep entertainment expertise across cultures, territories, and languages.

    To learn more about Funimation, visit and follow Funimation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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