A new key visual for “One Piece: Stampede” anime film has been released. Takashi Otsuka is directing the anime movie at Toei Animation. The fourteenth anime film of One Piece series will feature around 38 characters.
Eiichiro Oda launched One Piece manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine in July 19, 1997, with the chapters collected into 85 tankōbon volumes to date. Toei Animation premiere the anime show adaptation of the manga in 1999, in Japan. One Piece Manga has the most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author.
One Piece: Stampede will open in theaters in Japan on August 9, to commemorate the anime’s 20th anniversary.
“Stampede is based on a Pirate festival that is held by the Pirates, for the Pirates. A number of big and small name pirates are going to be present. This year, it is all about finding the treasure of Gol D Roger himself. The Strawhat Pirates will be participating in this festival as well. Some other characters in the movie include Smoker, Tashigi, Trafalgar D Water Law and Buggy and his crew. The main villains in this movie are Buena Festa, who has organized the festival, and Douglas Bullet. The magnitude of the fight between Bullet and Luffy is going to be so big that the Revolutionary Army members, Marines and the Warlords will get involved as well.”