Teased in Joint Ad
A joint commercial for October's One Piece and Dragon Ball Super television anime specials began streaming on Monday. A new visual of "Jump's Two Great Heroes" also debuted on Monday to promote the specials. The tagline on the visual reads, "The thrills and adventures don't end."
Tokyo's Seibu Shinjuku and Seibu Ikebukuro train stations are posting a panoramic version of the poster visual on their platforms for one week only, starting on Monday. In addition, the official Twitter accounts of both series are holding a retweet campaign to give away posters signed by voice actresses Masako Nozawa (Goku) and Mayumi Tanaka (Luffy).
The one-hour special for One Piece will air on Sunday, October 1 starting at 9:00 a.m. The one-hour special for Dragon Ball Super will air one week later on October 8 at the same time. Dragon Ball Super and One Pieceusually air back-to-back on Sundays from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Each one-hour special will feature two episodes of the television series.
One Piece also received a two-hour "Episode of East Blue" (One Piece Episode of East Blue: Luffy to 4-nin no Nakama no Daibōken) special that aired on August 26 from 9:00 p.m to 11:10 p.m. Crunchyroll is streaming the special now and Funimation will stream the special starting at 3:00 a.m. EDT on Monday. The special is a completely new work, featuring reanimated scenes from the beginning of the series through when the crew enters the Grand Line.