Funimation to celebrate summer with ‘One Piece’

Funimation is celebrating summer with One Piece. The streamer announced on that it will stream the One Piece Stampede anime film on its service for 60 days, starting on 22 May. Plus, new English-dubbed episodes of the One Piece TV series will be available to stream starting 2 June. One Piece: Stampede follows Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat pirate crew along 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. One Piece Stampede marks the 20th anniversary of the anime inspired by Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece pirate manga. The film opened in Japan last August. The first three million theatergoers received a bonus One Piece Comic -Kan-Banpaku– manga. Directed by Takashi Otsuka under the creative supervision of original creator Eiichiro Oda, the English dub for Stampede features the stars of the hit series: Colleen Clinkenbeard (Luffy), Christopher R. Sabat (Zoro), Luci Christian (Nami), Eric Vale (Sanji), Sonny Strait (Usopp), Brina Palencia (Chopper), Stephanie Young (Robin), Patrick Seitz (Franky) and Ian Sinclair (Brook). Co-stars also reprising their roles from the series include Mike McFarland (Buggy), Kyle Hebert (Bege), Matthew Mercer (Law), T. Axelrod (Hawkins), Jonathan Brooks (Foxy), Felecia Angelle (Perona), Brad Venable (Apoo) and DC Douglas (Drake).