Toei Animation Launches Virtual Event Series for Fans with ONE PIECE Watch Party FINAL
Special Guests Colleen Clinkenbeard and Michael McFarland to Join Fans for Two-Episode Screening, Discussion and Giveaways
Source: Toei Animation Inc. press release
Special Thanks to Scott Barretto
Anime’s favorite pirates will set sail on a new voyage with the upcoming digital release of new English dub episodes and fans will get a chance to mark the occasion courtesy of Toei Animation in collaboration from Funimation. To celebrate the December 1 digital release of ONE PIECE Season 11, Voyage 1 (Eps. 629-641 of the “Dressrosa” Arc) on Microsoft and Sony PlayStation Network, Toei Animation will host a special two-hour ONE PIECE livestream watch party for U.S. and Canadian fans.
The ONE PIECE watch party, which will take place on Saturday, December 5, kicks-off Toei Animation’s new virtual event series for fans. The two-hour event starts at 5:00 pm Pacific / 8:00 pm Eastern and will be simulcast on the Toei Animation and Funimation YouTube channels. The watch party will be hosted by Justin Rojas (HomeCon / Envy Gaming) and Josellie Rios (One Piece at a Time Podcast) who will provide an introduction as well as lead the discussions with special guests Colleen Clinkenbeard (English voice of “Luffy”) and Michael McFarland (ADR director and English voice of “Buggy the Clown”).
Fans will get to enjoy two full episodes, Ep. 634 – “A Pirate Noble! Cavendish!” and Ep. 635 – “The Fateful Reunion! Bellamy the Hyena!” during the livestream. Each episode will be followed by guest commentary along with fan giveaways.
ONE PIECE Livestream Watch Party
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Local Time: 5:00 pm Pacific ■ 8:00 pm Eastern
Duration: 2 hours
URL: ToeiAnimationUS YouTube Channel and Funimation YouTube Channel
Hosts: Justin Rojas and Josellie Rios
Special Guests: Colleen Clinkenbeard (English voice of “Luffy”) and Michael McFarland (ADR director and English voice of “Buggy the Clown”)
Program: Introduction, screening of Episodes 634 & 635, guest commentary and fan giveaways throughout the livestream
Season 11 Voyage 1 Synopsis
The Straw Hats are embarking on their next adventure! Destination? The passionate island of Dressrosa, a place where living toys roam and danger lurks around every corner. A competition is about to begin, and Luffy will do anything to win the prize. From enchanting disguises to mysterious strangers, the island’s colosseum isn’t the only place they’ll battle.
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 toei-animation-usa.com.