On 19 March 2017, the running event ‘One Piece Run in Okinawa 2017’ took place in Chatan, Okinawa. The voice actors Mayumi Tanaka and Kappei Yamaguchi enjoyed running together with the other participants. The actors also held a talk segment at the after-party.
The ‘One Piece Run’ is a joyful event, where everybody runs with the sea right in front of their eyes, just like it would be in One Piece. This year was the second time they hold the event, with better attractions compared to last year. There were visitors not only from Japan, but also from overseas! Mayumi Tanaka (voice of Luffy) and Kappei Yamaguchi (voice of Usopp), as well as the official supporters i☆Ris ran the distance of 5.5km together with the participants. It was an event that everybody could enjoy with colleagues, friends, or family!
The after-party took place behind the finish line. Mayumi Tanaka, Kappei Yamaguchi, i☆Ris as well as Hiroshi Kitadani, who is known for the One Piece theme song, D-51, and Maki Otsuki appeared on stage. Everybody had fun with their talk and live segments.
Hiroshi Kitadani and Kappei Yamaguchi sang We are! together. Mayumi Tanaka thought it sounded very cool. D-51 and i☆Ris also collaborated, heating the venue up even though it was raining. At the end, Kitadani once again sang We are! together with everybody at the venue!
One Piece is getting more and more popular. The last movie One Piece Gold in 2016 exceeded 5 billion yen in box office income. Expectations for the event next year are already high!
One Piece Run in Okinawa 2017
Event Date: Sunday, 19 March 2017, 09:30
Event Venue: Chatan, Okinawa, special One Piece Run site
Guests: Mayumi Tanaka (Luffy), Kappei Yamaguchi (Usopp), Hiroshi Kitadani, Maki Otsuki, D-51, i☆Ris