Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece is celebrating its 20th anniversary since serialization with a special anime called One Piece Episode of East Blue ~Luffy to 4-nin no Nakama no Diaboken!!~. It will air on Fuji TV and associated channels on 26 August 2017.
The episode will include new stories from the East Blue, from the time when Luffy started his adventure with Shanks and his meeting with Zoro, Nami, Usopp and Sanji.
Takashi Otsuka is directing this special episode, and Tomohiro Nakayama is scriptwriter. The character design is done by Masayuki Sato. It has been revealed that some of the frontispieces of the manga will also be animated in the ending credits of the episode.
In addition, there will be 100 people chosen from a lottery who will be able to record a 20th anniversary version of the theme song We Are! for the new world together with Hiroshi Kitadani.
The recording will be held in Tokyo on 17 July 2017, 10:30-13:00. Those who want to apply for the recording can do it through the official homepage of the One Piece DVD, between 28 June and 5 July 2017.