The official website for ONE PIECE STAMPEDE, the 14th feature film to celebrate the One Piece anime series’ 20th anniversary, has started streaming a 30-second second teaser trailer to introduce its “Pirates Festival” concept and the two original characters designed by the original manga creator Eiichiro Oda, Buena Festa and Douglas Bullet.
Douglas Bullet is a former member of the Roger Pirates, now called “The Demon Heir.” And Buena Festa is the organizer of “The Pirates Festival,” the world’s biggest event of the pirates, by the pirates, for the pirates. The purpose of the event is the hunt for Roger’s treasure.
In the beginning of the clip, Oda says, “I wouldn’t let them make a movie like this if it didn’t have ’20th Anniversary’ in the title. I mean, of course it’s got to be a good time!”
The film will open in theaters in Japan on August 9, in celebration of the anime’s 20th anniversary.
The latest anime film in the One Piece franchise, One Piece Film Gold, opened in Japan in July 2016. Funimation screened the film in theaters in the United States with an English dub in January 2017. The company then released the film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in May 2017.
A One Piece film opened every year in Japan between 2000-2009. The 30-minute One Piece 3D: Mugiwara Chase film opened in March 2011, and the One Piece Film Z movie opened in December 2012.