Next week it begins! Luffy, Nami, Zoro, Sanji, Robin, Brook, Franky, and Usopp – the Straw Hat Pirates make their journey toward each other to finally reunite after two years of training! Anime Games Online is excited to say the One Piece timeskip is almost here in anime fashion! The deputy director of Shonen Jump manga group, Sasaki Hirahi, seems excited too as he posted on his Twitter an image from a Japanese train station that promotes the timeskip’s anime debut on October 2nd.
There has been a scan in Shonen Jump directly promoting the new arc, a Nintendo DS game (One Piece: Gigant Battle 2) and PS3 game (One Piece: Kaizoku Musou) indirectly promoting New World. Those are just what we know off the top of our head. Popular brands such as Universal Studios, Schick, and Axe all have used One Piece likenesses earlier in the year, so we’re pretty sure if you go to Japan, you’ll find a whole bunch of other One Piece New World promotions!
Anyways, the official One Piece stream on FUNimation’s website, OnePieceOfficial.com did not have a preview for episode 517. Japan did have a preview and if you want an earlier look of the next episode, check it out below!
A rough translation of the preview – The narrator says “2 years have passed since the war of the best. After obtaining their new powers from training, finally, the members of the Straw Hat Pirates have arrived with the goal for the last ocean on the Grand Line – the New World. The Straw Hat Pirates set sail!” Then Luffy says “Next time on One Piece the Straw Hat Pirates reunite. The New Chapter Begins!”