Pirate fans set your sails for Dressrosa as the next arc in the One Piece series begins this Sunday, January 19th in Japan with episode 629! For North American viewers who enjoy the latest One Piece episodes at FUNimation’s OnePieceOfficial legal streaming website, that’s actually Saturday, January 18th after 7:30 PM ET/PT. The content for the One Piece Dressrosa arc begins in the manga at about chapter 700, putting the anime just 33-34 chapters away from the source material. Take a look at the video preview and titles for the first four episodes below.
Note: The dates listed below are for North America. The titles are subject to change once the episode is officially released by FUNimation.
- January 18, 2014
One Piece 629 – Violent Shock! Earth-shaking Big News
- January 25, 2014
One Piece 630 – Adventure! The Country of Love and Passion, Dressrosa
- February 1, 2014
One Piece 631 – Swirling Madness, Corrida Colosseum
- February 8, 2014
One Piece 632 – Dangerous Love, Dancing Girl Violet
In addition to the new arc, One Piece Opening 17 will begin with episode 629! We at Anime Games Online aren’t sure if FUNimation’s stream will have the opening (as of episode 628 they were still using opening 15 “We Go!” by Hiroshi Kitadani), but across Japanese TV, it will surely be there! The song that will be featured is titled “Wake up!” and it’s by Japanese band AAA. The preview for One Piece opening 17’s music can be heard at the 3:16 mark in the video below. There are also more scenes from the Dressrosa Arc and some voice acting action by the Japanese seiyu Mayumi Tanaka (Luffy) and Kazuki Yao (Franky).