<img src="https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/assets/829c5b61f5d64acfe0617fa7267c0319e5db7a8e.jpg" shueisha's="" jump="" j="" books="" label="" revealed="" on="" tuesday="" that="" the="" One Piece Stampede anime film is getting a novel adaptation by Tatsuya Hamazaki (.hack//Legend of the Twilight, Digimon Next) that will ship on August 9. Atsuhiro Tomioka and Takashi Otsuka's script for the film is inspiring the novel's story.
The film will open in theaters in Japan on August 9 to mark the anime's 20th anniversary. The first 3 million theatergoers will receive the One Piece Comic -Kan-Banpaku- manga. Fuji TV describes the film's story:
The world's greatest exposition of the pirates, by the pirates, for the pirates – the Pirates Festival. Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat Crew receive an invitation from its host Buena Festa who is known as the Master of Festivities. They arrive to find a venue packed with glamorous pavilions and many pirates including the ones from the Worst Generation. The place is electric.
<!–Naoto Takenaka will return to voice a character for the third time in a One Piece film. Takenaka previously voiced Shiki in One Piece Film Strong World and Double Down and White Jack in One Piece Film Gold. Chinese singer and model Ron Monroe and the YouTuber group Fischer’s will also appear in the film. Fischer’s also have a crossover manga with One Piece that debuted last August.
Other guest cast members include:
Tsutomu Isobe as Douglas Bullet, a former member of Roger’s pirate crew
Yusuke Santamaria as Buena Festa, a promoter for the “Pirate’s Festival,” a festival by pirates and for pirates
Rino Sashihara as Ann
Ryōta Yamasato as Donald Moderate
The latest anime film in the One Piece franchise, One Piece Film Gold, opened in Japan in July 2016. Funimation screened the film with an English dub in theaters in the United States in January 2017. The company then released the film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in May 2017.