LOS ANGELES – March 30, 2021. It’s no secret that anime fans around the globe have fallen entranced with the world of One Piece. With fans fully engrossed in the Land of Wano Arc, Toei Animation and Funimation are excited to bring viewers worldwide the “One Piece Wano Watch Party.” This live stream event of epic proportion will coincide with the simulcast stream of episode 971.  Special guests and One Piece voice actors Mayumi Tanaka (voice of “Monkey D. Luffy”), Kazuya Nakai (voice of “Roronoa Zoro”), and Director Tatsuya Nagamine will join hosts Justin Rojas (Toei Animation) and YouTuber RogersBase for the 75-minute long simulcast celebration. As always, fans can also look forward to giveaways throughout the live stream on Toei Animation’s YouTube channel and Funimation’s YouTube channel. “One Piece Wano Watch Party” kicks-off on Saturday, April 24 at 7 pm CT / 8 pm ET in the U.S. and Canada, and internationally, including 10:00 am AEST in Sydney and 12:00 pm NZST in New Zealand.

One Piece Wano Watch Party,” A Virtual Simulcast Event

Presented by: Toei Animation and Funimation

Date:                 Saturday, April 24, 2021

Time:                U.S.& Canada: 7 pm Central / 9 pm Eastern

International:  April 25 at 10:00am AEST Australia / 12:00pm NZST New Zealand

Duration:          1 hour 15 minutes

URL:                  Simulcast on Toei Animation’s YouTube channel and Funimation’s YouTube channel

Hosts:               Justin Rojas (Toei Animation) and Roger DiLuigi of the YouTube Channel RogersBase

Special Guest: Special Guest Mayumi Tanaka (Voice of “Monkey D. Luffy”), Kazuya Nakai (Voice of “Roronoa Zoro”), and director Tatsuya Nagamine

Program:          “One Piece Wano Watch Party” featuring a live stream simulcast of episodes 969 and 970 on YouTube coinciding with the premiere of episode 971. The event will also include a pre-recorded Q&A with voice actors and director as well as promotional giveaways throughout the event

One Piece Land of Wano Arc Synopsis

Luffy arrives at the Land of Wano to find its people and its beautiful lands in a disastrous state. The one behind it all is Kaido of the Four Emperors, who is in league with the shogun! The Straw Hats search desperately for allies while the island’s tragic history comes to light. Amid the stories of the past, a tale of Oden and Gol D. Roger surfaces.

About Toei Animation Inc.

Based in Los Angeles, Toei Animation Inc. manages the film and TV series distribution of Toei Animation’s top properties – some of the world’s biggest anime franchises including Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, One Piece, Digimon, Saint Seiya, and many others – to North America, Latin America, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.  In addition, within these territories, Toei Animation Inc. handles all categories of consumer product licensing based on Toei Animation’s film and television brands. For more information, please visit

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