One Piece/Dragon Ball Z Crossover Lastly Crosses to the U.S.

Picture: Shonen Soar/Toei Animation

The heroes of the manga anthology Shonen Jump—Luffy from One Piece, Deku from My Hero Academia, Goku from Dragon Ball Z, Naruto from Naruto, Ichigo from Bleach, and so forth., and so forth.—aren’t precisely strangers to one another, having appeared in numerous video video games and promotions collectively. However surprisingly, the manga anthology’s two greatest stars (that may be Luffy and Goku) have solely met in animated kind as soon as, again in 2013, in a particular that by no means made it to America. Nicely, not till subsequent month, at the very least.

The crossover is absolutely an episode of One Piece preceded by an episode of Toriko, one other Shonen Soar manga/anime that was widespread on the time, and which was additionally a part of it. With out worrying about how the three fully unconnected collection have been connecting, the particular featured the equally food-obsessed Luffy, Goku, and Toriko taking part in a meals match with the prize being the extraordinarily uncommon meat referred to as Carat-Sizzled Cattle. The principle casts of all three collection additionally appeared, however by the top, the story boiled all the way down to the three leads concurrently combating an inevitable massive dangerous.

The episodes aired in Japan in 2013, and there they stayed. However Toei Animation, which makes/made all three collection, has announced that they’ll each lastly be coming to America because the Toriko x One Piece x Dragon Ball Z Tremendous Crossover Particular, aka One Piece episode #590 (it is sensible the specials are being lumped collectively within the ongoing One Piece, as Toriko stopped airing again in 2014). Whereas there’s no phrase on in the event that they’ll come to a streaming service, they’ll air on Grownup Swim’s Toonami block on Saturday, March 4—and with an English dub. Having put that a lot work in it, I’d be very shocked it the particular didn’t additionally make it to streaming or dwelling video in the end.

[Through Polygon]

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