One Piece, Toriko and Dragon Ball Z Crossover Anime Special Trailers Released

Two trailers have been released for the crossover anime special Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Super Collaboration Special!! The one hour TV special, featuring multiple characters from the Toriko, One Piece and Dragon Ball Z franchises, will be released on 7 April.

In the special episode, the International Gourmet Organisation is hosting the World’s Best Eating Tournament (Tenkaichi Shokuokai), a merciless race with no rules, in which the multiple anime characters will compete.

Watch Bleach and One Piece Creators Sketch Their Manga Characters

Viz Media have released two videos from the Jump Festa event of Bleach creator Tite Kubo and One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda sketching the main characters of their manga series, Ichigo and Luffy respectively. The videos were initially only available to Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha subscribers, as the videos are promoting the Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha digital magazine, but have now been released to the general public.

Both Bleach and One Piece are published in the Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha magazine, along with many other titles.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Will Be Released in Europe

Namco Bandai Games Europe has confirmed that One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 will be released in Europe on the PlayStation 3 in summer 2013. The game has been confirmed for release on PS3 and PlayStation Vita in Japan, but Namco Bandai has not confirmed a Vita edition for the Europe release. 

The game is set in the New World arc of the One Piece story, featuring new stages such as Skypiea, new characters such as Eneru and a new original mode.

The game is being developed by Omega Force (in-house Tecmo Koei developers).

The first One Piece: Pirate Warriors has sold over 1.2 million copies, and, to celebrate, Namco Bandai Europe will provide a discount on the digital copy of the original game with all downloadable content from 12 – 26 December 2012.

One Piece: Romance Dawn PSP RPG Gets 2nd Promo

A new promtional trailer of One Piece: Romance Dawn has been released. The lengthy promo shows a closer look at the gameplay from the perspective of Luffy and the other Straw Hats; the promo ends with a teaser trailer for the upcoming film One Piece Film Z, which will be released in December.

The game is set during the East Blue Saga, as the Straw Hat Crew battle bosses the likes of Arlong, Buggy, and Don Krieg. Namco Bandai Games will release the game in Japan on 20 December.


World Cosplay Summit: Mayor of Nagoya Welcomes Competitors Dressed as Luffy from One Piece

Mayor of Nagoya City, Takashi Kawamura, greeted the competitors of this year’s 10th World Cosplay Summit as Luffy from One Piece. Accompanied by Governor Hideaki Ohmura, Kawamura met with competitors from Finland and Mexico just three days before  the championship begins.

Over 40 cosplayers from 20 countries and regions are competing this year. The UK will be represented by Laura Sindall and Alexandra Rutter, who were selected as representatives at the London Hyper Japan event earlier this year.

Salsa and March from Eternal Sonata

Show your support and follow their progress at WCS Team UK 2012.