One Piece Anime Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary With New Larger-Than-Life Display At The Las Vegas Sphere

Additionally, this upcoming event will celebrate the debut of the first official English YouTube channel for the One Piece series.

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If you think a balloon Luffy at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2023 wasn’t BIG ENOUGH, then look forward to Luffy and the Straw Hats crew appearing in the BIGGEST STAGE IN THE WORLD as they’re set to take over the Las Vegas Sphere from June 10-16, 2024!

That’s right, the One Piece anime by Toei Animation is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and the studio has gotten permission from the authorities of Las Vegas to display a stunning, larger than life display of the anime series on the Sphere.

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The announcement of the Vegas Sphere coincides with the successful opening of the first North American One Piece café in Las Vegas. Additionally, this upcoming event will celebrate the debut of the first official English YouTube channel for the One Piece series.

Toei Animation President Masayuki Endo shares his thoughts on the upcoming events celebrating the milestone:

“One Piece is now celebrating its 25th anniversary on the heels of last year’s truly explosive global brand awareness due to the overwhelming success of the franchise’s new productions and marketing efforts. We’re excited to commemorate the occasion and bring the world of One Piece to Las Vegas in June. We invite fans to not only join us next month for this very special live entertainment experience but also subscribe to the new One Piece English channel on YouTube.”

About One Piece:

One Piece manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 1997, with its individual chapters compiled into 108 tankōbon volumes as of March 2024.

The manga spawned a media franchise, having been adapted into a festival film by Production I.G, and an anime series by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in 1999. Additionally, Toei has developed fourteen animated feature films, one original video animation, and thirteen television specials.

The latest entry in the franchise, One Piece Film Red, premiered in Japan in August 2022. It is the 8th highest-earning film of all time in Japan and also topped Japan’s box office for the year 2022 in terms of both yen earned and tickets sold.

One Piece Anime Synopsis:

The tale of One Piece takes place on a parallel Earth when the ‘Golden Age of Pirates’ is in full swing.

The seas are ruled by ruthless pirates, and only the strongest can claim the legendary ‘One Piece’ fortune left behind by the greatest pirate of them, Gol D. Roger.

Years after Gol D. Roger’s death, Monkey D. Luffy dreams of establishing his own crew, locating One Piece, and becoming the Pirate King.

Luffy has incredible strength and agility after eating a devil’s fruit that turns his body into rubber.

He leaves Foosha Village in East Blue on his epic expedition to become the next Pirate King.

Source: Toei Animation’s Official Twitter