The long-elusive anime crossover of One Piece and Dragon Ball Z will finally air in English on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim Toonami block.
The 2013 Toriko One Piece and Dragon Ball Z Super Crossover Special will finally air in North America. An English dub will be available.
The official English account of Toei Animation announced that the crossover special featuring the stars from One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, and Toriko would make its North American television debut on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim Toonami block. Original broadcast on Fuji TV, April 7, 2013, in Japan. The special is part of the One Piece anime television series as Episode 590 “The Mightiest Collaboration In History vs. Gluttonous Of the Sea”, but international viewers were not able to access it. It is not part of the One Piece official English media release and it is not available on English-based streaming sites like Crunchyroll. Toriko and One Piece will air on Toonami Saturday, March 4.
Excited for Crossover Episode’s Publication
Jason DeMarco the co-creator and Senior Vice President for Anime & Action at Warner Bros. Discovery shared their excitement on Twitter. DeMarco tweeted, “We still have moves.” Adult Swim/Toonami was one of many streaming services that Warner Bros. owned. Discovery was affected by the Content Purge. This famously affected HBO Max, as the higher-ups asked questions about the name or the future streaming service.
The cancellation of Shenmue: The Animation was one of the most significant losses. It aired 13 episodes between 2021 and 2022. Before Sony bought them in 2021, the Shenmueanime had been a coproduction between Adult Swim & Crunchyroll. This was before Funimation’s merger in 2022. Despite these setbacks, Toonami continues airing anime action series such as My Hero Academia or One Piece and funding new series like Housing Complex C.
One Piece is currently available on streaming platforms like Netflix, Crunchyroll, and Tubi. A live-action One PieceTV Series is currently in development for Netflix. It will be available sometime in 2023.