August is an exciting month for One Piece fans, as the TV anime series will be getting a 2-hour special next month as a way of commemorating its 15th anniversary. Titled “One Piece ‘3D2Y’ Ace no Shi wo Koete! Luffy Nakama to no Chikai” (One Piece ‘3D2Y’ Overcome Ace’s Death! The Oath With Luffy’s Crewmates), the special will be airing on August 30 from 9 pm to 11:10 pm on Fuji TV stations.
The special will come with a new story that has never been told in the anime or the manga. The story focuses on the “3D2Y” code that the Strawhat pirates must decipher, and will also feature a new enemy character designed by Oda himself – Bandy World., a former prisoner from the sixth level of Impel Down who managed to escape during the Marineford Battle. World has abilities gained from eating the “Moa Moa” fruit, and has captured several of the Warlords and has set his sights on Boa Hancock. It is now up to Luffy and his crew to stop Bandy World and his crew.
It is said that the special is set during the Straw Hat Crew’s 2-year training period, and will delve into Luffy’s secret haki training with Rayleigh.