One Piece Volume 0 to be Animated

The 49th issue of the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced
that Eichiro Oda’s One Piece volume 0 manga will be turned
into an anime! In addition, the
pirate manga prequel will be published in the 53rd issue of
Weekly Shonen Jump in Japan. As previously announced, the
first 1.5 million moviegoers at this December’s One Piece
Film Strong World screenings will receive a “0th volume”
manga volume. This manga story will depict the world of One
Piece 20 years ago — in particular, the Pirate King Gold
Roger versus the legendary pirate “Gold Lion” Shiki.

The animated version of volume 0 will be released on 3,000
limited-edition DVDs that will be given away in collaboration
with the House Foods brand.

Viz Media has published the 22nd volume of the original manga
in North America this month, and it is running the latest
chapters from Japan in the English Shonen Jump magazine this
fall. Funimation has been releasing the television anime
version and the eighth film, One Piece: The Desert Princess
and The Pirates: Adventure in Alabasta.

Source: Anime News Network

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