Published On: Fri, Sep 16th, 2016

‘One Piece: Heart of Gold’ Anime Special to Release English Dub Version

TBC Dallas Fort-Wourth station’s aired segment unveils that Funimation will  have an English dub version of the One Piece: Heart of Gold anime special.

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According to Anime News Network, Funimation has not yet given further information about the release format or when  the dub will be available. Nonetheless, fans can look forward to the anime special’s English version.


Both Funimation and Crunchyroll uploaded the special with English subtitles this July after the show aired in Japan.

One Piece: Heart of Gold is about the journey of the Straw Hats and the girl Olga to the legendary island called Alchemi. The group is after the mysterious treasures Pure Gold that even Gild Tesoro wants to obtain.

For the main characters, Mayumi Tanaka was cast as Money D Luffy, Akemi Okamura as Nami, Cho as Brook, Kazuki Yao as Franky, Yuriko Yamaguchi as Nico Robin, Kazuya Nakai as Zoro, Hiroaki Hirata as Sanji, Ootani Ikue as Chopper, Kappei Yamaguchi as Usopp.

Anime News Network also states that the supporting roles are given to Minami Hamabe as Orga or Olga Miskina, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Psycho P, Kiko Mizuhara as Naomi Drunk, Kiyohiko Shibukawa as Ashie Miskina, Kazuhiro Yamaji as Gild Tesoro and Oguri Shun as Mad Treasure.

Tatsuya Nagamine is the film director while Tsutomu Kuroiwa wrote the screenplay. Kouhei Tanaka, Shiroh Hamaguchi and Yasunori Iwasaki are assigned to the movie’s music.

Keiichi Ichikawa is the chief animation director and also handles the design for the characters. Tomoyuki Ishiyama is the director of photography.

Teppei Hotta is the color designer while Aya Mori handled the color key. Nobutaka Maki, along with the assistant Satoshi Fujimura, edited the anime.

One Piece: Heart of Gold is a stand-alone story that leads into One Piece Film Gold. The TV special aired on July 16, 2016.

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