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One Piece to Premier on Adult Swim's Toonami Tonight

by Florete
May 18, 2013 4:17 PM | 92 Comments
Toonami previously announced that FUNimation's One Piece would begin airing on their anime block on May 18. Adult Swim's Toonami schedule currently lists One Piece to air tonight at 1:00am (effectively May 19). The new television run is set to start on episode 207.

Sources: Toonami, ANN

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I think starting One Piece at these episodes is not that bad. It is not to, to bad for new OP watchers. There are episodes or Fillers that i hated and i am happy that they are not starting at one of them. Well lets see how OP is taken by people. More fans means more OP for us. YEAH!!

Jun 21, 2013 1:56 PM by IndienRock

Wind_Sr said:
IntroverTurtle said:
Because that's the start of the HD episodes and it's not even fully dubbed. It they skipped that, they'd be like 40 episodes from where the dub has gotten so far.

Even so I agree that it was a stupid place to start. I doubt many people who are new to One Piece would have watched the davy back fights and be like Oooo this is cool I think I'm gonna watch this series. They should have started right when they got to Water 7. Starting at Water 7 people would have been interested and there would have around a years worth of episodes dubbed which would give Funimation plenty of time to dub around half a years worth of episodes. If your Funimation/Toonami you shouldn't be thinking a year and a half into the future and thinking hmmm what do we do after that because things always change.


I's kind of sad but somewhat nice- though sill very much sad- that the saturday before last, right after the episode ended, I went on my computer- my facebook- and this one kid had just written a status saying how he might just give OP a shot because he saw the episode and it looked like a good show.... he reads manga and watches anime- some even in sub- it's just that he's never wanted to try One Piece... I just can't believe the dub on toonami worked.... o.0 Freakin' scary.

But you know- people that are reeled in with these episodes will definitely stick around for the shitty fillers and what not. The people reeled in during the climax's like marineford tend to expect that type of stuff all the time and start shitting when everything slows down.

Mod Edit: Fixed quote tags.

Jun 17, 2013 1:06 PM by DarkAngelz

IntroverTurtle said:
moonbby said:
davy back fight is the worst fucking one piece arc i have ever seen..... it was boring, long, the foxy pirates are lame and not funny in the slightest, why would they start with that?! at least start right after, idk, but if i was a first time viewer and started watching it on the tv from that episode onwards id say fuck that
Because that's the start of the HD episodes and it's not even fully dubbed. It they skipped that, they'd be like 40 episodes from where the dub has gotten so far.


Even so I agree that it was a stupid place to start. I doubt many people who are new to One Piece would have watched the davy back fights and be like Oooo this is cool I think I'm gonna watch this series. They should have started right when they got to Water 7. Starting at Water 7 people would have been interested and there would have around a years worth of episodes dubbed which would give Funimation plenty of time to dub around half a years worth of episodes. If your Funimation/Toonami you shouldn't be thinking a year and a half into the future and thinking hmmm what do we do after that because things always change.

Jun 17, 2013 6:54 AM by Wind_Sr

moonbby said:
davy back fight is the worst fucking one piece arc i have ever seen..... it was boring, long, the foxy pirates are lame and not funny in the slightest, why would they start with that?! at least start right after, idk, but if i was a first time viewer and started watching it on the tv from that episode onwards id say fuck that
Because that's the start of the HD episodes and it's not even fully dubbed. It they skipped that, they'd be like 40 episodes from where the dub has gotten so far.

Jun 16, 2013 12:40 PM by IntroverTurtle

davy back fight is the worst fucking one piece arc i have ever seen..... it was boring, long, the foxy pirates are lame and not funny in the slightest, why would they start with that?! at least start right after, idk, but if i was a first time viewer and started watching it on the tv from that episode onwards id say fuck that

Jun 16, 2013 12:19 PM by erochan

Last Saturday I somehow managed to stay up for everything, doing my part nicely.

Jun 12, 2013 8:30 AM by Wind_Sr

I so want it to keep that up.

Jun 11, 2013 1:44 PM by IntroverTurtle

Jun 11, 2013 1:28 PM by Stark700

insan3soldiern said:
IntroverTurtle said:
That is not bad at all. They say the most viewers of an anime in toonami that night. Now only if it stays that way, idk viewers might just be up because it's the first ep. Now I only hope they are able to sit through the Davy Back fight arc.


I hope it continues doing well. One Piece deserves more of a following here in the United States.
I hope so too, I hope it just wasn't a first episode bump. Though someone mentioned that in the commercial, funimation mentioned having all the eps up for free and I saw someone in the Toonami club talking about trying to catch up before it aired. If only 4kids hadn't of set funimation back, they're like 230 episodes behind.

May 21, 2013 10:33 PM by IntroverTurtle

IntroverTurtle said:
That is not bad at all. They say the most viewers of an anime in toonami that night. Now only if it stays that way, idk viewers might just be up because it's the first ep. Now I only hope they are able to sit through the Davy Back fight arc.


I hope it continues doing well. One Piece deserves more of a following here in the United States.

May 21, 2013 10:19 PM by Ston3_FreeN7

Good premier ratings! Hope it stays that way or higher and gets one of the earlier slots. :D

May 21, 2013 9:41 PM by taydev

That is not bad at all. They say the most viewers of an anime in toonami that night. Now only if it stays that way, idk viewers might just be up because it's the first ep. Now I only hope they are able to sit through the Davy Back fight arc.

May 21, 2013 12:18 PM by IntroverTurtle

if they are after new viewers i don't think it's such a good idea.
people who never watched OP wil have no clue abaut how everything sticks together. that's what i believe anyway

May 21, 2013 5:50 AM by oerlemansje

I think everyone who cares at this point has seen or at least understands what happens up to Alabasta...and technically they were gonna air through all of Skypiea before 2007/2008 CN ruined everything it possibly could.

My honest, real worry with One Piece is it might be too late for it to become even a Naruto level success in America. Which would be a shame.

May 20, 2013 10:34 PM by kkslider5552000

Battlechili1 said:
I was referring to TV ratings like PG, PG-13, etc. Which is what people were complaining about on the previous page.

May 20, 2013 10:53 AM by Monochrome

You can't really start back a episode 1, it would be over a year before you got any real action going since it's basically all back story for awhile I'm not saying that 's a bad thing in fact I loved the beginning of One Piece, especially Sanji's story, but it wouldn't really fit in with Toonami. I just thought it weird the episode they started on. There's barely any point to the Davy Back fights on the actual storyline. I would have just skipped over all those episodes and start right as the crew is heading into Water 7.

May 20, 2013 9:12 AM by Wind_Sr

GoldenBRS said:
Battlechili1 said:
bakaboy said:
I guess Toonami realized if they started all the way back at ep 1, it would take them...well...who knows how long to go through each and every episode of One Piece...besides, it'll never end.

Basically, this. I'd love it if they started at episode 1.
But with such a long show, doing so would be ridiculous. Even at episode 200+ its still an insanely large amount of episodes to go through.


That's why they should not do this idea in the first place. Too much crap.
Too much crap?

May 20, 2013 8:39 AM by IntroverTurtle

Battlechili1 said:
bakaboy said:
I guess Toonami realized if they started all the way back at ep 1, it would take them...well...who knows how long to go through each and every episode of One Piece...besides, it'll never end.

Basically, this. I'd love it if they started at episode 1.
But with such a long show, doing so would be ridiculous. Even at episode 200+ its still an insanely large amount of episodes to go through.


That's why they should not do this idea in the first place. Too much crap.

May 20, 2013 8:14 AM by LegendGoldDark

bakaboy said:
I guess Toonami realized if they started all the way back at ep 1, it would take them...well...who knows how long to go through each and every episode of One Piece...besides, it'll never end.
How is that a bad thing? It's especially good if it becomes popular.

Battlechili1 said:
Basically, this. I'd love it if they started at episode 1.
But with such a long show, doing so would be ridiculous. Even at episode 200+ its still an insanely large amount of episodes to go through.
Well that matters how long it takes for them to dub, there's only about 60 episodes dubbed from where they are.

May 20, 2013 8:12 AM by IntroverTurtle

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