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Funimation is a distributor of anime in the United Kingdom and Ireland that began releasing One Piece on DVD and Blu-Ray in 2013, when they were known as Manga Entertainment. They were acquired by the North American Funimation, who already held the One Piece anime in their own territories, in May 2019 and subsequently re-branded as the UK branch of Funimation in April 2021.[1][2]

As of 2020, Funimation has licensed the first 719 episodes of the TV series (except for crossover episodes) and thirteen of the Movies for release in Britain.

Home Media

TV Series

The UK release of the One Piece TV series is identical in content to the American equivalents, including the logo and credit alterations. Collections 1-13 use the PAL masters created by Madman,[3] whereas Collection Fourteen onward are identical to the NTSC discs released in America, even referring to the US "Voyage" releases in the menus. The TV series has only been released on DVD in the UK, whereas later North American releases were bundled with Blu-ray discs.

The 'In The Booth with Brina Palencia' special feature, which was advertised but not included with the US release of Season Five: Voyage Four, is included in Collection Thirteen. The Marathon Mode option is missing from the first thirteen collections. Otherwise, the extras are identical to their US counterparts.

Collections 1-5

Collection 1

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Release Date May 27, 2013
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 1 - 26
Special Features US commentary (episode 1 & 17)
Run time 639 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12: moderate violence, mild bad language (episodes 1-7), occasional gory moments (21-26).[4]

Collection 2

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Release Date July 1, 2013
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 27 - 53
Special Features Episode 30 & 44 commentary, Text-less openings and endings.
Run time 636 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12: moderate bloody violence (27-33), moderate violence (34-53)

Collection 3

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Release Date September 23, 2013
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 54 - 78
Special Features Episode 61 & 67 commentary, Text-less openings and endings.
Run time 576 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12: moderate violence, language (61-66), threat (73-78)

Collection 4

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Release Date November 11, 2013
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 79 - 103
Special Features US commentary (episode 90 & 103)
Run time 566 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12 (79-91, 98-103): moderate violence, injury detail (79-85)
PG (92-97): mild language, violence, scenes of smoking


Collection 5

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Release Date February 17, 2014
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 104 - 140
Special Features Episode 114 & 119 commentary, Text-less openings and endings.
Run time 572 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12: moderate violence, nudity (124-130)

Collections 6-10

Collection 6

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Release Date May 19, 2014
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 131 - 156
Special Features Episode 140 & 144 commentary, Text-less openings and endings.
Run time 587 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12 (131-137, 144-156): moderate violence, occasional gore (151-156)
PG (138-143): mild bad language, violence

Collection 7

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Release Date August 11, 2014
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 157 - 182
Special Features Episode 166 & 171 commentary, Text-less openings and endings.
Run time 588 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12: moderate violence

Collection 8

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Release Date November 3, 2014
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 183 - 205
Special Features Episode 193 & 196 commentary, Text-less openings and endings.
Run time 520 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12 (183-189): moderate violence, bloodshed
PG (190-195): mild bad language, fantasy violence, bloodshed
PG (196-200): mild bad language, violence, scenes of smoking
12 (201-205): infrequent moderate violence[5]

Collection 9

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Release Date April 13, 2015[6]
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 206 - 229
Special Features Episode 211, 215, 218 & 229 commentary, Text-less openings and endings.
Run time 545 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12 (206-223): moderate violence, injury detail (206-211), occasional bloody detail (212-217)
PG (224-229): mild bad language, fantasy violence, sex references[7]

Collection 10

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Release Date June 15, 2015[8]
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 230 - 252
Special Features Episode 233, 238, 244 & 245 commentary, text-less opening and ending, On The Boat with Brina Palencia and Eric Vale.
Run time 520 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12/12/12/12 (moderate bloody violence, injury detail)

Collections 11-15

Collection 11

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Release Date August 10, 2015[9]
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 253 - 275
Special Features Episode 255, 263, 265 & 273 commentary, On the Boat with Christopher R Sabat, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Eric Vale and Brina Palencia, text-less opening and closing
Run time 575 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12/12/12/12 (Moderate violence)

Collection 12

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Release Date December 28, 2015[10]
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 276 - 299
Special Features Episode 277, 287, 289 & 290 US cast commentary, On The Boat with John Swasey, Stephanie Young, Jonathan Brooks and Jason Liebrecht, text-less opening and closing songs.
Run time 575 minutes
BBFC Certificate 15/12/12/12 (Moderate violence, injury detail, occasional bloody/gory moments, sexualised imagery)

Collection 13

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Release Date October 3, 2016[11]
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 300 - 324
Special Features Episode 300, 301, 317 & 319 US cast commentary, In The Booth with Brina Palencia and Colleen Clinkenbeard, text-less opening song.
Run time 520 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12/12/PG/12 (moderate bad language, violence, bloody images, occasional gory moments, nudity)

Collection 14

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Release Date November 28, 2016[12]
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 325 - 348
Special Features Episode 326, 335, 338 & 348 US cast commentary, In The Booth with Luci Christian and Stephanie Young, text-less opening songs, Marathon Mode.
Run time 520 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12/12/15/12 (moderate violence, gory images, sexual threat)

Collection 15

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Release Date January 23, 2017
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 349 - 372
Special Features Episode 352, 356, 361 & 368 US cast commentary, 'In The Booth' with Christopher Sabat & Eric Vale, text-less opening songs, Marathon Mode.
Run time 520 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12/12/12/12 (moderate threat, violence, sex references)

Collections 16-20

Collection 16

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Release Date March 27, 2017
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 373 - 396
Special Features Episode 377, 384, 387 & 393 US cast commentary, 'In The Galley with the Straw Hats', 'Villains and Fishmen: A Peek Behind the Curtain', text-less opening songs, Marathon Mode.
Run time 520 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12/12/12/12 (Moderate violence, occasional bloody moments, injury detail, sex references)

Collection 17

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Release Date June 25, 2018
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 397 - 421
Special Features Episode 398, 405, 412 & 417 US cast commentary, 'In The Booth' with Sonny Strait, 'A Day in the Life of Zzzzoro', textless opening, Marathon Mode.
Run time 625 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12/12/12/12 (Moderate violence, injury detail, drug references, sexualised nudity)

Collection 18

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Release Date August 20, 2018
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 422 - 445
Special Features Episode 425, 432, 434 & 442 US cast commentary, 'Chopper Plays Doctor', 'Cooking with Sanji', textless opening, Marathon Mode.
Run time 600 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12/12/12/12 (Moderate violence, bloody images, sex references/sexualised images, language)

Collection 19

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Release Date October 22, 2018
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 446 - 468
Special Features Episode 446, 452, 462 & 468 US cast commentary, ' Usopp: The Sniper King', 'Robin’s Search', textless opening, Marathon Mode.
Run time 543 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12/12/12/12 (Moderate fantasy violence, language, injury detail, discriminatory attitudes)


Collection 20

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Release Date December 17, 2018
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 469 - 491
Special Features Episode 476, 480, 482 & 486 US cast commentary, ' Music Lesson with Brook', 'Top Ten Moments', textless opening, Marathon Mode.
Run time 543 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12/12/12/15 (Strong violence, injury detail, bloody images)

Collections 21-25

Collection 21

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Release Date March 16, 2020
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 493 - 516
Special Features US commentary (episodes 495, 503, 506 & 515)
Inside Look: The Shot Heard ‘Round the World
One Piece Outtakes: Part 1
Run time 575 minutes
BBFC Certificate

12 (493-504): moderate violence, injury detail, threat
12 (505-516): moderate fantasy violence, bloody images, sex references[13]

Collection 22

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Release Date July 6, 2020
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 517 - 540
Special Features US commentary (episode 519, 526, 532 & 534)
One Piece Cast Goes to Matsuricon 2016: 'Live Dub' & 'Q And A Panel'
Run time 575 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12 (moderate sex references, violence, bloody images, discriminatory behavior)[14]

Collection 23

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Release Date September 7, 2020
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 541, 543 - 563
Special Features US audio commentary (episode 541, 543 & 559)
US video commentary (episode 552)
One Piece: Pop Up Moments
Run time 575 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12 (moderate violence, threat, bloody images, sex references, discrimination)


Collection 24

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Release Date November 29, 2021
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 564 - 587
Special Features
Run time 571 minutes
BBFC Certificate PG: mild fantasy violence, injury detail, sex references, language, bloody images.
12: moderate violence, bloody images (567, 568, 582).
15: sexualised images, sexual harassment (570, 573, 574).

Collection 25

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Release Date April 4, 2022
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 588 - 614
Run time
BBFC Certificate PG: sex references, violence, injury detail, threat, language.
12: sexual harassment, moderate sex references, moderate violence, language, bloody images (588-591, 593, 598, 599, 607, 610-614).
15: strong violence (606).

Collections 26-28

Collection 26

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Release Date May 16, 2022
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 615 - 641
Special Features An Inside Look at Dubbing Punk Hazard
Voice Actor Panel FunimationCon 2020 (part 1)
Run time
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Collection 27

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Release Date June 27, 2022
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 642 - 667
Special Features Voice Actor Panel FunimationCon 2020 (part 2)
Livestream Watch Party
Run time
BBFC Certificateco

Collection 28

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Release Date August 15, 2022
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 668 - 693
Special Features Lightning Round with the Straw Hats
Run time
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Collection 29

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Release Date September 26, 2022
No. Of Discs 4
Episodes 694 - 719
Special Features
Run time
BBFC Certificate

Movies

The movies previously released in America contain the English dub and original Japanese versions, whereas the others contain the Japanese version only. The movie packs use locally produced masters which predate Funimation's acquisition of Manga Entertainment, resulting in the subtitles occasionally using names and terminology inconsistent with the TV series and American releases.[15] Despite a consistent translation having already been released in America, this still applies to Movie 8, despite a consistent subtitle track already existing.

Movie 1-9 Collections

Movie 1-3 Collection
One Piece: The Movie · Adventure Of Spiral Island ('Adventures On Clockwork Island' on the disc's subtitles)[16] · Chopper's Kingdom In The Strange Animal Island
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Release Date July 28, 2014
Format DVD
No. Of Discs 3
Languages Japanese 2.0 audio, English subtitles
Run time 160 minutes
BBFC Certificate PG (movie 1): mild violence, mild bad language
12 (movie 2): moderate violence, nudity
12 (movie 3): moderate violence, bloody injury detail


Movie 4-6 Collection
The Adventure Of Dead End · The Cursed Holy Sword · Baron Omatsuri and The Secret Island · Take Aim! The Pirate Baseball King[17]
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Release Date September 8, 2014
Format DVD
No. Of Discs 3
Languages Japanese 2.0 audio, English subtitles
Run time 282 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12 (movie 4): moderate fantasy violence
15 (movie 5): strong violence
12 (movie 6): moderate violence, horror


Movie 7-9 Collection
Mega Mecha Soldier of Karakuri Castle · Episode of Alabasta: The Pirates and the Princess of the Desert · Episode of Chopper + The Miracle Winter Cherry Blossom
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Release Date November 3, 2014[18]
Format DVD
No. Of Discs 3
Languages English 2.0 audio (Movie 8 only), Japanese 2.0 audio, English subtitles
Run time 285 Minutes
BBFC Certificate 12 (movie 7): fantasy action violence
12 (movie 8): moderate fantasy violence, implied nudity, smoking
12 (movie 9): moderate violence, bloody injury detail[19]

Movie 8

This contains the same content as the 'Movie 7-9 Collection' disc.[20]

Episode of Alabasta: The Pirates and the Princess of the Desert
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Release Date January 5, 2015 [21]
Format Blu-ray, DVD
No. Of Discs 1
Languages English/Japanese 2.0 audio, English subtitles
Run time 90 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12: moderate fantasy violence, implied nudity, smoking

Movie 10

One Piece Film: Strong World
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Release Date June 30, 2014
Format DVD/Blu-ray Double Play, DVD
No. Of Discs 2 (Double Play), 1 (DVD)
Bonus Behind The Scenes: Introducing Brook
US Trailer
Languages English/Japanese 5.1 audio, English subtitles
Run time 110 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12: moderate sex references, injury detail[22]

Movie 12

The extras from the American and Australian releases are not included.[23]

One Piece Film: Z
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Release Date May 25, 2015
Format Blu-ray, DVD
No. Of Discs 1
Languages English/Japanese 5.1 and 2.0 audio, English subtitles
Run time 108 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12: moderate fantasy violence, moderate sex references[24]

Movie 14

One Piece: Stampede
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Release Date June 22, 2020[25]
Format Blu-ray, DVD, Blu-ray/DVD (steelbook)
No. Of Discs 1, 2 (steelbook)
Bonus Behind the Scenes with the Cast
Languages English/Japanese 5.1 audio, English subtitles
Run time 100 minutes
BBFC Certificate 12: moderate violence[26]

Reception

With Britian's first release of the series, several reviewers noted the high fan demand for an uncut DVD version following its American release six years earlier and the relative value of starting with the Collection sets.[27][28][29] Like the American releases, the uncut version and Funimation dub were considered a more effective approach to the series than 4Kids' edited version as aired on TV.[27][30] Some reviews criticized the earlier DVDs' video quality for including noticeable compression artifacts such as macroblocking, although these problems were noted to be less apparent in later volumes, particularly once the DVDs started using HD masters.[27][31][32]

While the release of movies not licensed in America was appreciated, the Movie Collection DVDs themselves were considered disappointing. The first Movie Collection was criticized for having poor video and audio quality, as well as translations that were not consistent with either the TV series DVDs or the other movie releases;[33][34] several errors on the box for this release, incorrectly advertising an English dub, 5.1 audio and the short Dream Soccer King, were also noted.[35] The video quality of the other two Movie Collections was much more positively received, but the films still contained a "disappointing" stereo soundtrack with "music and sound effects overpowering dialogue to the point of burying it completely"[36][37] and subtitles with grammatical and translation errors.[38] The audio and translation issues were carried over to the Blu-ray release of Movie 8,[39] but did not affect movies 10 and 12.[40]

Theatrical

Strong World was screened at BFI Southbank on May 16, 2014,[41] and One Piece: Stampede was released theactrically on February 2, 2020, in subtitled and dubbed formats.[42]

References

  1. Funimation Acquires U.K. Anime Distributor Manga Entertainment - Anime News Network
  2. Manga Entertainment to Officially Rebrand as Funimation in the UK and Ireland! - Funimation
  3. Collection One DVD credits following each disc.
  4. BBFC listing for episodes 1-156: AVV298860
  5. BBFC listing for episodes 183-205: AVV298860
  6. Amazon listing
  7. BBFC listing for Collection 9: AVV324028 & AVV324031
  8. Amazon listing
  9. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00XHWUS00 Amazon
  10. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01302GZN0 Amazon
  11. http://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Piece-Collection-Uncut-DVD/dp/B018G7NY24 Amazon
  12. http://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Piece-Collection-Uncut-NTSC/dp/B01C45OG6C Amazon
  13. BBFC: AVV384339 & AVV384335
  14. One Piece : Collection 22 - My Reviewer
  15. My reviewer.net - 'One Piece'
  16. UK Anime Network review
  17. [1]
  18. [2]
  19. BBFC listings for movies 1-9: AVV315060, AVV315061, AVV317707, AVV316029, AVV316030, AVV316031, AVV317705, AVV317706 & AVV317707
  20. Review for One Piece - The Movie: Episode Of Alabasta
  21. Manga UK announces standalone movie 8 DVD/Blu-ray
  22. BBFC: AAV313928
  23. UK Anime Network - Anime review: One Piece Film: Z
  24. BBFC: AVV324679
  25. Manga Entertainment Schedule Update - Anime News Network
  26. BBFC: AVF381916
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 MyReviewer.com - 'Review for One Piece Collection 1'
  28. UK Anime Network - 'Anime review: One Piece - Collection One'
  29. Toonzone - 'Review: "One Piece Uncut Collections 1-4 (UK Editions)": See Pirates at their Best!'
  30. Anime UK News - 'One Piece #1'
  31. Anime Blu-Ray UK - 'DVD Review: One Piece - Collection 1'
  32. MyReviewer.com - 'Review for One Piece Collection 10'
  33. MyReviewer.com - 'Review for One Piece Movie Collection 1'
  34. UK Anime Network - 'Anime review: One Piece - Movie Collection 1'
  35. Anime Blu-Ray UK - 'Unboxing: One Piece - Movie Collection 1'
  36. MyReviewer.com - 'Review for One Piece Collection 10'
  37. Anime Blu-Ray UK - 'DVD Review: One Piece - Movie Collection 3'
  38. The Fandom post - 'One Piece Movie Collection 3 UK Anime DVD Review '
  39. Anime Blu-Ray UK - 'Blu-ray Review: One Piece: Movie 8 - Episode of Alabasta - The Pirates and the Princess of the Desert'
  40. MyReviewer.com
  41. Anime Weekend returns to BFI Southbank 16-18 May, Archived press releases - British Film Institute
  42. One Piece Stampede Has U.K. Cinema Release on February 2 - Anime News Network

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