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One Piece Oto Utage ~East Blue Edition~ is a brass entertainment show performed at the Tokyo International Forum Hall from Sunday, August 12 to Sunday, September 2, 2018.[1] It was directed, composed, and choreographed by Kayana Kaori with musical direction by Tanaka Kohei.[2] It is based on the East Blue Saga and featured a 35-member band composed of Japanese and American musicians.[3]

Information and Plot

One Piece Oto Utage was performed 28 times and was divided into two acts. Act 1 included memorable scenes from the East Blue Saga. Act 2 featured classic songs from the anime and a feast with the Straw Hat Pirates. In between the two acts was a 20-minute intermission, in which a group of the show's percussionists put on a brief performance in the theater's lobby.[4]

The following scenes were performed in the show:[5]

The show also features Clapper, an original character who interacts with the crew in the second act. Brook also appears in the second act to perform Binks' Sake.

Tickets initially went on sale Saturday, April 21, 2018. Ticket prices differed by theater seat sections. S seat tickets cost 9,800 yen. A seat tickets cost 8,300 yen. B seat tickets cost 6,800 yen.[3]

Songs

The following songs were performed in Act 1:[6]

The following songs were performed in Act 2:[6]

Promotion

Members of the Oto Utage cast performed at Tokyo One Piece Tower on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 13:05-15:05 in the Greeting Cabin.[7]

A promotional press conference was held Wednesday, June 27, 2018, to show a sample of the performance, in which the actors for the Straw Hat Pirates performed acrobatic moves while a group of the show's musicians played Fight Together and We Are! while dressed as Marines.[8] Another promotional performance was held at the FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri and broadcasted on Wednesday, July 25 at 19:00, where the group performed "We Are!".[4]

Rehearsals for the show were broadcasted on BS Fuji August 6, 2018 from 00:30-01:00, and on Fuji TV August 11, 2018 from 2:55-3:25. The rehearsal broadcasts were hosted by Yamasato Ryota from comedy duo "Nankai Candies" and actress Taira Yuna.[9]

One Piece Oto Utage: Just before the curtain opens, let's talk about One Piece! (ワンピース音宴・開幕直前スペシャル ワンピースを語ろう! Wanpīsu-on-en kaimaku chokuzen supesharu wanpīsu o katarou!?), a promotional program, was broadcasted August 10, 2018 at 26:55-27:25 on Fuji TV as the Kanto local broadcast and again August 12, 2018 at 24:30-25:00 on BS Fuji as a rebroadcast. It was also hosted by Yamasato and Taira, as well as Fuji TV announcer Ituka Ryusei.[10]

Limited merchandise was sold to promote the show, including can badges, metal water bottles, tote bags, egg shakers, t-shirts, towels, pens, and print cookies.[11]

Cast

Character Stage Actor Voice Actor
Monkey D. Luffy Matsuura Tsukasa Mayumi Tanaka
Roronoa Zoro Fukuchi Takamitsu Kazuya Nakai
Nami Ootika Misaki Akemi Okamura
Usopp Mori Ryohei Kappei Yamaguchi
Sanji Takasawa Syota Hiroaki Hirata
Shanks Fuminori Murase
Higuma Uno To
Buggy Sei Tanaka
Dracule Mihawk Uno To
Arlong Sei Tanaka
Clapper Sei Tanaka
Luffy (Child) Kawaguchi Cho
Brook Unknown

Staff List

One Piece Premier Show: Marionette
Original Eiichiro Oda
Directon, Composition, Choreography Kayana Kaori
Music Director Tanaka Kohei
Percussion Naoki Ishikawa, Takayuki Nakabe, Sei Tanaka, Cary Brook, Havi Ortega, Kyle Harry, Warren Tyler
Trumpet Himoru Yoneso, Amanda Bateman, Jordan Webb, Azumi Baltagi, Pritchard Pierce
Trombone Lisa Chappell, Matthew Hutard, Anthony Garcia
Tuba Graham Roese
Horn Mikami Yu, Brian Stromets
Saxophone Nishida Tsuyoshi, Tanabe Shiori, Spencer Perrin, Joshua Escutia
Flute William Underwood, Herman Lucas
Clarinet Delany Forester
Music Manager Jeff Harrigan
Organized by Kyodo-Tokyo, Fuji Television, Toei Animation Music Publishing
Sponsor Ito En, Nippon Life
Support BS Fuji, WOWOW
Supervision Shueisha, Toei Animation
Planning and Production Kyodo-Tokyo

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