One Piece Premier Show is an annual event at Universal Studios Japan based on the story of One Piece. The event first premiered in 2007. The shows feature pyrotechnics, special effects, stunt work, mapped projections with 3D elements directed by Visual Effects Supervisor Maks Naporowski.
The show primarily focuses on singing and dancing rather than story-telling, along with musical sections allowing for interactions with the crowd. Members of the crowd are also picked out to participate in mini games.
The One Piece Premier Show features a different plot with each event.
One Piece Premier Show 2007Edit
One Piece Premier Show 2012Edit
In 2012, the Straw Hat Pirates were on a mission to stop Chameleone from taking over Samba Island that was once controlled by Whitebeard. But with the help from Marco, they aimed Chameleone before he can take control of the Island.
One Piece Premier Show 2013Edit
In 2013, the Straw Hat Pirates set sail on the last sea "New World" reaches Paradise Island, famous for "KANAEMA - SHOW". "KANAEMA - SHOW" is a contest competing for performance such as dance and martial arts, and the one of pirates has participated for the huge winning prize money. Meanwhile, kidnapping cases also occurred frequently around Paradise Island, and G-5 such as Smoker was also under investigation. The conspiracy of Lambor Bukini hosting 'KANAEMA-SHOW', Trafalgar Law that captured the secret movement of Donquixote Doflamingo behind it. Luffy and his crew who fall into a stalemate by the absurdity of the "devil fruit" ability of Lambor Bukini on this island where the capabilities intersect complicatedly.
One Piece Premier Show 2014Edit
In the summer of 2014, the plot featured the Straw Hat Pirates and Trafalgar D. Water Law working together against the DX Marines (Smash and Bildy), Eustass Kid, Boa Hancock, Rob Lucci, Hody Jones, Crocodile, Buggy, and Galdino.
One Piece Premier Show 2015Edit
In 2015, the plot focused on the bonds between Portgas D. Ace, Sabo and Monkey D. Luffy. The Straw Hats battled the three scientist brothers (Bonbon, Burst, and Misutta) with the help of Sabo, Koala, Kin'emon, Bartolomeo, and Cavendish.
One Piece Premier Show 2016Edit
In 2016, the show featured various stories such as Sanji leaves Baratie to join the Straw Hat Pirates, Zoro's battle against Mihawk, and Shanks gives Luffy his hat when Luffy was a kid. With new characters such as Vice Admiral Wilder and Pokke.
One Piece Premier Show 2017Edit
In 2017, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of One Piece Premier Show at Universal Studios Japan, this show was inspired by Summit War Saga. Another story is about a member of the Whitebeard Pirates and a protector of Tomoshibi Island, Hakuto, who also bonds with Ace and teamed with the Straw Hat Pirates to fight against the BIG Pirates.
One Piece Premier Show 2018Edit
One Piece Premier Show 2019Edit
- The show takes place at the Waterworld arena at the park.