In the UK, the One Piece anime was previously broadcast on Toonami. They aired the 4Kids version (with all the edits made to the US Version) until completing this dub at the end of 2006. In 2007 Toonami UK, having suffered from failing ratings as a result of moving away action cartoons (One Piece being one of the last action shows that aired on the channel), was replaced with CN TOO, a more direct sister channel used to largely run reruns from the main Cartoon Network channel. 'One Piece' last aired in June 2010.
DVD, Blu-Ray And Online
The FUNimation simulcast of One Piece is not available for viewing in the UK, and most of the FUNimation video on demand services were heavily curtailed for British viewers after the first simulcast episode was leaked.
In May 2013, anime distributor Manga Entertainment began releasing the One Piece TV series on DVD, including the uncut FUNimation version and the Japanese version with English subtitles. Manga released up to Episode 396 in March 2017, but (as of January 2018) has yet to announce any further releases.
From 2014 Manga also released eleven of the movies on DVD/Blu-ray. Notably, eight of these movies (1-7 & 9) had not been dubbed or released in English before, and so manga's releases contain English-subtitled Japanese versions only. Toei announced a UK release for One Piece Film: Gold alongside many international territories in July 2017, but did not confirm a local distributor for the film. As of January 2018, no further details have emerged about the film's release.
The manga was one of the three Shonen Jump manga that was brought to the UK by Gollancz Manga as a reprint of the VIZ manga more suited to the UK market. However, the production of this version of the manga ended after the publication of Volume 13 after Gollancz dropped the series. The manga is currently being published by Viz Media UK, using a direct import of the American version.
The digital Viz Media version of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine became available in the UK through the Android and the Apple stores in 2013, publishing new chapters the same day as their Japanese release. Digital volumes of the series are also available through iTunes and Amazon Kindle.
Although none of One Piece's original soundtrack is available in the UK, many pieces of its theme music are available through digital retailers; these include: Shining ray, Asu wa Kuru Kara, We Are! (Remix), Share the World!, Fight Together, Wake up!, We Are! (2012 AAA Version), Next Stage, Sailing Day, Yume Miru Koro wo Sugitemo, Mata Ne, 'How You Remind Me' and 'Bad Reputation'. The Mata Ne single includes spoken dialog from Episode Of Chopper and features One Piece characters on its album artwork.
'One Piece Music Symphony' Concert
The 'One Piece Music Symphony', a live concert of the anime's original soundtrack, was performed at at Cadogan Hall, London on February 7th 2015. . Composer Kohei Tanaka appeared at the event.
The game Grand Battle was released exclusively on PlayStation 2 in 2005, followed by its sequel Grand Adventure in 2006. These were identical to their US versions, and only contained English voices. All later video games would contain the Japanese voices only.
The two Unlimited Cruise games were released on the Wii in 2009. The 'SP' 3DS version was released in 2012, but unlike the Japanese release was split into two parts on this console. Part 1 of the 3DS version also included a limited edition figurine of Ace. Pirate Warriors was released on PlayStation 3 in 2012, and later re-released as a 'Treasure Chest' edition (containing all additional DLC) and as a 'PS3 Essentials' edition. Pirate Warriors 2 was released for PlayStation 3 in 2013. Romance Dawn was released for 3DS in 2013.
Unlimited World Red was released in 2014 on Wii U, 3DS, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. The game was available as a 'Straw Hat Edition' (containing an extra DLC quest and DLC costumes) on all four consoles, as well as a 'Chopper Edition' (including additional DLC costumes, a key holder, a lanyard, 10 stickers, a wall scroll and an art book) on PlayStation 3, exclusive to the retailer Game.
In August 2015, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 was released. The PS3 and PS4 versions were also released as 'Limited Edition' containing a Donquixote Doflamingo figure. One Piece: Burning Blood was released in June 2016 on consoles, and in September 2016 on PC.
- ↑ Radio Times TV listings for 'One Piece'
- ↑ One Piece announced on the official Manga Entertainment Podcast
- ↑ 'One Piece Film Gold Sets Sail to the United Kingdom' - The One Piece Podcast
- ↑ Manga Entertainment Announces the 'One Piece Music Symphony'
- ↑ Amazon: One Piece: Unlimited Cruise Special - Limited Edition
- ↑ Game: One Piece Unlimited World Red Chopper Edition