One Piece Film Red Times Square Takeover and More Planned for NYCC
Toei Animation outlined all of its big plans for this year’s New York Comic Con, and fans can look forward to a looming presence from One Piece Film Red and other titles. In the case of One Piece, Toei Animation has a U.S. red carpet premiere in store for 6:00pm on Thursday, October 6, followed by a Times Square takeover that fans can witness in person together on Saturday, October 8.
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Starting on Thursday and rolling throughout the NYCC weekend, a Toei Animation Exhibit will be on display at booth 2537, complete with life-size character displays of Monkey D. Luffy, Goku and Vegeta. There will also be multiple photo ops for One Piece Film Red, Dragon Ball Super and World Trigger, as well as a retail shop with special One Piece Film Red items and Atsuko’s Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO and Toei Animation merch.
Beyond checking out the movie’s red carpet premiere, One Piece fans will be able to attend various subtitled screenings of tie-in episodes 1029 and 1030, featuring the backstory of when young Luffy met Shanks’s daughter Uta. Those screenings will held Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings in Room 406.3 at the Javits Center.
There will also be a One Piece Film Red panel on Saturday, October 8 at 10:45am, featuring members of the English dub cast—Colleen Clinkenbeard (Luffy), Christopher R. Sabat (Zoro), Luci Christian (Nami), Sonny Strait (Usopp), Ian Sinclair (Brook)—and Japanese staff members such as director Goro Taniguchi, executive producer Shinji Shimizu and producer Hiroaki Shibata. Hosts include ADR Director Anthony Bowling and Crunchyroll’s Kyle Cardine.
New York Comic Con 2022 will be held at the Javits Center in New York City October 6-9, and you can find more about the schedule, including what Toei Animation is up to, and grab tickets via the official website.
Source: Press release
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