One Piece Season 9 Announced By Funimation

by Megan Peters

If you are a fan of One Piece, then you may want to hide your wallet. The long-running anime has been around for more than a decade, and it has pushed out dozens of home releases. From movies to anime seasons, fans of the franchise have surely forked up some serious berries for the Captain Monkey D. Luffy and his crew. And, now, Funimation has confirmed it will be plundering more booty from anime lovers later this year.

Why is that? Well, it’s because the studio has announced plans to bring One Piece’s ninth season to the U.S. The company updated its website with a pre-order link for the One Piece release, and it notes that season nine will go on sale June 20, 2017.

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The release is titled One Piece Season 9 Voyage 1. The much-awaited item will release the first English dubbed episodes of the ‘Return to Sabaody Archipelago’ and ‘Fisherman Island’ arc. It will also mark Funimation’s first home release that houses One Piece episodes after the franchise’s time-skip.

You can read up on the release below:

“The human-hating Hordy Jones and his army of 100,000 troops has Fishman Island's royal family by the gills. Luckily, the Straw Hats make it in time to show off a boatload of powerful new moves! But just when Luffy kicks into gear, an ancient ship nearly twice the size of the island heads straight for Shirahoshi. Only the cowardly mermaid can guide the vessel away before it crushes them all.”

You can check out the home release’s full episode order below:

  • 517 – The Beginning of The New Chapter! The Straw Hats Reunited!
    518 – An Explosive Situation! Luffy vs. Fake Luffy!
    519 – The Navy Has Set Out! The Straw Hats in Danger!
    520 – Big Guns Assembled! The Danger of the Fake Straw Hats!
    521 – The Battle is on! Show Them What You Got From Training!
    522 – Everyone Together! Luffy, Setting Out for the New World!
    523 – A Surprising Fact! The Man Who Guarded the Sunny!
    524 – Deadly Combat under the Sea! The Demon of the Ocean Strikes!
    525 – Lost in the Deep Sea! The Straw Hats Get Separated!
    526 – Undersea Volcanic Eruption! Drifting to the Fish-man Island!
    527 – Landing at the Fish-Man Island! Beautiful Mermaids!
    528 – Excitement Blow-out! Sanji’s Life Under Threat!
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(Photo: Funimation / Toei Animation )

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