Netflix will be adding to its anime catalog next month, as the streaming company announced that the animated film One Piece Film: Z will join the service on April 15, 2022.
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One Piece Film: Z is the twelfth film based on the One Piece manga and anime series, with the events of the film taking place during the fifteenth season of the One Piece anime. The film initially opened in December 2012, and quickly become one of the most popular anime films of all time as a result. The film became the fastest domestic film to sell 1 million tickets that year, and sold 600,000 tickets on its first day.
“Said to be comparable to the Ancient Weapons of old, the Marines’ trump card, the “Dyna Stones,” have suddenly been stolen by a group of renegade vigilantes,” reads the official synopsis for the film. “The terrifyingly powerful man responsible, former Marine Admiral “Z”, now stands in the path of Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates. Can the Straw Hats defeat “Z” and his crew, or will the New World meet its end at the hands of this mad man?”
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One Piece Film: Z will join a One Piece catalog that continues to grow on the streaming platform. Currently, the first 130 episodes of the hit anime series are on Netflix, alongside the films One Piece: Strong World, One Piece: The Desert Princess, and the Pirates: Adventure in Alabasta, and One Piece: Episode of Chopper – The Miracle Winter Cherry Blossom. Netflix also has a live-action One Piece adaptation in the works, which is set to premiere sometime in the future.