"One Piece" Marathon and Podcast Kickstarter Grab Online Attention

Noteworthy efforts well timed for series' return to Toonami

 With One Piece returning to Toonami this Saturday 5/18/13 at 1:00 am ET, FUNimation wanted to do something over the top to celebrate its return. So, this week, The FUNimation Show's Scott Porter, will be locked to watch every episode up to #207, where Toonami is starting off on Saturday. 



Guests include: 

Thursday 5/16
11am - Brina Palencia, Voice of Tony Tony Chopper
1pm - Stephanie Young, Voice of Nico Robin
3pm - Colleen Clinkenbeard, Voice of Monkey D. Luffy


Friday 5/17
12pm - ScrewAttack (http://www.screwattack.com/)
5pm - Chris Sabat, Voice of Zoro
6pm - Mike McFarland, ADR Director



Meanwhile, the long running One Piece Podcast fan audio show is nearing the conclusion and goal with 4 days and $600 to go for their Kickstarter campaign.


Podcast hosts Greg and Zach are hoping to raise the crowdfunding dollars to bring The One Piece Podcast to Japan with video interviews, video tours, cultural insights and more.


The podcast will be heading to Japan to film a video documentary series for The One Piece Podcast starting August 5th. As part of the series they will have live video events, they hope to have video interviews, video tours of Japan, and cultural insights. Zach Logan will head to Japan with his audio equipment and video equipment to prepare both audio and video podcasts from the land where One Piece was born. The Podcast will visit One Piece events, exhibitions, One Piece bars, Shueisha, and more.




Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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