“One Piece” fans not only love watching the adventures of Straw Hat Pirates in the seas and islands, but also enjoy singing the theme songs play in the opening and closing credits. This coming August 17, the theme song artists will gather in SUPER Live UTAGE concert at Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan to celebrate the 15 anniversary of One Piece anime series.
The famous song “We Are!” performed by Hiroshi Kitadani will surely bring loud echoes in the stadium once it is played. The hit single won the Animation Kobe Theme Song award last 2000 and was played in the opening credits for episodes 1-47 of the anime series. Whereas, “Memories” by Maki Otsuki was used in closing credits for episodes 1-30 as well as in “One Piece: The Movie”.
In the “One Piece 15 Anniversary Best Album”, which was released last January 16, contains 38 songs, including “We Are!”, “We Go!”, “Run! Run! Run!,” and “Binks no Sake”, with more than three Bonus Tracks. While the list of the songs that will be performed during the musical event has not yet been announced, fans can grab their copy of the album to listen to their favorite theme songs to be able to sing along with the artists during the concert.
Artists who will be joining Kitadani and Otsuki to celebrate the 15-year milestone of the anime adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga are D-51 (“Brand New World”), Triplane (“Dear Friends” and “Eternal Waves”), and other performers.
Tickets are available at ¥5,500 for Reserved Seating and ¥3,500 for Free Seating.
Monkey D. Luffy together with his Straw Hat Pirates crew, Ronoroa Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Sanji, Tony Tony Chopper, Nico Robin, Franky, and Brook, are currently in the Dressrosa Arc where rubberman Luffy is engaged in the battle with former pirate Don Chinjao. One Piece manga readers will have to wait for the new series until Oda has recovered from his tonsil operation, causing delay in two issues of the manga.