One Piece’s anime is delivering viewers with among the finest battles within the shonen franchise’s historical past. With battles resembling Luffy barreling into Kaido, Zoro slashing the Beast Pirate Lieutenant King, and numerous different confrontations supplying among the best-animated segments from Toei Animation, the anime adaptation is planning to have its first international director be part of the Warfare For Wano. With the most recent announcement, an animator that has labored on the Straw Hat Pirates, together with a number of different anime franchises, is getting fairly a promotion.
The Warfare For Wano has solely been heating up with its newest episodes, as Luffy and Kaido’s combat stays the top confrontation of the One Piece arc. The Beast Pirate Captain was lately in a position to enhance his energy by downing a severe quantity of alcohol, although followers which have adopted the manga know that Luffy is about to get a power-up of his personal. With this summer season seeing the arrival of One Piece Day in Japan, Toei Animation is trying to introduce new particulars in regards to the anime’s future that can absolutely have the brand new international director busy in relation to the persevering with confrontations of the Wano Arc.
One Piece’s New Overseas Director
Henry Thurlow has made his title by engaged on fairly a couple of completely different anime collection prior to now as a “Key Animator”. For One Piece particularly, he has acted as a key animator for each the tv collection, together with the most recent film within the franchise, One Piece Movie: Crimson. On high of engaged on the Straw Hat Pirates, Thurlow has labored on collection resembling Boruto: Naruto Subsequent Generations, Pokemon, Haikyu, Overlord, and Tokyo Ghoul to call a couple of. Now, Thurlow would be the first international director for One Piece because the Warfare For Wano continues.
Reported in Newtype:
I, Henry Thurlow, am the episode director of One Piece 1066 airing this month.
So far as I can inform (& so far as the manufacturing employees knew once I requested) there has by no means been a non-Japanese ep director for OP, or presumably any Toei Animation TV collection… ever. pic.twitter.com/y99tVE6U2l
— Henry Thurlow (@henry_thurlow) June 9, 2023
In One Piece’s manga, the ultimate saga is at the moment underway that can convey the story of the Straw Hat Pirates to an finish. Following the outcomes of the Warfare For Wano, Luffy and his pals have run into the mysterious Dr. Vegapunk, whereas studying extra in regards to the Satan Fruit because of this. With Luffy’s brother Sabo diving into how King Cobra really died, Thurlow might need his work minimize out for him if he’s to create these scenes.
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