One Piece ended the War for Wano arc, with the anime adaptation playing catch-up to end the battle between Luffy and Kaido to decide the fate of this isolated nation. As the English dub works its way through the Whole Cake Island arc, there’s still a long way to go to reach current events, though fans who follow the English version will be happy to hear that new episodes should arrive later. this month.
A play took to his official Twitter account to share the news that this month Toei’s anime adaptation will be releasing episodes 819 to 830 of the dub English actors, further documenting the Whole Cake Island arc which saw Luffy and his team take on Big Mom and her clan:
just announced to #AX2022! The journey to save Sanji continues. 🎂
One Piece Season 13 Voyage 4 English Dub (eps 819-830) hits digital stores on July 12th. pic.twitter.com/dzUKYB6ZO3
— One Piece (@OnePieceAnime) July 2, 2022
The voice of Luffy in the English dub, Colleen Clinkenbeard, spoke to us at Comicbook.com earlier this year, diving into the appeal of Shonen stories to fans around the world:
“I think in recent years, anime creation studios have done a better job of incorporating female voices into shonen anime and allowing the shojo series to appeal to all viewers. This should be the direction that we’re aiming for, I think. Not “Male anime” and “Female anime”, but anime with different flavors for each palette. The only thing I’d like to see change even more is the treatment of female characters in the anime of all genres. Female characters are too often driven by their desire to please men or support men, and too rarely by their own motives and plots. They also tend to hang out in the background, waiting to be rescued or repaired in some way I would love to see more strength in the female characters we see in anime so girls and boys who watch anime growing up can find things to admire in these characters, rather than looking to the male protagonists for inspiration. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule!
Are you going to catch these digital episodes of A play when they arrive on July 12? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of Grand Line.