As all One Piece fans know, the titular code noted regarding this special saw a pretty substantial time skip in the franchise. Sure we were greeted by a Straw Hat Crew two years improved, but one can’t help but wonder what we missed. Well wonder no more. During the airing of Episode 656, a TV special was announced, titled Ace no Shi wo Koete! Luffy Nakama tono Chikai (Overcoming the death of Ace! Luffy, the oath with his party). As you can assume from said title, the special will focus on Luffy as he trains with Silvers Raleigh. However, do not expect a mere training montage, as a new villain has been introduced. His name: Burndy World or “The Destroyer of the World” if you’d prefer. Having escaped form Level 6 of Impel Down, Burndy is heading straight for Boa Hancock, leaving Luffy to step in once again and save the day.
The special itself will run for two hours and will be aired on Fuji TV’s “Premium Saturday” on August 30th at 9:00pm.