Monday, May 30, 2011

ONE PIECE Anime Starts Streaming in Japan for the First Time

On May 29, the Japanese broadcaster Fuji Television Network and the Japanese studio Toei Animation announced that they start streaming the One Piece anime series on their streaming sites "FujiTV on Demand" and "Anime Jan" in commemoration of the 500th episode which was broadcasted on the same day. This is the first official streaming for the anime in Japan.

Unlike the streaming in the U.S., the streaming in Japan is not free and not simulcasting. The price per episode of the series is 105 yen (US$1.30) for the limited three days viewing. You can also purchase the first season episodes pack (1-61), which is the only available season currently, for 4,484 yen (US$55.50) for the 30 days viewing. Only the first episode "I'm Luffy! The Man Who's Gonna Be King of the Pirates!" is streaming for free. They are planning to stream more episodes in the future.

Source: Anime!Anime!
Image © Eichiro Oda・Shueisha/Fuji TV/Toei Animation

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