One Piece’s Luffy, Ace and Whitebeard Appear in Anime’s Final Commercial Collaboration With Nissin Cup Noodles

10.February.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

Instant noodle brand Nissin Foods released their final animated commercial in collaboration with the One Piece anime series on February 7. The commercial is part of the company’s “HUNGRY DAYS” series of ads.

The commercial comes as the sequel to their first collaboration with the anime series which featured the character Zoro back in May. The video gained huge attention across social media with a combined view count of over 22 million views across Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, making it Nissin’s most watched online video. Together with the trailer announcing the start of the series and the second collaboration, the series as a whole has amassed over 44 million views across their social media platforms.

In the final video, which translates to “Cavalry Battle,” we see a shift in one from all the commercials up to now. It portrays the original story’s Battle of Marineford as a massive, heated cavalry battle as seen in the series’ sports episodes.

Keep an eye out for a number of different characters, such as Luffy, Ace, Whitebeard, Blackbeard, and more. The characters are voiced by the original cast, and there is also narration by popular Japanese voice actress Megumi Hayashibara who voices Rebecca in the One Piece anime. The character design is by Eisaku Kubonouchi, and the music used to portray the hot-blooded battle is Maximum the Hormone’s song Hungry Pride.

 

See the epic conclusion to this series below.

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    The series was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997, starting with the protagonist Monkey D. Luffy going on a journey with the Straw Hat Pirates to find the One Piece, a treasure that was left behind by the legendary “Pirate King” Gol D. Roger.

     

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    The newly unveiled logo was based on the original logo, with the Straw Hat Pirates emblem featured above the letter O and if you look closely, you can see that the skull has a scar under its left eye just like Luffy. It also seems that a tiny Luffy is hidden inside the skulls nose! The final E also pays homage to the original logo with its anchor shape, raising the expectations even higher.

     

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    The 100th volume of the manga was released on September 3, while the 1000th episode of the anime is scheduled to air on November 21. There have been many commemorative projects in order to “connect the world” during this special occasion, and the live-action adaptation is sure to grab the attention of fans around the globe – It could even be considered the project of the century! The casting is still yet to be confirmed, so stay tuned for more information.

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