04-10-2015, 10:53 PM #1
OnePiece Podcast Wrote:In order to celebrate the 25th anniversary of 世にも奇妙な物語 (The World Also Holds Strange Tales), a Japanese TV series, Fuji TV will be broadcasting a special episode on April 11 at 9 p.m. entitled 世にも奇妙な物語 ～人気マンガ家競演編～(仮) (“The World Also Holds Strange Tales ~The Manga Artist Sweepstake Episode~”), Livedoor News reports.
In this episode, famous Japanese actor Hiroshi Abe will be playing opposite One Piece actor and Straw Hat glutton Monkey D Luffy.
The episode will tell the tale of a certain Yakuza group boss who, after suffering major wounds from being targeted by others due to a rebellion, ends up being hospitalized. He discovers the Gum-Gum Devil Fruit and eats it. Thanks to the effects of the fruit, he gets back on his feet only to find his group sees him as a hindrance. Then he has a surprise meeting with Luffy, who teaches him to rediscover his old precious values once lost.
The episode will be using CG to perform plenty of fun scenes, such as Hiroshi Abe stretching his arms in front of envious little kids.
The official One Piece website also noted a comment by Hiroshi Abe himself
"I’m glad to be performing (in this program) for the turning point that is its 25th Anniversary for the first time in 24 years. I can’t even imagine how it’ll be to be acting together with THE Luffy of One Piece, but since I have never done anything like that I’m gladly taking on this role. I’m looking forward to come together with an anime."