Toei Animation has recently revealed a new One Piece 3D special called One Piece 3D: Trap Coaster! If you remember, there was another One Piece 3D adventure titled One Piece 3D: Straw Hat Chase which hit Japanese theaters as the 11th One Piece movie earlier this year. One Piece 3D:Trap Coaster is not a direct sequel to it, but instead it is a one-shot 12-minute special scheduled to air in select 3D Japanese theaters between December 1st, 2011 and February 27, 2012. As you probably noted by the looks of the characters, the special takes place pre-timeskip.
So what is the special about? Well, we at Saiyan Island have attempted to translate the plot of the movie using Google Translation so our apologies if it’s incorrect. From our understanding: “Luffy continues his voyage with the Straw Hat Pirates in hopes of becoming the Pirate King. That is until one of the Navy’s most intelligent Captains crosses paths with them. Determined to capture Luffy, the Captain attacks Thousand Sunny with the traps he created. His intention, to make Luffy his right hand man. Why? And what can Luffy do to break out of this troublesome situation?”
When and where is this special playing? In Japan, of course! Below are the venues and dates the special is currently scheduled, along with the url of the venue website. It’s possible more places may be added, but this is what Toei Animation currently lists.
- Ragunashia (Gamagori, Aichi) – Dec. 1, 2011 – Feb. 27, 2012
- Huis Ten Bosch (Sasebo, Nagasaki) – Dec. 10 2011 – Unannounced date