Hiro Shimono, best known for his role as Zenitsu in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, joins the cast of One Piece as the adult Kozuki Momonosuke.
Adult Momonosuke is set to debut in the next episode of One Piece anime i.e. One Piece Episode 1047. The episode is set to be released on January 15, 2023.
Here are the titles of the upcoming episodes:
- 1047: Up to dawn! The peachy dragon is rampaging!
- 1048: To the future! Yamato and the Oath of the Great Swordsman
- 1049: Luffy rises! Revenge on the king of beasts
- 1050: Two dragons together! Momonosuke’s determination!
The One Piece Episode 1047 preview is out and it looks like we’re going to switch between different fights in this episode. The preview features Jack vs. Inuarashi, Raizo vs. Fukurokuju, and Perospero vs. Nekomamushi. It also looks like we’re finally getting to see Momonosuke in his adult dragon form.
If you don’t remember, in One Piece Episode 1045, Shinobu uses his Devil Fruit powers to “mature” him and grant Momo’s wish. Momo still has a fear of heights, which he must overcome in order to be able to fly in his dragon form.
Here’s the preview the production team released on Toei Animation Asia’s Youtube channel:
Voice Actor Comments
Ai Orikasa has voiced Momonosuke since he was first introduced in Punk Hazard in 2013. She commented that she hopes fans will continue to enjoy Momonosuke’s growth and personality. She also said, “Personally, I like Momonosuke burying his face in Nami’s chest and smiling (lol).”
Hiro Shimono commented that he’s been reading the original story since ROMANCE DAWN. He said he will do his best to portray Momonosuke while keeping an eye on Orikasa-san’s voice.
One Piece series
One Piece is a long-running manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since 1997 and has been adapted into several anime series, films, and video games.
The story follows Monkey D. Luffy, a young pirate whose body takes on the properties of rubber after accidentally eating a devil fruit as he travels the Grand Line in search of the One Piece, a legendary treasure found in the Grand line is hidden. Along the way, he gathers a motley crew of pirates known as the Straw Hat Pirates to aid him on his journey.
You can watch the official One Piece manga on the Viz website. And Crunchyroll is where you can catch the latest One Piece anime episodes every week.