Toei Animation announced on Monday that an all-new television anime special, One Piece Episode of Nami: Kōkaishi no Namida to Nakama no Kizuna (One Piece Episode of Nami: Tears of a Navigator and the Bonds of Friends), will air on Saturday, August 25 at 9:00 p.m. (TheOne Piece television anime series normally airs on Sunday mornings.)
The story segment about Nami’s home village, which figures heavily in theOne Piecetelevision anime’s ongoing Fishman Island arc, is recreated with all-new animation. Nami steals theMerry Go (Going Merry)pirate ship from Monkey D. Luffy and the rest of her shipmates and seemingly abandons them. Luffy and the others give chase and eventually track Nami to Cocoyasi Village (Coco Village).
Hirohiko Uesaka, the head writer of the television anime, is credited with the special’s script, while the television anime’s animation director Yukiko Nakatani designed the characters in the special.