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Two years ago, One Piece and Toriko received a special crossover TV special — Toriko was just hitting TV airwaves (taking the timeslot from Dragon Ball Kai in the process), and so it made sense for Shueisha and Toei to collaborate and start pushing what they hoped would be their “new hotness” with the “current hotness”.

Things are heating up in the collaboration world yet again, with a new crossover set to air on Fuji TV 07 April 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., this time with three properties: Toriko, One Piece, and Dragon Ball.

The “Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Super Collaboration Special!!” will have two parts:

  • Part 1: “Run, Strongest Team! Toriko, Luffy, and Goku!”
  • Part 2: “The Mightiest Collaboration in History vs. the Gluttonous Man of the Sea”

The announcement was accompanied by a comment from Toriko producer Arisu Takagi:

考えられないくらい豪華な競演にわくわくしています!トリコ、ルフィ、悟空のコラボも
見どころですが、各アニメから人気キャラクターがどんどん登場します!ゼブラとゾロと
ベジータが戦ったらどうなる?小松とサンジの料理どっちがすごいの?チョッパーが悟天と
トランクスのフュージョンを目撃したら?そんな視聴者心で思っていることを、今回すべて
詰め込みました!バトルシーンもギャグシーンも満載!ミスターサタンも登場します!
3ヒーローが力を合わせて闘うシーンも必見の楽しいスペシャルエピソードにご期待ください!


I’m really excited about this nearly-unthinkable top-tier joint appearance! Toriko, Luffy, and Goku’s collaboration will of course be a highlight, but popular characters from each anime will appear one after another! What would happen if Zebra, Zoro, and Vegeta fought? Whose cooking is more amazing: Komatsu’s or Sanji’s? What if Chopper witnessed the fusion of Goten and Trunks? Thinking with the viewers in mind, this time we’ve packed everything in! It’s full of battle scenes and gag scenes! Mr. Satan will be there, too!

The TV special airs one week after the debut of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods in Japanese theaters.

The three franchises will also be joining forces at some point this year for a PlayStation 3 and Vita team battle crossover game called Project Versus J.

Dragon Ball and One Piece received a special collaboration manga one-shot — written and drawn by both Akira Toriyama and Eiichiro Oda — called Cross Epoch back in the 2007 #4/5 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump. The special chapter was published in English by Viz in Issue #100 of their (now discontinued) print edition of Shonen Jump. There has not been an animated adaptation of Cross Epoch, though various (unrelated) animated, multi-screen “Panic Adventure” crossovers have been screened at special events, even pulling in such franchises as Tetsuwan Atomu / Astro Boy.


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  1. nslshockwave

    Its a GREAT year for Dragonball Fans!

    06 February 20133:47 PM EST
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    destro4thewin

    How can these 3 stand together?Toriko and Luffy are just powerful people, Goku is like a God for them…Whatever these specials most of the time are bad.They don’t have good stories and the fights are sloppy and boring.At least Goku can make a real HD comeback

    09 February 20139:58 AM EST