"Dragon Ball" And "One Piece" Among The Anime Teaming Up To Tell History Of Japan
Every year since 1997, Japan’s Fuji TV broadcasts a marathon program called FNS 27-Hour TV. This year, on September 9, it will be running programming across genres (variety, sports, etc), dedicated to Japanese history with Beat Takeshi hosting, male idol Shingo Murakami as programming captain, and comedian Bakarhythm playing “Japanese History Museum” Director along with actress Haru. And, of course, there’s a role for anime.
Preview images show Goten and Trunks from Dragon Ball Super in the Yayoi period, Chibi Maruko-chan and friends dressed in kimono, Luffy from One Piece in the Warring States period, and Ryo of KochiKame as famous samurai Sakamoto Ryoma.