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"Expanding the Universe: A Sneak Peek at KessCo's Upcoming One Piece and Digimon Tabletop Games"


On Thursday, Los Angeles-based game company KessCo unveiled a groundbreaking licensing agreement with Toei Animation, coinciding with the 25th anniversary celebrations of both the iconic One Piece and Digimon franchises. This partnership will see the release of tabletop games inspired by these beloved series, along with an exciting collection of "outdoor spring/summer toys," slated for launch between 2024 and 2025.

In the world of One Piece, fans were thrilled with the debut of the Egg Head Arc in the anime on January 7. This captivating new arc unfolds on the mysterious island of the enigmatic genius scientist, Dr. Vegapunk. Notably, the "Wano Kuni" arc of the anime made its debut back in July 2019, introducing a host of fresh faces to the series' talented production team.


In a nod to the monumental 25th anniversary milestone, the official YouTube channel for One Piece introduced a special linear stream of the anime, aptly titled "ANYTIME ONEPIECE," on October 29. Commencing with the inaugural episode of the series, this continuous stream (available exclusively in Japan) will run throughout the upcoming year, progressively adding new episodes as they air on television.


Meanwhile, fans of the Digimon franchise can anticipate an exciting development in the spring of 2024: the launch of Digimon Liberator, a captivating webcomic set within the thrilling universe of the Digimon trading card game.


Further adding to the excitement, the highly anticipated second film in the Digimon Adventure 02 anime, titled Digimon Adventure 02 The Beginning, premiered in Japan on October 27. This thrilling cinematic experience extended its reach to theaters in the U.S. on November 8-9, treating fans to an unforgettable adventure in the digital world.

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