On July 12th, it was revealed that Nishijima Takahiro of the group AAA will be challenging voice-acting for the very first time through the popular anime, “ONE PIECE“.
Nishijima – who is a self-professed fan of the series himself – participated enthusiastically in an open recording of the special episode “ONE PIECE Episode of Nami Koukaishi no Namida to Nakama no Kizuna” on the 12th. “I’d love to do it again,” he said of the experience. This 2-hour special episode will be aired on August 25th, and AAA will be providing the theme song “We Are!” (Originally Kitadani Hiroshi’s song) which is the cover of the very first opening theme song of “ONE PIECE” anime. AAA version of “We Are!” will also be included in the group’s upcoming new album (scheduled for a release on August 22nd) as a bonus track.
He said, all he hears is Luffy’s voice in his ear (he’s standing next to Luffy’s VA) and he couldn’t help but feel happy. Her saying “do your best~ good luck” was the amazing.
Tanaka: “Nissy! You are my partner and friend! Come on! Let’s sail away!”
Nishijima: “Yes, I’ll get on”
Translation by saikyoubabe@tumblr
"Premium" Saturday Fuji TV series
Episode of Nami: Kōkaishi no Namida to Nakama no Kizuna (One Piece Episode of Nami: Tears of a Navigator and the Bonds of Friends)
21:00 ~ August 25, 2012
Official Site: Piece http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/ tv / onep /
Sources: here and here
As a fan for both Nissy and One Piece, I'm so delighted. Congrats Nissy!</i