One Piece, Digimon Ghost Game, Dragon Quest, and More Announce Anime Return Dates

By Samona Punjabi / April 6, 2022

Toei Animation announced on March 7 that on March 6, an unauthorized third party accessed the company's network, which resulted in a shutdown of part of the company's systems. The hack affected the broadcast schedules for the One Piece, Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai, Delicious Party Precure, and Digimon Ghost Game anime, as well as the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero anime film. According to the latest update, all series mentioned above are returning to our screens!

One Piece, Digimon, and More To Air New Weekly Episodes!

Otakus everywhere can finally rejoice! One Piece, Digimon Ghost Game, Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai, and Delicious Party Pretty Cure announced today that they would be returning with new episodes sooner than you think. The series' are all Toei Animation TV anime, which hasn't been releasing new episodes recently. For most of the past month, fans have only been able to watch re-broadcasts and specials for the anime mentioned above series.

The series, as mentioned above, all had new episodes put on hold due to the hack on Toei Animation. The hack affected some internal systems, making animation production difficult for the anime studio. To fight the hack, the studio shut down any connection into the internal system from outside the company, closed down their online shop, and had to temporarily close down those same internal systems while investigations were ongoing. No new information on the hack has been revealed at this stage.

Release Dates for New episodes of Toei Animation series:

One Piece will continue with its 1,014th episode on April 17. Digimon Ghost Game will also continue with its 22nd episode on April 17 since both shows air back-to-back. However, the April 10 broadcasts will again be a re-broadcast of a special episode from the current arc for both series, with a "Wano Country Best Selection" recap episode for One Piece this Sunday.

The Delicious Party Pretty Cure anime series will continue with its sixth episode on April 17, 2022. On the other hand, Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai will continue with its 73rd episode on April 16, 2022. Both anime series will also see re-broadcasts the week before.

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, the second anime film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise, was delayed indefinitely from its original April 22 opening in Japan. More information about the film should be available soon.

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