As some of you may have been aware, one of Fuji TV's secondary stations, Fuji-BS, has been re-running One Piece from the start for a while now. And, just a few weeks ago, they reached episode 207.
The significance of this is that 207 was when One Piece began being animated, and airing, in high definition (and widescreen). The first time around, nobody actually bothered to capture HD raws, though, all the way until episode 261 - more than 50 episodes! But this time, someone was paying attention.
And it is because of that someone – namely, mahoutsukai with the raws group TV-Japan -- that we are able to redo those episodes the way they're meant to be viewed!
No pesky seizure warning, 1080p source raws, and a TV station logo that has been run through filters to make it nearly invisible. Along with a slightly touched up and updated script, what more could you ask for!?
It is our intention to re-release every episode from 207 to 261 in 720p, while of course continuing to provide new releases with no slow-down.
So a huge thanks to TV-Japan and mahoutsukai! If you get the chance, join their channel, #TV-Japan@irc.rizon.net, and tell them that you love them!
One Piece episode 207 (720p) is now released!