One Piece Anime Casts Saori Hayami as Fan-Favorite Yamato

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It’s been a little over a year since the rambunctious Yamato appeared in the One Piece manga, quickly becoming a fan favorite in the race to become the next member of the Straw Hat crew.

And now that the anime has caught up to Yamato’s grand entrance, it’s been announced that Saori Hayami (The Honor at Magic High School) will be joining the One Piece family as the voice of Yamato!

You can catch an early preview of her performance in the second episode of One Piece‘s Volume 100/Episode 1,000 celebration series, “We Are One,” here:

Hayami will be making her official debut in the One Piece anime TV series on September 5 in Japan with Episode 990, which you’ll be able to watch right here on Funimation!

Are you excited about this casting? Share this post and let us know! And stay tuned to Funimation for the latest news on all things anime, this season and beyond.

Source: One Piece official Twitter account

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