One Piece Cast Has Some COVID-19 Advice For You

Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates are stepping in with a very useful PSA.


The Straw Hat Pirates from One Piece have been on many adventures. Not only have they sailed the savage seas in search of Gol D. Roger's treasure, but Luffy's quest to become the pirate king has taken him to the skies, pit him against the world government and all manner of other deadly villains. They know a thing or two about staying safe and beating the odds, which makes them perfect to dish out some advice on how to deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Toei Animation has released a video featuring Luffy, Usopp, Nami, Robin, Chopper, and Franky offering advice on how to stay clean amidst the concerns about the virus spreading, and just healthy overall. Technically, Luffy doesn't actually have much to say because, as is typical for him, he's focused on filling his stomach, but the rest of the crew have some solid advice. Except for Zorro, who presumably is lost somewhere.

The gaming industry has made changes to accommodate new working situations, with companies including GTA and Red Dead Redemption studio Rockstar and Xbox platform holder Microsoft switching to remote working. Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai has also said he's supervising the development of new DLC remotely, which has been tricky given how secretive the project is.

Having canceled E3 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ESA has now issued a statement saying is no longer looking at holding an online alternative for E3 2020, instead focusing on promoting individual companies' events.

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