Namie Amuro’s new single “Hope” will be featured as the opening song for the long-running animated TV series One Piece.


The uplifting number featuring Amuro’s solid vocals was written specifically for the popular series at the request of the production team and took six months to complete. One Piece features a ragtag crew of strong, good-hearted pirates, and the speedy energy of the track reflects their exciting adventures at sea.


This is Amuro’s second time contributing to the One Piece TV series and her third if counting the two-hour special aired in December 2015.


“I was honored to be asked to write the theme song again,” says the songstress celebrating her 25th year since her debut. “I sang about the ties between the crew members that strengthen as they sail on together, and how those ties become the source of their power and the light of hope that leads them to the answer to their future. I hope it becomes a song that highlights the magic of One Piece.”