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  • 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' records best opening weekend of the past 10 years

    December 17, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    On December 17th, it was announced that the anime 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' has recorded the most successful opening weekend for a Japanese movie over the past decade. 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' is the twelfth movie adaptation of Oda Eiichiro's hit manga 'One Piece'. It opened on the 16th and has attracted more than 1,140,000 viewers and earned 1,372,050,000 Yen ($16,390,509 USD) in just two days. Other movies that opened on the same weekend - such as 'T

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  • New 'ONE PIECE' film to be written by Suzuki Osamu

    April 20, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    On April 20th, it was reported that Oda Eiichiro's popular manga, 'ONE PIECE', would be getting a new film titled 'ONE PIECE FILM Z', on December 15th. 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' will be produced by Oda, and will be written by broadcast writer Suzuki Osamu, who is known for his works in 'SMAP×SMAP' and 'Hoko×Tate'. Suzuki commented, "I'm a big fan of 'ONE PIECE'. I got to create the story right after Fishman Island. The movie will take place in th

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  • Nakata Yasutaka to provide theme song for 'ONE PIECE' exhibition

    January 24, 2012 @ 12:56 am

    It's been revealed that Nakata Yasutaka will be providing the theme song for "Oda Eiichiro Kanshu ONE PIECE Exhibition ~Eiga×Eizo×Taikan no One Piece", the first exhibition by popular manga, "ONE PIECE". Titled "Panoramic Experience", the song will be used in the 'Adventure Panorama Theater' of the "ONE PIECE" exhibition. Nakata commented, "I've been reading 'ONE PIECE' ever since the series started, so as a musician, I'm very honored to

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  • 'ONE PIECE' to release bento recipe book

    September 12, 2011 @ 4:37 am

    Great news for all the manga fans out there who also love to cook! It's been revealed that Oda Eiichiro's popular manga series, "ONE PIECE", will come out with a special bento recipe book. Titled "ONE PIECE Kaizoku Character Bento BOOK", the recipe book will feature bentos designed by famous bento artist, akinoichigo . It will contain various recipes including "Pirate King Bento", "Chopper Bento", and "Water 7 Bento"; additionally, there'll

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  • 62nd volume of ONE PIECE sold over 2.36 million copies!

    May 12, 2011 @ 8:11 am

    The latest volume of Oda Eiichiro's popular manga, ONE PIECE, which is in its 62nd volume, sold 1,789,000 copies during the week of May 16th, and now the total sales for the volume have reached to 2,368,000 copies! Ever since Oricon's Comic Ranking started in April 2008 (with ONE PIECE's 50th volume ,which was released on June 2008), it  has been selling over 2 million copies for 13 volumes in a row, and has also been toping Oricon Weekly

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  • ONE PIECE will hold a national dome tour!

    February 24, 2011 @ 5:25 am

    Oda Eiichiro's popular pirate manga, ONE PIECE, will have a national dome tour starting in the spring! The tour will be in the form of a theme park held at dome stadiums all over Japan. Places in the ONE PIECE world (East Blue, Little Garden, Water 7, etc.) will each have a separate section adorned with life-size models of the characters, and miniature recreations of famous scenes from the manga. Buildings and costumes of ONE PIECE will also

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  • Author of "ONE PIECE", Oda Eiichiro earns over ¥2 billion a year

    December 23, 2010 @ 12:27 am

    Reaching a circulation figure of 200,000,000 copies, Oda Eiichiro's "ONE PIECE" has a huge following not only in Japan, but amongst international manga readers as well. So considering its fame, just how much does the "ONE PIECE" author make a year? On the December 22nd issue of "Shukan Bunshun", it was reported that Oda Eiichiro annually makes over ¥2 billion (approximately $23,920,584)!  According to the magazine, the mangaka earns about

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  • "ONE PIECE" to hijack all magazine covers from publisher Shueisha!

    December 21, 2010 @ 4:40 am

    Shueisha, a major publisher in Japan, has announced that Oda Eiichiro's "ONE PIECE" would grace the covers of every single magazine belonging to the company. Why, you ask? It's to celebrate the manga reaching a total circulation figure of 200,000,000! Starting on January 31st with "Weekly Shonen Jump", the "Straw Hat Pirates" will be on the covers of 34 magazines, even for fashion and literary ones!  Each magazine will have either special

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  • "ONE PIECE" to resume on Weekly Shonen Jump

    September 26, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

    Popular manga, "ONE PIECE" has been on hiatus for four weeks, but will resume once more on Weekly Shonen Jump's 44th issue, set for release on October 4th.  The new chapter, "Saigo no Umi, Shinsekai-hen (最後の海 新世界編)" will start 2 years after the last chapter (#597), in which Luffy and his friends reunite and go on an adventure to "Shinsekai (the new world)." The author of "ONE PIECE", Oda Eiichiro gave a comment on the 43rd issue of Jump, w

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  • "ONE PIECE" to take a rest for four weeks on "Weekly Shonen Jump"

    August 30, 2010 @ 5:37 am

    It has been announced that popular manga, "ONE PIECE", will take a break on "Weekly Shonen Jump" for four weeks (starting on September 6th issue).  "ONE PIECE" is the first series manga for the author, Oda Eiichiro, and it started being published on "Weekly Shonen Jump" in 1997.  It has also never taken a break for this long. The last episode ended with Luffy going on training for two years, and he told his fellows that he will see them again

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