According to the newest Oricon sales report for the week of January 30-February 5, as expected, the top-selling manga of the week was the 84th volume of Eiichiro Oda's internationally popular series One Piece that sold 1,500,448 copies in its first three days. Check this week's top manga titles after the jump.
On the official release day in Japan, February 3, publisher Shueisha posted a two-minute news parody clip to promote the latest 84th volume of Eiichiro Oda's long-running manga series One Piece, featuring street interviews with people on the main subject in the volume. Check the clip after the jump (Warning: the clip contains spoilers for the story in the volume).
Aspiring pirates in Okinawa will have another chance to strap on their running shoes and race for the gold, because the "One Piece Run" footrace is returning to the town of Chatan in the Nakagami District of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, in March of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
Manga author and perennial sourpuss Tatsuya Egawa (Golden Boy, Tokyo University Story) is known for his controversial opinions, and he wasn't afraid to share some stiff words regarding a popular manga starring a certain would-be King of the Pirates on a recent episode of the "Naitsu no Chaki Chaki Daihousou" radio show. Hit the jump to learn more.
In an unusual collaboration video promoting the 19th anniversary of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga, Luffy D. Monkey and professional soccer player team up to practice some soccer ball juggling tricks. Hit the jump to check it out.