Eiichiro Oda, the author of the internationally popular One Piece manga series, has posted a New Year's illustration on the franchise's official portal site ONE-PIECE.com, featuring the protagonist Monkey D. Luffy in kimono wearing a monkey hat (2015 is the year of monkey in Chinese zodiac). Check the art after the jump!
Shueisha, the publishers of Weekly Shōnen Jump, are introducing a new magazine + DVD combo publication called Jump Ryu which focuses on the creative processes of popular manga authors. Hit the jump to learn more.
A special One Piece-themed athletic event is coming to the town of Chatan in the Nakagami District of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, in March of 2016, and it features a 5.5 kilometer run and an after party with musical guests. Hit the jump to learn more.
Bandai Namco has announced a new fighting game entitled One Piece: Blood Brothers, which is being developed for the PS4 and PS Vita by Spike Chunsoft. Hit the jump to learn more.
One Piece Tower is gearing up for a thrilling Halloween with a new attraction that pits Brook from the Straw Hat Pirates against jump-scares and zombies. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official home page for One Piece has announced that the 13th theatrical film in the series will be coming to Japanese cinemas in the Summer of 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.