Character goods makers are starting to line up their summer plans for One Piece. Morimoto Sangyo has a set of 3D mousepads, based on the 15th anniversary character designs seen in AAA's "Wake Up!" anime opening, due in July. Then, Bandai has their latest "candy" trading figures, packaged with chewing gum. Get a look after the jump.
FUNimation Entertainment announced today it has acquired the U.S. and Canadian home video rights for One Piece Film: Z. This 12th movie celebrated the series 15th anniversary, with creator Eiichiro Oda overseeing the story of the Straw Hat Pirates in the New World – facing off against powerful former Marine Admiral “Z.” More after the jump.
Action game One Piece Unlimited World: Red was originally released on Nintendo 3DS, and a port is coming to Wii U, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita with extra content. Those who nabbed the 3DS version last year won't be left out, though, because the new stuff will be added as a free update for a limited time. Hit the jump for more.
Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun's YouTube channel MAiDiGiTV has posted a latest video report of one of the most popular live-action shows in Universal Studios Japan, "One Piece Premiere Show." This spring show tells again the famous story featuring the two brothers, Luffy and Ace. Check the video after the jump.
Yesterday we posted about the new content coming to the console and Vita versions of One Piece Unlimited World: Red, and now Bandai Namco Japan has a new trailer showing off the cross-platform release that hits Japan first on June 12. Hit the jump to watch.
One Piece Unlimited World: Red made its debut on Nintendo 3DS in Japan, and its next stop is Wii U, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita. More than just a straight port, the console/Vita version of the action game is set to add some new content, including the Dressrosa arc and a playable Trafalgar Law. Hit the jump for more.
Following the great success in Japan, One Piece Ten/One Piece Exhibition to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Eiichiro Oda's super-popular One Piece manga, will be held in Taiwan between July 1 and September 22. The key visual newly drawn by Oda himself is revealed to the media. Check it after jump.
As reported, Imperial Enterprise has released many One Piece-related items such as "Roronoa Zoro Wrist Watch" "Monkey D. Luffy College Ring," and "Fire Fist Ace Memorial Bracelet." Its latest item is "Tony Tony Chopper Roseo Wallet," a pink and white color leather wallet inspired by another member of Straw Hat Pirates, Chopper. Check the details after the jump.
After all the hype, J-Stars Victory VS., the crossover fighting game celebrating Shonen Jump's 45th anniversary, finally hits Japan in a couple of days, and to promote the March 19th release, a display has life-sized versions of One Piece's Luffy and Dragon Ball's Goku throwing down in front of Parco department store in Tokyo's Shibuya shopping district. Get a look after the jump.
The Ganbarion-developed action game One Piece Unlimited World: Red is officially making its way to the west. Unlimited World hit Nintendo 3DS in Japan last year, but it's coming to even more platforms in the Americas, Europe, and Australasia. Hit the jump for the announcement trailer and more.
Following her recent Dressrosa Arcanime debut, MegaHouse has scheduled an August release for One Piece's Gladiator Rebecca. The 22cm, 1/8th scale figure comes with sword, shield and alternate head for 8,400yen. Shortly before she became available for pre-order, sales launched for the June Bandai Figuarts ZERO release of Baby 5. That 16cm figure sells for 3,400yen. Get a look after the jump.
Assassination Classroom, about a middle school class who have one year to learn how to assassinate their alien teacher or he'll annihilate Earth, was the break out hit of 2012 from Shonen Jump. Finally, the critically well received manga best seller is coming to North America with Viz scheduling the first collection for December release. This, plus more plans after the jump.