Will it be as popular as NARUTO's headband? A Japanese shopping site BANDAI FASHION NET will start accepting pre-orders for green "Haramaki", a Japanese traditional belly band that Roronoa Zoro from the ONE PIECE manga/anime series always wears, on October 20. Check the details after the jump.
It has become a regular report from Japan. By October 16, Consumer and Economic Division of Fukuoka Prefectural Police has arrested six men on suspicion of using Share file-sharing software to upload 42 manga/anime/game items, including Eiichiro Oda's super popular manga ONE PIECE, to the internet without the permission from the copyright holders from April 2010 to May 2011. More details after the jump.
Following the success of the first version, Dinos has released the second version of ONE PIECE car navigation "ONE PIECE CarNavi 3D2Y" on October 1. The second version features the guidance voices of Monkey D. Luffy, Nami, and Roronoa Zoro instead of Chopper in the first. Zoro is well-known as a character who has no sense of direction in the series. More details after the jump.
Following Part 1 (TIGER&BUNNY), Part 2 introduce the flyers of the upcoming doujinshi events which feature the SHONEN JUMP manga series. The weekly SHONEN JUMP is still one of the best-selling manga magazine in Japan and printing 3.000.000 copies every week. Thus, tremendous amount of their popular manga's doujinshi have been drawn since the early days of the fandom in 1980's. Check their recent trend after the jump.
On September 1, Isumi station of Chiba Prefectural Police arrested a 31-year-old male office worker on suspicion of selling pirated ONE PIECE and Z Gundam DVDs at a cell phone auction site without the permission from the copyright holder of the series, ACCS (The Association of Copyright for Computer Software) reported. More after the jump.
Dinos, one of Japan's largest television and catalog shopping companies, announced that their ONE PIECE CarNavi was sold out in four months. It features the voice guidance of the popular ONE PIECE characters; Luffy, Nami and Chopper. More after the jump.