Anime and manga fans will soon have even more reason to visit the country that offers the opportunity to eat Pikachu-themed meals at the Pokémon restaurant or gaze up in awe at an 18-foot tall giant Gundam. The long-awaited world’s first One Piece amusement park will be arriving on March 13 2015 in Tokyo!
The park, called Tokyo One Piece Tower, will be located in Tokyo Tower’s Foot Town. According to Amusequest, the entertainment company responsible for planning the park, we can expect various attractions and live entertainment that can’t be experienced anywhere else, with everything based on the TV anime. There will also be restaurants and shops where you can buy limited edition goods. It sounds like it’ll be paradise for fans of the long-running manga and anime series!
Other than the planned opening date, the only other information so far is concept art for attractions relating to members of Captain Monkey D. Luffy’s Straw Hats crew Chopper, Nami, Brook, Zoro, and Robin. But will there be characters other than the Straw Hats?! Surely many people will be hoping to see fan favourites such as Luffy’s brother Ace, Red-Haired Shanks, Trafalgar Law, and snake princess Boa Hancock, but as of yet there’s been no word on whether they’ll feature. Hardcore fans all have a few favourite scenes that have stayed in their hearts, and the islands that the pirate crew has landed on have all had their own unique and unforgettable charms. Hopefully some of these will also be incorporated into the complex to really bring the One Piece experience to life.
Below is some of the concept art for the attractions. We can’t wait to see what they’ll be like in reality!
▼What will you discover?! Chopper’s Thousand Sunny Expedition．
▼Nami’s Casino House! A berry betting game.
▼Brook’s horror house.
▼Zoro’s sword cleaving! You’ll be able to wield Zoro’s disciplined power!
▼Robin’s Poneglyph search.
Tickets are on sale for pre-purchase right now. They’re sure to be in high demand, so if you’re a One Piece fan who wants to be there on opening day make sure you’re ready to snap some up!
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