Centuries of Japanese tradition welcomes a contemporary anime character to its ranks.
Looks like Luffy and his anime cohorts have been enjoying too many high-calorie meals while sailing the high seas.
Investment groups says it has “bought the copyright” to the hit anime and manga franchise, plus cast Chinese idol singer in a key role.
“Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.” – Chili Davis
One Luffy, three cups… and the result is one mesmerizing piece of art!
A watch fit for a Pirate King.
Some of the biggest stars of anime and manga are going to be spending their summer at the Osaka theme park.
Here comes a message of encouragement from the voice of one of anime’s most famous seafaring heroes.
These intricately designed, hand-made creations look like they’d be right at home in a Studio Ghibli production or fantasy game.
Have the toughest pirate team that’s ever sailed the seas decorate your official marriage paperwork.
One Piece fans in South Korea are getting a piece of the superpower-granting Devil Fruit in the form of Devil Cake!
We thought Sanji was like Prince, Usher or Madonna. Turns out we were wrong.
Get ready for another One Piece Film Gold, hitting theaters July 23, 2016!
Once again, a popular anime has been turned into a work of traditional Japanese art — with vividly stunning results!
Pirate manga pirates promptly pinched by prefectural police.
Eighteen years after making its serial debut in the Weekly Shōnen Jump Magazine, Eiichiro Oda’s internationally popular manga/anime franchise One Piece is still going strong, even being turned into a Kabuki performance this year.
Well, with the Holiday Season approaching, it seems One Piece fans will have a huge treat to look forward to just in time for Christmas. Yes, a brand new feature-length One Piece anime will air on TV next month, and details have just recently been released. The anime, titled One Piece — Adventure of Nebulandia, will be broadcast on Japanese national TV on December 19, and fans should be thrilled to see some familiar enemies from the past!
Japanese publisher Shueisha puts out a number of manga anthologies, but by far the jewel in the publisher’s crown, and really the entire Japanese comics industry, is Weekly Shonen Jump. For decades, the magazine has been home to the biggest manga hits, whose creators achieve legendary status in the hearts of legions of fans.
As a matter of fact, so many of Japan’s best-loved manga writers and artists achieved fame through Weekly Shonen Jump that Shueisha is getting self-referential with a new magazine set to launch soon, in which each issue highlights a different manga artist and comes bundled with a DVD of the creator at work and tracing paper so you can try to duplicate the results.
It’s time for another fun survey from anime informational website Charapedia!
The site recently asked 10,000 of its users to share their top picks for the top 20 manga/anime series that they would like to show to their children. If you think that the results are full of fluff and potty humor, you may be surprised at some of the more thought-provoking choices on the list.
Even 18 years after its initial publication, One Piece continues to enjoy unprecedented popularity around the world, no doubt thanks to the grueling efforts of series’ creator Eiichiro Oda. Since July, fans have been waiting with bated breath after new details emerged regarding a kabuki stage version of the beloved franchise, but that wait is now over–October 7 marked the opening performance of the play, and we’ve finally been treated to some pictures of the cast!
Man, being a professional manga artist must be a great life, right? For passionate and artistic individuals, it’s hard to imagine a sweeter deal than making a living just by dreaming and drawing, thinking up new worlds and bringing them to life.
And things must be even better if you’re the creator of a hit series, since not only are you bringing joy to thousands, or even millions, of fans, you’re also getting paid handsomely to do it. But even if you’re convinced you’ve got the skills to make it as a manga pro, before you go quitting your desk job you might want to check out the insane schedule of the most successful artist working in the industry today, One Piece’s Eiichiro Oda.