One Piece Vol.0

21 Dec

Do you know the Japanese manga (comic book) and TV anime (cartoon) titled 「ワンピース」 (“One Piece“)?

Do they sell the manga or show the anime in your country?

One Piece is about a boy called 「ルフィ」 (Lufi (pronounced: “loofy”)) who grew up in a port town idolizing the pirates.

He decides the he wants to find the “One Piece” treasure that will make him the “King Of The Pirates”.

He also mistakenly eats a magical fruit that makes his body become elastic and rubbery.

The story revolves around the adventures that Lufi and his pirate crew have while they search for “One Piece”.

Anyways, a new One Piece movie titled “Strong World” has just been released in Japan a few days ago.

I have never watched any of the One Piece movies…but my kids like to watch the anime on TV on Sundays and they have a few of the manga.

So I started watching the anime with them sometimes, and I read a few of their manga…it’s a fun story.

Well, the “Strong World” movie has been released at the ten year anniversary of the release of the first One Piece movie.

So to celebrate, they’re giving away free Volume Zero One Piece comics and 「ワンピーベリーマッチダブル」 (“OPBMW“) game cards to people who buy tickets to the new movie.

A flyer telling about the Vol. 0 comic and "OPBMW" cards

One Piece vol. 0 comic

Some "One Piece" game cards

Do they show One Piece movies in your country? Have you ever watched any?

Do you like Japanese anime and / or manga?

Here’s a trailer for the new movie:

17 Responses to “One Piece Vol.0”

  1. Sir Pent December 22, 2009 at 10:57 am #

    If anyone can take a good idea and ruin it, it’s America!


    • tokyo5 December 22, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

      I wouldn’t go so far to say that…but the Hollywood remakes of Godzilla, Speed Racer, Astro Boy, etc weren’t very good!


  2. Chris December 22, 2009 at 8:42 am #

    Pft. Last time I heard the project for an American version had been cancelled, and thank goodness. They were going to have the battleship in question be the Arizona. *shudder*


    • tokyo5 December 22, 2009 at 12:30 pm #

      Was it canceled? I never knew it was even being considered for a U.S. remake!

      If they named the ship in a remake of a Japanese show the “Arizona“, that seems like it’d be kind of a message to Japan.

      But on the other hand, the Yamato was the name of Japan’s main WW2 battleship (and also the original name of this country.)


  3. Sir Pent December 21, 2009 at 11:56 pm #

    One of my all-time favorite shows is an Americanized anime called STAR BLAZERS. (Americanized=dubbed in English and edited story.) STAR BLAZERS is called SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO in Japan. I used to watch it religiously when I was little.
    Now I have the entire series on DVD.

    Supposedly it’s in development for an American movie treatment.


    • tokyo5 December 22, 2009 at 12:25 pm #

      >called SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO in Japan

      You mean 「宇宙戦艦大和」 …
      I didn’t know they showed that in America. I never heard of it until I came to Japan.

      When I was a kid, the Japanese shows I watched were “Godzilla“, “Ultraman“, and 「ガッチャマン」 (“Battle Of The Planets“).


  4. tokyo5 December 21, 2009 at 2:35 pm #

    I just added a clip of this movie’s trailer.


  5. Sir Pent December 21, 2009 at 10:01 am #

    They show a lot of anime on the CARTOON NETWORK cable channel here in America…but it’s late at night only, so I haven’t had a chance to catch much. This particular one doesn’t sound familiar, though.

    They play Samurai Champloo, The Big O, Cowboy Bebop, Dragonball and Sailor Moon.


    • tokyo5 December 21, 2009 at 11:07 am #

      >They play Samurai Champloo, The Big O, Cowboy Bebop, Dragonball and Sailor Moon.

      Wow, all very old ones!


  6. cuteandcurls December 21, 2009 at 2:11 am #

    Oops they do like One Piece, I missed that part on your blog 😀


    • tokyo5 December 21, 2009 at 2:32 am #

      Yes, they like both the anime on TV and the manga.


  7. cuteandcurls December 21, 2009 at 2:09 am #

    This is very very famous over here together with Naruto, Bleach, Doraemon, Crayon Shin Chan and many others. They sell the manga here and the anime. My nephews are big fans of One Piece and even try to persuade the anime/manga obsessed aunty over here to read it which I will in due time 🙂 I like it tho because it makes them closer to me as they tell me what its about and whats going on. Manga is quite expensive over here but thankfully with OneManga I am able to read them at no costs and with good preview purposes before I buy the whole collection.

    Does your children like One Piece?


    • tokyo5 December 21, 2009 at 2:31 am #

      So you know many famous Japanese characters!

      Are the TV anime from Japan popular there…or only the manga?

      Do they show the One Piece, Shin-chan, Doraemon etc movies in theaters there too?

      I wonder how Japanese anime sounds in other languages! I’ve only seen them on TV here…so, of course, in Japanese.


      • cuteandcurls December 21, 2009 at 8:20 am #

        Yes I sure do 🙂 The TV anime from Japan are very popular and so are the manga. They’ve even got the manga translated in Malay and Chinese and these are the affordable ones, its the English translated ones that are expensive and Im only guessing its an imported ones that make the price. Sometimes they do show the movies at the cinema ..I remember they showed Doraemon but im not sure about One Piece as that movie is quite new. They do show the movie on the telly. The Japanese anime here are all dubbed in either Malay, Mandarin or English. I remember mentioning this to you about the only Anime channel called Animax. Over here the TV satellite network offer viewers choice of language so we can choose English or Japanese unless its a series that is shown the same time as in Japan like the latest FullMetal Alchemist Brotherhood or Inuyasha which is in Japanese with english subtitle.

        May I know how much they are selling the manga there? Luckily over in Japan there are shops selling second hand mangas right ?
        🙂 I grew up watching anime as a child and it is one childhood till today I refuse to let go of 🙂


      • tokyo5 December 21, 2009 at 11:06 am #

        >May I know how much they are selling the manga there? Luckily over in Japan there are shops selling second hand mangas right ?

        Manga costs about ¥200 – ¥390 (about US $2.20 – $4)…and yes, there are places that sell used ones for ¥100 (about US $1.10).

        How much do they cost in your country?


      • cuteandcurls December 21, 2009 at 4:35 pm #

        They cost from around RM35.90 (almost USD10) so to collect these would be (to me) one of the most expensive hobbies so I’ll stick to collecting the anime.


      • tokyo5 December 21, 2009 at 4:43 pm #

        I guess it’s more expensive because they have to pay the translator, as well as shipping costs.


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