One Piece and Dragon Ball Z Design Watches Released by G-SHOCK

27.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

CASIO G-SHOCK has announced a collaboration with the popular anime series One Piece and Dragon Ball Z, with watch designs for each show releasing in July and August respectively.

GA-110JOP: ¥26,400 (Tax Included)

The GA-110JOP One Piece watch uses the popular GA-110 model G-SHOCK which has a distinct big case. It’s covered in a black base colour and features an illustration of Luffy strong and grown up. At 9-o’clock is a motif of Luffy’s straw hat, while at 3-o’clock is the word “WANTED.” Additionally, when the hour and minute hands both strike 2-o’clock and 4-o’clock, they combine with slanted golden lines to create the “X” shape that Luffy has on his chest.

The back cover features the “G-SHOCK x One Piece” logo.

GA-110JDB: ¥26,400 (Tax Included)

Like the One Piece watch, the Dragon Ball Z one also uses the GA-110 model and is coloured in that iconic DBZ orange. The design is inspired by Goku going through training to become stronger. The lettering and logo is gold for accent. At 9-o’clock is the Four-Star Dragon Ball while at 3-o’clock is the letter “Z.”

On the back cover of this one it features the Dragon Ball Z logo.

 

Both watch designs will for sure be appreciated by fans for their detailed designs and references.

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    “Illustration is a place where one’s personality comes out. Kimura and Kamenashi don’t normally draw pictures, so there was some silliness, but the atmosphere and intention was still ‘Smile Up’! I had fun with them both, and I’m thankful for the size of their hearts. Be sure to try out the stamps!”

     

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    “I am truly honoured to have received Eiichiro Oda-sensei’s approval for the Smile Up ! Project. A lot of the words that are encouraging me these days can be found in ONE PIECE, and I was able to pick out my personal favourites! Definitely take a look!”

     

    Kazuya Kamenashi | Comment

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    Da-iCE have released the CD cover for their new single DREAMIN’ ON which will be the newest and 23rd opening theme for the anime series One Piece. The single is set for release on August 26, 2020.

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    mu-mo Edition

    The new opening theme DREAMIN’ ON by Da-iCE will hit the anime series on August 2, 2020. It’s a fast-paced rock song about friends, dreams, and having the courage to take a step forward.

    First Press Limited Edition B / Regular Edition

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