Da-iCE Perform One Piece’s New Opening Theme ‘DREAMIN’ ON’
Japanese dance and vocal group Da-ICE are set to release six new songs over the next six months. It has been announced that the first of the consecutive singles, titled DREAMIN’ ON, will be the newest and 23rd opening theme for the anime series ONE PIECE.
One Piece is a shonen manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It began serialisation in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997, and it’s anime adaptation began broadcasting in 1999. The story follows Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates as they set off on the seas in search of the One Piece.
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.
The Da-iCE members themselves are known as fans of One Piece. Sōta Hanamura, who wrote the lyrics, said: “Getting to sing an opening theme for One Piece, which I’ve never stopped loving for over 20 years, really feels me with happiness and emotion. One Piece was also the first time in my life that a series in Weekly Shonen Jump made me cry. When writing the lyrics, I remembered how the series is about the importance of running towards your dreams, and I was conscious of how it also uses words and phrases that are easy to understand for kids. The series also has the ‘Wano Country,’ so I added a sense of Japanese-ness in there too.”
Da-iCE member and group performer Tōru Iwaoka said: “I really can’t believe I’m in charge of the opening theme for an anime series—and a manga series—which I have always and still do watch and read to this day. Even now I still think it’s a prank <laughs>.” The other band members also expressed their disbelief of this opportunity, and said they won’t believe it until they hear the song on air on August 2.
DREAMIN’ ON will be released on August 26, 2020, and will also feature a cover by Da-iCE of the first ever One Piece opening theme We Are! Limited edition copies of the single will be coupled with a DVD that features over 2 hours of visual content.
The single marks Da-iCE’s first release since moving to the music label Avex. The band will also be the first to perform an online 3DCG virtual live tour, entitled “Da-iCE×ABEMA ONLINE LIVE TOUR 2020 -THE Da-iCE-,” for ABEMA’s virtual stage “ABEMA Arena.”
©Eiichiro Oda / Shueisha・Fuji TV・Toei Animation
First Press Limited Edition A (SG+DVD): ¥2,300 (Before Tax) [AVCD-94894/B]
First Press Limited Edition B (SG+DVD): ¥2,300 (Before Tax) [AVCD-94895/B]
Regular Edition (SG): ¥1,300 (Before Tax) [AVCD-94896]
mu-mo Edition (SG+Goods): ¥3,500 (Before Tax) [AVC1-94897]
Da-iCE Official Website: https://da-ice.jp
RADWIMPS Release Music Video for ‘TWILIGHT’ From Band’s New Album
25.November.2021 | MUSIC
FOREVER DAZE, the new album from the hugely popular band RADWIMPS, is right around the corner, set to release on November 23. The group’s track TWILIGHT was used to commemorate the 1,000th episode of the One Piece anime series and the 100th volume of the manga series, and the music video for the song has just been released.
TWILIGHT – RADWIMPS Music Video
RADWIMPS FOREVER DAZE Trailer
The group has explained that FOREVER DAZE is filled with musical challenges and unique collaborations. RADWIMPS will start a new six-city 12-show Japan tour in January 2022.
Release Date: November 23, 2021
Special Site: https://radwimps.jp/foreverdaze/
One Piece Netflix Live-Action Series Announces Main Cast
The highly-anticipated One Piece live-action series is coming to Netflix, and the main cast has finally been announced!
Eiichiro Oda’s manga series has become one of the best-selling manga series in history. Originally published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997, the series recently celebrated its 100th volume and will celebrate 1,000 anime episodes in the coming weeks. With over 490 million copies in circulation, Luffy’s adventure is beloved by manga fans around the world.
The story follows the many adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy whose body gained the ability to stretch like rubber after eating a Devil Fruit. Along with his faithful crew of Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy explores the famed Grand Line in search of the ultimate pirate treasure, known as ‘One Piece.’ Gaining this will make him the King of the Pirates.
Monkey D. Luffy will be played by Iñaki Godoy, Zoro will be played by Mackenyu, Nami will be portrayed by Emily Rudd, Usopp by Jacob Romero Gibson, and Sanji by Taz Skylar. To promote the announcement, the popular wanted posters seen in the series were updated featuring the actor’s faces. Original manga author Eiichiro Oda also issued a statement: “The face, the size of the mouth and hands, the atmosphere, the gestures, the voices, the acting ability, the height, the friendship…! These cast members were chosen after much discussion with staff from around the world, and these are the ones who will become the Straw Hat Pirates!”
A One Piece live-action project had been kicked around before but has finally come to fruition after Oda and other members of Shonen Jump staff were convinced that it could be done well. Godoy, who will portray Luffy, has attracted attention for his skills in the popular drama series “Who Killed Sara?” Japanese actor Mackenyu, who will portray the sword-wielding Zoro, is one of the leading young stars in Japan. Emily Ladd has received accolades for her work in Fear Street and Hunters. Jacob Romero Gibson has appeared in a number of high-profile foreign dramas and is known for his ability to adapt to different roles. Taz Skylar has the perfect cool-guy look to play chef Sanji. This project is sure to attract attention from all over the world, and people are holding their breath, hoping that Luffy’s story can be brought to life in the best possible way.
Full Comment from Eiichiro Oda (Original Author and Executive Producer):
“We’ve been working with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios on the massive project that is the Hollywood live-action series adaptation of ‘One Piece!’ How many years has it been since it was announced, right? I know, I know! But rest assured we’ve been making steady progress all along. It’s not easy when you’re working with people from different cultures! But it’s precisely that process that can yield something special! For now, we’re able to announce the main cast! Rather, we need to hurry and announce it, or else it’ll be leaked, apparently! Hilarious, lol. Their face, the size of their mouths and hands, their aura, the way they carry themselves, their voice, their acting skills, their height, the balance amongst the Straw Hat Crew, etc…! We decided on this cast after numerous discussions involving people around the world! These are the people who will be our Straw Hat Pirates! It’ll take a bit more time to get this show done, but we’ll continue to do our best to deliver a show that we’re confident will be enjoyed by everyone around the world! Look forward to more updates in the future!”
Comment From Co-writer, Showrunner, and Executive Producer Steven Maeda and Co-writer and Executive Producer Matt Owens:
“We are so excited to set sail with this amazing and talented cast. Finding the right people to pull off the looks, emotions, and actions of the iconic Straw Hats was a long and challenging (and fun!) process. Much like the search for the One Piece itself. But we have finally found the perfect fits! They have already begun working very hard to bring these characters to life. You will come to know and love them just as much as their manga counterparts. All of us can’t wait to show you what we’ve come up with! Onward to adventure!”
Netflix Live-Action Series ‘One Piece’ Worldwide Distribution
Official Site: http://www.netflix.com/
Logo Unveiled for Netflix’s “ONE PIECE” Adaptation
11.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Netflix, the world’s largest online entertainment service, has announced an original adaptation of ‘ONE PIECE’ which is scheduled to be broadcast internationally. ‘ONE PIECE’, written by Eiichiro Oda, is an extremely popular manga that represents Japan globally. Worldwide, over 490 million copies have been sold, beloved by fans of all ages across the world for many years.
The series was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997, starting with the protagonist Monkey D. Luffy going on a journey with the Straw Hat Pirates to find the One Piece, a treasure that was left behind by the legendary “Pirate King” Gol D. Roger.
Now the logo of the live-action drama series ‘ONE PIECE’ has been unveiled, along with the title of the first episode, which matches the manga – “ROMANCE DAWN – Dawn of Adventure-.” Author Eiichiro Oda has taken the role of executive producer for the new series.
There have been many offers to transform ‘ONE PIECE’ into a live action series in the past, but the very first ‘ONE PIECE’ live-action drama will be coming to life through Netflix after Eiichiro Oda and the Weekly Shonen Jump editorial department became convinced that the many difficulties of a 3D ‘ONE PIECE’ could be overcome.
The newly unveiled logo was based on the original logo, with the Straw Hat Pirates emblem featured above the letter O and if you look closely, you can see that the skull has a scar under its left eye just like Luffy. It also seems that a tiny Luffy is hidden inside the skulls nose! The final E also pays homage to the original logo with its anchor shape, raising the expectations even higher.
The first episode title is ‘ROMANCE DAWN – Dawn of Adventure -,’ matching those of the first manga chapter and anime episode. How will Luffy’s iconic story begin? A great number of people are curious to find out.
The famous story of pirates and upheaval is being produced with original author Eiichiro Oda as executive producer, in partnership with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios. In charge of the script and executive production is Matt Owens, who worked on ‘Agents of Shield’ following his time working for the JJ Abrams’ production company Bad Robot. Steven Maeda, best known for ‘LOST’, will also be joining as scriptwriter, showrunner, and executive producer.
The 100th volume of the manga was released on September 3, while the 1000th episode of the anime is scheduled to air on November 21. There have been many commemorative projects in order to “connect the world” during this special occasion, and the live-action adaptation is sure to grab the attention of fans around the globe – It could even be considered the project of the century! The casting is still yet to be confirmed, so stay tuned for more information.
Netflix Series “ONE PIECE”
ONE PIECE x Ninagawa Mika x RADWIMPS Release Stunning Clips for ‘WE ARE ONE.’
ONE PIECE, a manga running in the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine for 24 years, will be releasing its 100th volume on September 3 2021.l, while the 1000th episode of the anime will be aired on November 21. To commemorate this major milestone, the franchise will be starting a number of grand projects to ‘connect’ with the world.
One of those grand projects is the ‘WE ARE ONE.’ mini series, with five videos co-produced by Toei Animation and Shueisha to be released starting on August 30, counting down until the release of the 100th volume on September 3.
The videos are directed by Ninagawa Mika, who has won a selection of awards within Japan and overseas for her vivid and colorful videos. Accepting the challenge to take charge of this unprecedented video project, the live action shots featuring known actors were directed by Ninagawa while the anime shots were produced by Toei Animation. The videos show off a new side to the wonderful world of ONE PIECE. RADWIMPS new song TWILIGHT will be used as the theme song as four protagonists step into the future in this short drama collection.
Scene1 is an animation featuring Zoro and Sanji of the Straw Hats. The pair usually bicker, but when they’re faced with losing their companions during the Davy Black Fight, the two join together to protect their gang. One the pair have decided to help make Luffy’s dream of becoming the pirate king come true, nobody can stop them!
Director Ninagawa Mika Comment
I feel like there are people who have read the series deeply, as well as those who happened to discover it, and those who are yet to read but are still able to sympathize with the story. I will be happy if everybody can enjoy the videos.
There are so many adults like us who grew up reading ONE PIECE, as well as students and parents, with all of us just trying to achieve our goals and targets each day. I feel that during those days, the ONE PIECE characters have always helped us to keep on pushing forward. It is my hope that this project will help people feel a little stronger when facing the future.
©Oda Eiichiro / Shueisha／
©Oda Eiichiro / Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation
©Oda Eiichiro / Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation
ONE PIECE Comic Vol. 100 / Anime 1000th Episode Special Video Project ‘WE ARE ONE.’
Official Site: https://one-piece.com/weareone/
Have a One Piece Anime Themed Wedding in Japan
Japanese bridal company ESCRIT INC. launched its new “One Piece Bridal Fair” service on May 5, 2021 in collaboration with the manga series One Piece.
The service is inspired by the Grand Line in One Piece, the ocean current that wraps eternally around the entire world like a ring. Those who order the service will be given a collection of One Piece wedding items and gifts including original wedding registrations for all guests, a welcome board for greeting everyone, a life-sized photo cutout of Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates, a special Sanji-themed food course, and more.
ONE PIECE Bridal Fair
Start Date: May 5, 2021
Book Here: https://onepiece-wedding.escrit.jp/
One Piece T-Shirts Include ‘Goodbye Going Merry’ Design and More
A new collection of One Piece T-shirts dropped via the Japanese anime and manga goods website CharaDepa on Tuesday (February 23) will are available to order until March 6.
Goodbye Going Merry T-Shirt – WHITE | ¥2,900 (Before Tax)
Zoro-juro & Sangoro T-Shirt – SAND KHAKI | ¥2,900 (Before Tax)
Zoro-juro & Sangoro T-Shirt – WHITE | ¥2,900 (Before Tax)
Sizes are available in Small to XL and are a must-grab for fans.
One Piece T-Shirts
Order Window: February 23, 2021 – March 6, 2021
Product Page: https://www.charadepa.com/product-list/372
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse x One Piece Spin Off Story Celebrates Manga’s 1000th Chapter
The Japanese branch of the New York-based steakhouse Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is celebrating the 1,000th chapter of the Weekly Shonen Jump manga series One Piece by creating an original spin-off story animation which will be posted on their official homepage and social media accounts at the end of January.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is a steakhouse hailing from New York. Wolfgang Zwiener opened the chain over 40 years ago and it has gone on to open several branches in Japan, the first being in Roppongi in Tokyo followed by Marunouchi, Osaka, and Fukuoka. A new brand, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Signature, opened in Aoyama, Tokyo.
What tasty story awaits the Straw Hat Pirates? We will find out at the end of this month!
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse x One Piece Collaboration
Showcasing: End of January 2021 to end of October 2021
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Official Website: http://wolfgangssteakhouse.jp/
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wolfgangssteakhouse.jp
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Official Instagram: ＠wolfgangssteakhousejapan
BUSTERCALL = ONE PIECE Exhibition to Take Place at Yokohama ASOBUILD
The BUSTERCALL Project is holding a One Piece themed exhibition called BUSTERCALL = ONE PIECE Exhibition at Yokohama ASOBUILD from November 20 to December 27 at Yokohama ASOBUILD. BUSTERCALL is a project formed of 200 artists and creators around the world to deliver events and exhibitions centred on the popular manga and anime series One Piece.
At BUSTERCALL = ONE PIECE Exhibition, fans can pick up a range of merchandise as well as make their own original T-shirts at the workshop.
Original Emblem: ¥1,000 (Tax Included) *27 designs
Original T-Shirt: ¥3,500 (Tax Included) WHITE/BLACK SIZES: S/M/L/XL
Fans can make their own original emblems which can be attached to one of 27 different T-shirts.
One Piece fans can also get their hands on a selection of apparel, figures, and other pieces of merchandise, some of which will also be available to buy online in Japan. Some creators are also selling special items in limited quantities.
All fans who visit the art exhibition will get a free original sticker too.
BUSTERCALL = ONE PIECE Exhibition
Venue: ASOBUILD Floor 2F ALE-BOX
Address: 2-14-9 Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Running: November 20, 2020 – December 27, 2020
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00 (Last Entries 19:00)
Official Website: https://jp.bustercall.com
One Piece x Shu Uemura Makeup Collection is a Pirate Girl’s Dream
The second instalment of the “Shu Uemura x One Piece Collection” finally launched on November 15. The collection was first announced back in September with the first instalment released on November 1.
The special collection is inspired by the brave and heroic Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates from One Piece, one of Japan’s biggest manga and anime franchises. The second instalment welcomes a new collection of highlighters, makeup brushes, and more for the holiday season.
Shu Uemura x One Piece Collection
Fearless Crew Highlighter Gold Feast / Fearless Crew Highlighter Romance Dawn (¥5,000 Each Before Tax)
Smooth, silky highlight powder to accentuate the face. Colours include shining gold which glistens like pearls and sun-basked peach. These highlighters capture the lively energy of Nami and Robin.
Fearless Crew Premium Brush Set (¥6,500 Before Tax) | Includes: Face Brush, Cheek Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, and Eyebrow Brush
The high quality mini brush set includes a face brush, cheek brush, eyeshadow brush, and eyebrow brush. Their small sizes makes them conveniently portable for the party season. They come in a marine blue bag with the Straw Hat Pirates on the front of it.
Petal 55 Foundation Brush (¥6,000 Before Tax)
A high quality Shu Uemura brush with beautiful form and functionality crafted by the brand’s makeup artists. Their foundation brushes are very popular for layering the perfect base makeup.
Wanted Gold Eyelash Curler (¥2,000 Before Tax)
Add some volume to those lashes with this golden pair of curlers equipped with a One Piece skull charm.
©Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, Toei Animation
Shu Uemura x One Piece Collection
Japan Release: Instalment Two – November 15, 2020
Product Page: https://www.shuuemura.jp/holiday-collection/
One Piece x Shu Uemura Collaborate On Colourful New Makeup Collection
Japanese makeup artist brand Shu Uemura’s highly-anticipated holiday collection is here. The “Shu Uemura x One Piece Collection” will launch in two parts: the first on November 1 and the second on November 15.
The special collection is inspired by the brave and heroic Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates from One Piece, one of Japan’s biggest manga and anime franchises.
The first part of the collection launching on November 1 welcomes Shu Uemura’s popular vivid eyeshadows and iconic lipsticks from the Rouge Unlimited collection while the second part is made up of a variety of face colours, accessories, and more, made specially for the holiday season. Pre-orders for both parts will launch via Shu Uemura’s website and select online stores in Japan on October 15, 2020.
Shu Uemura x One Piece Collection
Bright colours and textures inspired by the marine blue ocean, the beaming sun, and treasure—all elements that scream the adventures of One Piece. Shu Uemura invites people to join Luffy on that adventure with this new collection.
Wanted Treasure Box Eye Palette Grand Line / Wanted Treasure Box Eye Palette Thousand Sunny | ¥8,500 Each (Before Tax)
The Wanted Treasure Box Eye Palette Grand Line comes in a treasure chest-like eye palette case and boasts ten gorgeous colours, which includes numerous new colours and textures like Crushed Stone, Deep Matte, Antique Metal, and Warm Pearl. Inspired by the Grand Line ocean current in One Piece.
Rouge Unlimited Amplified / Rouge Unlimited Amplified Matte / Rouge Unlimited Matte / Rouge Unlimited Amplified Lacquer Shine | ¥3,300 Each (Before Tax) *Includes 9 colours
Each colour is based on one of the special moves performed by characters in One Piece. The colour arrangement is diverse, ranging from colours to make a statement to more casual ones. Wield the power of the Straw Hats wherever you go.
Fearless Crew High Rider Gold First / Fearless Crew High Rider Romance Dawn | ¥5,000 (Before Tax)
Smooth, silky highlight powder to accentuate the face. Colours include shining gold which glistens like pearls and sun-basked peach.
Fearless Crew Premium Brush Set | ¥6,500 (Before Tax)
The high quality mini brush set includes a face brush, cheek brush, eyeshadow brush, and eyebrow brush.
©Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, Toei Animation
Shu Uemura x One Piece Collection
Japan Release: Part One – November 1, 2020 / Part Two – November 15, 2020
Product Page: https://www.shuuemura.jp/holiday-collection/
One Piece Reveals Second Collaboration With Sports Brand Kappa
Itanlian-based sports brand Kappa is set to collaborate with One Piece for the second time on September 18.
The new collection features a range of attire combining Kappa’s iconic style with illustrations of familiar faces from the popular anime series.
Hoodies | ¥9,800 Each (Before Tax)
T-Shirts | ¥5,900 Each (Before Tax)
The lineup includes three hoodies and t-shirts which feature a special graphic designed exclusively for this collection which combines Kappa’s logo with the illustration drawn for the “One Piece Log Collection” DVD collection that released as part of One Piece‘s 10th anniversary.
The Kappa x One Piece tags that come on pieces in the collection can also be used as bookmarks.
The second collaboration will roll out from September 18, 2020 at Kappa stores in Japan, Kappa’s official online store, and the One Piece Mugiwara store.
One Piece Collaboration Capsule Collection 2
Release Date: September 18, 2020
Official Website: https://www.phenix.co.jp/kappa/
ONE PIECE LINE Messenger App Stamp Proceeds Donated to Japan’s Front Line Health Care Workers
28.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Johnny’s Smile Up ! Project was set up by Johnny’s Group to contribute towards society and aid in relief activities. In the past, it has helped organise relief activities following such disasters as the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, and Great Eastern Japan Earthquake.
Japanese messaging app LINE supports the project’s work, and so has teamed up with it and Eiichiro Oda, Takuya Kimura, and Kazuya Kamenashi to create ONE PIECE themed ‘donation stamps’ which will be available on LINE from August 27 to November 26.
LINE sells donation stamps every year, with the proceeds going towards providing relief during disasters as well as for children around the world. Since April this year, LINE has supported and cooperated with Johnny’s Smile Up ! Project, and in June released their first collaborative stamps together which were based on the Japanese boy band Kanjani Eight. The two companies are coming together once again to develop ONE PIECE stamps in collaboration with Japanese publisher Shueisha, the creator of ONE PIECE Eiichiro Oda, and singers and actors Takuya Kimura and Kazuya Kamenashi, both of whom are close friends with Oda.
The full stamp set includes 24 stamps for just ¥250 or 100 LINE coins, all of which were sketched and/or conceived by Eiichiro Oda, Takuya Kimura, and Kazuya Kamenashi.
Eiichiro Oda | Comment
“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!”
Takuya Kimura | Comment
“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
“I am beyond honoured to have been given the chance to participate as a fellow ‘ONE PIECE x Smile Up ! Stamp’ partner. Truth be told, drawing isn’t my forte, but I put my heart into it and had a wonderful time. It was like a dream, a lot of fun. Make sure you all use the stamps!
Johnny’s Smile Up ! Project will use the proceeds for the stamps to support front line health care workers in Japan.
*Comments translated from Japanese by MMN
ONE PIECE x Smile Up ! Stamps
Available: August 27, 2020 – November 26, 2020
Johnny’s Smile Up ! Project
Official Website: https://www.johnny-associates.co.jp/smile_up_project/report-286/