The incredibly popular series “One Piece” will become the first manga to get its own “dome tour.” “One Piece”-themed events will be held at Kyocera Dome in Osaka from March 25 to March 27, followed by events at Tokyo Dome from April 27 to May 1.
One Piece is a Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda, that has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump since August 4, 1997.
The individual chapters are being published in tankōbon volumes by Shueisha, with the first released on December 24, 1997, and the 61st volume released as of February 2011.
One Piece follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy who gains elastic abilities after inadvertently eating a mystical fruit, and his diverse crew of pirates, named the Straw Hats. Luffy explores the ocean in search of the world’s ultimate treasure known as the One Piece and to become the next Pirate King. On his journey, Luffy battles a wide variety of villains and makes several friends.
The dome events will be set up like a theme park, including different areas corresponding to locations from the manga, such as East Blue, Little Garden, Water 7, and Marine Ford. The areas will have miniatures re-enacting scenes, life-sized figures, replicas of structures, costume exhibits, and more. One major highlight is a 20-meter-long replica of Luffy and his gang’s ship, the Thousand Sunny.
A special stage will be set up for various live performances, including costumed character shows, mini-concerts by The ROOTLESS (who sing the current anime theme song), and talk events by the anime’s voice actors.