Oda Eiichiro’s popular pirate manga, ONE PIECE, will have a national dome tour starting in the spring!
The tour will be in the form of a theme park held at dome stadiums all over Japan. Places in the ONE PIECE world (East Blue, Little Garden, Water 7, etc.) will each have a separate section adorned with life-size models of the characters, and miniature recreations of famous scenes from the manga. Buildings and costumes of ONE PIECE will also be on display.
In addition, live performances will take place on stage a few times a day. The acts will include costumed ONE PIECE characters, a mini-concert by “THE ROOTLESS“, who sing the current opening theme for the anime, and talks featuring the voice actors of the show.
The event planners say they, “Want the exhibit to be as close to the manga as possible. We want the audiences to experience ONE PIECE in the flesh”.
With 200 million copies printed, ONE PIECE is the best selling manga in history. They will create history again with this tour, as this is the first time a dome tour has been held for events centered on a single manga.
The tour will start by visiting the Osaka Dome on March 25-27th and Tokyo Dome on April 27th-May 1st. Before the year is over, it will make its way through the rest of the country. In the mean time, take a look at the ONE PIECE characters re-imagined as a band below: