Packed with intricate details and measuring nearly a foot tall, the Kaido figure is now available for pre-order on Sideshow for $170. Crafted with precision, the statue faithfully captures Kaido's massive dragon form, featuring individually articulated scales that accentuate his imposing presence. Adding to the spectacle, the statue includes a miniature statue of Monkey D. Luffy, emphasizing the stark contrast in size and power between the two characters.
Since its debut in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump in 1997, Eiichiro Oda's beloved One Piece manga has captivated fans worldwide. With over 1,000 chapters and an astonishing 516 million copies in circulation, the series has secured its place as the best-selling manga of all time. Oda recently acknowledged the tremendous effort required to craft such an expansive world, revealing his reliance on fan-made websites to maintain consistency with the intricate details of his narrative. One Piece follows the adventures of Luffy, a spirited young pirate captain who aspires to claim the title of the Pirate King, leading his vibrant crew on a journey across the Grand Line in search of adventure and the fabled treasure.
One Piece Inspires Fan Creativity
The immense popularity of One Piece has sparked unparalleled fan creativity. Apart from purchasing copies of the manga, fans express their passion for the series through various means, including cosplay. Notable examples include Taryn Cosplay's captivating portrayal of Roronoa Zoro, showcasing the character's distinctive traits, and Kappy_w's impressive gender-swapped version of the villainous Edward Weevil.
Fans eagerly anticipate more than just collectibles and cosplay. Bandai Namco Entertainment recently unveiled exciting downloadable content (DLC) for the role-playing video game, One Piece Odyssey. Titled "Reunion of Memories," the DLC extends the game's main storyline as the Straw Hat Pirates embark on a journey to Memoria, the realm of memories. The trailer offers glimpses of beloved characters like Trafalgar D. Water Law, Crocodile, Mihawk, and Whitebeard.
Moreover, Netflix is set to premiere a live-action One Piece series this year, starring Iñaki Godoy as the indomitable Luffy. Leaked details from a prominent Twitter news account revealed information about the first season, including episode titles, runtimes, budget, and the challenges of translating Zoro's iconic three-sword style into live-action.