Over the past 16 years, One Piece has planted its flag on publishing, animation, video games, fashion and even the kabuki stage. And by March, the Straw Hat Pirates will have conquered theme parks as well.
Announced in July, Tokyo One Piece Tower will open its doors March 13 in Tokyo Tower’s Foot Town, home to the Tokyo Aquarium, Tokyo Tower Wax Museum, stores, restaurants and more. Although there's a One Piece-themed amusement park in Taiwan, this will be the first to open in Japan.
Details are still scant, but Rocket News24 reports there will be live entertainment, restaurants, and shops were fans can buy limited-edition products. Concept art on the Tokyo One Piece Tower website also teases Chopper’s Thousand Sunny Expedition, Nami’s Casino House and Brook’s Horror House, among other attractions. Tickets are already available.
Debuting in 1998, Eiichiro Oda’s hit manga has sold more than 350 million copies worldwide, and spawned anime series and films, light novels, art books and more.