One Piece and Pokemon GO are teaming up for a collaboration on the Kumamoto Revitalization Project, which is a fundraiser to reinvigorate 20 of the communities in Kumamoto's Nishihara Village that were damaged during an earthquake last April.
The official One Piece Staff Instagram account shared the announcement, with a loose translation reading, "Eiichiro Oda and Pokémon GO's collaboration for Kumamoto's Revitalization! Pokémon GO is supporting Kumamoto's Revitalization Project, in which Eiichiro Oda-sensei is already deeply involved！The Straw Hats statues that are to drop anchor in Kumamoto Prefecture will become in-game Pokéstops. Celebrating this collaboration, a Pikachu wearing a straw hat with a red ribbon will be available worldwide, as well as the hat itself as an in-game item for players. For more details, check the One Piece Kumamoto Recovery Project website on our Story (in Japanese)"
Upcoming additions to Pokemon GO include Pokestops featuring Straw Hats statues, a straw hat-wearing Pikachu with a red ribbon. The hat will also be available for players as an in-game item.
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【尾田栄一郎と『Pokémon GO』が熊本復興で協力コラボ！】 尾田栄一郎先生が協力している熊本県の復興を、『Pokémon GO』が応援！ 熊本県に設置される「麦わらの一味」像がポケストップになります。これを記念し、全世界で「赤いリボンの麦わら帽子をかぶったピカチュウ」と、着せ替えアイテム「赤いリボンの麦わら帽子」が登場します。 詳細は、ストーリーから「ONE PIECE熊本復興プロジェクト」のWEBサイトをご覧ください。 #尾田栄一郎 #eiichirooda #ポケモンgo #pokemongo #ピカチュウ #pikachu #熊本復興
One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda is a Kumamoto native and is helping to spearhead the project. The project will include two One Piece trains running the Kumagawa Rail Road and Minami Aso Railway; a restoration of the Kumamoto Castle; a Mashiki tax payment; Takamori and Yunomae stamp rallies; and charity goods for One Piece and Kumamon.
For more information, visit GlobalGiving.org.
(via Anime News Network)