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Asahi Newspaper Hosts 9 Full-Page One Piece Spreads

posted on 2009-12-05 20:11 EST

The Friday morning edition of the Asahi Shimbun paper presented nine full-page spreads featuring Eiichiro Oda's One Piece characters, along with advertisements for the Shonen Jump magazine. The advertisements commemorate the release of the manga's 56th volume, which shipped on Friday with a record-setting print run of 2.85 million copies.

The 10th One Piece movie, One Piece Film Strong World, will open in Japanese theaters on December 12.

Viz Media publishes the manga in North America, and Funimation is releasing the television anime adaptation on DVD and via online streaming.

Thanks to Greg Werner for the news tip.

Sources: animeanime.jp, Arlong Park Forums


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