News One Piece's Luffy Adorns Cover of Men's Fashion Mag
posted on 2009-12-07 03:10 EST
Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: Monkey D. Luffy, the hero of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece pirate manga and anime franchise. will adorn the cover of the January issue of Shueisha's Men's Non-No fashion magazine when it ships on Thursday. This is the first time that a manga character has been on the cover in the magazine's 24-year history. It is also the first time that Oda has drawn a cover image for a magazine that is not a manga magazine. Not coincidentally, Shueisha also publishes Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, the home of the One Piece manga.
Shinichi "Miter" Mita was the stylist responsible for Luffy's look on Men's Non-No's cover, although Luffy did retain his trademark straw hat. The first eight pages of the magazine will be devoted to photographs of five models who resemble the characters Luffy, Nami, Robin, Zoro, and Sanji. The models donned clothes with the motifs of the sea and pirates for the magazine.
Two days after the Men's Non-No magazine issue with the Luffy cover hits newsstands, One Piece Film Strong World will open in Japanese theaters. Besides the cover and the model photoshoot, the issue will carry interviews with Oda and Olympic gold-medal-winning swimmer (and One Piece Film Strong World guest voice actor) Kōsuke Kitajima. Unlike previous One Piece films, Oda has been personally overseeing the new film's production.
Source: Movie Walker