'Hello, One Piece' Exhibition VR Video Hints at New Character Appearances

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The "Hello, One Piece" exhibition is offering a virtual tour of creator Eiichiro Oda's desk. The official Twitter account for the manga series posted a video on Tuesday showing the experience and also offering a hint of a new character.

The video was shared with Japanese, English, and French captions. The English caption reads:

Oda-san sent us a video directly from his desk ! Seeing the world through Oda-san's eyes really looks like what people can experience in VR in our exhibition Hello, ONE PIECE ! But wait, what is that drawing on the table... ?

The work table in the video shows profile sketches of two characters. One is a woman with a costume that resembles Sanji's sister Reiju and the other looks Koby when he was a chore boy. The Twitter account doesn't provide any further info about what project the character designs are for or when they might appear.

One Piece currently has a mobile game and anime film in the works. Character sketches by Eiichiro Oda for the One Piece Stampede anime film were shown last month but the above characters were not included in those earlier sketches.

The exhibition opened in Japan for the first time last spring. The exhibition will open at the Shopping City Bell department store in Fukui city, Fukui in Japan on March 9, the TOHO Everyone's Cultural Center in Fukushima on April 20, and is currently running in the Sichuan Museum in Sichuan, China.

The exhibit is part of the 20th anniversary celebration for Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga, and it debuted at Isetan The Japan Store in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from August 26 to October 18, 2017. Oda provided original illustrations for the exhibition's virtual reality experience. Other parts of the exhibit include a display of scenes divided by five keywords, color illustrations and panels, and a recreation of Oda's desk.

Source: Hello, One Piece exhibition official site

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