One Piece Memorial Best Album Tops Weekly Sales Chart
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One Piece Memorial Best, the CD set that marks the 10th anniversary of the One Piece television anime series, sold 82,000 copies to top Oricon's overall album chart for the week of May 15-21. An anime compilation album had not ranked #1 on the same chart since January of 2009, when the Code Geass Complete Best CD accomplished that feat with 50,090 copies.
One Piece Memorial Best contains all of the theme songs and the vocal songs used in the anime on 33 tracks on two discs. The album's initial limited pressing also bundled a bonus extra DVD with all 31 opening and ending animation sequences from the anime, as well as the 4th anime episode.
Eiichiro Oda has been drawing the original One Piece manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since 1997. One Piece Film Strong World, the 10th One Piece anime film whose production Oda had personally overseen, opened in Japan in December. Viz Media publishes the manga in North America, and Funimation releases the anime.