One Piece Manga Gets New 'Holographic' Anime in 2017
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A new One Piece VR Theater production has been green-lit for next year. The project is the first effort in the collaboration between the anime of Eiichiro Oda's pirate manga and DMM VR Theater, a venue that uses "holographic" technology for virtual concerts and other events.
To celebrate the new project, the theater is screening Mugiwara no Ichimi vs Kaigun vs Ōka Shichi Bukai Holographic Battle Theater Encore in Yokohama (Straw Hats vs. Navy vs Seven Warlords of the Sea Holographic Battle Theater Encore in Yokohama) from November 12 to December 11. This work is an enhanced update of a 2014 "hologram" screening that ran in another theater in Tokyo's Odaiba area.
DMM VR Theater is also opening a "Mugiwara Battle Cafe" with a themed menu at its entrance.
The theater uses the same translucent "Pepper's ghost" screens that are used in concerts by Hatsune Miku and other virtual Vocaloid idols. However, it uses multiple screens to add depth to its performances. Notably, it has been holding virtual concerts with the late X Japan member hide:
Source: Comic Natalie