The One Piece Podcast to Interview One Piece Editor Takeru Isaka

NEW YORK, NY - July 4, 2013 - The One Piece Podcast started in 2009 with a vision: to bring the manga and anime series One Piece to a global audience. This August, we take the next step.

The podcast will be heading to Japan to film a video documentary series for The One Piece Podcast starting August 4th. As part of the series we will have live video events, video interviews, video tours of Japan, and cultural insights. We will visit One Piece events, exhibitions, One Piece bars, Shueisha, and more.

We are happy to announce our first guest for our "One Piece Podcast Goes to Japan" event, Takeru Isaka, Manga Editor for One Piece since December 2010. As editor, Mr. Isaka works closely with creator Eiichiro Oda on a weekly basis and handles all matters related to the One Piece manga. As a representative of all fans, he offers Oda advice on story presentation and progression. This will be his first interview with any Western press. The interview will take place at the headquarters for Weekly Shonen Jump at Shueisha, Inc. in Chiyoda, Japan.

On our trip to Japan, you will get to see everything we see. We will give you a perspective of Japan only we at The One Piece Podcast can. Here are just some of the events we'll be visiting and reporting on:

Bandai Namco "Weekly Shonen Jump" Theme Park (Ikebukuro, Tokyo)
United States of Odaiba 2013 (Odaiba, Tokyo)
One Piece Baratie Restaurant (Odaiba, Tokyo)
One Piece Grand Arena Tour (Shizuoka Twin Messe, Shizuoka)
One Piece Planetarium (Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
Universal Studios Japan - One Piece Premier Summer Campaign (Osaka, Japan)

We will be making more interview and location announcements as we get closer to the event.

ABOUT THE ONE PIECE PODCAST - The One Piece Podcast was created in 2009 and has been nominated for three consecutive years as “Best Entertainment Podcast” in The Podcast Awards. It has been a top 100-rated entertainment podcast on iTunes in the United States, Japan, China, and Germany. It has also reached as high as #15 on Stitcher Radio's Top 100 Entertainment. The podcast currently has been downloaded over 5,000,000 times, and has well over 10,000 Facebook and Twitter followers. The podcast follows the most popular series in Japan, One Piece. The creators of The One Piece Podcast have also created the "Anime Fans Give Back to Japan" charity events, the Fullmetal Podcast, and co-produced the Toonami Faithful Podcast.

ABOUT ONE PIECE - One Piece has been running consistently in print and on television since 1997, and is currently the most popular comic and animated series in Japan. It has spawned 11 movies, documentaries, game shows, and an unfathomable amount of merchandise. The series follows Monkey D. Luffy in his quest to become the Pirate King in a world thrown into upheaval at the death of the previous Pirate King. The series follows his adventures as he faces a tyrannical World Government, assembles a crew, and explores an unknown and hostile world.

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