18 years after it first appeared in comic form, creator Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece is more popular than ever. But while fans might be happy to see the Straw Hat Pirates keep sailing forever, the manga’s current editor says that not only has Oda mapped out how the story will end, but also that he thinks he knows about how many more volumes the manga has to go before its finale.
However all good things must come to an end, but instead of crawling in a corner and bawling your eyes out you can find comfort in knowing that its current editor Taku Sugita has announced that the series is now 70% till completion..which means that there will be another 60 estimated volumes!
You also still have the time to look around for some interesting collectibles, that are worth showing your grandkids….when they sit on your lap while you tell them Luffy’s adventures in front of the (digital) fire place.
Well let us help you…Tokyo based company HKDS has started accepting pre-orders for their latest and last piece out of their 5 (one)piece woodcut art products.
After Sabo, Ace. Luffy and Trafalgar Law, they’ve now released Roronoa Zoro, the fierce swordsman. This absolutely beautiful piece of art depicts Zoro with trademark fearless smile, just before he starts to chop up some enemies.
It is printed on Ishi-shu rice paper, which is handmade and registered as cultural heritage by UNESCO..it even carries a “tradition”stamp as issued by the ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as a testimony to its traditional craftsmanship. Each print carries its own serial number (each print is limited to 200)
As of now the other 4 wood prints are still available, but upon our request we were told that one (not identified) print has only two copies left and the other ones are bound to sell out soon too, now folks can buy the whole collection in one time.
We guess the one that’s almost sold out is of course Luffy.
But we could be wrong, Ace’s sinister look was the biggest hit under the ladies here at the office…I tried this look (I’m a bit of a cosplayer) but the missus wasn’t impressed, it made me however father of the week with my sons (the father of the year badge is impossible to obtain).
Sabo is one freaky looking dude, but he’s one my favorite characters in this show.
And last Trafalgar Law who surely is going to give your grand kids bad dreams with his finger beckoning to you to have a fight or he’ll haunt the rugrats in their dreams..
Body: about 225 × 295mm
frame: about 348 × 424mm thickness of about 38mm
price: 18,900 yen (tax included)
In the meantime while you’re telling your stories, why don’t you have a cup of hot cocoa with the little ones, drinking out your own one piece cups? (3,240 yen )
pics by HKDS