One Piece has definitely cemented its name in both anime and manga that it has become a staple title to go to when you’d want to binge watch or read some pages. Now, it is entering into a whole new dimension as it comes to life with its very own roller coaster at the Universal Studios Japan. Heads up, thrill seekers! This may be the ride of a lifetime!
This is not the first time that Universal Studios Japan would feature a portion of their theme park with names of major anime franchises such as Attack on Titan, Case Closed, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Sailor Moon. With One Piece coming in, the fans of the title would surely be heading to excitement as it gets its very first roller coaster called "One Piece x Hollywood Dream the Ride – Departure! Mini Merry II."
The ride features Chopper and Usopp in the promotional image where they are on the reincarnated ship, the very first, of the Straw Hat Pirates which is no longer sailing in both the manga or anime. The roller coaster will be taking place from July 1 to October 2 where the new event will have attractions and more. Also, there will be a live-action show and a place to eat, “Sanji’s Pirate Restaurant.”
This is not just a part of the promotion of One Piece: Red, the fifteenth film of the franchise, it is also the celebration of the silver anniversary of the manga on the Weekly Shonen Jump. For its 25th year in publication, they decided to go big or go home with a whole section of Universal Studios Japan.
One Piece is a Japanese manga series by Eiichiro Oda. It first release on July 1997 and it is currently published on Shueisha's shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump, and on Viz Media. It follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates as they look for the fabled treasure known as the “One Piece” which would give Luffy the title of the King of the Pirates.