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“One Piece” Manga Becomes a Guinness World Record Holder

(C)Eiichiro Oda / Shueisha

Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga has taken another milestone as it was recently awarded by the Guinness World Record for having “the most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author.” The manga has printed 320,866,000 copies worldwide as of December 2014. The official website for One Piece shared the announcement on Monday.

Weekly Shonen Jump editor Yoshihisa Heishi received the award in behalf of Oda who couldn’t make it in the awarding ceremony held in Tokyo. The series has been serialized on Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since 1997, and has also been published in several countries worldwide. Its anime adaptation began airing in 1999 and is still ongoing.

(C) ORICON

(Source: Oricon via ANN)

Congratulations to Oda and all the staff behind the success of One Piece! 

“Run, Chopper, Run!” iOS/Android Game Released by Bandai Namco

Great news for the fans of One Piece and mobile games! Bandai Namco Entertainment released Run, Chopper, Run! on Google Play on April 30 and on iTunes on May 11. The adventure game is based on Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga and it lets the player customize Chopper’s costumes and even do his seven transformations! The game is free although in-app purchases are also offered.

©Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha/Fuji Television/ TOEI Animation ©2015 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.

Bandai Namco Entertainment also streamed an English trailer which previews the mechanics of the mobile game. Watch the video and download the game for free!

Fans List the Top 25 Manga Series They Want to See the Ending

Naruto, one of the longest-running series in Japan created by Masashi Kishimoto, finally ended its 15-year serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine in November last year. Fans were disheartened and at the same time, grateful and relieved that the long series has finally come to an end. But there are still several other ongoing manga that are left unfinished even after more than a decade. Hence, Japanese poll website Goo conducted a survey among 500 fans and asked them to vote for the manga they want to conclude soon. The results are as follows:

©Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha/Viz Media

  1. Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo (27.4%)
  2. Detective Conan (27.4%)
  3. One Piece (18.8%)
  4. Glass no Kamen (Glass Mask) (13.8%)
  5. Hunter X Hunter (10.0%)
  6. Golgo 13 (9.2%)
  7. Oishinbo (9.2%)
  8. Hajime no Ippo (Fighting Spirit) (8.8%)
  9. NANA (7.2%)
  10. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (7.2%)
  11. Vagabond (4.8%)
  12. Shima Kosaku (series) (4.4%)
  13.  Kinnikuman (4.4%)
  14.  Berserk (4.2%)
  15.  BLEACH (3.8%)
  16.  Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai (3.0%)
  17. BASTARD !! – Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy – (3.0%)
  18.  Bride of Deimos (2.8%)
  19.  Crest of the Royal Family (2.6%)
  20.  Shura no Mon (series) (1.8%)
  21.  Emperor of Minami (1.6%)
  22. From Eroica with Love (1.4%)
  23.  Ginga (series) (1.2%)
  24.  Bio-Booster Armor Guyver (1.0%)
  25.  Haguregumo (0.6%)

(via ANN; source: Goo)

20 Most Shocking Anime Deaths According to Fans (SPOILERS)

There is nothing more depressing than seeing your favorite anime character die in the series. So Charapedia asked 10,000 fans which among those anime deaths left the biggest impact, and the poll was completed last week. The results are as follows:

NOTE: SPOILERS AHEAD! 

Ranking VOTES CHARACTER ANIME
01 1325
Portgas D. Ace
ONE PIECE
02 932
Lelouch Lamperouge
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
03 831
Tomoe Mami
Magical Girl Madoka ☆ Magica
04 687
Raoh
Fist of the North Star
05 347
Edward Newgate/Whitebeard
ONE PIECE
06 331
Caesar A. Zeppeli
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
07 329
Light Yagami
DEATH NOTE
08 303
Ito Makoto
School Days
09 297
Vegeta
Dragon Ball Z
10 281
Kamina
Gurren Lagann
11 275
Itachi Uchiha
NARUTO
12 267 Neji Hyuga NARUTO
13 217
Lockon Stratos
Mobile Suit Gundam 00
14 209
Jiraiya
NARUTO
15 208
Goku
Dragon Ball Z
16 206
Maes Hughes
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST
17 195
Ito Kamotaro
Gintama
18 181
Okita Soji
Hakuouki series
19 171
Nagisa Kaworu
Neon Genesis Evangelion
20 169
Furukawa Nagisa
CLANNAD

Top 20 “Most Powerful” Weekly Shonen Jump Manga

There is no denying that Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump is one of the best-selling magazines in Japan as it homes several of the widely-known manga including the recently concluded work of Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto), which ended its 15-year run in the magazine. Da Vinci News conducted a survey and asked its readers to name what they think are the “most powerful” Weekly Shonen Jump manga. And those which managed to clinch a spot in the top 20 are as follows:

Rank Title Author
1 Dragon Ball

©Akira Toriyama/Shueisha

Akira Toriyama
2 One Piece

©Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha

Eiichiro Oda
3 Gintama

©Hideaki Sorachi/Shueisha

Hideaki Sorachi

4 Slam Dunk

©Takehiko Inoue/Shueisha

 Takehiko Inoue
5 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

©Hirohiko Araki/Shueisha

 Hirohiko Araki
6 Captain Tsubasa

©Youichi Takahashi/Shueisha

Youichi Takahashi
7 Kochikame

©Osamu Akimoto/Shueisha

Osamu Akimoto

8 Fist of the North Star

©Tetsuo Hara/Shueisha

 Buronson and Tetsuo Hara
9 Naruto

©Masashi Kishimoto/Shueisha

Masashi Kishimoto

10 Saint Seiya

©Masami Kurumada/Shueisha

Masami Kurumada
11 Hunter X Hunter

©Yoshihiro Togashi/Shueisha

 Yoshihiro Togashi
12 Kuroko’s Basketball

©Tadatoshi Fujimaki/Shueisha

 

 Tadatoshi Fujimaki
13 Rurouni Kenshin

©Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha

Nobuhiro Watsuki
14 Hikaru no Go

©Takeshi Obata/Shueisha

Takeshi Obata and Yumi Hotta
15 Death Note

©Takeshi Obata/Shueisha

Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
16 Bleach

©Tite Kubo/Shueisha

Tite Kubo
17 Reborn!

©Akira Amano/Shueisha

Akira Amano
18 Haikyu!!

©Haruichi Furudate/Shueisha

Haruichi Furudate
19

City Hunter

©Tsukasa Hojo/Shueisha

Tsukasa Hojo
20

To Love-Ru -Trouble-

©Kentaro Yabuki/Shueisha

Saki Hasemi and Kentaro Yabuki

(Source: ddnavi.com via ANN)

Trivia #1

Today is the opening day of Ruruouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends in the Philippines! 万歳! And to celebrate its first day of screening, today’s trivia is about, well, of course, Himura Kenshin, our beloved rurouni.

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

  • Kenshin’s real name was Shinta, but Hiko Seijuro bestowed him the name Kenshin [‘Ken‘ (sword) and ‘Shin‘ (heart)] which, according to his master, was more befitting for a swordsman.
  • Eiichiro Oda (creator of One Piece) worked as an assistant to Nobuhiro Watsuki when he was 19 years old. Watsuki, best known for his manga Rurouni Kenshin, credits Oda for helping him create the character of Honjō Kamatari, one of the members of Juppongatana. (Source: Wikipedia)

Honjō Kamatari Photo Credit: http://ruroken.com/