The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and One Piece will open a special website on 2nd August to let the public see the Straw Hats’ iconic lion ship, the Thousand Sunny, heading to the International Space Station (ISS).
The project will utilize a special website equipped with augmented reality to depict the pirate ship heading into space.
The Thousand Sunny is the second ship of the Straw Hats Pirates after the Going Merry was destroyed. The iconic ship debuted in chapter 436 of the Water 7 saga and has been part of the series since then on.
JAXA and One Piece collaborations come on two significant occasions, the first being the upcoming 100th volume of One Piece set to publish on 3rd September. The second one was the Japanese Experiment Module for ISS nicknamed Kibo.
Additionally, this unique collaboration will be finalized on 3rd September, with a special broadcast from the International Space Station featuring Akihiko Hoshide, the current commander of ISS.
The special broadcast is scheduled to be aired on Japanese Television networks.
JAXA collaboration is among many other events that are set to commemorate the 100th volume of One Piece. Some notable announcements include a short drama featuring animation from Toei and the entire One Piece library being available for free.
If you are a die-hard fan of this iconic series, then there couldn’t have been a better time to dive back into the One Piece craze! Hopefully, various other events will keep us distracted enough so that the painful wait until the 100th volume is lessened.
About One Piece
One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since July 22, 1997.
The man who had acquired everything in this world, the Pirate King, is Gol D. Roger. The final words he said at the execution tower were “My treasures? If you want it, I’ll let you have it. Look for it; I left all of it at that place.” These words sent many to the seas, chasing their dreams, headed toward the Grand Line, in search of One Piece. Thus began a new age!
Seeking to be the greatest pirate in the world, young Monkey D. Luffy also heads toward the Grand Line in search of One Piece. His diverse crew is joining him along the way, consisting of a swordsman, marksman, navigator, cook, doctor, archaeologist, and cyborg-shipwright, this will be one memorable adventure.
Source: One Piece WebsiteOriginally Written By Epic Dope