Shams El-Mutwalli Dubai
Leading commercial broadcaster in Japan, Fuji Television, held a special exhibition in celebration of popular anime series One Piece’s 1000th episode on the fifth floor of the popular building. The exhibit opened in October but will end on Jan 31.
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The One Piece gallery will allow visitors to explore the cover illustrations of volumes 99 and 100. Various other covers of the 100 volumes will also be on display to be viewed and admired.
Spectators can discover the evolution of the drawings and the characters, from the first board in 1997 published in the magazine Weekly Jump. The exhibition encompasses 24 years of Eiichiro Oda’s work.
Its central character, Monkey D. Luffy, the young pirate in search of the One Piece treasure, is present in all the works exhibited. The artwork acquires greater color and detail as the years go by.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibition has seen up to 300 visitors on busy days and the exhibition remains open and free from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm.
Original works protected by copyright cannot be photographed or filmed, but spectators can take selfies in front of a panel with their favorite heroes at the exit of the exhibition and in the hall of the Fuji TV building where posters and figurines of manga heroes are represented.
Fuji TV’s website asserts how this is one of the newest exhibition areas and “gallery visitors can see and experience many exciting displays from some of Fuji TV’s greatest contents.”
Comic books and goods will also be on sale at the venue, specifically at the product sale corner, including items like t-shirts and tote bags according to Fuji TV’s official website.