First impressions: Fairy Tail

28 10 2009

JG Fairy Tail anime 3Critics could probably be forgiven for calling Fairy Tail another One Piece. With cartoony animation, a very powerful but very silly make protagonist and an attractive but sly female lead, and its easy to see why this comparison would crop up in more than one review.

In fact, Eiichiro Oda and Hiro Mashima, manga-ka of One Piece and Fairy Tail, respectively, were both heavily influenced by Akira Toriyama, and the styles of both artists look strikingly similar.

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Full trailer up for 10th One Piece movie

11 08 2009

JG_One_PieceA full trailer for the 10th One Piece movie, Strong World, is up now and can be found Here! 

One Piece manga-ka Eiichiro Oda is determined that this film will be different from the previous nine, writing the story himself and submitting about 120 rough sketches to director Munehisa Sakai to work from. The film appears to take place between the Thriller Bark and Sabaody story arcs.

The film will release on Dec. 12 in Japan.

One Piece artist threatener arrested

9 04 2009

jg_one_pieceA woman was arrested on Sunday, according to the Asahi Sinbun, for a series of threats against One Piece manga creator Eiichiro Oda. The woman, Hukushige Noriko, had been sending a series of threatening text messages to Oda, one reading Die! Die! after her husband had been let go by Oda’s office. After being arrested, the woman admitted to the charge.