J Geeks Weekly Roundup

26 12 2009

With little surprise, One Piece once again dominates the weekend box office charts for the week before X-mas, taking the No. 1 spot the for the second week in a row since its premiere. It will be interesting to see how much staying power the film will have. The only addition to the chart is the Nodame Cantabile movie.

As per usual, the Jpop charts are completely different this week, with the top spot going to Masaharu Fukuyama.

Topping the anime charts this week is a little slice of Americana. Bolt earned the No. 1 spot on the Oricon weekly DVD charts, with the latest Pokemon Movie to release on DVD coming in second.

It must be breaktime at the NY Times, with no manga update for the week.

One Piece prequel anime, manga coming

5 11 2009

JG One PieceAccording to Comic Natalie, and OVA of a prequel to the One Piece manga is in the works.

The OVA will be available in a limited release of 3,000 through a promotion with House Foods in Japan. The manga version of the prequel will appear in the 53rd volume of Shonen Jump, where the series is serialized.

If you happen to live in Japan (or will be there for the movie’s opening), 1a copy of the prequel manga , volume zero, will be given to the first 1.5 million attendees of the 10th film Strong World), opening Dec. 12.

See a trailer for the film here: (One Piece Film)

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.

Check it! One Piece movie No. 10 trailers

12 05 2009

JG One PieceScheduled for Dec. 12 is a new animated One Piece movie, the tenth in the series to date. Creator Eiichiro Oda has taken full control of production for this film, coming up with a brand new story complete with 120 rough sketches for the production staff to work with.

Also handling directing duties is Munehisa Sakai, who worked as one of the directors on the animated series.

All indications are that this will be one of the best in the series to date. To see the teasers, click: Here!