As part of One Piece’s 25th anniversary, the series announced today that it will be releasing an original card game in July as part of a collaboration with Bandai Namco. One Piece’s 25th Anniversary celebrates 25 years since the manga began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump.
Have details been released about the One Piece card game?
Quite a few!
to quote AnimeAnime‘s coverage of the topic, the One Piece card game will:
The card game features illustrations from the manga, the anime and brand new art created especially for the card game, making this a game not to be missed by fans of ONE PIECE.
In Japan, four starter decks will be released from July, with additional booster packs for sale. These starter decks are themed after various members of the One Piece universe, including the Straw Hats, the Beasts Pirates, the Seven Warlords of the Sea, and the Worst Generation.
The One Piece starting decks can be seen here.
Each of the starting decks contains the cards corresponding to their crews and affiliates, synergistically so that you can play the game just after opening the box of the decks themselves, making these starter decks an excellent starting point for anyone wanting to learn how to play the game. play with their friends and have a lot of fun with them.
What else has been announced as part of this 25th anniversary project?
Other things announced to be part of the 25th anniversary project include a new movie, ONE PIECE FILM RED, which will be released on August 8 this year, accompanied by the director of Code Geass, a special illustration from the creator of the manga, Eiichiro Oda and exclusive merch dedicated to the 25th anniversary event, with hopefully more announcements.
It will be exciting to see what else the manga has in store for us after so many years!
With the series still about five years away from serialization, according to creator Eiichiro Oda, it will be interesting to see what happens to the series and Luffy’s journey to become the Pirate King, given the events of the most recent chapter of the series. sequence suggesting that the current arc could end sooner rather than later. Only time will tell what happens to the series!