• News Roundup for September 19-October 8 2011

      - For the week of September 5th through the 11th, "One Piece" was the fourth highest-rated anime on Japanese T.V., with an average of 10.0%:http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-09-19/japan-animation-tv-ranking-september-5-11

      - "One Piece" author Eiichiro Oda recently did some artwork for a DVD set. What DVD set artwork exactly? He illustrated the cast of the famous yakuza movie series "Jirocho Sangokush". The collection will be released this month.:http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2011/09/19/one-piece-creator-eiichiro-oda-illustrates-dvd-covers-for-classic-yakuza-trilogy

      - We got some Japanese DVD sales for the week of September 12th through the 18th. "Log Collection Bell" fell from fifth to 84th place in overall DVD sales, but it was the seventh highest-selling animation DVD. It sold 590 units for a total of 26,580 copies. "Log Collection Navaron" fell from sixth to 89th place in overall DVD sales, but it was the eighth highest-selling animation DVD. It sold 573 copies for a total of 25,310:

      http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...september-5-11

      - For the week of September 12th through the 18th, "One Piece" #63 went from 15th to 28th place in Oricon's weekly Japanese manga sales rankings. It sold 26,942 copies for a total of 2,913,100:http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-09-21/japanese-comic-ranking-september-12-18

      - According to the New York Times Manga Best-Sellers list, for the week of September 11th through the 17th "One Piece" #58 was the 7th highest-selling manga in the U.S.A.:http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-09-23/new-york-times-manga-best-seller-list-september-11-17

      - "One Piece" was the fourth highest-rated anime on Japanese T.V. for the week of September 12th through the 18th and scored an average rating of 8.7:http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-09-25/japan-animation-tv-ranking-september-12-18

      - The "One Piece Hero Special" DVD debuted on September 22nd. During the first week of its release it sold 1,271 copies. It was the 76th best-selling overall DVD in Japan and the 27th best-selling animation DVD:http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-09-27/japan-animation-dvd-ranking-september-19-25

      - Japanese fashion model Hikari Kamikawa recently named her newborn baby boy after Ace from "One Piece", apparently out of love of the manga:http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-09-28/japanese-model-names-child-after-one-piece-character

      - For the week of September 18th through the 24th, volume #58 went from seventh to sixth place on the New York Times Manga Best-Sellers list:http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-09-30/new-york-times-manga-best-seller-list-september-18-24

      - On October 1st a new "One Piece" car navigation system came out. The "One Piece CarNavi 3D2Y" uses the voices of Luffy, Nami, and Zoro. The product is limited to 40,000 units and retails at 39,800 yen ($516.81):http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2011/10/03/new-one-piece-carnavi-adds-roronoa-zoros-voice

      - Check out post #739 on the German Anime thread. hudemx posted the cover-art for Kaze's release of Movie 7 on DVD and Blu-Ray. It gets released on December 16th of this year:http://www.apforums.net/showthread.php?t=9587&page=37

      - Good news for those keeping with the VIZ release of the manga: we're getting a mini speed-up:

      Volume #59-December 6, 2011
      Volume #60- January 3, 2012
      Volume #61- March 6th, 2012
      Volume #62- May 1, 2012

      Unfortunately it looks like Color Walk 2 has been delayed till January 3rd, 2012:

      http://www.simonandschuster.net/search/_/N-/Ntk-BOOKS/Ntt-one+piece?No=0
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