Hey guys! I haven't been active for a good while due to my store, but I recently took a 2 week trip to Japan after wanting to go my entire life and of course there was no way I could go and not visit Tokyo One Piece Tower! So while I can't say I brought back any souvenirs for you all (sorry), I did take a lot of pictures during my 3+ hour long stay there, so enjoy!
______https://www.facebook.com/iMustang/media_set?set=a.10154208374385688.1073741863.631985687&type=3_____If these don't work let me know and I'll happily reupload them all to photobucket or something, but I have to say it was a dream come true for One Piece fans. Several of the activities prohibited taking photos, but I'm more than happy to share stories for your imaginations to do the rest. I'll share a few of the things I remember fondly, but if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!______So the location calls itself Tonagari Island, a place with a giant tower that was visited by the Strawhats and made into something of their own private resort. They even have transponder snails that have backs that look like giant towers, and as you walk in they have animated or audio-mated manga panels to greet you. At this place, they've each opened up a game they invite you to try playing (except Luffy, his is just a recap of his adventures). Zoro's game was cutting virtual cannonballs, and at the end you have to fight an animatronic pascifista. Nami's was a casino game where you had to answer questions to try and win prizes (which would've been great had I understood more than an elementary level of Japanese haha). Usopp's Road to Sogeking was probably my favorite, because you had to snipe marines until the world government flag appeared, then you had to try to shoot a hole in the middle (if you won, you got a Sogeking mask!). Sanji had an all you could eat buffet with dishes based off things the character actually ate in the show, or just dishes that resembled the characters themselves. Chopper's was a tour of the Sunny and told a little story of the Strawhats throwing a birthday party for him, if you weren't too distracted trying to peep on Nami in the shower. Robin's gave you a transponder snail to give you clues to find Poneglyphs, which again would've been great if you understood high Japanese haha (we found the Rio Poneglyph by chance anway). Franky's cost extra money but it was a giant pinball style game where you won a prize, and I won a little Law keychain from mine. Brook's being the last game, was basically a haunted house of Thriller Bark, and at one point Perona blasts you with a negative ghost hallow that feels real because of their wind machines. Luffy's is the last you visit and while not really a game, you feel like you're walking with him on his journey, which has you walking through the tombs of Alabasta listening to him fight Crocodile (and with the mirrors they put up, feeling like sand is all around you is very real), listening to Bon-Chan cheer on Luffy from the chained door in Impel Down, and walking through the Marineford war. At the end they even show you an animated video of all the cool things in the New World!_____That's kinda a description of the activities, but even just being in the location itself had it's own set of fun challenges. If you complete extra activities in a passport book you can purchase, you can win a prize only available for that month. Overcoming the language barrier was a big of a struggle to understand the rules, but more of the staff speaks english than you would think. So after hunting down some hidden pirates that are around the park, I was able to win a Marco the Phoenix badge only available in June. They have two gift shops and one goes all out having nearly every Wanted Poster, almost every color spread as a large poster, and all sorts of other amazing things that make you wanna go broke in that one spot haha. They even have a live stage show but you have to locate the ticket machine and it last a couple of hours. Tempting though it was, Sanji's buffet was even more tempting to us haha._____That's about all I can think to say off memory, but if you have any other questions about the activities or about context in any of the photos, feel free to ask! I made this album public just for you guys so I'm happy to share anything!____Edit: Okay I had no idea that the forum was experiencing problems with the Enter button at the current moment, so sorry that this is a large brick of text. I'll space it out better when the error is fixed.