Bandai opened an official Twitter account and web site on Monday to announce the One Piece Trading Card Game, a brand new sport based mostly on Eiichiro Oda‘s One Piece manga. The card sport will launch in Japan in July 2022 and in English worldwide later this yr. Bandai streamed a trailer:

The TCG will characteristic parts of the One Piece sequence from the previous 25 years. The sport will launch with 4 starter decks themed after the Straw Hats, the Worst Generation, Animal Kingdom Pirates, and the Seven Warlords of the Sea. There can even be a starter deck themed after characters from the anime movies. The first booster pack sequence will probably be named “Romance Dawn,” which is the title of the primary chapter of the One Piece manga, in addition to the title of Oda’s one-shots that served as early variations of his present ongoing manga. The sport can even get official card sleeves.

Oda drew an illustration of Luffy summoning his Kaido card, and he shared feedback to commemorate the announcement:

“A new trading card game is on the way!!! I don’t know much about card games but this is something like Yu-Gi-Oh! right?! They jump out from the cards, yeah?!! I heard they’re gonna use illustrations from the original work and release it worldwide. They’re really going all out. And I’ll see itt through ’til the end!! Let’s go, One Piece Card Game!! I can not wait!

*They do not really leap out from the playing cards, phew!”

Oda started serializing the One Piece manga in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump manga on July 19, 1997. The 57th quantity had a primary printing of three million copies, a nationwide trade report, in March 2010. The 67th quantity had a primary printing of 4.05 million copies, the brand new nationwide trade report, in August 2012. The manga gained the forty first Japan Cartoonist Awards in 2012, and set a Guinness World Record in 2015 for “the most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author.”

The manga’s one hundredth compiled ebook quantity launched in Japan in September 2021, and the a hundred and first quantity shipped in December 2021. Oda printed the 1,000th chapter in January 2021.

The ongoing anime adaptation premiered in 1999. The anime’s 1,000th episode debuted in November 2021. The franchise additionally has an upcoming anime movie titled One Piece Film Red that may open on August 6.

The manga is inspiring a Hollywood live-action sequence on Netflix.

Source: One Piece Trading Card Game’s Twitter account and website